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I have created a syllabus for US History for dd's 8th grade year, using The American Odyssey as a spine and adding in a fantastic primary source series from Oxford University Press called "Pages from History," plus some other books and a great number of documentaries.

 

I don't have any comprehension-type questions or map work because dd and I study, and discuss, history together. I will be adding in essay topics as we go, though those are not yet included in the syllabus.

 

(Here's hoping it all pastes in... Darn, all the formatting is gone, including all italics. Sorry if this is a bit difficult to read. I will be uploading this to my (sadly-neglected) blog as soon as I can figure out how to from the iPad. A link will also be inserted in my signature.)

 

 

United States History

 

This American History syllabus was written for use by an eighth grade student. It can easily be adapted for use by older and (slightly) younger students. All supplemental resources, books and documentaries, are those found in the local library system. The main supplemental books and most of the others contain primary source documents. Other resources may be substituted as one wishes.

 

No historical fiction selections are included as the target student does not enjoy historical fiction. The period 1914-current day does not contain as many resources as the target student covered this period in world history in depth the previous year.

 

The student(s) and parent/teacher should read and watch all resources listed in this syllabus to facilitate discussion. There are no comprehension-type activities, no map work, and no essay topics (as of yet) included. One would need to add in whatever one might desire.

 

Textbook

The American Odyssey: A History of the United States, Morton Keller, Mary Beth Klee, Joshua Zeitz, and John Holden (ed.), K12 Inc., 2009 ISBN 1-60153-034-X

 

Main Supplemental Books---"Pages from History" series (Oxford University Press)

Encounters in the New World: A History in Documents, Jill Lepore ISBN 0195105133

Colonial America: A History in Documents, Edward Gray ISBN 9780199765942

The Bill of Rights: A History in Documents, John Patrick ISBN 0195103548

The Struggle Against Slavery: A History in Documents, David Waldstreicher ISBN 0195108507

The Industrial Revolution: A History in Documents, Laura Frader ISBN 9780195128178

The Civil War: A History in Documents, Robert Seidman ISBN 0195115589

Imperialism: A History in Documents, Bonnie Smith ISBN 0195108019

The Gilded Age: A History in Documents, Janette Greenwood ISBN 9781439518007

World War I: A History in Documents, Frans Coetzee ISBN 9780199732510

The Depression and the New Deal: A History in Documents, Robert McElvaine ISBN 0195104935

World War II: A History in Documents, James Madison ISBN 9780195338126

The Cold War: A History in Documents, Allan Winkler ISBN 9780199765997

The Vietnam War: A History in Documents, Marilyn Young ISBN 019512278X

 

Additional Supplemental Books

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793, Jim Murphy ISBN 9780395776087

Voices from the Trail of Tears, Vicki Rozema ISBN 0895872714

Seven Trails West, Arthur Peters ISBN 1558597824

Across America on an Emigrant Train (a biography of Robert Louis Stevenson), Jim Murphy ISBN 0756991447

Children of the West, Cathy Luchetti ISBN 0393049132

Men of the West, Cathy Luchetti ISBN 0393059057

Women of the West, Cathy Luchetti ISBN 09179466022

a copy of the Sears, Roebuck catalog from the 1890-1910 to show the changing society (available in many libraries and on amazon)

Shutting out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924, Deborah Hopkinson ISBN 0439375908

Children of the Great Depression (photos), Kathleen Thompson ISBN 0253340314

Daring to Look: Dorothea Lange's Photographs and Reports from the Field (all from 1939, across the country), Anne Whiston Spirn ISBN 0226769844

 

Documentaries

America Before Columbus (National Geographic)

The New World: Nightmare in Jamestown (National Geographic)

Desperate Crossing (A&E/History Channel)

Salem Witch Trials (A&E/History Channel)

Liberty! (PBS)

George Washington: The Man Who Wouldn't be King (American Experience/PBS)

Lewis and Clark (Ken Burns)

Dolley Madison (American Experience/PBS)

Mill Times (David Macaulay/PBS)

We Shall Remain: America Through Native Eyes (American Experience/PBS)

Roots of Resistance (American Experience/PBS)

Underground Railroad (A&E/History Channel)

The Abolitionists (American Experience/PBS)

The West (Ken Burns)

The Gold Rush (American Experience/PBS)

The Civil War (Ken Burns)

Reconstruction (American Experience/PBS)

Lost in the Grand Canyon (American Experience/PBS)

