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ePub A History of US: 10-vol. boxed set download
Author:
Joy Hakim
ISBN13:
978-0195077667
ISBN:
0195077660
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press; 10 Volume Set edition (June 15, 1995)
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Biological Sciences
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I purchased this series of 10 US History Books by Joy Hakim, as American History curriculum for my middle school daughter whom I homeschool

A graduate of Smith College and Goucher College she spent years teaching students from elementary school up to the college level. I purchased this series of 10 US History Books by Joy Hakim, as American History curriculum for my middle school daughter whom I homeschool.

In History of US, Joy Hakim skillfully assembles the most relevant parts of history, and presents them in a manner that is both enlightening and entertaining. History of Us is more than the tired recall of wars and dates; it explores the world and minds of people, and provokes questions and interpretations.

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Joy Hakim didn't rewrite history. But she did make it a whole lot more fun to read. Loewen responded that he really liked "The History of US" by Joy Hakim. He pointed out that it was written for 12 year-olds, but at the same time contained a great deal of factual information not found in even college texts. In addition, it contained original sources, and photos and images which are frequently not found in the advanced books.

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A History of US. Age Range. Ms. Hakim braids multiple narratives together to bring alive material long dead to children's imaginations.

A History of US: An Age of Extremes: A History of US Book Eight. A graduate of Smith College and Goucher College she spent years teaching students from elementary school up to the college level.

Teachers and Homeschoolers! Joy Hakim's History of Us 11-Volume Boxed Set. Oxford University Press. All books clean and in excellent condition. Includes Source book and Index. Please include phone number when responding to ad and when you would like to pick up the books. do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers. posted: 2019-12-10 11:05.

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  • I am a secular homeschooling mom who lives in an urban area. I REALLY love Joy Hakim's "History of the US" books. As the instructor, I find these workbooks to be really wonderful. My son, who is a fifth grader, will take the book, read a chapter, then sit happily and do the associated workbook page. Writing assignments are interesting and challenging, lively and fun and allow him to be creative, too. Hakim's books in general provide a fantastic, intelligent platform or springboard. I often find that we read about a topic in her book, then talk about it over dinner that night, then wind up taking a related field trip. She does a great job of opening up a subject and making it accessible while leaving room for you to want to learn more on your own. She is a brilliant writer and these workbooks are great companions to her textbooks. She knows how to write about difficult and sensitive topics (slavery, racism, civil rights, religious freedom, etc) for elementary kids without dumbing down or sugar-coating. She gives just enough challenge without overwhelming the student.

    Assignments include map work, vocabulary, timeline construction and lots of writing assignments that provide a way for kids to use and analyze primary sources.

    One caution: be sure that the book edition matches the workbooks... otherwise the assignments don't match up.

    IMHO the publisher ought to publicize these workbook more, especially to homeschooling families. Although many of our friends have heard of Hakim's book few have used or seen the workbooks.

  • A year ago, on the recommendation of others, I invested in this eleven-volume set. Over the course of the past year, my ten-year-old son and I have read through the entire series together. What a remarkable adventure of discovery, for both of us.

    The benefits my son has gained from this exposure to the people and principles that have made up our country's history are impressive. (We homeschool, so this was his first in-depth exposure to the whole survey of American history.) In addition to having a broad sweep of the contours of history, he also has come to appreciate many of the core values that our country was founded upon. All I need to do is to say "We hold these truths to be self-evident," and he chimes in with the next several lines from the Declaration of Independence. He has gained an appreciation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights (and knows which powers of government belong to which governmental branches). He can recognize, and quote portions of, the Gettysburg Address. He has learned about people like Patrick Henry, Sojourner Truth, John F. Kennedy, and a multitude of others who have stood up for human liberty and dignity. Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King became three of his heroes. He has come to appreciate the rich history our country has -- and how we have never yet, in all our history, truly lived up to the values that we aspire to, and how that process needs to be ongoing.

    Along the journey, we have been inspired to do more learning. We took a trip to Virginia and visited Monticello, the fascinating home of Thomas Jefferson. We watched the movie "1776" and talked about the differences between the movie and what actually happened. We explored catacombs of a church that was a station on the Underground Railroad. We took three trips to Antietam, exploring together what it might have felt like to be there in the midst of that climactic battle. We watched an online video of MLK giving his "I Have a Dream Speech," and during a recent trip to Washington, we noticed the spot at the Lincoln Memorial where he stood and where, engraved in the marble, you can see a commemoration of that event. We visited the World War II memorial and remembered Pearl Harbor. We stared at the names engraved on the Vietnam War Memorial and talked about a friend of ours who escaped, with her family, from Vietnam during the boat lift. We read about more recent events -- events that I remember -- including the Iran hostage crisis, the explosion of the Challenger, the advent of the personal computer, the signing of the INF, the end of the cold war, the 2000 election, and others -- and incorporated my memories into the story that was unfolding in the pages we were reading.

