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H-02.11 A Journey Through America, Student: Government, History, Citizenship “Americana + Social Studies.”

H-02.11 A Journey Through America, Student: Government, History, Citizenship “Americana + Social Studies.”

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This condensed and adapted book covers essential "Americana" topics at intermediate reading, social studies content, and learning levels. It offers key topics, illustrated text for learning, reference, and gaining insights into U.S. culture, history, and citizenship, additional resources such as the Instructor’s Manual, citizenship test questions, and answer keys for a comprehensive learning experience.

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Key Features:

  • Illustrated text covering essential Americana, U.S. history, culture, and citizenship topics.
  • Divided into ten units, each with multiple modules.
  • Condensed and adapted version of English Through Citizenship, Intermediate Levels A & B.
  • Focuses on symbols, holidays, Americans, geography, citizenship, government, and history.
  • Ancillaries include A Journey Through America Instructor’s Manual (I.M.), citizenship test questions, tests, answer keys, and additional modules.
  • Condensed content suitable for intermediate reading, social studies levels, and learning.


154 pages

Who They're For:

(Teachers & Helpers of) English-Language Students & New Readers Wanting a Carefully Condensed / Adapted Book of “Americana”—Symbols & Holidays; Americans; Geography; Citizenship; U.S. Constitution; (Federal, State, & Local) Government; U.S. History—at Intermediate Reading, Social-Studies Content, & Learning Levels.

Why You Need It

H-02.11 is an aggregate of materials corresponding to H-02.07 a & b English Through Citizenship, Intermediate-Levels A & B Student Books Published by Authors & Editors, it consists of 36 four-page Modules in 10 Units that contribute to U.S. Civics / Citizenship education.  Its ancillaries include H-02.12 A Journey Through America Instructor’s Manual (I.M.)with General Instructions for Use, Citizenship-Test Questions, Tests, Answer Keys, Additional Modules for Non-Citizens &  “About Your State & City”—plus H-02.13: English Through Citizenship: the Game (print materials only); and/or H-02.13a, b, c: Journey Through America Games of Knowledge & More    

What You’ll / They’ll Do:  

[1] Preparing for what’s in H-02.11 A Journey Through America, look over its front matter &Table of Contents.  Note that its Subject Matter is divided into ten (10) “Units,” each further separated into two to eight four-page “Modules” of material.  If you are particularly interested in a topic, jump ahead to its section(s). Otherwise, start at the beginning.   

[2] Unit 1: Getting Acquainted (pages 1-8) contains Module 1A: Name & Address & Module 1B: Biographic & Other Information.  These may be useful in getting to know one another, filling out forms, applying (for citizenship?), and/or other preliminaries.  Suggestions from H-02.12:  A Journey Through America Instructor’s Manual are General Instructions for Use, which you might combine with your own (proven or experimental) procedures. 

[3] Unit 2: Symbols & Holidays (pages 9-20) involves American Symbols in Module 1A,  Thanksgiving & Independence Day in 1B, More National Holidays in 1C.   Unit 3: Americans (pages 21-36) contains Modules 3A-3D—on Famous Presidents, the History of Immigration, Historical Figures, Some Immigration Stories.  As do most Modules, these contain sections  especially designed and productive for (listening & speaking) cooperative learning.  In regard to “U.S. Geography,” Unit 4, Modules 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, on pages 37-52 (re-)present Geographical Features, Famous Places, States & Cities: the West / the East.  Included is a “tour” of the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. 

[4] On pages 53 to 68, Citizenship is the general topic of Unit 5, made up of 5A: Becoming a Citizen; 5B: The Duties of Citizens; 5C: Voting; 5D: Election Issues.  With Module 6A: Overview plus 6B: Basic Rights & Freedoms, Unit 6: the U.S. Constitution (pages 69-76) directs attention to the  workings of the United States.  It’s followed by Unit 7: The Federal Government (7A: Overview; 7B: the Legislative Branch; 7C: The Executive Branch; 7D: the Judicial Branch); Unit 8: State Government (8A: Branches of Government & Officials; 8B: Functions, Powers, & Services); & Unit 9: Local Government (9A: County & City Services; 9B: County Government; 9C: City Government).  These fill pages 69 to 112. 

[5] U.S. History is the general subject of Unit 10 on pages 113-144.  It’s divided into eight (8) four-page Modules:   10A: Overview; 10B: Exploration & Colonization; 10C: Revolution; 10D: Growth & Westward Movement; 10E: the Time of the Civil War; 10F: Industrialization; 10G: The U.S. Becomes a World Power; 10H: Modern Times.       

[6] In summary, H-02.11: A Journey Through America incorporates the fundamentals that (Non-) U.S. Citizens ought to know with basic subject matter from “sheltered” Social-Studies courses.  It’s accompanied by H-02.12: the Journey Instructor’s Manual (I.M), which includes 100 Citizenship Test Questions; 36 Tests Answer Keys; two Additional Modules for Non-Citizens; seven added four-page segments About Your State & City.  There’s also H-02.13: English Through Citizenship: the Game (print materials only).  In development are H-02.14a, b, c: Journey Through America Games of Knowledge & More (colorful, revised, updated, digital materials). 

Note: Created by Authors & Editors / WorkLife English, H-02.11: A Journey Through America contains the same material as English Through Citizenship, Intermediate Level A & B.  Some Modules for Non-Citizens or About a Sample State & City Are in H-02.12, the Journey Through America Instructor’s Manual (I.M).

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