Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook is designed to look like a very thorough student notebook. It emphasizes “the important stuff” – the key points students should remember about American History from pre-history to 2015. From a homeschool perspective, I think that this book offers a great basic text to be used in conjunction with other resources. It would be easy to choose certain subjects to be studied in greater detail while using this book to make sure that the big picture is not lost. It allows the student to get an overview of all the major events and movements. It also provides a “Check your Knowledge” page at the end of each chapter which could be used as a study tool or test.
This text is designed for middle-schoolers, but high school students and adults could benefit from it as well. This is straight-forward information presented in a user-friendly manner.