"This has easily been the most natural and relaxed curriculum I’ve used in my entire eight years of homeschooling. Ever." - Shelly, homeschooling mom of 11
"Our family thoroughly enjoyed the Early American Intermediate study this year. History comes alive with this wonderful collection of books!" - Stacia
"We just finished up the early American package and loved it! The kids looked forward to the stories and retained so much info. I was surprised how much they learned!" - Tamara
Next up in our blog series featuring each of the history studies we offer is our Early American History: A Literature Approach for Intermediate Grades. Using our award-winning approach to teaching history using literature, this study takes you and your 4th-6th grader from the Vikings in 1000AD through the Civil War. This course features literature from beloved authors like Esther Forbes, Elizabeth Yates, James Daugherty, Jeri Ferris, Carl Sandburg and more! You'll study the lives of historical figures throughout the early years of our nation's history: Leif Erikson, Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin West, Amos Fortune, Sacagawea,Sojourner Truth, and so many others! You'll read the wonderfully researched and beautifully illustrated A Child's First Book of American History by Earl Schenck Miers who paints a portrait of the struggles faced by the first settlers, the challenges of creating a new nation, and the the dynamic and complex events that formed our American consciousness.
The study guide contains 101 lessons and it is suggested that 3 lessons be completed each week. Other features include:
*Beautiful full color layout including historic art, paintings, charts, and maps.
*Internet links throughout guide for further interest and enhanced study.
*Guide includes an Answer Key.
*Many optional activities listed, especially having to do with geography.
*Expanded comprehension questions.
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To read about one mom's experience using this program, check out this review here. Shelly used it with three children at three different levels and say "This has easily been the most natural and relaxed curriculum I’ve used in my entire eight years of homeschooling. Ever." We strive to make teaching history easy and inspiring. Our guides are open and go, all you need are the books and a notebook for your student! And everything is available in a discounted pack that ships for free!