Our Star-Spangled Story Curriculum Package

Our Star-Spangled Story Curriculum Package

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Item #: 003242
ISBN: 9781609991302
Grades: 1-4

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Publisher Description:

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 (book and MP3 CD)
  • A Star-SpangledTimeline
  • My Star-SpangledStudent Workbook
  • Our Star-Spangled StoryAnswer 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.

Please note:TheRhythms and Rhymesbookincludes an MP3 CD, not a standard audio CD. Many home CD players, automobile CD players, DVD players, and Blu-ray players can play MP3 CDs. You may also play MP3 CDs on a computer or transfer the MP3 files to a smartphone, tablet, or other electronic device.

Category Description for Our Star-Spangled Story (Gr. 1-4):

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 and MP3 CD, reading one of the literature package


Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
1
Grade End
4
ISBN
9781609991302
Format
Other
Brand Name
Notgrass Company
Weight
9.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.25" x 8.75" x 3.12"
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We were specifically looking for sound history curriculum. My Star-Spangled Story curriculum was praised and recommended by a family, who also began homeschooling this year.
Melissa W on Oct 26, 2020
I chose this Our Star-Spangled Story curriculum as I was so impressed with the sample that I downloaded: the beautiful photos and abundant illustrations, the music selections and variety of relevant activities that make history come alive. This program is highly rated online, and very FUN according to reviews. I want learning to be enjoyable. Children remember more when they find the subject enjoyable, meaningful, and engaging.
Karen M on Sep 9, 2020
We were specifically looking for sound history curriculum. My Star-Spangled Story curriculum was praised and recommended by a family, who also began homeschooling this year.
Melissa W on Oct 26, 2020
It was for multiple grades.
Monte K on Oct 14, 2020
I chose this Our Star-Spangled Story curriculum as I was so impressed with the sample that I downloaded: the beautiful photos and abundant illustrations, the music selections and variety of relevant activities that make history come alive. This program is highly rated online, and very FUN according to reviews. I want learning to be enjoyable. Children remember more when they find the subject enjoyable, meaningful, and engaging.
Karen M on Sep 9, 2020
I loved that I could use it with both my 1st and 4th grader. It also looks fun, engaging and of course educational.
Lisa B on Sep 2, 2020
to use for history
Jamie w on Sep 1, 2020
Homeschool
Kathleen I on Aug 29, 2020
I am homeschooling grades 1 and 3 so I wanted a curriculum they can do together.
Lisa L on Aug 9, 2020
Excited to have a subject that I can do with both our 1st & 4th grader!
Kevin H on Aug 9, 2020
Recommended by a friend.
Elena B on Aug 5, 2020
This looks like high quality and beautiful curriculum. I really hope that my children and I learn from and love this curriculum.
Lindsay D on Jul 24, 2020
My girls picked this curriculum out themselves.
April P on Jul 21, 2020
Recommended to me by a friend. It goes along with our cycle of Classical Conversations this year (Cycle 3).
Jennifer M on Jul 17, 2020
We decided to try this because I can teach my 1st and 4th grader's history at the same time. It also looks great because of the literature bundle that coincides with the curriculum. I am very excited to try this one out.
Dana S. on Jul 16, 2020
Highly recommended history curriculum
Rachel G on Jul 14, 2020
I saw a detailed review of this program on youtube and I really enjoyed it. I think it will be a good fit for doing with all my children at the same time.
Chanelle V on Jul 12, 2020
I'm really excited to try this out! I like the Literature-based approach, but feel like it often leads to too many gaps. I'm excited to try out this combination of textbooks, literature, and song and dance.
Kristen P on Jul 10, 2020
This looks so amazing! I have 5 kids and I can teach them history at the same time!!! I think they will love this curriculum, especially the literature that goes with it.
Lisa T on Jul 4, 2020
We really love learning history through living books. This program had an appealing format for their main 'text books' and a lineup of books that I thought we'd enjoy. The addition of the songs and rhymes was a fun extra I thought we'd enjoy as well.
Renae B on Jul 1, 2020
someone recommended it to me and we are in Classical Conversations and it goes perfectly with our cycle
Kristine A on Jun 15, 2020
It looks like so much fun!
Tabitha F on May 17, 2020
I've been wanting to try this with my 2nd-3rd grader. Been drooling over Notgrass for years!
Sara S on May 13, 2020
looks fun!
Heather S on Mar 14, 2020
Our first year homeschooling and we wanted to focus more on US history first and this curriculum looks bright and engaging
Kristin H on Mar 10, 2020
Comprehensive and easy to teach. Full of color with beatiful pictures. Engaging. Can be used with multiple children.
tiffany w on Mar 8, 2020
multi sensory learning style with a variety of activities
Cindy T on Sep 8, 2019
Can't wait to receive this curriculum!!!
Dmitriy G on Sep 5, 2019
I was looking for something that could get my 1st grade started on history/social studies. I heard good things about this and love that its an open and go that allows you to add thing if you want to.
Koldena Norma B on Aug 8, 2019
Christian world view open and go curriculum
K T on Aug 1, 2019
I saw it at a Teach Them Diligently Conference and liked the way the curriculum was laid out and the supplemental books assigned with the curriculum
Dawn B on Jul 17, 2019
Very excited to try this US History program for elementary age children
Sarah A on Jun 25, 2019
