A great companion to any American history curriculum, this innovative series discusses important themes and topics in American history using graphic organizers such as Venn diagrams, compare/contrast charts, timelines, graphs, concept webs, maps, flow charts, KWL charts, and cause and effect charts. These graphic organizers present information visually in a way that is clear and easy for the students to understand. The series follows the story of the United States from the first settlers to the growth of American cities, outlining broad themes while highlighting interesting detail and showing students how graphic organizers can help them learn and organize information. The full page graphic organizers show connections and highlight differences between related topics and ideas, and enrich students' understanding of the topics. This title outlines the mass immigration from Europe that brought throngs of people looking for housing and jobs in new factories. It also discusses the important changes that urban growth brought about for the nation as a whole, including child labor laws. school attendance laws, and the rise of labor unions. Graphic organizers are included, such as a cause-and-effect chart about immigration into American cities, a line graph showing the rapid growth of labor union membership in the early twentieth century, and a pie chart comparing and contrasting America's urban and rural populations in different years.