Middle school world history teachers, what textbook do you use? Do you like it?
Chris, our year for new textbooks came up 3 years ago. The curriculum director had us look over dozens of texts and asked us to make a decision. I told her I would need 170 textbooks at $150 each. The price is the same as a computer cart of 25 imacs. We got the imacs, and because we use the textbooks so little, they are still in good enough shape to last through the next cycle.
I teach 8th Grade American History and we use History Alive by TCI. Good stuff.
We use American Republic by Glencoe...ok. I'm getting away from it but use it as a reference. Has anyone considered or used Howard Zinn's A Young People's History of the United States?