- Vocabulary Development
- Reading Comprehension
- Written Expression
- Core Curriculum Concepts
- An Integrated Workbook
- Pictures Highlighting Key History Figures And Events
A Book For High School Students: Exploration And Conquest Stories Of Indigenous Peoples
This book takes the student around the globe and across the centuries with a pictorial odyssey. Six continents are covered, as are island nations. Twenty-two anecdotes are labeled “Did You Know?” Each of these has a vivid photo associated and a dramatic story. For example: Vietnamese villages are shown kowtowing to French invaders; indigenous Putumayo are shown chained as slave laborers on South American rubber plantations; and junks are shown burning off the coast of Canton during the Opium Wars.
A special feature is the “Useful Terms” section, which offers simple explanations for challenging words that appear in the text. Also, in the “Student Study Guide” (incorporated into the book), there is an exercise in map reading. There are, additionally, vocabulary and reading comprehension questions, as well as a suggested essay in the Guide.
The book is suitable for high school or upper middle school. Upon completion of the book, students will have learned how Europe’s Age of Exploration affected indigenous peoples around the world.
The photo below illustrates how the images in “Exploration and Conquest” capture dramatic moments in history. Photos, such as the one featured here, will hold students’ attention and will help them understand critical concepts.