A History of New Mexico
This textbook for the middle-school reader is an engaging and balanced account of New Mexico from earliest times to the present. Presented is a comprehensive introduction to geographic features as well as social, economic, and political events that have shaped the state's development. The first nine chapters cover New Mexico's pre-history and settlement prior to 1846; another six chapters focus on New Mexico as a part of the United States.
The narrative is enriched by nineteen special interest features, five time lines, 145 illustrations, of which twenty-seven are in color, and twenty-three maps.
A separate teacher resource guide is complimentary with class sets of 20 or more books. The resource guide includes lesson plans keyed to the state's instructional standards for social studies, answers to section and chapter reviews, four different types of student activity worksheets, tests and answer keys, bibliographies, and resource suggestions.
"This book is easy to read. I enjoyed being reminded of facts I had not thought of for years. The approach is good, even enjoyable."--Thomas E. Chávez, Ph.D., Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center
Reading level: grade 7.
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New Mexico Is Settled
SPECIAL INTEREST FEATURES
The Six Life Zones in New Mexico
New Mexicos Early People
Prehistoric New Mexicans
The Indians of New Mexico
UNIT TWO New Mexico Is Explored
The Final Exploration and the Early
Church Government and Revolt
United States Rule
Troubled Days in Territorial New Mexico
The End of Isolation
UNIT FIVE New Mexico Is a State
World War II and After
New Mexico Today