I was really disappointed with this curriculum. My then 1st grader completed it very quickly and didn't seem to enjoy it either. I ordered the 2nd grade level for him because the 1st grade level appeared below grade level. I would say it's a Social Studies curriculum instead of History & Geography. If you're wanting your child to learn about Christopher Columbus and the New World, how to use maps, learn about the continents, or the early colonists and how America became a nation then you need to look elsewhere. I'm doing the Heritage Studies 1 & 2 from BJU Press with my 2nd grader this year to catch him up on history and geography.
I think this is pretty basic for a second grader. A lot of it is fairly common sense things that you teach your child through everyday conversation. There were a few segments she enjoyed, but for the most part she was bored. And a lot of it was really beneath her. Overall, not the most inspiring social studies curriculum I've seen. However, some people might enjoy it. If this is a subject that your child really enjoys though, I'd get a curriculum with a little more meat to it. It touches on a lot of things, but never really seems to go too deep into anything.
This is a great product. AOP has a great and easy to follow lesson plans in the teacher books it makes it easy to teach the subjects in their sets.I will continue to use AOP products throughout our homeschooling experience.