Required Resource for Core E. A fascinating introduction to American culture as it has shaped and been shaped by events over the past 350 years.
Winsomely written by the former librarian of Congress. Profusely illustrated.
Boorstin focuses on the social forces and cultural influences that have made Americans the unique people they are.
Partially because his material is unfamiliar, but partially because he writes in a more mature fashion than most younger children are used to, we supplement Boorstin's book (and, if need be, encourage you to replace it for the first half of the year) with The Story of the USA books.
Oversize pb, illus, two vols. in one.