If used in place of a standard textbook, the Student's Friend leaves more time in the curriculum to consider important ideas and issues and for in-depth learning activities such as projects, investigations, source analysIs, and simulations.
Downloads are available in pdf and MS Word formats. The online version may be used as an online history textbook, also termed a digital textbook or an electronic textbook.
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Part 1: Prehistory through 1500
Part 2: 1500 to the Present
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Concise World History
The Student's Friend is a concise narrative of significant events, people, places, and concepts of world history. It is available in book form, as a free download, or it may be viewed online and used as an e-textbook.
Unlike traditional textbooks that can overwhelm the reader with countless facts to absorb, this concise narrative is meant to highlight the most important developments of world history in a clear and concise manner that is capable of being comprehended by the human mind.