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THE IDEA OF AMERICA

Through The Idea of America, a new interactive, fully digital, Web-based curriculum, students will learn lessons from history and the principles of U.S. citizenship by exploring 65 individual case studies of the nation’s most important historical events, debating issues that changed the United States, listening to the perspectives of contemporary historians, and accessing primary-source documents of enduring significance. Price: The Idea of America: Survey, 6-year online license, $73.97; The Idea of America: Survey, 1-year online license, $36.97; The Idea of America: Modern, 6 years, $71.97; The Idea of America: Modern, 1 year, $34.97 Category: history
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