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  1. Time Left: 6 hours and 12 minutes

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    Sonlight 100 American History in Depth instructor guide, study guide, and most of the reading material (read-alouds and history books) for the curriculum. This is the 2007 edition of the Sonlight manuals. (See list in photo for which books are included.) $100 PPD

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  3. We have been using Memoria Press' middle school American History with my 7th grader: it uses Guerber's American History book and a student workbook/manual, and I would like to try moving us to a more WTM-style history. This child can do 2-level outlines and has experience writing WTM-style summaries, though those skills are a few months worth of rusty. I have Davidson's A Little History of the US and my child much prefers it to the Guerber. Other resources I have available include the DK's "Children's Encyclopedia of American History", Critical Thinking Company's US History Detective 1, and MapTrek US edition. I'm a little intimidated about WTM history b/c that has never worked out well with this child, who can be hard to teach and tends to skim his readings. He has developed a pretty good attitude, though, which encourages me. He will be motivated to do something other than the MP history ;) and one thing we've learned with MP is to do paired reading for things he skims, which forces him to slow down and lets me help when he doesn't understand something. Here are my questions/concerns: 1. So, I'm wondering if anyone has done a 1-year history with this as a spine? It is one of the WTM 4th ed. history options for seventh. I think that the history spine + Critical Thinking US history + Children's Encyclopedia + MapTrek would be a bit of overkill. Any suggestions for which of these resources are most complementary? 2. This still leaves us without much in the way of original documents. I do not have mental space/resources to piece something together; I can just go from the documents listed in WTM? is there a good resource for this? How critical is it? 3. History/literature component: I can continue on with our MP literature, or try for the WTM way. The advantage of MP is that the guides give me a feel for whether or not the child has read carefully/has good comprehension. The disadvantage is that he hates it. If we go the WTM route, I thought I could pull books American History books from the Early Modern and Modern lists. The other option would be trying to build a literature year that really grows his enthusiasm for "literature". Thoughts? thank you for thoughts. (RE literature, I had thought to design a fuller literature curriculum this year, but that fizzled with our puppy being rather labor-intensive) ETA: I thought I'd posted this on the logic board! so: I'm cross-posting there, too.
  4. I'm looking for American History that is like Mistery of History and/or Story of the World. The main thing I am looking for is the CDs and activity workbook on CD as well. Thank you for your input! I have a 4yr old, 6 yr old, 8yr old, and almost 11 yr old. And we have not done American History! 🤦ðŸ»â€â™€ï¸ Thanks, K
  5. PSA Ken Burns's new documentary on the Roosevelts just finished on PBS. I think they have encore presentations. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! Seven 2-hour parts. Ken Burns was awesome as always. Great way to brush up on or learn about this period of American History. Personally, I knew quite a bit about FDR, but Teddy and Eleanor? Amazing! I encourage everyone to watch! :hurray:
  6. We are on our third week of our new homeschool year. We started using Wayfarers Ancients this year and I have no complaints about the curriculum and the book choices, however, my son is already disappointed and asking for more recent history, like George Washington and Abe Lincoln recent. He always has a lot of questions regarding American History and I'm wondering if I made a bad decision starting with a four year history rotation this way. I already purchased everything we need for term 1, so I really don't want to change everything up just yet. I'm wondering how best to handle his disappointment and disinterest. Should I just carry on and hope something peaks his interest soon? Maybe switch after the first term is over to American History? Or, I was thinking of adding some light reading of American History to our Morning Basket, while continuing with the wayfarers ancients during our normal history time, but wasn't sure if that would get confusing for my kids at all. If this third option is a good idea, can anyone recommend any books that would be a good fit for a 7 and 9 year old? Thank you!
  7. How many daily lessons are there? I counted 108 from the Table of Content. I want to double check if that is correct, If you have two dc doing it, do you buy them each a set of workbooks? Does it seem to be too much writing in the workbook for each lesson? I just read the textbook sample and the workbook samples. I would like some ideas how to use this program. Now I need to read America the Beautiful books. I have them all. I might need to purchase Changing Frontiers textbookand workbooks.
  8. Hi! I'm thinking of trying out Guest Hollow's American History curriculum as well as their Junior Anatomy curriculum after Christmas with my 1st and 3rd graders. Has anyone used either that could weigh in with their opinions? I am having such a hard time finding a science and history curriculum that works for us! We've used Apologia, SCM, Beautiful Feet Books...and all are lacking something, for us. I thought of trying to put together my own, which is when I came across Guest Hollow! Also, my 6 year old son is just so obsessed with the human anatomy. Bones and muscles, especially! I'm wanting to get a classroom skeleton and was wondering if anyone knew where I could purchase one at an affordable price? Thanks so much!!
