This book is a good source of information for the student who LOVES reading. However, for the kinesthetic learner, it is extremely difficult and extensive reading. It takes a lot of time to get through the reading of each chapter, and it's quite dry, with no color pictures. I know this is high school level, but it is difficult reading because of it's dry character. The only way I would continue using this book is if I strayed completely away from the reading material and focus on only covering the information related to whatever questions we choose to answer. The questions & projects at the end of each chapter are very good thought questions, but still require the student to read the book. For those who enjoy this kind of reading, it's excellent, but if you have a fidgety young man who's not crazy about reading, or History, choose something else.