Uncle Sam and You Lesson Review

Uncle Sam and You Lesson Review

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Item #: 006206
ISBN: 9781609990497
Grades: 5-8

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Category Description for Uncle Sam and You (Gr. 5-8):

Families who have home-educated through the high school years have been greatly blessed by the efforts of the Notgrass family in providing quality, Bible Based history curriculum options. With the core belief that God is actively involved in our nation's history and future, students in middle school have the same opportunity to learn of our nation's great Christian heritage. With a vision to equip students with knowledge and inspiration, this curriculum provides children with a solid understanding of the core values and beliefs that made our nation great. President Ronald Reagan eloquently stated, "If we ever forget we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under", and the authors are passionate about helping children never forget this point.

The hardcover student text, Uncle Sam and You, is divided into two parts (each part is sold separately). Each part contains 15 units and 75 lessons. Part One introduces the American system of government, elections, the Presidency and Congress. Part Two covers the military and emergency workers, state and local government, the judicial system and the government oversight of transportation, tourism, technology, communication and more. Each lesson contains approximately six pages to be read daily. Each part also contains lessons on fifteen American patriotic holidays. These holiday studies are designed to provide historical background and context along with activities to complete as a family.

Each lesson incorporates a variety of activities, including: thinking biblically assignments, creative writing, vocabulary assignments, short research activities, art activities (draw a picture or take a photograph), reading assignments (Citizen's Handbook or from the selection of recommended literature titles), and assignments from the optional student workbook or lesson review book. Families should anticipate a time commitment of 45-90 minutes daily to complete the lessons.

The student texts can be purchased individually, or in a curriculum package containing both hardcover student texts, the answer key and the Citizen’s Handbook. As described above, the two part student texts provide the core of instruction and activities along with information on how to use the program. Each text contains over 500 pages with extensive, vibrant illustrations.

Essential to the program is the soft cover Citizen’s Handbook which provides a collection of primary resources related to American government, politics and civics. It includes letters, memoirs, speeches, articles, songs and poems. The Answer Key provides answers for the end of the lesson assignments, the optional student workbook, and the lesson review book. As previously mentioned, the student workbook and lesson review book are optional, yet valuable resources to accompany the series.

The spiral bound Student Workbook is designed for students in grades 5-6. It contains a variety of activities including crosswords, seek-a-words, matching questions, maps, and various worksheets to reinforce lessons. It also includes 30 unit tests with ten questions each. Questions vary and incorporate true/false, multiple choice, and short answer. The spiral bound Lesson Review book is designed for students in grades 7-8 and incorporates five (short answer or matching) questions for each lesson focused on either the daily reading or the recommended literature selections (end of the book summary only). Also included are 30 unit tests with ten questions each. The Student Workbook and Lesson Review book are non-reproducible.

The optional literature recommendations have been created to give students more depth and understanding of the topics studied. Students are typically given two weeks to read each book, with 1-3 chapters assigned daily. Recommended books are: Lincoln: A Photobiography (Units 5-6); A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt (Units10-11); Brighty of Grand Canyon (Units 12-14); Basher Five-Two(Units 16-17); Misty of Chincoteague (Units 18-19); Long Winter (Units 22-24); Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane (Units 25-26); and Lost on a Mountain in Maine (Units 29-30). Also recommended for the program are blank paper, notebook paper, a 3-ring binder, colored pencils and pencils.

As a homeschooling family, you will find Uncle Sam and You to be a thorough study of our nation’s government from the Founding Fathers to today. To quote the author: “Our country would do well to remember our dependence on God, the many benefits of freedom and limited government, and our responsibility to be good stewards of the blessings that come from living in our great country.” ~ Deanne

