This Country of Ours: A Classic United States History Book

This Country of Ours: A Classic United States History Book



10 thoughts on “This Country of Ours: A Classic United States History Book

  1. Ardyth Ardyth says:

    Got through Chapter 56 and calling it a day I just can t see any point in subjecting myself to the bias anyPlease, please, please pre read this before starting it with your children Marshall was of her time, and relatively open minded in that context As an adult, I can fully appreciate that But she was a racist nonetheless, and young children can t really understand what that idea of her time even means Such context requires a fundamental understanding of history first.The sheer Got through Chapter 56 and calling it a day I just can t see any point in subjecting myself to the bias anyPlease, please, please pre read this before starting it with your children Marshall was of her time, and relatively open minded in that context As an adult, I can fully appreciate that But she was a racist nonetheless, and young children can t really understand what that idea of her time even means Such context requires a fundamental understanding of history first.The sheer size of the text means it will be a presence in your read alouds for a very long while, and that constant presence gives it an innate authority It s my opinion that using this as a spine absolutely will normalize WASP superiority bias in young children It s not possible to avoid Marshall s view by skipping a single chapter it pervades the text Please take care, and pre read at least the first 20 30 chapters before you begin with the kids


  2. Ebookwormy1 Ebookwormy1 says:

    A wonderful forest view of American history This book is of a higher reading level than Our Island Home , so it can be slower reading For a book written in 1917, it has aged well, though students will need to be reminded that the book was written during WWI and references to of all the presidents doesn t include any presidents past Woodrow Wilson who was President when this was published I also found later chapters can loose their whimsy as they consist of a meld of the list of President A wonderful forest view of American history This book is of a higher reading level than Our Island Home , so it can be slower reading For a book written in 1917, it has aged well, though students will need to be reminded that the book was written during WWI and references to of all the presidents doesn t include any presidents past Woodrow Wilson who was President when this was published I also found later chapters can loose their whimsy as they consist of a meld of the list of Presidents and the entrance of states with a few stories thrown in As opposed to being caught up in the story as in the earlier chapters, I began to feel conscious that she was working through linear material Part of this may be the loss of perspective as she approaches her own time.Our knowledge of how things have gone since her time, combined with ourmulticulture multiperspective view of the world does color some passages rather differently, but the adjustments are minor and there are plenty of other resources to provide the details This remains a beloved overview of the history of the United States of America


  3. Kristy Kristy says:

    I am reading this aloud to my 7 year old son for our U.S History We started last year.What I Like He loves reading it If we haven t read from it in a while, he requests it.It focuses in pretty good detail on the history of the founding of the United States of America.It uses very big, uncommon words Adults think that there s no way a young child will follow along or understand them, but I think we are seeing evidence that our son does get a lot out of it, part of which is a larger vocabulary I am reading this aloud to my 7 year old son for our U.S History We started last year.What I Like He loves reading it If we haven t read from it in a while, he requests it.It focuses in pretty good detail on the history of the founding of the United States of America.It uses very big, uncommon words Adults think that there s no way a young child will follow along or understand them, but I think we are seeing evidence that our son does get a lot out of it, part of which is a larger vocabulary.What I Don t Like I have made a few edits as I read aloud It is not the most sensitive book you could find toward Native Americans.It includes the bad, violent things that happened It does not get graphic but it tells just what happened to certain people, including hangings, etc My son has not had any problem with these, but it makes a parent pause.This edition is terribly proofread copyedited There are spelling and formatting errors that bother me I have heard from others that there is a better edition


  4. shari lee shari lee says:

    Many things we didn t know are now knownMany things were learned about our early beginnings that have been not widely known So many revelations that were made have been eye opening Interesting and educational.


  5. Maggi Andersen Maggi Andersen says:

    Incredibly outdated and full of prejudice and half truths, our copy also contained numerous misspellings, typos, and grammatical errors As a read aloud, it wasn t awful, but there are plenty of American history books for kids that would do a better job.


  6. Kalaam Juarez Kalaam Juarez says:

    3.5 rounded up


  7. Tricia Tricia says:

    This wasn t quite as entertaining to me as Our Island Story , but I still loved it It had so many cool details that I never got to hear from my normal history books I loved hearingof the French, Spanish, and Indian perspectives of our country and hearabout the men and women who have shaped our nation Definitely a fun read.


  8. Diane Diane says:

    This is a good general American History book, and that s what we used it for It begins at the very beginning with exploration, not native americans, and ends at the beginning of the 20th Century.


  9. Amie Amie says:

    I registered a book at BookCrossing.com I registered a book at BookCrossing.com


  10. Camille Camille says:

    Just started this and I already love it Can t wait to read it to the kids This is an excellent resource to accompany United States history studies Engaging and entertaining Thanks, Zelda.


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This Country of Ours: A Classic United States History Book [BOOKS] ✬ This Country of Ours: A Classic United States History Book ✮ H.E. Marshall – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Stories from the history of the United States beginning with a full account of exploration and settlement and ending with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson The chapters are grouped under headings Sto of Ours: PDF Å Stories of Ours: A Classic PDF or from the history of the United States beginning with a full account of exploration and settlement and ending with This Country PDF/EPUB or the presidency of Woodrow Wilson Thechapters are grouped underheadings Stories of Explorers and Pioneers, Stories of Virginia, Stories of New England, Country of Ours: Epub á Stories of the Middle and Southern Colonies, Stories of the French in America, Stories of the Struggle for Liberty, and Stories of the United States under the Constitution Suitable for agesand up.