1st Edition

Walking Through History Constitution & the New Government, Westward Expansion, and Civil War

By Andi Stix, Frank Hrbek Copyright 2023
    308 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    308 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    With this book, Dr. Andi Stix and Frank Hrbek thoughtfully guide us through three distinct periods from the Constitution to the Civil War. It features expansive, multidimensional learning tools such as a Constitutional Scavenger Hunt, an immersive Oregon Trail Simulation, a comprehensive TV Documentary project, a reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg, and much more.

    Our hybrid print-and-online platforms offer distinctive resources and opportunities for every type of learner. An easy-to-navigate companion website to the book series hosts a wide range of content to enhance student emersion in the subject matter, including:

    • plays
    • peer assessment forms
    • text at multiple reading levels
    • project instructions
    • skit cards
    • score sheets
    • journal and reflection prompts
    • rubrics
    • activity supplements, and
    • unit and final exams

    The book brings materials from across this period of American history to life by stimulating and cultivating students’ imaginations.

    The series Walking Through History presents student-centered, hands-on activities, active simulations, debates, and discussions, which provide an unparalleled engaging learning experience. Our objective is for students to walk in another’s shoes through lessons based on a particular historical period. Field-tested and proven teaching strategies for virtual and in-person classrooms are highlighted across the series. These books are specifically designed to be used with whiteboard and other interactive tools. Notably, this series features content that has been recognized with distinguished awards from the:

    Middle States Council for the Social Studies

    New York State Council for the Social Studies

    National Association for Gifted Children

    Introduction;  Part I: New Government;Unit 1: Writing the New Constitution;  Unit 2: America’s Early Leaders;  Unit 3: The New Federal Government;  Unit 4: Political PartiesUnit 5: Foreign Treaties;  Part II: Westward Expansion;  Unit 1: The Oregon Trail Simulation;  Unit 2: Life in the West;  Unit 3: Lakota Lobbyist Hearing;  Part III: Civil War;  Unit 1: The Dred Scott Decision;  Unit 2: TV Documentary Simulation;  Unit 3: The Battle of Kaymat (Gettysburg);  Unit 4: Vote for a Qualified Leader;  Unit 5: Change of Life Due to the Civil War;  Unit 6: Trial of Andrew Jackson


    Andi Stix, Ed.D. is a national educational consultant and administrator. She addresses conferences and conventions across the country as a keynote speaker and seminar presenter.

    Frank Hrbek is a retired middle school social studies teacher who worked in the New York City school system for more than 35 years.