Immerse yourself in the history of the United States. This book will take you on a journey through time to the first settlers, who, after a long and dangerous crossing, expand into an unknown country. What are their motives? What is their first encounter with Native Americans like? What do the Native Americans make of these newly arrived European settlers?
A multimedia history experience with films, picture galleries, and reading comprehension quizzes awaits you. It is perfect for all those who share in the excitement of history.
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Structure of the book
The module begins with an approximately 12-minute documentary film about European immigration. The main points focus on the Pilgrims, who arrived in Cape Cod in 1620 aboard the Mayflower, their encounter with the Native Americans, the slave trade, and the founding of Pennsylvania.
The film can be played in full or in individual sequences and is an unabridged version of Module 1 from our DVD production “The History of the USA 1”.
The film page is followed by accompanying texts, contemporary sources, and interactive features. Reading comprehension questions and activities offer fun ways for you to check your knowledge.
Use in school
This book was tailored for teaching practice by experienced education experts. It includes films, photo galleries, and related tasks such as quizzes to regularly check your reading comprehension. Students can therefore independently engage with the teaching material and have fun while learning about history.
You can play the films in full or by chapter – so you can watch the 2-6 minute-long clips and follow tehm up within a school lesson.
Films and materials are self-contained and can be used individually to prioritize specific themes.
The tasks and skills pages can be used to work on the contents and to consolidate your knowledge.
There is also a German version of this book available for German lessons.
An accompanying course on iTunes U demonstrates practical teaching scenarios using the German version of our iBooks textbook The History of the USA 1.