America the Beautiful Curriculum Package, 2nd Edition

America the Beautiful Curriculum Package, 2nd Edition

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America the Beautiful parts 1 & 2, 2nd Edition
With a more interesting approach than most textbooks, America the Beautiful’s all-in-one American history, geography, and literature course covers not only historical events from 1000 A.D. to the present, but also natural, God-created attractions, major landmarks, biographies, and what daily life looked like during various eras. This massive 2-volume set may seem overwhelming until your child opens it and sighs with relief over the plethora of historical photographs, color photos, illustrations, and artwork, plus the reasonably large font with generous amounts of white space.

Great for independent learning – no separate Teacher's Manual – the instructions are directed to your child. Every week a new unit is introduced with five daily lessons, each with four to six optional activities. Some activities include map work in Maps of America the Beautiful, entries in Timeline of America the Beautiful, and reading assignments from We the People. If you have a voracious reader, one of the optional activities is to read two to three chapters daily from literature that you may already have or can easily obtain from your local library. The weekly family activity might include craft and art projects, recipes, or other multi-age activities. User friendly; rich in content; distributed in daily, child-pleasing portions, America the Beautiful effortlessly guides your child chronologically through American history.

We the People
A fascinating collection of 150 original journal entries, newspaper articles, advertisements, poems, songs, letters, short stories, speeches, and other historic documents from American history.

Timeline of America the Beautiful
What a terrific way for your child to recap what he has just learned! After a lesson in America the Beautiful, your child will be asked to add an event mentioned to the Timeline of America the Beautiful. Designed specifically to record facts learned in the lessons, Timeline of America the Beautiful also includes occasional black-and-white illustrations that your child might enjoy coloring.

Maps of America the Beautiful
With three to four map activities per week assigned from the America the Beautiful textbook, your child will use Maps of America the Beautiful to create his own historical atlas of the United States.

Student Workbook Sold Separately
America the Beautiful's Student Workbook is available separately. Considered optional by the publisher, the Student Workbook includes crosswords, drawing assignments, and other handwork activities, plus unit tests. Click here for product details and pricing.

Features
 


America the Beautiful Part 1
Lessons: 75
Binding: Hardcover
Illustrations: Color and black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-60999-141-8
Copyright: 2021

America the Beautiful Part 2
Lessons: 75
Binding: Hardcover
Illustrations: Color and black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-60999-142-5
Copyright: 2021

We the People
A collection of original journal entries, newspaper articles, advertisements, poems, songs, letters, short stories, speeches, and other historic documents from American history.
Binding: Hardcover
Illustrations: Black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-60999-146-3
Copyright: 2021

Maps of America the Beautiful
A collection of 30 maps drawn especially to accompany this curriculum.
Binding: Saddle-stitched.
Pages: 61
ISBN: 978-1-60999-144-9
Copyright: 2021

Timeline of America the Beautiful
This is an illustrated timeline of American history from AD 1000 to the present, designed specifically to include facts learned in the lessons. Some facts are already printed on the timeline.
Binding: Saddle-stitched.
ISBN: 978-1-60999-145-6
Copyright: 2021

America the Beautiful Answer Key and Literature Guide
Includes answers for the Timeline, Student Workbook, Lesson Review, and the vocabulary assignments included in the main text.
Binding: Saddle-stitched.
ISBN: 978-1-60999-138-8
Copyright: 2021

Publisher's Information:
Publisher: Notgrass
Consumable Workbooks included: Maps & Timeline of America the Beautiful
Faith-Based: Yes

Download PDF Sample Pages:
Introduction
Part 1 Sample Unit
Part 2 Sample Unit
We the People
Timeline
Maps
Answer Key
Bonus Downloads

Awards and Endorsements:
The Old Schoolhouse Review Blue Ribbon Award 2013
America the Beautiful Review by A Better Way to Thrive

review by A Better Way to Thrive

”America the Beautiful leaves me a bit torn. I love getting history books from the library and doing our own projects. But my daughter just loves how this program is laid out, and I have been really impressed with all they are learning. It’s something I could wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who doesn’t want to take a DIY approach to homeschool history.”

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America the Beautiful Review by Adventures in Homeschooling

review by Adventures in Homeschooling

”As a military family, we put a lot of focus on our nations history, discussing our call to serve and the foundations of our country. Understanding our history is important to our family and, therefore, something we think is extremely important in our homeschool.”

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America the Beautiful Review by Farm Fresh Adventures

review by Farm Fresh Adventures

”My thoughts are that this program is everything I hoped it would be and more. Not only is the textbook written in a narrative form making it easy to read, it is so full of photographs and visual things to go with the words. Little Britches pours over the photos in each lesson, he enjoys them so much.”

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America the Beautiful Review by the Flanders Family

review by the Flanders Family

”Overall, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by America the Beautiful. I find it much more interesting than the dry history texts I had as a kid, and my children stay engaged when I read it aloud, asking lots of questions and poring over photos.”

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Customer Reviews

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Mindy
America the Beautiful

I purchased the entire America the Beautiful package (two textbooks, workbook, timeline, We the People book, map, and answer key). I LOVE this history curriculum. My 10 year old & I complete the reading together, as I often like to read & learn the material as well. There are numerous activities to choose from upon completion of a lesson, including workbook, timeline, map, Thinking Biblically, corresponding reading from We the People, or a family activity. I appreciate how all of the materials work together to meet the needs of all types of learners! Also, see my review of the workbook. The workbook is one of my favorite parts of this package.

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Melanie
America the Beautiful

We're using parts of this on the side of another history curricula, specifically because I love all the sections covering sites around the United States and people from history. It's like a travelogue. I admit to skipping a lot of the historical content, since we've already covered it elsewhere. The parts we do cover have been interesting, with beautiful photographs, which makes the book more engaging. I have not chosen to do this book as my main curriculum because we're Catholic, and the books from this company that I checked out at a convention were definitely not Catholic-friendly (This comes in most obviously during the European history section, but still, it's their viewpoint, and is much more vehemently presented than, say, the way Sonlight or Biblioplan handle things. I've been especially impressed by Biblioplan's fair presentation of both sides of historical events.) Otherwise, I think these books are interesting, easy to follow and enjoy, and have a nice variety of topics, between the historical, biographies, and American places to see. Really a fascinating approach to a history text!

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Kelly T.
ATB Curriculum Package

Both of my children have really enjoyed this set. The lessons are short but are packed with a lot of information. With the additional materials including maps, timelines, workbooks, and activities, they get an in-depth learning experience that we all enjoy.

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Lauren V.D.
America the Beautiful

We haven’t had the opportunity to start this yet. But I am looking forward to this curriculum!

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Alicia
Wonderful

Wonderful history curriculum! My son and I enjoy reading together. I love the assignments that go along with it, I can see how well he is paying attention:)