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BORING AND OVER GENERALIZED!
on May 23, 2014
September 22, 2013
By FJMNewYork "fjm229" (New York, NY) -
This review is from: Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past: AP Edition (Hardcover)
I am a parent of high school student who's using this textbook for AP Global Studies. My son kept complaining about how dull this book is. "How can that be?" I wondered. The period of history they're studying now is fascinating and the kids should be really intrigued. I decided to take matters into my own hands. I read the book myself. Holy Toledo. The only way writing like this could come to exist is by committee. It's all so generalized that it's almost laughable. The sentences are deadly dull. I am astounded. Any self-respecting English teacher would give this kind of writing a failing grade. Not only does this book give students the idea that writing like this is OK, it is so watered down and lacking any interesting details that it will likely extinguish any spark of interest in world history that an intellectually curious kid might have. BOLAND7214 at aol