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I'm looking for a US History Textbook or equivalent that would work well for an 8th grader. I'm probably already going to get Zinn's People's History so I want a second book that makes a good counterpoint perspective.

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We used K12's American Odyssey.  It is coherent and interesting.  I looked far and wide for something at the college level that was better and couldn't find anything.  We also used the Zinn book. I would say that AO provides a balanced mainstream perspective, rather than a true counterpoint to Zinn.  

I used AO twice, once with a 2e 14yo and once with an HG+ 12yo.   

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On 9/11/2019 at 2:50 PM, Servant4Christ said:

Christian or Secular? CLEs Changing Frontiers is supposed to be great and is for 8th grade.

 

I'm looking for something secular.

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35 minutes ago, seaben said:

 

35 minutes ago, seaben said:

 

I'm looking for something secular

Have you looked at History of US by Joy Hakim or American History Odyssey? They both look amazing. I think AHO is still being updated though.

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Does a “standard” textbook help? Here is a link for History Alive that various local private schools (secular ones) in my area use:

https://www.teachtci.com/social-studies/middle-school-social-studies/

you can buy the online subscription for these at a cheap price. Another option is the older editions of these books that are easily available on abebooks or eBay.

student edition of us history book is listed here:

https://shop.teachtci.com/social-studies/ss-ms/usi/usi-2017

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