    In short, this series of books helped history to come to life in our family. My son has come to claim his identity as a citizen of a country that stands for certain values and that has a long ways to go to fully attaining those values.

    And then, there's what this series did for me. I went through public school. I memorized all sorts of basic facts about history. I had one really amazing high school teacher who helped me to understand and appreciate the significance of contemporary world events (right during the time when communism was collapsing). I had some great history courses while in college. But somehow -- even with all of that -- I realized, as I read through this series (designed for young readers!), that there was an awful lot I didn't know. I didn't know about Las Casas. I hadn't thought about the paradox that it was slave-holding Virginians who thought and wrote most about freedom. I didn't know much about the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, or the Alien and Sedition Acts. I had never heard of Red Jacket. I had never understood the significance of the debates between Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster. I had never heard of the Amistad. I didn't know beans about Congressional Reconstruction. I had never heard of the amazing story behind Yick Wo vs. Hopkins. I didn't know, or didn't care, about the Muckrakers. And as my son and I moved into the twentieth century -- as we moved into territory that was more familiar to me -- I found myself appreciating this history in a way I never had before. I found myself constantly imagining, "What would it have been like to have lived in those times?" I was constantly marveling at the bravery and courage of people, in the past, who stood up for what was good and true and right, and at what that sometimes cost them. In short, I was inspired.

    And I wept. Volume 10 (1945-2001) is worth reading all by itself. I dare you to read it and not be moved.

    If you're looking for a good resource for children and youth to explore history and have it come to life, this is for you. If you're an adult and want to appreciate our history all over again -- and in a whole new light -- step into the pages of these books.

    Some reviewers suggest that the series is too biased to be useful. Is it biased? Yes, absolutely. Hakim makes her bias quite evident: she believes that our nation was founded on certain principles, and that time and again we have failed to live up to them. Does the presence of this bias hurt the series? I say, "No." On the contrary, I think it enhances the series. The way she constantly reminds the reader of the founding documents of this country -- and other documents that stand in that tradition -- constantly make the reader ask: "Are we really living up to our country's potential?" Most of the time, the answer is no, not by a long shot.

    Are there problems here and there? Sure. There were times when things were vague and I had to do a bit of extra explaining. There were times when Hakim would introduce technical terms without explaining what they mean. There were times when the significance of a particular event was unclear. There were times when portions of history are brushed away (her discussion of the Revolutionary War, for example, focuses much more on social realities than on military battles; and the Articles of Confederation are skipped over pretty quickly). Is any of this problematic? Well, I'm of the opinion that one has to start somewhere. My son will keep learning and growing throughout his life (and so will I!). He'll learn about stuff that didn't make it into these pages. He'll discover that other people have different opinions than Hakim does. He may come to question some of her conclusions. But does he now have a good understanding of the broad outlines of American history? Of course. Does he understand why our country was created and what a number of major historical figures think our country stands for? Yes, absolutely. Does he understand how our government works (including judicial process)? Yes, to a remarkable degree. Is he now totally hooked on history? You bet. Was it worth it? Absolutely. Was it fun and rewarding for both of us? Without question.

    The question I am left with, at the end of this year-long adventure, is this: where can I find a history of the world that is filled with as much passion, as many pictures, as many quotations, as many stories of the lives of ordinary people, and as accessible to young readers, as this series is?

  • Joy Hakim clearly understands the subject, and the mind of her audience.
    In History of US, Joy Hakim skillfully assembles the most relevant parts of history, and presents them in a manner that is both enlightening and entertaining. History of Us is more than the tired recall of wars and dates; it explores the world and minds of people, and provokes questions and interpretations. Well researched, it provides a thoughtfully balanced view of complicated situations, such as the impact of Europeans on the Native Americans, religious expression and intolerance, economics and immigration, and a whole lot more.
    We used this award winning series as our curriculum guide for a year-long history field trip around the country, and an essential reference for our own website. Both of our kids, 10 and 8, could easily follow the flow of history, and understand the lessons that were presented.
    Comprehensive, without being exhausting, this is a great work.

  • Well honestly I am a bit embarrassed that it took me so long to figure out that there were study guides that went along with the books. I like the study guides because I have two different ages that I am reading the books with (12 & 8), and there are so many different activities I can choose more age appropriate ones for my younger son and tailor it to our needs.

  • I have read the whole books of this series. The whole books consist of approximately 1850 pages not including table of contents and appendixes. Very few authors managed to write history book without putting the reader to sleep. Joy Hakim is one of the few. The author explained the history of the United States by telling stories. From the first Native Americans who crossed the Bering Sea a few thousands years ago to 2000 Presidential Election Fiasco. The book emphasized on the civil right issue, which is justice and equal right for all Americans, regardless of the race. Overall, this is a very good and entertaining book on the history of the United States. However, the author judgemental opinion on some of the political figures may trouble some. It didn't trouble me since I am a liberal and so does the author, but if you are a conservative you may not like to read this book.

  • All the books in perfect conditions!
    Very helpull for my son studies.