The Student Text presents historical fact from a Christian perspective, covering our nation's history from colonial times up to the present. Special attention is given to God's providence and the nation's Christian heritage. The material is presented in a narrative form that conveys the story of our nation in an engaging way. The book contains twenty-seven chapters in seven units. It includes colorful illustrations, charts, maps, and review questions.
There aren't many substantive changes between this 4th edition and the 3rd. The pages are larger and there are more illustrations, but the content is basically the same. Don't let the different titles for chapter one between the two editions fool you—the text for both is the same. The book's larger size makes it easier to use, and the added illustrations are nice. Overall, however, editions 3 and 4 aren't much different.