Unlimited [Business Book] ↠ The First Americans: Prehistory-1600 - by Joy Hakim é

By Joy Hakim | Comments: ( 836 ) | Date: ( Apr 08, 2020 )

Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text.Thousands of years way before Christopher Columbus set sail wandering tribes of hunters made their way from Asia across the Bering land bridge to North America They didn t know it, but they had discovered a New World The First Americans is a fascinatRecommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text.Thousands of years way before Christopher Columbus set sail wandering tribes of hunters made their way from Asia across the Bering land bridge to North America They didn t know it, but they had discovered a New World The First Americans is a fascinating re creation of pre Columbian Native American life, and it s an adventure of a lifetime Hunt seals with the Inuit harvest corn on a cliff top mesa hunt the mighty buffalo and set sail with Leif Erickson, Columbus, and all the early great explorers Cabot, Balboa, Ponce de Leon, Cortes, Henry the Navigator, and in this brilliantly told story of America before it was America.About the Series Master storyteller Joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award winning series A History of US Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text, A History of US weaves together exciting stories that bring American history to life Hailed by reviewers, historians, educators, and parents for its exciting, thought provoking narrative, the books have been recognized as a break through tool in teaching history and critical reading skills to young people In ten books that span from Prehistory to the 21st century, young people will never think of American history as boring again.


  • Title: The First Americans: Prehistory-1600
  • Author: Joy Hakim
  • ISBN: 9780195188943
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Joy Hakim

I ve just updated A HISTORY OF US to include some new stories, especially those on people who haven t had their full story told, like Native Americans and African Americans I ve been astounded by some of what I ve learned, I think you will be too My husband and I live most of the year in Colorado I grew up in Rutland, Vermont and graduated from Rutland High School I earned a bachelor s degree in government at Smith College, a master s degree in education from Goucher College, as well as an honorary doctorate from Goucher.I ve been a teacher in Syracuse, New York Omaha, Nebraska and Virginia Beach, Virginia And I ve taught in elementary school, middle school, high school, and in a community college.I ve also been a newspaper woman a general reporter, a business reporter, and an associate editor and editorial writer at Norfolk s Virginian Pilot.We have three children and five grandchildrenom joyhakim biographyml



Comments The First Americans: Prehistory-1600

  • Suzanne

    Extremely condescending and politically correct bias. On the positive side, my kids are showing what great critical readers they are by picking apart the personal opinion she presents as historical fact.


  • Matriarchy

    My eldest daughter used these in 5th grade through an online school, and she liked them. We are using them again, this time while homeschooling our younger daughter, now in 5th grade. Elder sister hearing them for the second time (now 9th grade) is absorbing a higher level of detail. Larger public libraries frequently have one of the editions (I think 1999 was first, then around 2002, then the Third Edition is 2006-2007). I think these are great for homeschooling families, especially if you have [...]


  • Charles

    I was introduced to this series by my son, whose elementary school uses this series as a history text in sixth grade. Sure, because of the intended audience, the writing is simple and conclusions somewhat pat, but I am impressed how effective Hakim is at presenting a primer of U.S. history. She is balanced and fair, and her presentation is interesting, thorough, and surprisingly nuanced. She often includes examples from primary sources and lesser-known facts to flesh out the story. As a lover of [...]


  • The other John

    This year my elder daughter's history textbook is an eleven volume series called A History of US. Like The Story of the World series, it adds some life and character to the dull old facts and figures of your old fashioned history texts. What's even better is that I get to read it along with the Sonlight curriculum, which offers its own rebuttals to various statements in the text. Not that one really needs the extra commentary. Ms. Hakim does a rather nice job of pointing out that there are two s [...]


  • Amy

    This series of books about US History are OUTSTANDING! I used the series when I taught US History in 5th grade and I still refer to them constantly. They are written on a 5th grade reading level but their interest level is hugeold to young. US History is told through stories, accounts, pictures, anecdotes, etc. and it is fun! This is a must have reference library for any household!


  • Wendy

    Sarah has been using this as her history curriculum this year. I am probably enjoying it so much more than her, too! She loves to read, so she is always happy to read her chapters in history. I love that she is doing American History in 5th Grade. This reads easily and is concise. We are now on to the next period of American History, the 1800's.


  • Michelle

    I read this daily to my 7 year old. It's a really good intro to US history for young kids. Apparently it was written for the 5th grade but my son loved it. We're starting the next in the series tomorrow.


  • Mickey Mevissen

    This is a home school book for my grandson. It is very easy to read and understand and is very engaging as well.


  • Jeanette

    We used this for our American History spine. I love her little bits of humor throughout.


  • Jenevieve

    Review first published on My Blog.This is now my third time reading this history book. Here's my previous review:Book 1 in the History of Us series which we are using for 5th & 8th grade US History. It's a two year course so I'll be working on these for a while. Honestly, I'm not overly thrilled with the series. It's very jumpy in it's telling and the language isn't as engaging as I was hoping for. 8th grader loved it in 5th grade but hates it now. I can see why. It's working well for the 5t [...]


