Using Joy Hakim's History of US, your student will cover U.S. history from its earliest settlement using a variety of activities including an introduction to research skills and the writing of short research papers. The syllabus provides a guide for a year of study and offers lists of projects to do along with the reading of the volumes (such as making a cassette or videotape of oneself giving a famous speech or illustrating three different kinds of architecture found at different times/places in the U.S.). Two research papers are to be written, and guidelines for developing one are also given. Helpful for any teacher who wishes to use the Joy Hakim series for junior-high U.S. history. A weekly schedule and tests with answers are included. Grades 7-12.