Maps of the United States (Heroes of History)
This reproducible workbook and curriculum guide is from YWM, publishers of the Heroes of History series comes. Though a great companion to the series, it stands alone and doesn't require the use of the biographies. Each of the 50 states (with an extra for the District of Columbia) receives 2 reproducible worksheets in the book. The main worksheet (identical for every state) prompts students to research and find such information as date of statehood, state motto, current population, natural resources, number of representatives in Congress, and more. It also has students identify features like bodies of water, highest point, state capital, bordering states, and more. Students draw and label these features on the second worksheet for the state, which is a black and white outline map of the featured state. A very effective and interactive way to teach state facts to students. The book includes several appendices with valuable items like additional maps and exercises (for the 13 colonies, the Louisiana Purchase, etc.), additional assignments like oral reports and creating timelines, a list of resources for state information, and more.128 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
Youth With a Mission, who has put the biographies of so many heroes of our faith into print, now has turned their attention to the heroes of our nation, telling the inspiring stories of brave individuals such as Harriet Tubman, John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton and George Washington. Each of these nearly 200-page portraits follow the individual from his or her life through their deaths and remembrances, capturing the accomplishments and disappointments in their lives, and doing so in a well-researched but lively, "like you were there" style, transforming these impressive figures from history into a great and heroic, human individuals that we can look up to and respect.
Audiobooks on CD are now available for several of the books. These run 4-5 hours and are read by Tim Gregory.