This assignment is a book review which requires you to analyze Pierson’s work in the context of teaching United States history in the undergraduate classroom. This is not a book report or summary it is analytical paper in which you need to follow six simple steps. Book reviews vary in size so anywhere between 1,000 and 2,500 words. You will not be punished for the minimum word count.
Step One: Explain the books argument to the reader.
Step Two: Demonstrate how Pierson uses the documents to prove his position.
Step Three: Decide if you believe his position.
Step Four: Explain to the reader why you do or do not.
Step Five: Decide if this book represents an effective way to teach early American history.
Step Six: Explain to the reader why.