Our Star-Spangled Story is a one-year American history and literature course designed for students in grades 1-4. It combines the flexibility and richness of a unit study with the simplicity of a textbook-based approach to history.
The Curriculum Package includes:
- Our Star-Spangled Story Part 1
- Our Star-Spangled Story Part 2
- Star-Spangled Rhythms and Rhymes (with access to stream or download audio recordings)
- A Star-Spangled Timeline
- My Star-Spangled Student Workbook
- Our Star-Spangled Story Answer Key and Literature Guide
This package does include one Student Workbook. You may also want to order the Literature Package or additional workbooks for additional students.
A new one year U.S. history course for grades 1-4 from Notgrass History, Our Star-Spangled Story features many of the same characteristics of their upper-level programs, including engaging lessons, full-color photos, a range of interesting activities and a corresponding literature option.
Parts 1 and 2 together include 90 lessons, 45 in each book. These are organized into 30 units, each with three lessons. All of the instructions for the lesson are found in Parts 1 and 2. Read the lesson from Part 1 or Part 2, and at the end of each lesson youll find a list of activities. These will utilize the other parts of the curriculum: completing a worksheet in the Student Workbook, doing a timeline activity in the Timeline book, even enjoying music and dancing in the Rhythms and Rhymes book.
I found this textbook to be well written and the supplemental activities and work are flexible to your family’s dynamics and preferences.
We often did our own deeper dives into people introduced by the text through library books, online videos, or podcasts. I appreciate that this curriculum opened up pathways for us to explore the things we found most interesting. I would expect Our 50 States would do the same.
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