**** The textbook is clear, well organized, informative, balanced, and unbiased. Students who read this text will receive a useful and balanced introduction to Michigan history.
*** The textbook is usually informative, clear, well organized, and unbiased. Students who read this text should do occasional outside reading to get a more balanced view of Michigan history.
** The textbook is often informative but is sometimes marred by distortions and biases. Students reading this text need to do regular outside reading to get a balanced view of Michigan history.
* The textbook is somewhat informative but is also frequently biased in what is covered and how it is presented. Students should read this book with caution and supplement it with much out-side reading.