America From the Beginning Student Book

America From the Beginning Student Book

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Item #: 004676
ISBN: 9781600926549
Grades: 3-8

Category Description for America From the Beginning:

Answers in Genesis introduces a new history course for elementary students that combines many good ideas. The program text is written from a Christian perspective, integrates appropriate map, timeline and creative activities for additional fun and retention, discusses what else was going on in the world at the same time as important U.S. events, and includes inventions and scientific breakthroughs important to the era.

The course is comprised of 18 units, with each unit taking two weeks to complete. Units include 6 lessons, map and timeline work, two activities, a final activity and a quiz. Two planning options give you the flexibility to complete a unit using a three-days-a-week or five-days-a-week format. Each unit starts with a page showing period artwork or photographs and a short list of important people and events covered, and vocabulary terms to know. Test for each lesson averages two to three pages and ends with a few wrap-up questions. Lesson 1 relates the main events of the era, while Lesson 2 focuses more on key people. Lesson 3 discusses the daily life and the technology of the times. Lesson 4 shows happenings in the rest of the world, to give the student perspective. Lesson 5 is Activity Day, which can include writing, memorizing or getting creative with crafts. Lesson 6 summarizes the unit and concludes with a quiz and a hands-on activity. Map and timeline work are done throughout the unit, using the printable maps included on the CD-ROM.

Besides the student book, the course contains the teacher supplement with CD-ROM. Teacher supplement includes the answers to all the lesson wrap-up questions and quiz questions. For each unit, it also lists supplies to be used in the activities (so you won't be caught off guard) and applicable items to print from the CD-ROM.

My impression of this course is very positive. Text is informative and clear and should not be overwhelming for younger students. Biblical and godly references flow naturally and are not overdone. Color images enhance the text, and the map and timeline work help keep it all in perspective. Wrap-up and quiz questions are short-answer questions. Activities are sometimes specific, like preparing food from a period recipe, and sometimes very open-ended, like planning a pioneer-era party. If you want to dig deeper for a specific era, the author has three pages of optional resources with a brief description of each.

Overall, this course looks like a good option for elementary-age children. Based on the amount of text, I would tend to use it as is up to 6th grade, or plan to get some of the optional resources to enhance it for the junior high student. ~ Bob




Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
3
Grade End
8
ISBN
9781600926549
Author
Joshua Franklin & Debbie Lawre
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Answers in Genesis
Weight
1.95 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.75"
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Natali L on Sep 4, 2019
I have read great reviews and I know it is going out of print. I am planning on using this as a spine and am looking forward to the biblical base that this curriculum brings.
Callie L on Jun 10, 2019
Homeschool CO-OP curriculum
Natali L on Sep 4, 2019
Class requirement
Barbara H on Aug 18, 2019
I have read great reviews and I know it is going out of print. I am planning on using this as a spine and am looking forward to the biblical base that this curriculum brings.
Callie L on Jun 10, 2019
I've heard a lot of really good feedback about this curriculum. I'm looking forward to diving into it with my daughter. <br />\
Kimberly C on Jun 5, 2019
We've been looking for a history set that is based on Biblical facts. I'm very hopeful this is it!
jason g on Jun 16, 2017
Excellent text for American history lesson we are slowly going through. I appreciate the Biblical perspective it gives
User on Dec 6, 2016
We are using it for our Home School Learning Center and it is very accessible to a wide range of students and families.
Jessica K on Apr 22, 2016
I love AIG science and this has the same co author. I really love AIG materials. We're going to learn American history and then when they're older I'll get the older kids' world history from AIG.
Jessica P on Jan 18, 2016
Recommended by a friend
Michael J T on Nov 10, 2015
Class requirement
Barbara H on Aug 18, 2019
I've heard a lot of really good feedback about this curriculum. I'm looking forward to diving into it with my daughter. <br />\
Kimberly C on Jun 5, 2019
I see it says it comes with a CD-ROM but does it come with the teacher guide? On other websites it says CD-ROM and teacher guide book with lesson plans sold separately. So I am wondering if ALL of that is included with this one.
A shopper on Sep 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Actually, the course is comprised of a Student Book (item #004676) and a Teacher Guide with CD-ROM (#004677). The Teacher Guide includes the answers to all the lesson wrap-up questions and quiz questions. For each unit, it also lists supplies to be used in the activities (so you won't be caught off guard) and applicable items to print from the CD-ROM. Printable maps and other activities are included on the CD-ROM.

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My 4th grade daughter is using the curriculum and we are enjoying the lessons and activities involved. She likes the variety with the map work and the timeline and then a hands-on activity at the end of the unit. We are adding in some biographies along the way to dig deeper and provide extra details. Overall I am impressed with the book and will use it with my younger children,
November 7, 2015
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