Triangle Fire (American Experience/PBS)

The Orphan Trains (American Experience/PBS)

The Brooklyn Bridge (Ken Burns)

One Woman, One Vote (American Experience/PBS)

Panama Canal (American Experience/PBS)

The Great War 1918 (American Experience/PBS)

Influenza 1918 (American Experience/PBS)

The Monkey Trial (American Experience/PBS)

The Great Depression (A&E/History Channel)

Riding the Rails ( American Experience/PBS)

The 1930s: The Civilian Conservation Corps (American Experience/PBS)

Eyes on the Prize (American Experience/PBS)

Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (American Experience/PBS)

 

 

 

 

The American Odyssey Part 1: Becoming Americans

 

Chapter 1:The First Americans

Read American Odyssey pages 4-19

Watch America Before Columbus (90 min)

Read chapters 1 and 2 Encounters in the New World

 

Chapter 2: Europeans Outward Bound

Read American Odyssey pages 22-35

Watch the first two parts of episode 1 The West (early New Spain)

Read American Odyssey pages 36-42, read Colonial America pages 22-31 (early English settlements)

Read Encounters in the New World pages 107-125, read Colonial America pages 33-38 (Jamestown)

Watch The New World:Nightmare in Jamestown (50 min)

Read Colonial America pages 97-109 (indentured servants)

 

Chapter 3: Planting (Mostly) English Colonies

Read American Odyssey pages 48-51 (Mayflower)

Watch Desperate Crossing (137 min)

Read American Odyssey pages pages 52-60 (New England, MD, VA colonies)

Read Colonial America pages 38-53, pages 55-68 (colonialists v natives)

Read American Odyssey pages 61-62, Colonial America pages 77-85 (Bacon's Rebellion)

Read American Odyssey pages 62-70, Colonial America pages 85-90 (Restoration colonies)

Read Encounters in the New World pages 87-105 (New France)

Read Encounters in the New World pages 68-85 (New Spain)

Watch next five parts of episode 1 The West (through California missions)

Read American Odyssey pages 72-79 ????? (Salem)

Watch Salem Witch Trials (50 min)

 

Chapter 4: The Colonies Mature

Read American Odyssey pages 82-89 (growing colonies)

Read American Odyssey pages 89-90, Encounters in the New World pages 125-145, Colonial America pages 109-121 (slavery)

Read Colonial America pages 123-141, pages 167-195 (family life in the colonies)

Read American Odyssey pages 91-100 (Great Awakening, Enlightenment)

Read Colonial America pages 143-165 (religion)

Read American Odyssey pages 100-103 (French and Indian War)

 

Chapter 5: The Road to Revolution

Read The Bill of Rights chapter 1 (roots of American rights) **or save for Chapter 8**

Read American Odyssey pages 114-121, The Bill of Rights pages 41-45 (protests)

Read American Odyssey pages 121-124, The Bill of Rights pages 45-47 (First Continental Congress)

Read American Odyssey pages 125-143, The Bill of Rights pages 48-50 (to Declaration of Independence)

Watch episodes 1 and 2 of Liberty! (120 min)

 

Chapter 6: The American Revolution

Read all of American Odyssey chapter 6

Watch episodes 3, 4, and 5 of Liberty! (180 min)

Read chapter 2 The Struggle Against Slavery (the African-American revolution)

Watch George Washington: The Man Who Wouldn't Be King (60 min)

 

Chapter 7: Establishing a More Perfect Union

Read all of American Odyssey chapter 7

Watch episode 6 of Liberty! (60 min)

 

The American Odyssey Part 2: National Identity and Growth

 

Chapter 8: The Federalist Era

Read American Odyssey pages 194-199, The Bill of Rights chapter 1 (if not yet read) and chapter 3

Read American Odyssey pages 200-215, The Bill of Rights pages 73-82 (through Alien and Sedition Crisis)

Read An American Plague by Jim Murphy N J614.541 (yellow fever 1793 Philly)

 

Chapter 9: Jeffersonian Republicanism

Read American Odyssey pages 218-229

Watch Lewis and Clark (240 min)

Read American Odyssey pages 229-237 (through War of 1812)

Watch Dolley Madison (90 min)

 

Chapter 10: Nationalism and Economic Growth

Read all of American Odyssey chapter 10

 