  9. I was searching for the curriculum that I had seen on here before and did a Google search and came up with two different ones. Has anyone seen the Girls of American History curriculum before? When I saw the cover of the Portraits of American Girlhood I knew that was the one I had seen previously. The Portraits one does not include all of the American Girls but the Girls of American History does. Have you used either? What are your thoughts on them? Thanks in advance.
  10. Hi! I'm up in Canada and I don't have much experience with American History. We plan on using NARHS.com for our son for high school and he has to take an American History high school course. In Ontario this is how they would define an American History course. American History, This course traces the social, economic, and political development of the United States from colonial times to the present. Students will examine issues of diversity, identity, and culture that have influenced the country’s social and political formation and will consider the implications of its expansion into a global superpower. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to determine causal relationships, evaluate multiple perspectives, and present their own points of view. I just wanted to confirm that I should be looking for a high school course that goes basically from 1492-present. Right now, I have a set of two textbooks written by Alan Brinkley along with the study guide. The first one covers 1492-1877 and the 2nd one overlaps a bit and starts at 1865 -2003 but they are written for college level. My son loves history so I'm not worried about the college thing.
  11. Hi. Have any of you used Chester Comix? Can I use these comics all by themselves for American History? Or is it meant to be a supplemental curriculum?
  12. So I'm trying to figure out what we will do for history next year. The boys will be 10th and 11th grade. Last year we did AP US Government and AP Comparative Government (I wanted to take advantage of our living in DC with the US Government). The year before we did a long study of the modern age from 1850 through the Cold War. It was incredible, spanning about 16 months with lots of Civil War battle field trips and other great stuff. We had considered doing one semester of economics and another semester of an anthropological view of the history of armed conflict. Then I reconsidered because I thought that this would be the last chance my older son would have to prep for a full year AP exam before starting college applications. (Whatever he takes senior year will not have exam scores back until after college application season is done.) I thought that we might instead do AP European History. We lived in Europe for three years. European History is a favorite subject at our house. But as I review the sample syllabi, I'm struck by how much content is in them. There is one week for the Napoleonic wars, one week for the Reformation. I'm not very good at survey courses, because we love to read and dig into a topic. This seems to be a common complaint. The AP European History course will be revised in a couple of years to have more of a focus on historical techniques and less on specific content. (I'm not sure what I think of this.) AP US History has been revised. 2014-15 is the first year of the revised course. I'm having trouble figuring out exactly what a revised course would look like. I haven't found samples of the new style of multiple choice questions or free response questions. There will still be a DBQ, but there will also be more short answer responses. I'm concerned about trying to do a course in the first year of a revision. But I like the concept of giving more focus on history themes and techniques and less on a march through time. I think my middle son especially would appreciate not doing a long focus on the 19th century, since he's expressed feeling that he spent a lot of time on that recently. Does anyone have particular insight on either European History as currently designed or the revision of US History? Has anyone done World History recently (because I think it was revised a few years ago with a similar intent)? Any great resources for Euro or APUSH?
  13. Hi all, I haven't posted in forever...This year my guys will be doing Geography for history. However, I am looking ahead for our American History year. I keep hearing that SL Core 100 just isn't enough for high school level, etc. We previously used several years of SL and loved every moment. We kind of went back and forth in the younger grades between SL and MFW. I love how SL has divided the cores out between history & lit. I would appreciate your thoughts on this. We have always been more of a CMish homeschool. Thus, lit based. *I* don't mind that all of the books in Core 100 aren't too heavy. Both boys will have jobs, extra curricular activities and I do not want them overwhelmed.
  14. My ds will be in 6th grade next year and we will be studying American History. We're both very excited about it, but I can't decide whether to go with the Story of US or American Odyssey. Background: My older daughter has been using Human Odyssey for her world history and I really like it - same authors/publishers as American Odyssey, correct? I haven't seen the concise edition of The Story of US, but really liked the 11 (?) volume version - although it's wayyyy too much. Another thing is that my son does much better with worksheets and directed questions in history, ala K12. Any thoughts or advice? Thank you!! Cindy
  15. I have an older edition of this curriculum sitting on my shelf and I am thinking of using it with my 11 year old daughter next year. She could use the time to improve her reading skills and grow in independence before starting with Heart of Dakota Creation to the Cross the following year. Anyhow, I am a little confused about the readers. I see their are Advanced Readers and Regular readers. Some of the titles overlap, so I am guessing the Advanced Readers are just more books read at a faster pace. My question is this: I will be including my 8 year old son in our schooling, and I would be using the regular readers with him. He is not really reading very well yet and would be unable to read these on his own. So I noticed that the readers are not lined up. For instance, regular readers starts with Pocahontas and the advanced readers start with "A Lion to Guard Us". Later she would be reading Pocahontas so I am wondering if it will be confusing? Any thoughts or advice? Thanks! PS I would like to add videos/websites/activities to this so if anyone knows of a website that has some of this already laid out, I would be grateful!
