....Western Civilization up to 2012. Can anyone recommend any really good, conservative, evangelically-based textbooks that delve into great detail of events up to (or possibly even beyond) AD 2012? I haven't had much success in locating any really good upper senior HS level textbooks that come very close to what I need to teach my students the material that I need to cover for this class. Most texts I've so far located are pitifully weak in one or more, or even all of the criteria my school administration wants me to cover. For example, I haven't found any that even cover any events beyond 2008--some don't even cover anything beyond 09/11/2001, if even that. The few that do manage to cover anything during that time have little or no coverage of anything that occurred during any part of the Obama Administration at all. If any of you can help me out of my dilemma, I'd love to read your recommendations! A REAL PLUS would be: 1) A textbook that includes additional teacher's guides, etc. 2) A textbook that has detailed graphics such as good colored maps, charts, or other related graphical material within the text of the student's textbook. 3) A fairly comprehensive "For Additional Reading" sections at the end of each chapter so that when my students are preparing their required research papers and term papers, they'll have something beyond Wikipedia--which is NOT considered a reference source for any of their required research. My school's administration is very demanding of its students because when our school's graduates go on to college, we expect them to have acquired a very extensive knowledge of every subject in our very demanding curriculum. Thanks for any recommendations you have about my class. It's already started, but so far I've only covered primarily my class's scope and sequence so that my students will know what's expected of them. After Labor Day break, we'll really get down to business in this two-semester required class!