Chapter 11: Beginning and Industrial Revolution and a Market Economy

Read American Odyssey pages 260-267, Industrial Revolution introduction, pages 19-23, pages 41-57, page 89

Watch Mill Times (60 min)

Read American Odyssey pages 267-279

 

Chapter 12: A New Kind of Politics: Jacksonian Democracy

Read all of American Odyssey chapter 12

Watch We Shall Remain disc 2 (75 min)

Read Voices from the Trail of Tears by Vicki Rozema N 973.0497

 

Chapter 13: Changing Sectional Identities

Read all of American Odyssey chapter 13

Read The Struggle Against Slavery chapters 3, 4, and 5

Read The Bill of Rights pages 84-86

Watch Roots of Resistance (56 min) or Underground Railroad (150 min)

 

Chapter 14: An Age of Reform

Read American Odyssey pages 330-345 (utopia, reforms, abolition)

Watch The Abolitionists (180 min)

Read American Odyssey pages 345-347, The Bill of Rights pages 87-91 (women's movement)

 

Chapter 15: The Emergence of American Culture

Read all of American Odyssey chapter 15

 

Chapter 16: Manifest Destiny

Read American Odyssey pages 368-375 (westward)

Watch The West episode 2 (all but Tejas, We Go to Conquer, What a Country)

Read entire text of Catherine Sager Pringle's "Across the Plains in 1844) on The West's companion website

Read Seven Trails West chapter 3 Santa Fe trail, chapter 4 Oregon-CA trail, chapter 5 Mormon trail

Read American Odyssey pages 376-386 (Texas, Polk, war w Mexico)

Watch three remaining segments from The West episode 2

Watch The Gold Rush (120 min) or episode 3 of The West

 

The American Odyssey Part 3: Crisis and Renewal

 

Chapter 17: The Road to War

Read American Odyssey pages 392-399, The Struggle Against Slavery pages 137-148 (Compromise of 1850, Fugitive Slave Act)

Read American Odyssey pages 400-404, The Bill of Rights pages 91-95 (Dred Scott)

Read American Odyssey pages 404-407, The Civil War pages 50-57 (Lincoln-Douglas, John Brown, 1860 election)

 

Chapter 18: The Civil War

Read all of American Odyssey chapter 18

Read The Civil War pages 57-67, chapters 4-7

Watch The Civil War (700 min)

 

Chapter 19: Reconstruction and Reunification

Read all of American Odyssey chapter 19

Read The Civil War chapter 8

Watch Reconstruction (180 min)

 

Chapter 20: The Last Frontier

Read Seven Trails West chapter 6 Pony Express, chapter 7 telegraph, chapter 8 railroad

Read American Odyssey pages 462-475

Watch The West episode 5

Read Across America on an Emigrant Train by Jim Murphy N J Bio Robert Louis Stevenson

Watch Lost in the Grand Canyon (53 min)

Read American Odyssey pages 475-480 (native)

Watch The West episode 6

Read American Odyssey pages 481-485 (the west in popular culture)

Watch The West episodes 7 and 8

Read Children of the West/Men of the West/Women of the West by Cathy Luchetti

 

Chapter 21: New Industries, New Ideas, New Frontiers

Read all of American Odyssey chapter 21

Read 1897 or 1908 Sears Roebuck catalog

 

Chapter 22: Rise of Organized Labor

Read American Odyssey pages 506-510, The Industrial Revolution chapter 3, pages 73-83, 85, 93 (child labor, family and private life)

Read American Odyssey pages 511-521, The Gilded Age pages 49-65 (Knights of Labor through Homestead)

Watch Triangle Fire (60 min)

 

Chapter 23: A Nation of Immigrants

Read all of American Odyssey chapter 23

Read The Gilded Age pages 29-47

Watch The Orphan Trains (60 min)

 

Chapter 24: Birth of the Modern American City

Read American Odyssey pages 540-544

Watch The Brooklyn Bridge (58 min)

Read American Odyssey pages 544-550, The Gilded Age chapter 5 (Jacob Riis photo essay)

Read Shutting out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924 by Deborah Hopkinson N J307.764H

Read American Odyssey pages 550-559, The Gilded Age chapter 10 (leisure activities)

 

 

 

 

The American Odyssey Part 4: Reform and World Power

 

Chapter 25: The Age of Reform Politics

Read American Odyssey pages 564-569, The Gilded Age chapter 8 (farmers' revolt, Populist Party)

