A comprehensive curriculum that reflects the multiple facets of the United States! Help your students appreciate the richness of American history through the words and experiences of those who lived it. Removing the cut-and-dry, past-tense monotony that so many textbooks convey, Exploring America
lets the people that experienced history, tell it-with all the uncertainty, hopes and fears of humanity. The importance of faith is highlighted, from the faith that inspired the Pilgrims to the Abolitionists during the Civil War, challenging students to see the word of God behind the culture. Sidebar notes often give unique biographical sketches, notes on what was occurring simultaneously around the world, and additional historical background.
Material is provided for an entire school year's worth of American History, English (American Literature and Composition) and Bible (Issues in American Christianity). Volumes 1 & 2 have a total of 150 lessons divided into 30 units of five lesson each, from Columbus to the present day. Daily lessons generally include reading the lesson, a short writing assignment, Bible study question and a reminder to continue reading one of the literature pieces. Includes an 830 page, 2-volume student text, and 409-page collection of historical documents, famous speeches, and great American poems.
For High School students.
This course uses the following sold-separately literature: The Scarlet LetterNarrative: The Life of Davy Crockett by Crockett Narrative of the Life of Frederick DouglassUncle Tom's CabinCo. Aytch by WatkinsLittle WomenHumorous Stories & SketchesUp From SlaveryIn His Steps4Mama's Bank Account by Forbes ChristyTo Kill a Mockingbird by LeeThe Giver