Rod and Staff publishes this unique history/geography book for studying the United States and Canada from a Mennonite perspective. It covers geography basics, includes maps for students to copy and fill in, and teaches history with a strong examination of cultures from a Biblical perspective.
The course components are the hardcover student textbook, a test booklet, and a hardcover teacher's manual that includes reduced images of the student text pages as well as answer keys for the text and the tests.
The Mennonite philosophy is especially evident throughout this book—there are statements about Mennonites (or Anabaptists) starting a church of the only true believers in the early 1500s, that Christians should not tell their government leaders what to do, and promoting nonresistance. This is a far more opinionated book than most from Christian publishers.
In terms of historical content, the majority of the book deals with the U.S., but Canada receives significant attention, which those living near the northern border or in Canada will greatly appreciate. It begins with a discussion of Indians, then covers the time period from colonization through modern history.
Geography and map-making skills are also covered. Twenty reproducible map outlines in the back of the text are included for this purpose.