History of Our United States Quizzes/Tests (4th Edition)
Who am I? Where did it happen? Who said it? Where is it on the map? Your child will enjoy demonstrating his history knowledge as he uses the clues to identify the answers. Discussion questions encourage him to provide explanations in good sentences. The 14 tests (including 4 nine-weeks examinations) and 29 quizzes included in this book are correlated with the texts The History of Our United States in Christian Perspective, 4th ed.; My State Notebook, 3rd ed.; The History of Our United States Geography/Maps and Reviews; and the Home School History and Geography 4 Curriculum/Lesson Plans. The curriculum provides sample questions to guide the parent in preparing six quizzes and two tests over facts about his own state from the My State Notebook. The Test 13 nine-weeks examination includes twenty questions over chapters 13 and 14 of the history text, allowing the parent to fill the rest of the exam with review questions over his state’s history. Answers and grading guidance for the quiz and test book are sold separately in The History of Our United States in Christian Perspective Teacher Quiz/Test Key. Grade 4.
History is important. As children learn about past events and how such things relate to current issues, it helps them to understand societies and become better citizens. Abeka’s history courses present history from a biblical perspective with a conservative, patriotic view. As students study our country, the world, as well as forms of government and citizenship, they develop a deeper understanding of history and learn about heroes showing bravery, courage, and diligence. Geography is also interwoven into the lessons, so students can make connections to the history they are studying (some grade levels have a separate workbook and answer key for map activities).
Taking a traditional approach, softcover Student Textbooks are in full color and written in an understandable format for each age group. Tests and quizzes are available to provide assessments. Grades 1-4 pivot toward the study of America and geography, giving students a solid foundation of American history and the great people who have helped shape our country in a positive manner. Grades 5-8 go into more detail about both world and American history along with geography, as students learn about the Eastern Hemisphere in grade 5 and the Western Hemisphere in grade 6. Grade 7 is an overview of world history and grade 8 is a United States history course. High school courses cover geography, world history, US history, American government, and economics.
There are several components to aid in the teaching of these courses. Teacher Editions have reduced-sized student pages, along with comprehension or discussion questions and detailed information on teaching the lesson. Curriculum Lesson Plans are (lesson plan) guides for the teacher and include enrichment activities. Answer Keys to the student textbook provide answers to Section and Chapter Review questions. Several resources are also available for grades 4-8 as support materials: My State Notebook (grade 4), Nation Notebook (grades 4-6), Nifty-Fifty Flashcards (grades 4-8), and Eastern (grades 5-8) and Western (grades 6-8) Hemisphere Map Skill Cards. Novels and biographies are suggested as additional reading material in certain grade levels.
Abeka provides a solid, grade leveled study of history that incorporates a biblical view with a focus on American patriotism. Students will see God’s hand in history and benefit from learning about past events so they can impact the future in a useful way.