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Ace American History with this Complete Middle School Study Guide

Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook

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An exciting book for all middle schoolers (6th-8th grade) who wish they had taken better notes in american history class or just want to jump to the head of the class. Each Big Fat Notebook is like getting to borrow the notebook of the best student in American history class, the one who not only writes down the important points the teacher makes—noting those crucial “you will get tested on these” facts—but also meticulously transcribes key points from the chalkboard and pastes teacher handouts into her notebook. Part “CliffsNotes,” part workbook, this study hack will help kids focus on the things they need to remember in order to rock their middle school exams and ace american history.

Each notebook was written by a graduate of a prestigious university, and all the writers graduated with honors in their respective subjects. Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook is based on state standards and has been vetted by a middle school American history teacher who has won a teacher-of-the-year award.

Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook includes:

  • Illustrative and memorable doodles, such as an angry-looking strip of bacon to symbolize Bacon’s Rebellion.
  • Chapter review quizzes with answers.
  • Clever mnemonics, such as “Oh My! America’s Interesting!” to remember the first empires that rose and fell in the Americas: Olmec, Maya, Aztec, and Inca.

Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook covers the following topics and more:

  • Native Americans
  • The Colonies
  • The Revolutionary War
  • American Expansion
  • The War of 1812
  • Civil War Reconstruction
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Immigration Imperialism
  • World War I & II
  • The Great Depression
  • The New Deal
  • Civil Rights
  • The Vietnam War
  • The Cold War
  • 9/11
  • War in Iraq
  • Universal Healthcare

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Hott Review:

I really enjoyed reading through Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook! And considering how much I love non-fiction history books that’s saying a LOT!

First, the book is huge, but because of the imagery and sections, it’s broken down into easy comprehensive bits. Second, the graphics are perfect! They’re just the right amount of fun without being childish or difficult to comprehend. Third, they highlighted, bolded, and made pull-quotes for everything that’s especially important so it’s easy to skim when you’re looking for something specific. And, there are short quizzes included to test you & remind you of the especially important areas.
My kids are out of middle-school but I’ll be keeping Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook on my shelf for a reference guide… or scrabble 😉

Excerpt:

See what I mean? It’s the perfect companion for getting homework done!

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Author: Lily Rothman
Source: NetGalley
Publisher & Date: August 9th 2016 by Workman Publishing Company
Genre: Middle-Grade Non-Fiction
ISBN: 0761160833 (ISBN13: 9780761160830)
Pages: 528
Grade: A
Ages: 8-15

 

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