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5 Stars Out Of 5
April 4, 2016
I have been homeschooling for 15+ years and our oldest is now in college. I have tons of curriculum at this point. I reluctantly thought, "Well, I guess I will try something new this year." I purchased this curriculum for our 6th and 8th grader and they loved it. I am so happy with this set. They were able to work mostly independently and retained what they learned. We had great discussions throughout the course. I added some extra reading and assignments to challenge them (not that this set was below their level). The material is presented in a friendly way, easy to understand. It can be used with younger learners as a read aloud and discuss, or you can do as we did with our older students and monitor their work, but let them have the responsibility and work independently. I chose to have them write in a notebook as opposed to writing directly in the work books to make this a non-consumable product. This was it can be reused with younger siblings.
The best yet: We had the opportunity to visit our state house and watch our state congress in action. Both my students had a thorough understanding of what was presented by the speakers, the vocabulary and the processes. It doesn't get any better than that. I am very pleased. Thank you Notgrass Company.
Thorough and fun coverage of civics and government
August 3, 2015
My middle schooler loved this course. The textbook readings were just the right length and very informative. The recommended literature and primary sources in the Citizen's Handbook rounded out the study nicely. We also used the lesson review and found it to be a good check of comprehension.
This is a great course for middle schoolers. The texts are rich with colorful pictures and very interesting reading. I am truly thankful for Notgrass curricula and the engaging manner in which it is written.
We used Uncle Sam and You and enjoyed it greatly. It gives God the glory for all. There is no Twaddle. It is great not just facts but is written in a conversational tone. All the literature books that accompany the set are fun and enjoyable to read. I would recommend this set to anyone. Notgrass writes the best history we have ever used. We have tried many and were totally bored. Notgrass is never boring, always informational, challenging, but always fun. Sometimes we wanted to do history and nothing else. That is why it is so great. We never wanted to put it down. It also has God as most important.
My son is working through the "Uncle Sam and You" curriculum this year in 7th grade. Although it has only been a few days, he loves the reading in the text and additional books. We've been having engaging discussions about what he is learning--this is a huge change for us. Usually I have to drag information out of him! I am pleased with the level, number, and flexibility of the assignments that accompany the reading.