Download PDF by Kathleen Gripman: American History Made Easy: For ESL Learners

By Kathleen Gripman

ISBN-10: 1942011814

ISBN-13: 9781942011811

As an educator with decades of expertise in directing English as a moment Language (ESL) and cross-cultural courses, Kathleen Gripman noticed a troubling hole within the academic instruction of many scholars. studying the necessities of yankee background is a severe academic milestone, yet so much overviews of America’s tale are designed for examining degrees past the facility of such a lot English Language Learners.

Gripman made up our minds to fill that hole with the richly illustrated and fun-to-read ebook American background Made effortless. The ebook starts off with the assembly of eu and local cultures in what's now the U.S. after the voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492. the tale keeps during the American Revolution, the growth of the kingdom within the 1800s, the Civil warfare and key occasions in America’s newest century of demanding situations and triumphs. To make scholars’ learning more uncomplicated, the ebook additionally comprises plenty of supplemental fabrics, between them: examine questions, the textual content of the U.S. structure, an inventory of yank authors and prompt interpreting, a word list and an index.

Gripman had the ideal skills to satisfy this problem as a profitable company proprietor supervising ESL educators in southeast Michigan—and as a developer of a few of the literacy-training fabrics utilized in her courses. Gripman additionally had lived out of the country, together with 5 years of provider in Europe with the U.S. military.

She designed her assessment of yank heritage for the thousands of English Language newcomers (ELL), together with English as a moment Language scholars, who're learning every year around the usa. The e-book can be utilized both in a school room or for self-study. among those covers, Gripman narrates the basic chapters of yankee background, written at an intermediate interpreting point and followed by way of unique black-and-white sketches and charts to deepen reader remember. In settling on the chapters to incorporate, she drew at the questions commonly asked on tests and certification assessments that immigrants more often than not come across, making the ebook a pragmatic method to arrange for testing.

Most importantly, Gripman made up our minds to not distill America’s tale right into a sequence of dry proof to be memorized. Writing in an attractive narrative sort, her booklet is also excellent for any reader who desires an outline of the necessities of yank history.

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