Read American Odyssey pages 569-571, 580-583, The Gilded Age pages 67-77 (Hull House)

Read American Odyssey pages 571-579

 

Chapter 26: The Road to Equality

Read American Odyssey pages 586-597, The Gilded Age chapter 6, The Bill of Rights pages 110-115 (African-Americans)

Read American Odyssey pages 598-605, The Bill of Rights pages 106-110 (women)

Watch One Woman, One Vote (106 min)

 

Chapter 27: American Imperialism

Read American Odyssey pages 608-615, The Gilded Age chapter 9 (Spanish-American War)

Read American Odyssey pages 615-623

Watch Panama Canal online at American Experience (90 min)

 

Chapter 28: The First World War and its Aftermath

Read American Odyssey pages 626-638, World War I pages 93-95, 108-109, chapter 5 picture essay (the war)

Watch The Great War 1918 (56 min)

Watch Influenza 1918 (60 min)

Read American Odyssey pages 638-643

 

Chapter 29: The Roaring Twenties

Read American Odyssey pages 646-664

Watch The Monkey Trial (90 min)

Read American Odyssey pages 664-669

 

Chapter 30: The Great Depression Begins

Read The Great Depression chapter 1

Read all of American Odyssey chapter 30

Read The Great Depression chapter 2

Watch The Great Depression first segment (200 min total)

Watch Riding the Rails (72 min)

 

Chapter 31: FDR and the New Deal

Read American Odyssey pages 688-703

Watch the second and third segments of The Great Depression

Watch The CCC from The 1930s (53 min)

Read Children of the Great Depression by Kathleen Thompson, Daring to Look: Dorothea Lange by Anne Whiston Spirn

Read The Great Depression chapters 3-14

Watch the last segment of The Great Depression

 

Chapter 32: World War II

Read all of American Odyssey chapter 32

Read World War II pages 21-22, 30-31, 37-38, 50, 52-53, 55, 63-65, 78-79, chapter 5 propaganda pictures, pages 96-99, 106-111, 113-116

 

The American Odyssey Part 5: The US in the Modern World

 

Chapter 33: The Cold War at Home and Abroad

Read American Odyssey pages 750-762, The Cold War chapter 1(the bomb to Korea)

Read American Odyssey pages 762-766, The Cold War chapter 2 (HUAC, McCarthy)

Read American Odyssey pages 766-771, The Cold War chapter 3 to page 78 (Eisenhower)

 

Chapter 34: Society and a culture in the Postwar Era

Read all of American Odyssey chapter 34

Read World War II pages 126-131

 

Chapter 35: The Civil Rights Movement

Read all of American Odyssey chapter 35

Watch Eyes on the Prize (360 min)

 

Chapter 36: The Vietnam Era

Read American Odyssey pages 828-832, The Cold War pages 80-87 (Bay of Pigs etc)

Read American Odyssey pages 832-847, The Cold War pages 111-123

 

Chapter 37: Rebellion and Reform

Read all of American Odyssey chapter 37

 

Chapter 38: The Politics of Power

Watch Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (55 min)

Read all of American Odyssey chapter 38

Read The Cold War pages 125-132 (SALT etc)

 

Chapter 39: The Reagan Era

Read all of American Odyssey chapter 39

Read The Cold War pages 132-141

 

Chapter 40: Cultural Politics in a Changing Nation

 

Chapter 41: Change, Challenge, and Possibility

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What a thing of beauty!  I had been thinking of doing something exactly like this for dd in 8th, but I've been wimping out and thinking I might use the Concise Hakim instead.  But this looks so great I may just rethink again...

 

Would you mind sharing what you're thinking of for pacing?   Are you planning on getting through this all in a year, so fitting in a bit more than a chapter/week?  Or two chapters/week to allow time for things like essays?

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What a thing of beauty! I had been thinking of doing something exactly like this for dd in 8th, but I've been wimping out and thinking I might use the Concise Hakim instead. But this looks so great I may just rethink again...

 

Would you mind sharing what you're thinking of for pacing? Are you planning on getting through this all in a year, so fitting in a bit more than a chapter/week? Or two chapters/week to allow time for things like essays?

I'll get back to you later today----dd is waiting to go to the library :)

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Luckmama, thank you so much. You are always so generous with your hard work.

 

My library has multiple sets of the oxford series so Yipee!

 

For something like essays, you might consider something along the lines of "Document Based Assessment for US History Grades 6-8"

 

It is a Walch publication and does have included readings, so it wouldn't work with your assigned readings, but it might provide it's own sort of practice.

