The Front of the Book: Getting Started
Fasttrack to America's Past

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Table of Contents
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The maps and charts pages in all sections are shown as they appear when completed by students.
Overall best historical video series to use with this learning guide America: The Story of Us - This is a History Channel series available on DVD that is a great resource for students and teachers.  It covers U.S. history from the earliest colonial days to modern times with a mix of historical footage and re-enactments.  Check on,, and the History Channel for the best price - usually under $20 for the full three DVD set.

The Century: America's Time is a series produced by ABC News that can still be found on VHS tape (check or free on YouTube (look for the best quality uploads).  It has many superb segments about the events and people of the 20th Century.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright 2017 by David Burns.  All rights reserved.  Illustrations and reading selections appearing in this work are taken from sources in the public domain and from private collections used by permission.  Sources include: the Dover Pictorial Archive, the Library of Congress, The National Archives, The Hart Publishing Co., Corel Corporation and its licensors, Nova Development Corporation and its licensors, and others.  Maps were created or adapted by the author using reference maps from the United States Geological Survey and Cartesia Software.  Please see the home page for this title for more information.