Maps of America the Beautiful (2020 Edition)

Maps of America the Beautiful (2020 Edition)

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ISBN: 9781609991449
Grades: 5-8

Product Description:

Maps of America the Beautiful provides both a high-quality map and accompanying assignments for each weekly unit. Corresponding to the chronological development of our country, you’ll find the expected maps (colonies, westward expansion, battles, etc.) but also some more unusual sets-Americas Islands, for example. You’ll want a good set of colored pencils (the authors recommend Prang®) with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, black, gray, and brown to complete the map assignments. Maps Book is not reproducible. Children will need their own copies.

Publisher Description:

A collection of 30 maps drawn especially to accompany this curriculum. Your child will often refer to a map while reading a lesson in America the Beautiful and do activities on the map at the end of the lesson.

Category Description for America the Beautiful Curriculum:
The new 2020 edition is not compatible with the previous edition. New lessons have been added and layout changed. Part One has the fewest changes and covers roughly the same material. In Part Two, five lessons have been removed at the beginning and five new lessons have been added at the end to cover current events since the last printing. There have also been two changes to the literature package: "Indian Child Life" by Charles Eastman has taken the place of "The Sign of the Beaver" and "Katy’s Box" by Mary Evelyn Notgrass McCurdy is used instead of "Katy." Because of the changes, the new books will not be compatible with the old books; however, Notgrass has digital downloads of the previous edition consumable books available on their website.
Category Description for America the Beautiful (Gr. 5-8):

Newly revised, this updated edition of America the Beautiful retains everything that made it a favorite to Christian homeschoolers. From its well-organized, user-friendly approach to the vivid images and engaging text, history is brought alive to the reader. History is only the beginning of what this well-planned Notgrass curriculum has to offer. The history is there, of course, in two large (nearly 600 pgs each) hardcover Texts. Part 1 takes the reader from the Native American nations (excellent coverage, by the way) through Reconstruction; Part 2 covers from the late 1800s to the present. Divided into daily lessons (150) and grouped into weekly units (30), the engaging text is written for students to read independently. If you’re emphasizing America’s beauty, it helps to have full-color pictures among the carefully selected artwork, and they do!

Each unit is divided into five lessons. Each of the five lessons has a different focus: Our American Story, God’s Wonder, An American Landmark, An American Biography and Daily Life. Each lesson concludes with a list of activities. Activities may include “thinking biblically" (Scripture copywork or Bible study), vocabulary, map study, literature suggestion, We the People readings, creative writing, timeline work, and a family activity (more about these later). Each lesson also includes optional assignments for the Student Workbook or the Lesson Review book. If this sounds like a lot, keep in mind that this course only really needs a little additional grammar study to be social studies, Bible, and language arts all in one.

The Curriculum Package includes the two texts mentioned above as well as We the People, Answer Key and Literature Guide, along with the Maps and the Timeline books (six books total). The original source reader that accompanies each Notgrass course is one of my favorite parts. We the People provides the same variety books and stories, newspaper articles, documents, poems, journals, memoirs and biographies, speeches, letters, and songs as their other courses, and skimming through it took me for a trip down memory lane and long-ago classroom recitations. It’s obvious that creative planning went into the family activities provided for each unit, for example: Family Commemorative Coins, a Cupcake Factory, an Erie Canal diorama, and a Liberty Bell mosaic give an idea of the breadth of projects.

It’s hard to imagine a thorough study of American history without good map and timeline work. There are no worries here! Maps of America the Beautiful provides both a high-quality map and accompanying assignments for each weekly unit. Corresponding to the chronological development of our country, you’ll find the expected maps (colonies, westward expansion, battles, etc.) but also some more unusual sets-Americas Islands, for example. You’ll want a good set of colored pencils (the authors recommend Prang®) with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, black, gray, and brown to complete the map assignments. Timeline of America the Beautiful provides an enjoyable timeline-creating experience. Arranged vertically (what a great idea!) on the page, some events are noted, and others are to be carefully written by the student as part of assignments (lines are provided). The Timeline pages from 1000-1490 AD cover 100 years per page. Beginning in 1500, each timeline page covers ten years. Beginning with the year 2000, each page covers 5 years. Larger sized boxes are included for this time-period so children can write family events, or news events as they occur (occurred)--a wonderful way for children to bring history into perspective. Maps and Timeline books are not reproducible. Children will need their own copies.

