American history comes alive in the stories and adventures of explorers and pioneers who saw in America the chance to live a dream—to freely worship God, to have a chance to own land, and search for wealth and opportunities.
In America’s Story 1, your student will:
- Learn about those who lived and thrived in the Americas first
- Meet the Christian Viking who accidentally discovered America around 1000 A.D.
- Become acquainted with the many explorers and their amazing tales of the Americas
- Discover how simple words were used to powerfully shape the course of history
- Follow along through the Revolutionary War and watch as the Constitution of the United States of America is drafted
- Tell of the triumphs, hardships, mistakes, and victories that together formed the nation we now know
- and so much more!
America’s Story 1 is designed to be easy to use. It guides your student through an exciting adventure through American history as they:
- Learn to retell history through the use of oral and written narration
- Sketch their way through historical scenes
- Create their own maps
- Compile a timeline from the ancient Americas to the 1850s
America’s Story 1 brings history alive for students in an exciting way! Through engaging narrative, the author interacts with students and draws them in to imagine the adventures, hardships, failures, and triumphs of the incredible events and characters that shaped American history. The course is approximately 45 minutes per lesson, four to five days per week, and is designed for grades 3 through 6 as a one-year history course.
America’s Story 1 Set includes:
- Full-color America’s Story 1 Student Textbook featuring engaging narrative and beautiful historic illustrations, photographs, maps, and cultural connections.
- America’s Story 1 Teacher Guide, which features: convenient daily schedule; student worksheets for narration (oral and written), sketching, map adventures, and timelines; optional Digging Deeper activities; special project ideas; review sheets and answer keys; and three-hole-punched, perforated pages for convenience.
Can I use this course with an older/younger student?
Yes. While America’s Story is designed for upper elementary students (grades 3 through 6), it is also very flexible and can be used with younger/older students. Younger students may require additional teacher involvement, while older students may complete additional activities or research projects to increase the difficulty of the course.
I have two or more students using this course together. What do I need to purchase?
It’s recommended that you purchase additional copies of the Teacher Guide. While the Student Textbook could easily be shared between students, the Teacher Guide contains all of the consumable worksheets your students will need to complete the course. Purchasing an additional copy means each student will have worksheets available and ready for use.
Do we have to start in America’s Story 1?
No. Each volume in America’s Story builds upon the next and creates a timeline of American history from the ancient Americas to modern times; however, each volume also stands alone, allowing your student to start and stop in any volume.