Bede's History of US
Bede is a timeline...who strongly resembles a ball of yarn. This lovable character introduces young children to the basics of timelines and history in a fun way. A few of the topics discussed include Columbus Day, the Great Awakening, George Washington, Ben Franklin, Lewis & Clark, Abraham Lincoln, the Wild West, the history of flight, the history of inventions, famous American artists, and more.
The perfect preparation for serious history study when they are ready. Also an in-depth, state history lapbook project. Bede’s History of US is just the thing for teaching first-time historians the importance of timelines and how God works in time.
Publisher: Veritas Press
The kids love this book! The lessons are short (only a page or two long), most are interactive in some way, the pages are extremely colorful. I was often asked to do more than one lesson a week. What a way to get a child into loving history!
We love the Bede's series. We wanted "Bede's History of Us" because though we study history using a chronological approach and are in the middle ages, we also live in America. This book helps ensure our kids had a basic broad understanding of American History. Bede's books seem to move quickly, are fun, and super cute. I would have to recommend this one.
My kids love Bede! They always ask to read this book and do the activities. Definitely a good purchase.
My daughter absolutely loves this! It is something she looks forward to doing and even asks if we can do extra each day. I would highly recommend it.
Bede's makes a perfect US history spine for my first grader. The book is written from a Christian perspective but is simple to teach from a secular view without losing its effectiveness. As a bonus art history is incorporated into many lessons. Topics are covered each on a two page spread with its own short related task for student to complete, allowing the instructor to elaborate as little or much as desired. We are personally spending about a week on each topic. I do feel that Bede's is lacking in that I would like to see additional activities, resources, and suggested reading listed. Teacher prep is what you choose to make it, it can be used very open and go or you can use as a spine and topic introduction and spend a solid amount of time planning additional reading and crafts to really make the most out of this curriculum. My daughter does enjoy history and looks forward to doing her own weekly research based on the topic of the week and she makes a lap book and presents it to our whole family on the weekend. Would defiantly recommend to anyone required to cover US history in the early grades, I can not give a full five stars because I really feel it should include suggestions with each topic. I'm not sure that you could find anything better for the price.