Inspire a new generation of social studies students with The Americans for iBooks®. This multi-touch and visually engaging textbook offers rich, magazine-style design plus embedded interactive features to maximize learning engagement and higher order thinking skills. Personal stories and interactive elements create active critical thinkers and reinforce the real-world concept that we are all part of the living fabric of our history.
The Americans meets the needs of students of all ability levels with targeted reading support, tools to improve comprehension, and differentiated assessment to support student success.
Good content but videos don’t work
I’m disappointed for the lack of updates and the poor quality of videos. The videos don’t play at all and it ruins the iPad experience.
Revision at its finest
Another example of how American history is rewritten to slant a particular ideology. It is a shame that students are subjected to a version of American history that only focuses on examples of racism, sexism and societal classes. Missing from this text are all of the real examples of great Americans who helped make this country unique as compared to any other that have inhabited the Earth. The text design is flashy and most of the iBook Author's widgets are employed, however the content is much to be desired. The books authors have definitely towed the politically correct line throughout and have failed to provide students with alternative interpretations of many historical events, decisions and issues.
Wonderful US History Text!
This is the text book that I chose after an extensive search three years ago when I was replacing my ten year old texts. As a modern social educator, I am cynical about the state of US history texts as being too fluffy and nationalistic. I was impressed with this text, though. It does a good job of representing US history accurately. I'm still waiting for the full iBooks version to be released, but from what I can see in the sample that is available, it seems like they have expanded on the good text they had and enhanced it with exciting and engaging multimedia to enhance learning. Since I teach in a school that has adopted a 1:1 iPad program, I am very excited to be using this iBook version next year instead of the beastly, but good, textbook version my students have been forced to lug around for three years. The only downside: the students won't get as much of a physical workout!