bicebunch Posted September 21, 2012 Share Posted September 21, 2012 I am having a very difficult time this year finding really good and very interesting high school level U.S. history resources/curriculum (such as a wonderful spine book/literary U.S. book to use along with good biographies and literature) for a daughter who is of average abilities. I have had Paul Johnson's book A History of the American People as well as Peter Marshall's The Light and the Glory series, and Notgrass's Exploring America suggested to me, but I have questions about all these and wonder if there is even a better suggestion for us to use. We started Paul Johnson's U.S. history book and as we began it seemed confusing to her and lost her interest in the first chapter. Does this get better after the first chapter for those who have read it. Peter Marshall's series does not cover U.S History beyond the Civil War period, and since I have not read this myself either I do not know about the quality of this. Will Notgrass's high school U.S. history just be a boring text book to our daughter. She is a difficult student to find material for that she does not think is boring, and I really want to help her enjoy learning history, yet to be challenged but not so advanced that I lose her either. Can anyone help me? Our older children used Carson's U.S. history volumes for high school and really liked these, but I know our daughter will find those too dry for her. I need to find something really good and interesting as soon as possible. I just recently read a little bit about William Bennett's history series, but not having ever seen these I do not know who good these books will be presenting a really good Christian worldview like Francis Schaeffer's book How Should We Then Live? does. I would really appreciate help! Thank you! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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