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What a blessing; thank you so much!  I let my 7th gr. son look through various history texts and he said he likes the K12HO best.  He has also mentioned numerous times a desire for "movies" to be part of his history course.  He & my other children want to study American history this year, so this is perfect!  Thank you for sharing your work so generously.  :thumbup:

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I am very happy to share with all of you :) It seems like I spend most my time now as a (slightly frightened) parasite on the high school board :eek:

 

For something like essays, you might consider something along the lines of "Document Based Assessment for US History Grades 6-8"

 

It is a Walch publication and does have included readings, so it wouldn't work with your assigned readings, but it might provide it's own sort of practice.

Thanks for the suggestion. I will look around for that. I am also thinking about adapting free-response questions from old AP US History exams-----I've gone through a decade's worth and have found some very thought-provoking questions.

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Would you mind sharing what you're thinking of for pacing? Are you planning on getting through this all in a year, so fitting in a bit more than a chapter/week? Or two chapters/week to allow time for things like essays?

I had to estimate on the pacing since I just sort of wing it every year with history :D

 

I will require dd to work on history for the equivalent of an hour a day. She may decide to do several hours one day and none the following. She is a fast reader who retains almost everything she reads (exact dates can be a bit fuzzy). Because some of the documentaries are quite long (Ken Burns, any one?) the amount of time spent on each chapter will vary greatly!

 

By my count, we have approximately 149-162 days accounted for. This leaves plenty of time for slowing down, following rabbit trails, additional research for writing, and for field trips to Jamestown/Williamsburg/DC/Gettysburg/Boston this year :)

 

Ch 1: The first Americans (3 days)

Ch 2: Europeans Outward Bound (3-4 days)

Ch 3: Planting mostly English colonies (6 days)

Ch 4: The colonies mature (3-4 days)

Ch 5: The road to revolution (3-4 days)

Ch 6: The American Revolution (5 days)

Ch 7: Establishing a more perfect union (2 days)

Ch 8: The federalist era (3 days)

Ch 9: Jeffersonian republicanism (6-7 days)

Ch 10: Nationalism and economic growth (1 day)

Ch 11: Beginning an industrial revolution and a market economy (3 days)

Ch 12: A new kind of politics (3 days)

Ch 13: Changing sectional identities (4-5 days)

Ch 14: An age of reform (4 days)

Ch 15: The emergence of American culture (1 day)

Ch 16: Manifest destiny (8-9 days)

Ch 17: The road to war (2 days)

Ch 18: The Civil War (13-14 days)

Ch 19: Reconstruction and reunification (5 days)

Ch 20: The last frontier (13-14 days)

Ch 21: New industries, new ideas, new frontiers (2-3 days)

Ch 22: Rise of organized labor (3 days)

Ch 23: A nation of immigrants (3 days)

Ch 24: Birth of the modern American city (4 days)

Ch 25: The age of reform politics (2-3 days)

Ch 26: The road to equality (3 days)

Ch 27: American imperialism (3 days)

Ch 28: The First World War and its aftermath (3 days)

Ch 29: The Roaring Twenties (2 days)

Ch 30: The Great Depression begins (5 days)

Ch 31: FDR and the New Deal (7-8 days)

Ch 32: World War II (2 days)

Ch 33: The Cold War at home and abroad ( 3 days)

Ch 34: Society and culture in the postwar era (1-2 days)

Ch 35: The civil rights movement (7 days)

Ch 36: The Vietnam era (2 days)

Ch 37: Rebellion and Reform (1 day)

Ch 38: The politics of power (2 days)

Ch 39: The Reagan era (1-2 days)

Ch 40: Cultural politics in a changing nation (1 day)

Ch 41: Change, challenge, and possibility (1 day)

 

******Remember, we studied the 1914-present last year for world history. If hasn't, much more time would be allotted to Ch 28 on. I will be adding some more information and time post-Vietnam.*******

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Thank you, thank you, thank you.  We enjoyed reading Human Odyssey and since doing U.S. History this year, this really fills the bill really well.

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Oh, wow.

 

We are going to do a two-year, in-depth study of American History for 7th and 8th and I'm just beginning to plan it.  I think you just REALLY accelerated the process.

 

Thank you so much for sharing your hard work!

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Oh, wow.

