Probe America’s intriguing history—from Reconstruction to contemporary times

The History of Our Nation series breaks the subject into two parts, giving you more options for curriculum planning. Students find the second volume, History of Our Nation: 1865 to the Present, just as accessible to read as the first. It provides a close-up view of the major events and players that influenced United States history during the later years. Often characterized by hardship and unrest, these periods capture students’ imaginations. They learn all about the great move west, the Industrial Revolution, the United States’ involvement in two world wars, the Depression, social movements towards equality and justice, and much more.

Lexile Level 870
Reading Level 3-4
Interest Level 6-12