  16. I saw the following documentary on YouTube and found it to be very interesting. The documentary discusses not just Carnegie's life but also America's Gilded Age. Might be useful as part of a history or economics lesson, and it seems impartial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OktRUbrw_Xo
  17. Has anyone used k12 for 5th & 6th grade American History (Joy Hakim concise History of US, TG & SG) without the online component? After doing my research for a secular American History curriculum for my DD (starting 5th in Aug), I decided on k12 American History A... but NOT the online component. If you call k12 directly, they will sell you just the hard copy materials, but they state that it will only work as a supplement and you would need the online component to make it a complete curriculum. Well, I purchased it anyway and it arrived yesterday. The Teacher Guides (TG) and Student Guides (SG) look good, but many lessons reference online material. There have been several discussions on how great the offline k12 history is for grades 7+, and how you absolutely must have the online component for k-4 history... but what about 5th and 6th - American History? While this is regarding curriculum that we won't be using until Aug 2014, I only have 30-days to return my order for a refund. Thanks for your help. :)
  18. I want to do American History using real books. This would be for upper elementary/middle school level. Is there anywhere where there is a list of books we could use in chronological order? If not, what would you suggest. Thanks.
  19. In case any of you will be studying the American Revolution this year, Fort Ticonderoga is having a homeschool day on Friday September 6th. The Fort is located in upstate New York on Lake Champlain across from northern Vermont. It's just over a 2 hour drive north of Albany, NY. They have an entire day devoted to homeschoolers, with tours, demonstrations, etc. More info here: http://www.fortticonderoga.org/learn/students/homeschool We'll be attending. Perhaps if there are other WTMers, we could meetup?
  20. I haven't searched threads yet, and I will, but I'm in a hurry to get ideas. We need an American history text book from which to assign weekly readings and possibly get discussion questions. Cheap is good. Because retired public school texts can often be gotten inexpensively on Amazon, we're considering this one: America: Pathways to the Present. Has anyone used this? I'm curious if it is well written and if it has much of a slant to it ---- liberal or conservative. We'd like something with as little slant as possible, but know there will be some slant to everything. Any other favorites that would make a good spine for our students (9th - 12th). I'm late getting to this curriculum selection and need all the fast insight I can get!!! Lisa
  21. My rising junior has been using a variety of living books for history sunce the beginning. He has covered world history pretty well up through Napoleon/end of 18 th century. He is yearning to study American History in depth, but would like it to be systematic with tests, essays, etc. He wants a simplified and interesting approach. What would you recommend?
  22. Anyone know anything thing about the book , Everything You Need to Know About American History Homework-ISBN 9780590493635? I have not looked inside this book but it sounds interesting. Could I use it as a spine for American History? I found it on Memoria Press' website. They also have 200 Questions about Amerian History and I was wondering if these two books could be used as a curriculum for my 5th grader? Any thoughts or insight would be greatly appreicated. Thank you, Lisa
  23. Hi everyone! I'm trying to decide btw the two of these....Can anyone help me? I would like to use this with my 7th grader when she is finished with SL G. I would like to include it in with our SOTW readings (in SL H) as we go along.....( I may have to start one of the american series before she is finished with SOTW 2 but I can't be certain on the dates and I'm to lazy right now to go check.) We are pretty sure as of now that she will attend our public high school and she really wants to learn world and american before that. She is my history buff!! Any advice would be so helpful! Thank you in advance!