Two optional supplements coordinate with the course. The Student Workbook has one worksheet for each lesson, literature review questions, and weekly unit tests. Worksheet activities vary and may include crosswords, word searches, matching, rebus stories, fill-in-the-blanks, illustrations, multiple-choice and more. The Lesson Review book provides five questions for daily review and for literature selections as well as unit quizzes. You can choose to use one, both, or neither of these books. Answers to the Student Workbook and the Lesson Review Book are found in the Answer Key and Literature Guide (included in the curriculum package) ~ Janice/Deanne

Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
5
Grade End
8
ISBN
9781609991449
Format
Other
Brand Name
Notgrass Company
Weight
0.55 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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I already received the curriculum kit, and the maps are such a good resource that I wanted one for both my children.
Magen N on Apr 28, 2022
Needed a second copy
Sandy L on Apr 2, 2022
I already received the curriculum kit, and the maps are such a good resource that I wanted one for both my children.
Magen N on Apr 28, 2022
Needed an extra for another student
Sandy L on Apr 11, 2022
Needed a second copy
Sandy L on Apr 2, 2022
This is a great companion or stand alone workbook for mapping of the USA!
Sheila Z on Mar 6, 2022
Beautiful!
Rebecca D on Apr 17, 2020
Great publisher and great resource. I use this with a US history course in a co-op setting. My students love these maps and easy to complete questions.
geoffrey p on Mar 11, 2020
We are using it with America the Beautiful history curriculum
Judi J on Sep 8, 2019
We love this curriculum and have used it for all of our children.
Julia S on Aug 24, 2019
To go with our book set that we already own.
Katherine R on Aug 22, 2019
I have enjoyed using this program with my older children when they were in middle school. Looking forward to another round!
Sarah S on Aug 18, 2019
We were able to purchase used ATB books, but needed unused Timeline and Maps.
Thom on Jul 5, 2019
it's new & a great price!!
Kimberly O on Jul 1, 2019
I had success with it before.
Stephanie S on Sep 14, 2018
Teacher required book for class.
Pamela G on Aug 21, 2018
I have the whole America the Beautiful curriculum and my kids were fighting over who got to do the maps. I decided to get a map book for each kid. I am just beginning the curriculum but I can already tell I and they are going to like it!!
Sara V on Aug 13, 2018
I needed copies of the maps workbook for my other two children
Jennifer R on Jan 20, 2018
To work in alongside the text
Kerstin J on Dec 29, 2017
One Day Academy curriculum for MS American History
Cary E on Oct 4, 2017
For a homeschool class
Laurel H on Aug 29, 2017
I think the simple map activities will not be as overwhelming as more complex maps.
Angela J on Aug 24, 2017
We used this product last year and loved it! Great tools for learning geography!
Steph C on Aug 16, 2017
to go with the curriculum I bought used
Sarah M on Jul 4, 2017
need for second child
Elizabeth C on Apr 7, 2017
I hear it's good.
Gilbert B on Oct 7, 2016
home schooled 8th and 6th grader
angela s on Aug 31, 2016
To go with our curriculum set
User on Aug 23, 2016
To accompany our curriculum.
Joy B on Aug 18, 2016
Loved We the People so am trying this.....
Doris L V on Jul 26, 2016
I have used this curriculum before (liked it) and needed to reorder the consumable map booklet.
Michal N on Jul 23, 2016
My son and daughter are studying this curriculum at the same time so we needed to order an extra book.
Laurie B on Jul 16, 2016
I love the Nutgrass History books.
Cheryl H on Jun 7, 2016
have curriculum needed book
Angie G on Dec 16, 2015
I have multiple children who will use America the Beautiful and need extra map books
Christina P on Oct 26, 2015
Needed for America the Beautiful
Cheri W on Oct 7, 2015
Needed an extra for another student
Sandy L on Apr 11, 2022
This is a great companion or stand alone workbook for mapping of the USA!
Sheila Z on Mar 6, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
I wish all curriculum maps were laid out like this.
We’ve used a lot of maps over the years and this one is the most easy to use and easy to review once completed. :)
September 10, 2020
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
very useful
I am using it with my 2nd, 4th, and 5th graders (all together) and they love it! Highly recommend
December 1, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
I read an online review of this workbook which said it was too simple. I have found it's simplicity helpful. It reviews material from the text with instructions to circle or color that particular place. Especially helpful for struggling or special learner who needs something hands-on.
July 17, 2017
Purchased
over 5 years ago


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