Study the early American time period in-depth with the Genevieve Foster "World" titles as the foundation for this rich study. Books by other Newbery Award-winning authors are also used, including James Daugherty, Esther Forbes and Jean Lee Latham. This comprehensive study, beginning in the mid 1400s and stretching to the mid 1800s with the Civil War, will be a memorable and insightful experience for you and your students.
This teacher guide, designed for 7-9th grade, includes advanced reading notes, vocabulary lists, comprehension questions, writing assignments, answer key, report topics, and supplemental book and movie recommendations. Simplifies teaching a literature approach to history while giving you the flexibility you want as a homeschooler. Add or subtract as needed and make the study your own.
If used in 9th grade, click here to see what high school credits can be awarded.
•This study contains 91 lessons.
•Complete 2-3 lessons per week for a one-year study.
About the Authors: Rea is a homeschooling mother of six whose determination to teach history using quality literature rather than standard textbooks inspired her to research what was available to accomplish that purpose. The result has been a series of History Through Literature teacher guides all designed to acquaint the reader with the best children's literature available on the subject. Rea holds a Masters Degree in Children's Literature from The Center for the Study of Children's Literature, Simmons College in Boston.
Rebecca B. Manor, a homeschool graduate, majored in English Literature at Hillsdale College and studied British Literature at Oxford University. She wrote her first teacher guide, A History of Science, at age seventeen. She later co-authored Early American and World History with Rea. Her latest teacher guides are The History of Classical Music and Teaching Character Through Literature. Rebecca and her husband, Scott, currently reside in Florida.