An invaluable resource, this homeschool teacher guide takes out all the guesswork so that you can enjoy hours of reading great books together, learning about the formation of our country, and having valuable discussions that will help you connect with your kids.
Welcome to the fascinating world of our nation’s founding. Covering over a thousand years, the literature accompanying this teacher's guide encompasses Native cultures, the Vikings, the Age of Discovery, colonial settlements, revolution, slavery & emancipation, and civil war. We've added several new sections: Rabbit Trails (additional book recommendations) , Crafts and Projects (hands-on activities), Online Resources (websites and videos) , Character Connection (Biblical principles) , and The Historic Table (historical recipes). We've also included historical background information for each section, poetry study, and additional timeline figures.
Learning history is most useful when it shows us what we can aspire to and what we ought to avoid or correct. When students complete this study, we hope that they will hold in honor those heroic individuals who sacrificed for the good of our country, that they will understand the basic foundations of civil and religious liberty unique to America's founding, and that they will be able to celebrate the rich mosaic of people who contributed to the founding and development of this nation. We hope that learning about both the triumphs and the tragedies of our history will cultivate a desire in students to be a part of our nation’s continued striving toward a “more perfect union” for all.
•This curriculum contains 129 lessons.
•Complete 3-4 lessons per week for a one-year study.
*Be sure to download the free picture packet that accompanies this unit study. These are the coloring pictures referenced in the teacher guide.
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About the Authors:
Rea Berg homeschooled her six children and it was her determination to teach history using quality literature rather than standard textbooks that 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 Manor, a homeschool graduate, loves story and art and remains in awe of their power to inspire a love of the good, the true, and the beautiful. She brings her studies of literature and theology, the many places she's called home, and a heart for homeschooling parents to the many teacher guides she has written for Beautiful Feet Books and strives to make teaching history, music, science, character, and literature accessible and joy-filled. Rebecca lives with her husband and their two sons in Fort Lauderdale where she is an adjunct professor at Knox Theological Seminary in their Christian and Classical Studies program, of which she is an alumna.
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