USA, The: Customs and Institutions

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Ethel Tiersky / Martin Tiersky  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
304
Pub.-date
February 2001
ISBN13
9780130263605
ISBN
0130263605


The USA Customs and Institutions

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Description

High-Intermediate - Advanced Level.

Since 1972, this bestseller has improved students' reading comprehension while also providing a useful overview of American culture and traditions,
With an increased emphasis on the reading-writing connection, this edition has been revised to include updated research and statistics, as well as explanations of current attitudes and customs. A brand-new chapter, “High-Tech Communications,” discusses the impact of the computer on major areas of life in the United States.

Features

  • Pre-reading and “guess” questions for each chapter.
  • Completely new illustrations, including many photographs and cartoons.
  • Comprehension checks within each reading.
  • Longer, more varied exercises with additional paired and small-group work.
  • Includes a Teacher's Manual with valuable teaching tips, background information, exercise answers, and tests for each chapter.

Table of Contents

Preface

To the Teacher

To the Student

Acknowledgments

 

UNIT 1       Attitudes, Values, and Lifestyles

                    1        The American Character

                    2        Marriage: American Style

                    3        American Family Life

                    4        American Etiquette

                    5        What Americans Consume

 

UNIT 2       The Salad Bowl: Cultural Diversity in the U.S.

                    6        A Nation of Immigrants

                    7        The African-American

                    8        Religion in American Life

 

UNIT 3       Levels of Learning

                    9        American Education: The First 12 Years

                  10        Higher Education in the U.S.

 

UNIT 4       Fun and Games

                 11         Vacationing in the U.S.

                 12         Leisure-Time Activities

 

UNIT 5       Government and the American Citizen

                 13         The Constitution and the Federal System

                 14         Choosing the Nation' President

                 15         Citizenship: Its Obligations and Privileges

 

UNIT 6       The World of American Business

                 16         Capitalism and the American Economy

                 17         The American Worker

                 18         High-Tech Communications

 

UNIT 7       American Holidays: History and Customs

                 19         Christopher Columbus: A Controversial Hero

                 20         Halloween: A Time for Scary Fun

                 21         Thanksgiving and Native Americans

                 22         The Winter Holiday Season

                 23         Two Presidents and Two Wars

                 24         Four Patriotic Holidays

 

Appendix A      A Snapshot of More American Holidays

Appendix B      Units of Measurement: U.S. and Metric

Appendix C      The United States, U.S. Territories, and Outlying Areas

Appendix D     The United States: Map with Time Zones

Appendix E      The Thirteen Original Colonies

Appendix F      U.S. Free and Slave States and Territories, 1860

Back Cover

The U.S.A. improves students¿ reading comprehension while also providing a useful overview of American culture and traditions.
With an increased emphasis on the reading-writing connection, this edition has been revised to include updated research and statistics, as well as explanations of current attitudes and customs. A new chapter, ¿High-Tech Communications,¿ discusses the impact of technology on major areas of life in the United States.
Other new features include:

  • Pre-reading and ¿guess¿ questions for each chapter.
  • Completely new illustrations, including many photographs and cartoons.
  • Comprehension checks throughout each reading.
  • Longer, morevaried exercises with additional paired and smallgroup work.
Includes a Teacher¿s Manual with valuable teaching tips, background information, exercise answers, and tests for each chapter.