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Ray Notgrass
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Needed for the course study. Will use as review.
Kevin And Jozina P on Oct 15, 2022
enjoyed other curriculums by this publisher
Lauren G on Jul 30, 2022
Needed for the course study. Will use as review.
Kevin And Jozina P on Oct 15, 2022
this will be our 2nd time around. I highly approve of these books. excellent materials and filled with truth!
Heidi G on Aug 17, 2022
enjoyed other curriculums by this publisher
Lauren G on Jul 30, 2022
It was recommended to have this book also to go along with the hardcover text book.
Timothy S on Jul 28, 2022
Recommended for 8th grade students
Alecia B on Jun 16, 2022
I've used before and liked the layout and coverage of US history.
Pamela O on Oct 15, 2021
Accompanies curriculum I already have
Lisa L on Jul 21, 2021
I bought the curriculum to go with this.
Rhoda K on Jul 1, 2021
Comprehension questions to reinforce curriculum.
Cee W on May 9, 2021
need it to accompany texts
Deborah S on Aug 23, 2020
used my curriculum before
Marcia R on Aug 23, 2020
This works well for my child who dislikes writing. The questions keep her focused and give her a review of what she read.
Kelly B on Aug 12, 2020
Companion material for the Uncle Sam & You Textbooks.
Julie S on Aug 8, 2020
I bought this for my 13 yr old because I thought it would be the best fit for him while we go through Uncle Sam and You.
User on Jul 27, 2020
My daughter is taking the class at our local homeschool co-op
Amy H on Jul 24, 2020
I have an 8th grade student taking Notgrass' Uncle Sam and You and would like additional activities and evaluation options.
Susan F on Jul 7, 2020
Looks helpful for review
KAREN S. on Jun 25, 2020
I think that it is very complete. It teaches all the holidays. Kid has a lot of fun while is learning.
Elisa G on Apr 17, 2020
homeschool course for 6th grader next year
Gretchen on Mar 31, 2020
Cathy Duffy review
Craig F on Aug 2, 2019
I LOVE Notgrass! My favorite History. This is my second time through Uncle Sam and You! I'll be doing it with my 5th and 7th grader!
Cheryl B on Feb 27, 2019
To enhance and complete my daughter's history learning lessons.
Wendy P on Jul 4, 2017
I chose this because this is the curriculum our co-op has decided to use
Kimberly B on Jun 30, 2017
need for school
Angella W on Aug 26, 2016
Notgrass is amazing! I enjoyed reading this as did my children. When I finish- I will let my parents read it as well. It has great stories, pictures, and information. The lesson review helps me to make sure the kids are understanding the content. I think this is an important part of the curriculum.
Lisa T on Aug 25, 2016
to go along with learning about the government.
Esther S on Aug 21, 2016
Coop is using it.
Teressa E on Aug 17, 2016
This is a great History book.
Michelle T on Aug 1, 2016
I want my 7th grader to get used to answering questions.
Anastasia O on Jun 30, 2016
It was recommended with the curriculum
Kyndra E on May 2, 2016
It looked interesting and my 6th grader loves it!
Doris L V on Apr 15, 2016
this will be our 2nd time around. I highly approve of these books. excellent materials and filled with truth!
Heidi G on Aug 17, 2022
It was recommended to have this book also to go along with the hardcover text book.
Timothy S on Jul 28, 2022
I keep all work in a 3 ring binder. Are the pages in this lesson review book perforated so I can easily tear them out and place in a binder?
Julie on Jul 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: i don't believe they are perforated. it's spiral so you can tear it out that way, but you'll have all the ragged edge. My kids just wrote in the book as is.
If I used it for a 4th grader, could I split it up into two years and finish it in 5th grade?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! Even for my older kids (5th and 6th graders) I have split it up over two years. It is a lot of info all for one year. At the recommended pace to get through the course in one year, you would be doing history 5 days a week for on average one hour a day.
I think splitting it into two years would be a great idea for your 4th grader.
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Rated 5 out of 5
I would like to see a variety of questions, especially for the 7-8 grades. As a former middle/high school teacher, I believe 5-8 is too large of an age range. Middle school tests should be more challenging with short essay responses included along with truly thought provoking questions that dive into cause and effect, etc. Please consider developing a review/test booklet for 7-8.
November 15, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We like it so far
We have only done one lesson so far, but we found the questions and notetaking space a helpful practice for consolidating the information learned in the lesson.
August 31, 2020
over 2 years ago

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