America's Founding Fathers, Events & Documents Text

Grade 9-12
Teaching Method
Teacher-centered curriculum commonly used in classrooms that may include a text, teacher manual, tests, etc.
Charlotte Mason
A methodology based on the work of a 19th century educator who maintained that children learn best from literature (Living Books), not textbooks.
A methodology based on the Latin Trivium (three stages of learning), including the grammar stage (memorization and facts), logic stage (critical thinking), and rhetoric stage (developing/defending ideas).
Unit Study
A thematic or topical approach centered around one topic that integrates multiple subject areas.
Montessori (Discovery)
A methodology based on the work of a 20th century educator that emphasizes student and sensory-driven discovery learning and real-life applications.
Religious Content
Faith-based or including instructional religious content.
Avoids religious or theoretical topics or presents multiple viewpoints without preference.
Contains content contrary to common Christian beliefs (i.e. evolution).
Learning Modality
Learns through listening, talking out loud or reading out loud.
Learns through seeing, prefers written instructions and visual materials.
Kinesthetic/Tactile (Hands-On)
Learns through moving, doing and touching.
Curriculum that employ a variety of activities/components.
Curriculum progresses through well-defined learning objectives. Emphasizes mastery before moving to the next topic.
Topics and concepts are repeated from level to level, adding more depth at each pass and connecting with review.
Focus is on the “why,” often with a unifying concept as well as specific skills; coverage may be broader.
Teacher Involvement
Low Teacher Involvement
Student-led materials; parent acts as a facilitator.
Medium Teacher Involvement
A mix of teacher-led time and independent student work.
High Teacher Involvement
Teacher-led lessons; may utilize discussions, hands-on activities and working together.
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Everything you need is included.
Other Materials Required
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Designed to be written in; not reusable.
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Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum provides us with an in-depth look at the men and events central to our nation's founding. The study is divided into 3 sections of 5 units each which are topical, but with a chronological flow as well. Units discuss Plymouth and the Pilgrims; the original 13 colonies; industry and restrictive British laws; 2 units on George Washington; communication; Declaration of Independence; leaders; war events; 3 units on the Constitution; the first 10 amendments; Adams & Jefferson; and a look at some of our national symbols. This stand-alone unit study consists of three components: student text, activities, and teacher's resource kit. All 3 books are black & white paperbacks. For each unit, the student reads 4-6 pages in the Text, then answers 2-4 pages of questions in the Activities book. The Text (76 pgs) includes timelines for the 3 sections, vocabulary words in bold (with definitions included in the unit), and an inspirational quote (Life Principle) that wraps up each unit. The text is fairly readable and interesting. Activities (74 pgs) are usually fill-in-the-blank questions, with some multiple choice, cause and effect, and matching questions. The complete text of the Constitution is included. Teacher book (40 pgs) is the answer key for 15 unit activities, quizzes for each of the 3 sections, a final test, plus answers to these quizzes and tests. This unit study could be completed in about 6 weeks as is, or extended with some additional reading. Good coverage of the primary events in our nation's founding for a very reasonable price.

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Product Format:Softcover Book
Brand:Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum
Length in Inches:11.25
Width in Inches:8.75
Height in Inches:0.25
Weight in Pounds:0.45
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