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Are there any American History courses that have, for instance, American History 1 and American History 2 that would be a full years worth of work each? We have had very little American history and I think my dd would absorb much more over the course of two years.

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We split American History over two years for our kids, from early America to Civil War period, and then Reconstruction to present.  

 

We used Joy Hakim's The History of US series as our spine, but incorporated lots of books and projects on our own.  The History of US doesn't have its own curriculum (or at least didn't when we used it).  We just built our curriculum and projects around it, and split it into two years.  We also watched a lot of supporting documentaries. 

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We split American History over two years for our kids, from early America to Civil War period, and then Reconstruction to present.  

 

We used Joy Hakim's The History of US series as our spine, but incorporated lots of books and projects on our own.  The History of US doesn't have its own curriculum (or at least didn't when we used it).  We just built our curriculum and projects around it, and split it into two years.  We also watched a lot of supporting documentaries. 

 

Thank you for the reply!  I will check out that text.

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One thing to consider if you do this is how things work for your state and state universities, if you intend to apply to those.

 

Some states and I think maybe a few universities I’ve seen specify a year of US History, one of world history, and one of government. So doing two years of US history commits you to doing history all four years, unless you double up one year. Some students may want to use the fourth year of social studies to take an elective like psychology or geography, and others may want to use that slot for an extra science or language, etc.

 

If this is a concern, you could integrate the study of American government into the two year history plan and designate one or two of the semesters as “American governmentâ€.

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One thing to consider if you do this is how things work for your state and state universities, if you intend to apply to those.

 

Some states and I think maybe a few universities I’ve seen specify a year of US History, one of world history, and one of government. So doing two years of US history commits you to doing history all four years, unless you double up one year. Some students may want to use the fourth year of social studies to take an elective like psychology or geography, and others may want to use that slot for an extra science or language, etc.

 

If this is a concern, you could integrate the study of American government into the two year history plan and designate one or two of the semesters as “American governmentâ€.

Here the University requires only US history and one other unit in social studies. Thank you so much for your great advice. It's something I will consider. I just started planning for next year (9th grade) and I'm changing my mind about a million times. This is sooooo stressful!!

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