Does American history sound dry and dusty? Is it hard to see the relevance to life today?
The People, Places, and Principles of America, from Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum, is a comprehensive study of American history from pre-Columbus through the election of President Obama.
Content of each chapter of the entire course is based on the 15 major components of culture:
Each lesson incorporates a narrative carefully designed to engage the students emotionally and academically.
CHAPTER 10 ACTIVITIES includes:
Statue of Liberty; World War I; Dog fights over France; Bolsheviks and Marxists; Produce, tractors, and government regulations; The Great Depression; Free enterprise; Gangsters; Women voters; Stock market; Socialism invasion of free enterprise; The big three auto manufacturers; Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart; Aircraft carriers and submarines; Exploring the South Pole; Standardization of classrooms and students; The Trans-Atlantic Cable; Radios, satellites, and movies; Man on the moon; Computers; Fashions; Nelson Rockefeller; Mount Rushmore; African-American athletes who changed sports; Core religious beliefs.
Theme art, time lines, maps and charts illustrate each lesson to “pull the student’s mind” into the text and clarify content. This course has been called “real history” because it ties the fifteen major cultural components to real people, places and principles which distinguish America. It is not revisionist history.
The vocabulary level is applicable for students from eighth through twelfth grade. The content is designed to raise students’ aspirations for noble and honorable lifestyles of the American Dream.