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I am looking for a "get it done" history for my 10th grade STEM kid for next year.  She is taking rigorous math, science, and engineering classes next year so I can not have this subject take up a lot of time.  However, I need something strong enough for her transcript.  I would love something that combines a little reading on a topic along with the crash course US videos since she is such a visual learner.  I even found some worksheets to go along with the videos on teachers pay teachers.  Does anyone have any suggestions or is there anyone that has done this already so that I do not have to reinvent the wheel?  This year I bought a World History textbook and she read and did comprehension questions and tests and it has been very boring and difficult for her.  Thanks in advance.

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16 hours ago, khope1 said:

I am looking for a "get it done" history for my 10th grade STEM kid for next year.  She is taking rigorous math, science, and engineering classes next year so I can not have this subject take up a lot of time.  However, I need something strong enough for her transcript.  I would love something that combines a little reading on a topic along with the crash course US videos since she is such a visual learner.  I even found some worksheets to go along with the videos on teachers pay teachers.  Does anyone have any suggestions or is there anyone that has done this already so that I do not have to reinvent the wheel?  This year I bought a World History textbook and she read and did comprehension questions and tests and it has been very boring and difficult for her.  Thanks in advance.

 

I have no idea what grade this is for or if it is "strong" but these are lesson plans for Crash Course US History. ETA: I am afraid many of the links are broken.   https://web.archive.org/web/20170813212640/http://thecrashcourse.com/curriculum/us-history.html

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I don't know how helpful this is or if it is a repeat of what @cintinative posted, but this links to the crash course curriculum.

I found Crash Course videos to be a a good review, but not great for initial learning.

I like using the US History Detective workbooks for output along with an interesting text (or three) for input, then tossing videos in as a fun side/review. But, yes, I invent the wheel each time.

https://sites.google.com/a/stokes.k12.nc.us/american-history-2016/john-green-crash-course-us-history-curriculum

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Instead of comprehension questions and tests, you could discuss daily and have her write papers on topics of interest.

Here are some instructional videos which are better for first exposure than Crash Course videos, which are best for review, IMHO:

Hip Hughes  https://hiphugheshistory.weebly.com/united-states-history-videos.html

Tom Richey https://www.tomrichey.net/apush.html  

If you have any trouble with their sites, both have YouTube channels, as well.

Other websites you might find helpful for written material:

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/index.cfm

https://ashbrook.org/programs/citizens/core-documents-curriculum/ 

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19 hours ago, RootAnn said:

I don't know how helpful this is or if it is a repeat of what @cintinative posted, but this links to the crash course curriculum.

I found Crash Course videos to be a a good review, but not great for initial learning.

I like using the US History Detective workbooks for output along with an interesting text (or three) for input, then tossing videos in as a fun side/review. But, yes, I invent the wheel each time.

https://sites.google.com/a/stokes.k12.nc.us/american-history-2016/john-green-crash-course-us-history-curriculum

For get it done - US History Detective workbooks with some videos (history channel type, and some actual movies) have been what we've done with PokeMan.  We did BOTH books (one, 1st semester and one 2nd semester).  He's been pretty happy with it overall.  I'm happy it's getting done.

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