I wanted an open-and-go, family style, Biblically centered American history curriculum. I've heard great things about Notgrass and I'm excited to try this for the 2019/2020 school year!
Lindsay H on Jun 17, 2019
I'm excited about the activities this program provides. We can't wait to get started!
Christine C on May 8, 2019
Highly recommended by a RR resource consultant. Also visited the Notgrass booth at the homeschool convention in my area and viewed all the books, which are all very visually appealing. Beautiful books that I hope my children will love vs. many of the homeschool history books that look and read like a phonebook. Early elementary history curriculum that has any substance is hard to find. These books seem like they have meat, PLUS tons of pictures and timeline.
Lacey B on May 2, 2019
This is a part of my family's homeschool curricula.
Christine S on Mar 2, 2019
I am using the America the Beautiful with my older Middle school kids and we enjoy it. It is a lot of work and they get irritated but I can see them learning and they use these facts often. It is refreshing to see them use what they learn...especially history.
Casandra C on Feb 12, 2019
literature based curriculum so it makes it more interesting for the younger grades to get exposed to history
Heaher on Jan 14, 2019
It was for multiple grades.
Monte K on Oct 14, 2020
I loved that I could use it with both my 1st and 4th grader. It also looks fun, engaging and of course educational.
Lisa B on Sep 2, 2020
Would you buy this if you only had a 4th grader going through it? I see it’s for grades 1-4. Would I be wasting my money to start late?
A shopper on May 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! It's a delightful one-year course and both you and your 4th grader will love it. The grades 1-4 designation just means there are adaptations so you can use it with younger students also - say, if your 4th grader had a 2nd grade sibling.
Hello! I have 2 questions about this curriculum. First of all, I would be using it with a 2nd grader and a kindergartener next year. In your opinion, would kindergarten be too young for this history program? I'm not expecting my younger one to get as much out of it, but I also don't want the material to go completely over his head. Second, do you think this program could possibly be split over 2 years if all of the projects and activites were completed? We only have 3.5 days per week for school becasue my kiddos attend school on Tuesdays through an HSAP program and we attend Bible Study Fellowship on Wednesdays. Due to this, I am thinking of only spending 2 days per week on social studies. Thanks so much for any help you can give!
Jaclyn on Apr 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have been using this curriculum with a 3rd grader, a 1st grader and a preschooler this year. I don't always require my preschooler to listen to the lesson (some of them can drag for younger kids), but she loves listening to the songs and participating in the crafts. The program has suggested literature to read aloud in addition to the lessons, and my children have loved every book that we have read so far. We already had other books that I wanted to use for read alouds, so we take a few weeks off from lessons about every two months and spend that time reading the literature instead. Because we did that we are only halfway through the program, so we're planning on finishing the rest next year. The units have 4 parts to them: 3 lessons and a larger craft project. We only have time for 3 days of history a week, so we've been trying to do the last lesson and craft project on the same day, but it makes for a long day. I think spreading a unit out over two weeks where you do two lessons one week and one lesson and the craft on the other week would be an awesome way to split it up. At that rate you would only make it through half the curriculum in a year. It's been a fun program for us. My favorite part has been the songs/poems that are included with most of the lessons. My kids love listening to them and it has helped them remember things that we talked about earlier in the year.
Does the CD of music come with this package?
Jaimee H on Jul 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The MP3 Audio CD comes with the Rhythms and Rhymes book and is part of the package.
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Perfect for elementary ages
I absolutely loved using this curriculum this past year. Everything is laid out really well for the parent, from a list of all craft supplies for the year to a pronunciation guide and everything else. It teaches history in a simple manner for younger kids to understand but without skipping over anything. I highly recommend the extra literature package as we truly enjoyed the books.
June 5, 2020
Wonderful resource & company!
Our family has loved using Our Star-Spangled Story as our primary history resource this year 7 & 11 year-old boys. Better than the resource itself is the company (family) behind it. The Notgrass History company is dedicated to homeschooling families, and you will not find better customer service.
June 5, 2020
Bright, beautiful illustrations.
April 7, 2020
Purchased
8 months ago
Great curriculum!
I am very happy with this curriculum. My kids really enjoy the lessons and we all have a lot of fun with the additional activities and crafts. I would highly recommend this as well as the literature package that goes with it.
October 8, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Perfect
Prefect easy to do
August 19, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
This is a Beautiful history for elementary grades
We really love this history. I am using this for my 7, almost 8 year old son. It's engaging, and has a fun work book, and is not overwhelming. The stories are well told, and the books that you can purchase to read are fun and engaging as well. Highly recommend this history to anyone! (Side note, I am using America the Beautiful with my 11 year old daughter)
February 4, 2019


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