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This course is comprised of two primary texts and a volume of primary documents ("American Voices"). Each textbook unit is filled with conservational chapters and many full-color photographs of archival images, artifacts, and locations. In addition to reading the narrative about events, issues, and people, students will read original documents, speeches, poems, and stories in American Voices. They will also read classic literature (in books obtained independently) that help bring to life the time period under review. Units begin with a summary and list of lessons, memory work, books used, and a project. Each lesson ends with readings from the book American Voices, additional literature assignments, and instructions for questions and quizzes (the optional review questions, quizzes and tests themselves are in the sold-separately Exploring America Student Review Pack).
This updated 2014 edition features an expanded last chapter to take readers through the present, as well as a new layout that features full-color photographs, illustrations, and a hardcover binding. The literature used has also been altered.
One hundred and fifty lessons are divided into thirty units of five lessons each; students should expect to spend 50-60 minutes on each subject each day (total of 2.5-3 hours per day). This course, when all assignments are completed, provides one credit of American history, one credit of English, and one credit of Bible.
This kit includes:
- Exploring America Volume 1: Columbus through Reconstruction. 422 pages, hardcover non-consumable.
- Exploring America Volume 2: Late 1800s to the Present. Pages 423-909, indexed, hardcover non-consumable.
- American Voices: Original Documents, Speeches, Poems, Stories and Hymns from American History. 420 pages, hardcover non-consumable.
The following twelve works of literature are assigned in Exploring America. A detailed list of words and ideas with which some families might be uncomfortable is included.
- The Scarlet Letter
- Narrative of the Life of David Crockett
- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
- Uncle Tom's Cabin
- Co. Aytch
- Humorous Stories and Sketches
- In His Steps
- Up From Slavery
- Mama's Bank Account
- Miracle in the Hills
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- The Giver
Vendor: Notgrass Company
Publication Date: 2014
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 09/16/15.
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DCaye5 Stars Out Of 5Exploring AmericaAugust 3, 2015DCayeQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Notgrass History curricula are favorites with my family. History is explained, not with dates only, but with an understanding of what and who and why. The writing assignments cause kids to really think about what they have learned and how they feel about it. The Bible sections show the impact of Bible in History, and what the Bible has to say about our history. The book of primary documents is an excellent resource for greater understanding of the people and the times studied. Overall a great choice!
JMiller5 Stars Out Of 5Understanding American HistoryJuly 28, 2015JMillerQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I appreciated Exploring America because it caused my daughter to not only learn history but also to think through her position on difficult topics in order to complete the writing assignments. The curriculum includes primary source texts that bring the thoughts of the time periods to life--what were the writers of our famous documents thinking and experiencing. I highly recommend this curriculum.
momto45 Stars Out Of 5excellent history curriculumApril 1, 2015momto4Quality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Used for son's 9th/10th grade coop class and the student's really enjoyed it. My son loved the literature as well as American documents and Bible intertwined throughout curriculum. As a parent I appreciated the teacher's guide/answer key as I could quickly grade his homework and quizzes/tests. Would highly recommend this for history/Bible/Literature/Writing for a high school student.
Donna Seymour5 Stars Out Of 5Exploring AmericaMarch 20, 2015Donna SeymourQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My 11th grade daughter absolutely loved this curriculum. History was her least favorite subject and her public school teacher was so bad, he was the reason we started homeschooling. She told me the other day that this has become her favorite subject this year. It is written in such a friendly style it is much more interesting and relatable. We will definitely be investing in the World History set for our younger daughter.
MATRBRMEKABO5 Stars Out Of 5Great!January 11, 2015MATRBRMEKABOQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Well pleased with this curriculum. Based on Godly principles. Historically accurate and an enjoyable read. My 16 year old approves!
Q: Does this curriculum package include the quiz and exam pack?
This package does not contain the quiz and exam pack.
The quiz and test packet are available under CBD stock number WW990701.
Q: Which High School credits can be earned with this curriculum? I know that the Exploring World History curriculum counts as 3 high school credits for Bible, History, and English. Which high school credits can be earned upon completion of this curriculum? Bible, History, English, Geography?
Completing the full course provides your child with a year's High School credit in American History,
English (literature and composition) and Bible.
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