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 11 ACTIVITIES includes:
The Great Depression; Franchise businesses; Industrial conglomerates; Capitalism and free enterprise; Newspapers, magazines, and news bias; Adolf Hitler; Nazi Germany and Communist Russia; Miracle at Dunkirk; Pearl Harbor; Battle of Midway; American, British, and German generals; Atomic bomb; War heroes; Women during WWII; Boy Scouts; Conservation; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Life after WWII; African-Americans in sports, politics, music, and civil rights; How the Supreme Court changed America; Abortion; Movies and musicals; Atomic submarines and jet planes; Conquering space; DNA; America’s evangelists and the expansion of Christian influence.
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.