Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Raymond Clark


This report describes the American Heritage New Illustrated History of the United States, which is a sixteen-volume set of chronologically ordered books. It also presents student-teacher objectives devised for its use following a one-semester course in which it was used at the secondary level. In formulating the objectives, I attempted to devise a course very much like a regular secondary or college-level American History course in which ESL students would have an opportunity to experience something more than a superficial or cursory exposure to that history. In evaluating its use, I attempted to identify what part the books and their use might have played in helping advanced ESL students to continue to develop their language skills. An appendix which consists of teacher-prepared study guides for each volume completes the report.


American Studies | Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | History