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 The Explorers to the Jacksonians, Volume 1: All American History
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 The Explorers to the Jacksonians, Volume 1: All American History

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From Leif Ericson to early 19th-century culture, this engaging overview brings America's history to life in 32 weekly lessons. Students explore historic events, the atmosphere surrounding them, and their impact on the country's future. The student reader features inviting text and hundreds of images and maps. The activity book offers multisensory reviews, unit wrap-ups, map work, and more. And the teacher's guide provides scope and sequence, answer keys, games, activities, and more. Grades 5 to 8. One hardcover and two softcovers from Bright Ideas.

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Format: Other
Vendor: Bright Ideas Press
Publication Date: 2005

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Homeschool Specialist Review

This 2-year history course is not your standard textbook curriculum. It's designed for middle school to high school students, but many parts can be used by your entire family. The teacher's guide offers activities and reading lists for kindergartners to adults, and features instructions for adapting the material for younger students.

The activity book includes work sheets and review pages for concepts and units that can be used as quizzes or tests. The teacher's guide provided me with weekly lesson notes, background information, book lists, answer keys, and activity ideas such as timelines, mapping, study projects, writing assignments, research topics, and even review games for family nights. You could never do all the supplemental work within this curriculum, but it sure was fun trying!

My family and I loved using this resource because it made history so interesting. Even studying World War II gave us an excuse to watch one of our favorite movies, The Sound of Music, together.

-Cindy

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  1. Liz
    1 Stars Out Of 5
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    November 21, 2017
    Liz
    Quality: 1
    Value: 1
    Meets Expectations: 1
    I purchase this curriculum for use with my 7th grade son and we used it for the first two months of our school year. We found the text to be in general very flat and uninteresting. Each chapter that we read gave the basic information for each explorer, where they were born, where they lived and what they did, but it was written in such a way that it felt like an encyclopedia entry. As for engaging my son, it did not. The activity book also put him off because each lesson is a form, the same blank form, the same repetitive activity. For each explorer he colored the 1X2 inch flag of the country where the explorer was born, the country he explored for and cut these out along with the 1.5X1.5 image of the explorer and glued them to the form. Each lesson did have "For Further Study" and it might have been more interesting to put some of the "activities" right in the text. For example lesson 6 suggestion "4. Coronado and his men saw the Grand Canyon, the Continental Divide and the Painted Dessert. Find out more about these natural phenomena and look for photographs of them." I think it would break the monotony of the text with a little insert with a photograph and a brief description of even one of these. Overall, if you are looking for a program that requires much input to make it interesting, or if the repetition of the forms are a good fit for a student, than this program is fine. However, if you are looking for something to truly engage your child and to provide a true multi-sensory learning experience in and of itself, in our opinion, this is not the curriculum. For us, this was not a good fit and I have since replaced it.
  2. SarahE
    Fort Worth, TX
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Loved the Format
    February 27, 2014
    SarahE
    Fort Worth, TX
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    We have loved using this book. We are towards the end of the lessons this year and my daughter is asking if she can do extra lessons each week. The teacher guide provides tons of extension activities and weblinks- we even tried our hand at making hardtack as a part of experiencing a sailor's meal. The reader is in a story format and she will read it out loud each week and is able to complete the notebooking in the activity book on her own. We extend lessons she is extra interested in with documentaries and museum trips. Another reviewer cited being required to memorize names and dates- but we haven't experienced this. There is a timeline that is optional and for us just serves to keep the events in perspective. Perhaps the other reviewer insists on a closed book for the unit reviews? We have had lots of fun with this curriculum and look forward to using Vol. 2 next year.
  3. M. McCombs
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 22, 2010
    M. McCombs
    After a very long search, I finally purchased this course for my daughter. She's doing very well with it. It involves a lot of memorization, but this is typical for early history courses. The research questions provided for each unit greatly expand the course beyonf the memorization.
  4. Christy Peddicord
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    May 16, 2010
    Christy Peddicord
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    My daughter loved this curriculum and asked for the second year. It was very easy to follow and we enjoyed it very much. It is very easy to adapt this curriculum to your child's learning style! We look forward to using the 2nd level!
  5. Amanda
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    March 16, 2010
    Amanda
    I chose this book because we enjoyed The Mystery of History so much and they have the same publisher. This was a mistake. The text is very dry and focuses on memorizing dates of battles and names of generals. By the end of the year, my kids had forgotten all the dates and names and really didn't know anything new about American History.
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