Uncle Sam and You Student Workbook

Uncle Sam and You Student Workbook

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Item #: 006218
ISBN: 9781609990534
Grades: 5-8

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A book of crosswords, find-a-words, matching, drawing assignments, and other handwork activities which review and reinforce information learned in the daily lessons. It also has weekly tests. This book is designed for students in 5th and 6th grades, but it is suitable for older children who enjoy these kinds of activities.

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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John Notgrass
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To go with curriculum
AMY B on Apr 4, 2023
Enjoyed other curriculums by this publisher.
Lauren G on Jul 30, 2022
To go with curriculum
AMY B on Apr 4, 2023
To go along with our Notgrass curriculum and so my children have both workbooks for the course.
Valerie W on Oct 1, 2022
Enjoyed other curriculums by this publisher.
Lauren G on Jul 30, 2022
It was recommended to have this workbook to go along with the hardcover text book.
Timothy S on Jul 28, 2022
Was selected for our history curriculum by our co-op. Excited to give it a go!
Cynthia S on Jul 16, 2022
Excellent class!!
Linda W on Aug 5, 2021
Three of my 4 kids have used this...now kid 4 will.
Lisa T on Jul 29, 2021
This program combines good moral values with learning about our government. Very thorough, easy to understand and workload can be easily adjusted!
LAURA H. on Jun 25, 2021
Games to reinforce curriculum.
Cee W on May 9, 2021
makes the history more fun to do these activities after reading the text
Jill D on Mar 31, 2021
This is a great curriculum. I'm getting the student workbook for my younger boys since my oldest has already done it.
Melissa P on Mar 2, 2021
We did the World History by Notgrass last year and loved it! I'm looking forward to doing this w/y 8th grader. We are coming up on THE MOST IMPORTANT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION in the history of our country! I want my kids to understand the process and help hold onto our Constitutional Republic!
Jo M on Sep 14, 2020
to use with Notgrass curriculum
Tammy R on Aug 6, 2020
To go along with the Uncle Sam and You curriculum
Marsha M on Jul 29, 2020
recommended by trusted friend
Megan B on Jul 25, 2020
My students would enjoy activities with pictures more than review questions in the elementary age group.
Stephanie W on Jul 24, 2020
I've used this curriculum with my first two and we're excited to use it with the 3rd! We like using the Workbook with 6th graders and moving into the student review for 8th grade.
Bryan L on Jun 29, 2020
Recommended by a youtube reviewer.
Elizabeth S on Jun 26, 2020
required for a Civics class at co-op.
Amy H on Aug 10, 2019
Cathy Duffy review
Craig F on Aug 2, 2019
I've used this curriculum with our older boys (now in college and high school) and am excited to continue with our youngest. Im hoping by next November she will have gained a better understanding of the election process!
Jeanette S on Apr 9, 2019
I LOVE Notgrass! My favorite History. This is my second time through Uncle Sam and You! I'll be doing it with a 5th and 7th grader.
Cheryl B on Feb 27, 2019
To go along with our Uncle Sam and You curriculum.
Julie B on Sep 17, 2018
I chose it for a co-op my son is participating in this year. Even though this isn't required for his class, it will be extra reinforcement at home.
Nancy C on Aug 31, 2017
Coop is using it.
Teressa E on Aug 17, 2016
Recommended by a friend
vanessa g on Aug 17, 2016
Refill from consumable for another student.
Susanne M on Aug 3, 2016
Using for history together with my children
Jody M on Jul 11, 2016
We've enjoyed the other Notgrass books we've used-- America the Beautiful, Exploring America, etc. so we're trying this with our middle schoolers this year!
Susan E on Jul 8, 2016
Since it's an election year we are doing this instead of history
Alyssa L on Jun 27, 2016
We love Notgrass publications and are happy to purchase them here along with all of our other curriculum needs.
User on May 25, 2016
Need worksheets for to verify my kids comprehension
Kyndra E on May 2, 2016
Recommended by friend
Alison S on Apr 4, 2016
I need a comprehensive history/social studies for my 5-6 and 7-8 graders. I am using the US History with my 10th grader, and used the Elections book they used to have (that material in now in Uncle Sam and You) and liked them. I like that it is interesting reading, not dry like many textbooks, but still laid out in easy lesson plans that they can do on their own or with limited assistance from me.
Paula K on Feb 14, 2016
The lessons are comprehensive but fun for the younger grades. I am using this with a 5th grader.
Chad L on Jan 17, 2016
To go along with our Notgrass curriculum and so my children have both workbooks for the course.
Valerie W on Oct 1, 2022
It was recommended to have this workbook to go along with the hardcover text book.
Timothy S on Jul 28, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Just right
My son loves history, but he does not love to write! This workbook has just enough writing activities to help him remember concepts without being overwhelming.
September 9, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good curriculum for multiple ages in one lesson. Informative workbook to help with test in back or just enough information to learn but not overwhelming.
February 13, 2019
over 4 years ago

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