  • Cookav

    From Beringia to Sir Francis Drake, this book follows the very beginning of the United States. It goes through the different tribes of Native Americans and explorers, starting at Columbus and going to the first English attempts to settle in America. I read lots of history, but I don't always look into prehistory and the first civilizations. I had read some of Joy Hakim's books in 5th and 6th grade, and I wanted to look back at them to see how much I remembered. Although the writing style and the [...]


  • Ava C

    From Beringia to Sir Francis Drake, this book follows the very beginning of the United States. It goes through the different tribes of Native Americans and explorers, starting at Columbus and going to the first English attempts to settle in America. I read lots of history, but I don't always look into prehistory and the first civilizations. I had read some of Joy Hakim's books in 5th and 6th grade, and I wanted to look back at them to see how much I remembered. Although the writing style and th [...]


  • Laura Cushing

    This engaging and conversational history series is nothing like the history books I read when I was in school. It presents history through an imagine if you were there perspective, and includes a lot of first hand accounts from both sides of the stories. It isn't the white European centric history I learned in school, and it's a pleasure to read. I learned a lot about the Native Americans and about the cruelties of the conquistadors from this easy to read, engaging book. The back cover recommend [...]


  • Jennifer Fischer

    My daughter and I are read this book as a part of her homeschool program. I appreciate the fact that the author, Joy Hakim, has written the book in a fun way without sacrificing historical content. There are parts of the books that are written in a conversational tone and I think the book is a little more fun to read because of that. This book doesn't go into a ton of specific details, but that's okay because we can do additional research on our own. We both love the quantity and quality of the [...]


  • Sara

    From a Christian Creation perspective, the beginning of this book is false. However, I see no reason that I can't use that to my advantage, and seize the opportunity to teach my students (who happen to be my own children) my own belief system and help them to understand the beliefs of others.I thoroughly appreciated the love that was put into the writing of this book. I love that it was written by a single individual and not a committee or a board. It's a living book, not a dry, mundane textbook [...]


  • Jo * Smut-Dickted *

    I enjoyed the narrator for this book. She had a wonderful tone with great inflection. I've read the book before many years ago - and I had the chance to meet Ms. Hakim recently which I thoroughly enjoyed. This history is so accessible - I don't take it as the be all end all of history but it is engaging, fun, and helps to generate a real enthusiasm for a subject so many books make so boring. I think this is perfect for a middle schooler or higher and listening to it lends a different way of abso [...]


  • Natalie

    This book explains many things about the way that Native Americans lived in its own way. The author is telling you to pretend that you are in a time capsule and you are flying from place to place in different time periods. It explains what the land was like when they first got here, and how the land evolved while the Native Americans were here. It also explains what happened when the colonists first came here and how the Native Americans fought back.


  • Madeleine

    Joy Hakim makes history fun and interactive. She provides more information than your standard high school textbook, and yet she maintains keeps the upbeat attitude. The difficulty of the text is also easy enough to be accessible to students of almost any grade. I would recommend the entire series to anyone, whether a history buff or not.


  • Girly

    We're almost finished with the first book of this series. I grew up hating history and, believe it or not, Hakim actually makes history interesting and fun.This book is very interactive and visual. My kids lay a large US map on the floor and get out our inflatable beach-ball globe while we take turns reading and following the expeditions.


  • Amy

    It's a great supplement to the World History course I'm doing with my kids. I plan to use later books in the series as an outline for the US History course I'll do with the kids starting next fall.This series is one of the most balanced history accounts I've read. I really like the way the author asks the reader to think about the different variables involved.


  • Maria Cupery

    This series is THE source for children to learn their American history. It covers all the bases, including the non-patriotic stuff most texts won't include. The style is beautiful and engaging without skipping real content. And so full of visuals! I can't imagine using anything else.


  • India

    I really enjoyed this history book. The author writes with a casual tone making it easy to read and somewhat captivating. I've never been much of a "history person", but I find myself completely interested in whatever I'm reading about. I really liked it!


  • Jen Barker

    A well-researched, family friendly, information-packed book and series! The author honors all kinds of beliefs and shows people to be fallible, but also points out the honorable qualities. A great middle school US history text.


  • Skye

    Really great history text-type book. Joy Hakim does a great job talking about history in an interesting way rather than the dry, boring textbooks I grew up with. Highly recommend it, especially for kids (and the kids in us adults too)!


  • Ron

    Read this with my son as supplement to his history curriculum. Decent examination of what is known of the period with leading questions scattered through the text, so beware of some bias.


  • Cate

    Great text book.


  • Melanie

    For school. ICK


  • Kimberly

    She writes history like a compelling story. Very well done. Facts are retained easily with her style of writing.


  • Dawn Wells

    Good if under the age of 8. When first person and your own opinions are important. Can see why schools use them as they don't want you to know everything in history anyway.


  • Chipmunk (Nanette)

    Good book, the author tells it from our point of view!


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