Child's Story of America

Child's Story of America

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Item #: 003306
ISBN: 9781930092938
Grades: 4

Product Description:

A Child’s Story of America reads more like an old-fashioned storybook about the past than like formal history lectures, giving the sense that the author is conversing directly with the reader on a personal level. It covers topics from Columbus to the Clinton Administration. This second edition features many more illustrations and maps, and is now printed in a two-color format that was not in the first edition. Sidebars add extra biographical sketches or vignettes that enhance topic coverage. This edition has a strong conservative, patriotic, and Protestant flavor. Chapter review questions are in the book. A separate test booklet and answer key are available. ~Amber

Publisher Description:

Presented in a story-like format, this text is an overview history of the United States from Columbus to the late twentieth century, as seen from a Protestant perspective. Review questions appear at the end of each chapter to check for student comprehension.

Category Description for Veritas History Programs:

Instead of isolating Bible and Christian history from what was happening in the rest of the world, the folks at Veritas aim to incorporate it. They offer four different history time periods (each aimed at a different grade level and designed to take one school year) which take students from creation to the present. The program originally had three parts: teacher's manual, history cards (an absolutely essential element of the curriculum) and a memory song on audio CD. The song is sung by a woman with a pleasant voice at varying tempos and is designed as a type of auditory time line.

The history cards are fantastic! They have many interesting facets (the more you study them, the more you learn). The cards from the various time periods are color coded and numbered - there are 32 cards in each pack. If the cards also relate to Bible history they have another color and another number. Each card has a picture (usually in full color) representing what it is about. For example, the card for Creation has a reproduction of the Creation of the sun and moon from the Sistine Chapel Ceiling by Michelangelo. Many of the other pictures on the other cards are famous paintings as well. Each card has a title and a Scripture reference (if appropriate). They also contain a summary of the event they represent and a list of resources. This information can only be found on the cards and is not duplicated in the Teacher Manual. On the Creation card, examples of the resources are: Child’s Story Bible, pages 3, 4 and Streams of Civ, Vol 1, pages 11-14. Reading whatever is set out on the cards provides the ‘text’.

The Teacher Manual is split into 32 weekly lessons. Each lesson has a worksheet, a project or two, and a test. An example of what you might find in the appendix is a literature unit, an Egyptian decor bulletin board pattern, an Egyptian Feast project, reproducible sheets, great games, and lyrics for the memory song. An enhanced CD-ROM is also available, which includes the memory song for that level, an electronic version of the Teacher Manual, and an instructional video. The enhanced CD will work on either Windows or Macintosh. Because the enhanced CD contains the complete Teacher’s Manual, we sell two kits; one which includes the Teacher Manual book, the card set, and the audio CD (Homeschool Kit), and one which includes only the enhanced CD and the cards (Homeschool Kit w/ CD). ~ Genevieve

Primary Subject
Paper Text
2nd, Illustrated
8 to 10
Charles Morris
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Christian Liberty Press
1.05 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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this was requested by co-op teacher for a class
B R on Jan 6, 2022
Another excellent resource for teaching elementary history from a Christian perspective.
KATHLEEN S on Mar 24, 2021
this was requested by co-op teacher for a class
B R on Jan 6, 2022
Christian perspective, easy to read, interesting
KATHLEEN S on Apr 8, 2021
Another excellent resource for teaching elementary history from a Christian perspective.
KATHLEEN S on Mar 24, 2021
Us History overview
Vanessa L on Jan 6, 2021
4th grade curriculum at our Classical Christian collaborative school
Rebecca G on Jul 30, 2020
History is told from a narrative point, not like a textbook. Makes history more interesting and easy to remember.
Cheryl H on Oct 13, 2019
Great overview!
Heather D on Aug 10, 2019
as a gift for homeschooling family.
tatiana m. on Jul 5, 2019
Required for my Heart of Dakota curriculum for Bigger Hearts for His Glory.
Hilary G on Aug 15, 2017
This is a great overview of our nation's history. Very "readable"!!! My daughter looks forward to history now!
Anne Katherine R on Jan 20, 2016
Christian perspective, easy to read, interesting
KATHLEEN S on Apr 8, 2021
Us History overview
Vanessa L on Jan 6, 2021
Is this a quick program seeing as there's only 200 or so pages and less than 3 dozen lessons? I had the impression that there was more to this than the book for sale.
A shopper on Jul 19, 2022
BEST ANSWER: It can be a quick program, or you can take your time. I've done this with all three of my second graders and stretch it over a year. We do one section of reading twice a week. A section ends up being approximately 1-2 pages. There's a test packet you can get. I have used it with two of my three kids. There are some small activities throughout the book you can do as well.
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The title drew me in, the content drove me out ??
Apparently child-friendly at first glance, however parents may appreciate knowing there are several references to topics in the “Clinton Legacy” section that may be deemed too mature for a fourth grader. If you are unwilling to have to explain certain terminology at this stage, better to choose a different book. Terms referenced are: homosexuality, abortion, gay, and lesbian. Though society will have put these things forward to your child at some point if not already, you being the parent, deserve to be prepared for the contents of a given curriculum. On another note, I found the historical content itself to be lacking and desperate to play on one’s sentiment above fact, where songs are only half sung and off key at that. A fourth grader may not hail Columbus as a woebegone hero, had he known about his greed in the end. History does not often come in a pretty package, but we cannot make it what it is not, however convenient. History can be cleaned up for younger people without losing as much truth as is lost here.
November 11, 2022
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
When searching for an American history book which was similar in literary style to VM Hillyer's "A Child's Story of the World" I came across this particular bookThis book is written in the same style as Hillyer's and covers American history from Columbus to the Clinton presidency The book is written in a gentle manner with the emphasis that America was founded molded and shaped by people of the Christian faith
June 19, 2007

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