Frameworks for America's Past
What is Frameworks for America's Past?
for America's Past is a 200 page
guide / workbook and a matching Internet site for middle school U.S.
students. It closely tracks the new Virginia
USII history Standards of Learning (SOL), covering the period from
Reconstruction to the present.
Frameworks for America's Past emphasizes active student engagement in:
Where can I see the pages of the study guide?
You can see all the pages, as they look with the notes, maps, and charts completed, on the Frameworks for America's Past Internet support site. Look in each unit for the link to the Teacher / Student Key pages.
Does it match the USII Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL)?
Yes, our new Second Edition incorporates the Virginia SOL revisions for this subject approved in the spring of 2016. Like our earlier edition, it includes some additional material as well to flesh out certain topics more effectively. Each unit lists the specific SOL coorelation for the pages in that unit.
What about the cost?
Our goal is to make these resources widely available to schools at the lowest cost possible. Frameworks for America's Past is now available in a three-ring binder format that includes all 200 pages of the study guide, printed one-sided on heavy paper. It is sold with a modestly priced annually renewable site license that allows the pages to be photocopied for students as desired. The fee helps support maintaining and updating the Internet support site and all its resources for your school's students, teachers, and parents.
By providing an affordable and comprehensive set of USII history teaching resources, Frameworks for America's Past can help schools achieve real savings in curriculum development and textbook updating costs.
Please see the Prices and Ordering section of this title's Information Page for more details.
What support is available for teachers and students?
The Internet support
site for this title (at www.fasttrackteaching.com/ffap)
has a wide variety of great resources for
teachers and students. The Teacher Key pages are on the
site, with a link on each unit's main page - look for the icon of the
open book beside the words "Study Guide." There are also
resources that you and your students will enjoy using, including
photograph sets and links to interesting online video clips.
Be sure to click on the link for "Tips for Teachers" and
also the link for information on the best LCD projector / screen
resolution settings to use.
for America's Past may be used with or without a traditional
textbook. Most teachers find it so comprehensive that they use a
textbook only as an occasional resource.
No. Copying pages without purchasing a site license is the same as shoplifting, plagiarism, bank robbery, or any other form of theft. You cannot expect students to act honorably if you are not honorable yourself. Do the right thing. Copyright details are here.
How can I get more information?
Please contact our office in Springfield, Virginia, by phone at: (703) 644 - 4612, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org