  24. This is what I have so far, comments welcome. I am really weak in the 1980's to now in books and films that capture the decades and would love ideas. Summer Reading prior to course: Oxford History of the US, Grand Expectations, 1945-1974, James Patterson 829 pgs Oxford History of the US, Restless Giant, James Patterson 496 pgs World War I Read: World War I, Richard Maybury 252 pgs The Guns of August, Barbara Tuchman 544pgs Watch: The Sinking of the Lusitania The First World War, The Complete Series 10 episodes World War I in Color (6 episodes) All Quiet on the Western Front A Night to Remember Sergeant York Gallipoli Lawrence of Arabia Post WWI Read: Letters from Rifka 176 pgs Animal Farm 128 pgs History of the Russian Revolution, Leon Trotsky 1040 pgs or Ten Days that Shook the World, John Reed 368 pgs Watch: Russian Revolution in Color 94 minutes Italian Fascism in Color 100 minutes Reds 194 minutes 1920's - 1930's Read: Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls 208 pgs The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald 180 pgs Watch: Inherit the Wind Chariots of Fire The Grapes of Wrath Of Mice and Men The Hindenberg The War of the Worlds Scandal Public Enemies The Education of Little Tree The Johnstown Flood American Experience: Hurricane of "38" Sounder World War II Read: World War II, Richard Maybury 349 pgs The Second World War, Winston Churchill 384 pgs The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom 221 pgs Watch: Churchill, The Gathering Storm Hitler: The Rise of Evil World at War 26 hours World War II in HD 10 episodes Battle of the Atlantic Defiance Das Boot Sink the Bismark Schindler's List Tora! Tora! Tora! Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State (?) 6 episodes The Thin Red Line Stalingrad Enemy at the Gates Casablanca Bataan! The Longest Day (compare and contrast with Saving Private Ryan) Battle of the Bulge Truman: American Experience Hiroshima: BBC History of WWII 89 minutes Judgement at Nuremberg 1940's Read: Kon Tiki 272 pgs and watch on YouTube 58 minutes On the Road, Jack Kerouac 304 pgs Watch: A Paralyzing Fear The Legend of Pancho Barnes Modern Marvels: Mount Rushmore Six Days in June CNN: Cold War The Atomic Cafe/The Day After Trinity and Beyond China: A Century of Revolution Berlin Airlift: American Experience Korean War MASH Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War Korea, The Forgotten War Korean War in Color Grand Torino 1950's and 1960's Read: Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger 288 pgs Watch: Thirteen Days Apollo 13 Go Tell the Spartans We Were Soldiers Rebel without a Cause Good Morning Vietnam Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Malcolm X La Bamba Easy Rider The Killing Fields The Outsiders Rachel Carson's Silent Spring Hair American Graffiti Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Forest Gump First Blood 1970's Read: The Ruins of California , Martha Sherrill 384 pgs When the White House was Ours, Porter Shreve 280 pgs Jaws, Peter Benchley (?) Watch: Roe Vs. Wade American Gangster Dazed and Confused Raid on Entebbe American Experience: A Class Apart Let Freedom Sing Cry Freedom Munich Kennedy RFK All the Presidents Men 444 Days to Freedom American Experience: Jimmy Carter Saturday Night Fever (pg version) The Bronx is Burning (?) Nadia 1980's Read: When Character was King, Peggy Noonan 352 pgs The Official Preppy Handbook 224 pgs In Those Years In those years, people will say, we lost track of the meaning of we,of you we found ourselves reduced to I and the whole thing became silly, ironic, terrible: we were trying to live a personal life and yes, that was the only life we could bear witness to But the great dark birds of history screamed and plunged into our personal weather They were headed somewhere else but their beaks and pinions drove along the shore, through the rags of fog where we stood, saying I. ~ Adrienne Rich ~ Published in 1991, but surely speaks to the 1980s generation Watch: Pretty in Pink American Experience: Reagan Miracle The Wall: A World Divided Tankman, Frontline Pirates of Silicon Valley Live from Baghdad Bravo Two Zero Desert Triumph Inside Shock and Awe 21 Days to Baghdad Charlie Wilson's War 1990's Read: Microserfs, Douglas Copeland (?) Watch: The Special Relationship: Blair/Clinton Ghosts of Rwanda Hotel Rwanda Oklahoma City Bombing Bang Bang You're Dead (Columbine) Blood Diamond 2000's Read: Empire Falls, Richard Russo Watch: The Social Network Restrepo Engineering Disasters: New Orleans 7 Days in September 9/11 Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West
  25. If you have read this book, can I get some opinions? http://www.amazon.com/1491-Revelations-Americas-Before-Columbus/dp/1400032059 Do you feel this book would be Ok for a 8th grade, avid reader, and history buff? Is it something that I could incorporate into an in depth study of American History? Or should it just be given as an independent read before/after the coarse. I have not seen the book, but someone recommended it to us. I am finishing up my resource list and am not sure if I should include this.
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