Story of Liberty (Classical Historian)

From the Classical Historian, this program for middle and high school students has the goal of not only learning the history content but also how to read various history sources, to debate, to listen to others, to engage in Socratic discussions, to become a lifelong learner, and to practice the skills of partially and diligently searching for the truth in history. From its classical roots (Hebrew, Greek, Roman, and Western European), this examination of America's Heritage places a special emphasis on her place in the history of the advancing western civilization. The Reader provides the historical narrative while the Teacher and Student books cover vocabulary, important terms/people, reading comprehension/inference questions, geography, and timelines as well as a thorough exploration of the tools of the historian (determining fact or opinion, judgment, supporting evidence) through short essay questions, multiple choice questions, written essays, and Socratic discussions.

  The Reader (i.e. Text) from its beginning chapters on America's ancient and medieval heritage sets the stage for a thorough narrative of colonization, the War for Independence, the constitution, the early years of the nation, beginning government, western expansion (manifest destiny), growing sectionalism, the slavery crisis, and the resultant Civil War. With the goal of providing a "sensible" account, the text relates the many good qualities and accomplishments of our nation as well as the setbacks we have endured during our long history. 

  The consumable Student Worktext provides a guide through the reading chapters with sections covering the grammar (what you need to know), the logic (reading comprehension and inference questions), and the rhetoric (short answer questions) of each chapter along with map work. Unit activities delve more deeply into the thinking and writing tools of the historian (source analysis, research, and written papers). The Teacher Editions include copies of all student pages (with answers filled in) along with teacher notes, grading instructions/rubrics, and possible answers to open-ended questions.

Reader/Text, 288 pgs, pb. Student, 230 pgs, pb. Teacher, 235 pgs, pb. ~ Janice




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