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Contemporary'sAmerican Historycompletely covers the core social studies curriculum at a high interest, low readability level. American History 1covers events before 1865, through the end of the Civil War. American History 2begins with President Lincoln's assassination and continues through the modern era,including the 2004 Presidential election. Highlights: Incorporates the NCSS high school thematic strands Written at a 5 to 8 reading level Audio and Interactive activities On the student CD, full audio and interactive activities help the student better comprehend the material, improving their ability to read in the content areas. Ideal for remedial mainstream students, ELL students, special education students, and adult education students. Reading support There is extensive attention paid to helping students improve their reading ability. The readability is controlled throughout the program. ELL support Specific activities target the needs of the second language student Usability The program is designed to be simple for teachers and students to use. The PDF form of all Teacher CD content makes it easy to print materials as needed. Engaging content - Our series is replete with illustrations, maps, photos and timelines. Value The program offers a complete, four color social studies curriculum at a very competitive price. Flexibility the program can be used by a variety of student types. Format Descriptions: Student Texts The student texts are engaging and easy to follow, presented in a four-color design which promotes a high level of student interest. Class discussion questions, small group activities, augmented by reading and vocabulary support, result in an ideal product for students with lower reading levels, as well as ESL students. Student CD-ROM The student CD-ROM (formerly DVD) contains the following: PDFs of the entire text English audio narrationof the text at the click of a mouse! Hot-linked vocabulary definitions Mouse over a vocabulary word to see its definition Click on an audio icon to hear the pronunciations! Spanish audiointroduction of each key chapter concept Spanish audioELL activity for each chapter Four interactive games per chapter Interactive historical timeline Interactive glossary Presentation builder Annotated Teacher's Edition Reduced student pages with wraparound teacher notes Teaching objectives for each lesson Lists of classroom materials Extension activities Vocabulary lessons Literary connections Classroom discussions Answers to all student questions Teacher's Resource Binder Annotated Teacher's Edition 160 blackline masters, eight per chapter, including a reading comprehension activity a vocabulary reinforcement activity an additional biography an additional primary source document a map activity a chapter review a chapter activity a chapter quiz 20 overhead transparencies The Teacher CD-ROM, which consists of the following, (all in PDF form): The entire ATE text One test per unit One end-of-book assessment test One ELL reading activity per chapter One ELL vocabulary activity per chapter One crossword puzzle per chapter One word search puzzle per chapter Summary: American Historyintegrates print and electronic resources, resulting in a complete classroom solution for students who need extra support. Every chapter and lesson in the student text contains features and activities designed to keep students engaged in the learning process. The student CD , replete withaudio and interactivity, the Annotated Teacher's Edition, and the Teacher's Resource Binder, which includes a teacher CD , all provide additional material for special-needs students and English Language Learners.