 

We are going to do a two-year, in-depth study of American History for 7th and 8th and I'm just beginning to plan it. I think you just REALLY accelerated the process.

 

Thank you so much for sharing your hard work!

You're welcome!

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I'm about to bump up an old thread, but OH MY GOSH THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS!!! My daughter wants something very similar. She wants comprehension questions and workbook pages as well, so I'm about to spend my summer coming up with those. You have saved me so much time.

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I'm about to bump up an old thread, but OH MY GOSH THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS!!! My daughter wants something very similar. She wants comprehension questions and workbook pages as well, so I'm about to spend my summer coming up with those. You have saved me so much time.

I'm so happy I could help :)

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This is an amazing list & post. Thank you so much for all your hard work. Have helped me finally decide on History curriculum for DD (7th grade) this year! :)

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This is an amazing list & post. Thank you so much for all your hard work. Have helped me finally decide on History curriculum for DD (7th grade) this year! :)

Glad I could help! Later this summer I'll be modifying the page to reflect some changes we made as we went along this last year :)

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Glad I could help! Later this summer I'll be modifying the page to reflect some changes we made as we went along this last year :)

 

Excuse me, but could you please get cracking?  My DD's history schedule isn't going to plan itself and you don't expect ME to do it, do you? :toetap05:

 

:tongue_smilie:

 

(On a serious note, thank you so much for your generosity!)

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Excuse me, but could you please get cracking? My DD's history schedule isn't going to plan itself and you don't expect ME to do it, do you? :toetap05:

 

:tongue_smilie:

 

(On a serious note, thank you so much for your generosity!)

:lol:

 

Want to come over and finish the AP Human Geography syllabus I've been writing all week?

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I wish I had seen your post earlier. We're doing pretty a lot of the same stuff too, American Odyssey with a side dish of Crash course US History, American Experience, DBQs, Reading Like a historian, and movies. It's definitely a two year course though!

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Waiting and waiting....... Would love to know also if you made any major changes to what you laid out above.

You have made this plan my plan B if Co-op falls through! I could hug you still!

😊

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we will be using this--thanks!!! we will be subbing audible great courses for some of the Pages in History--getting them all is too expensive and our library doesn't carry them. Thank u!

 

I am going to attempt to coordinate the K12 book with The Great Courses' History of the United States 2nd edition. WIll post if I actually do it more than a week in advance ;)

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we will be using this--thanks!!! we will be subbing audible great courses for some of the Pages in History--getting them all is too expensive and our library doesn't carry them. Thank u!

 

I am going to attempt to coordinate the K12 book with The Great Courses' History of the United States 2nd edition. WIll post if I actually do it more than a week in advance ;)

 

 

If you do match K12's American Odyssey and The Great Courses' History of the US, I would love love love to see how you line them up. I'm strongly considering pairing these for 1 Amer. history credit.

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Will do--but I will likely do it month by month--I tend not to plan a whole year in advance. But I would be happy to let you see what I do to see if it's any help. Who knows, if it's fairly easy to match up, I may do the whole thing. I will be working on it this weekend (school starts Monday--ack!)

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Halcyon,

How are you doing Joy Hakim's American History with your younger son? We will use Mystery of History 4 and Sonlight read aloud and readers for this year. Next year we will do either K12 American Odyssey or Joy Hakim history.

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Just bumping up this old thread for others, since it's planning season. Luckymama's American history syllabus (post #1) has been a HUGE, HUGE hit with my DS this year. Luckymama, THANK YOU!     :001_wub:

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Just bumping up this old thread for others, since it's planning season. Luckymama's American history syllabus (post #1) has been a HUGE, HUGE hit with my DS this year. Luckymama, THANK YOU! :001_wub:

You're welcome :) It was a great year for us, too.

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I'm jumping in with this, and I'm curious what sort of writing you guys added?

I was making a syllabus with week divisions and realized I don't have any specific plans for history writing, other than written narrations.

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Has anyone completed this schedule?  How did this end up working out?  

Edited by melmichigan
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Interested as well.  I also can't figure out where to buy the book.

 

You can buy the book used on Amazon: ISBN-13: 978-1601530349

 

Kim

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I'm interested to see how folks have done with this!

I purchased the book used on ThriftBooks.com for a steal and just got it today.  I was planning on using it with my older kids next year (they will be 5th and 7th) as a spine and supplementing with "easier" books, videos, etc.  This is going to save me some time. :)

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