Exploring America Student Review Pack 2019 Ed

Exploring America Student Review Pack 2019 Ed

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Item #: 041610
ISBN: 9781609991203
Grades: 9-12

Category Description for Exploring America (Gr. 9-12):

While not uncommon for high school students to study both American History and American Literature in the same year (typically 11th grade), it is unusual to find a curriculum that weaves the two together. Exploring America goes one step further, not only combining history and literature, but also Bible/Faith. The result is a comprehensive, intensely Christian look at the events, the people, the culture, and the faith of our nation with an emphasis on a God-centered worldview. A student completing the course as outlined would earn three high school credits history, English (literature and composition), and Bible. Obviously designed with the homeschool student/family in mind, the two volumes (each about 400 pgs.) that make up the curriculum text are very readable and interesting, with carefully chosen illustrations. The text is written directly to the student with lessons clearly laid out and easy to follow. Volume 1 covers Columbus to Reconstruction; Volume 2, the late 1800's to the Present. These two volumes plus a resource book American Voices are included in the Curriculum Package. American Voices is a collection of speeches, poetry, and writings from original sources that are used in the course in addition to the literature selections. The literature selections (a whole book approach) have been carefully chosen. The author, Ray Notgrass, states clearly that the perspective of faith influenced the literature selections and that the goal was well-written redemptive literature. Accordingly, some typical American Lit reads are omitted. In addition to selections from American Voices, the following books are studied: The Scarlet Letter, Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Co. Aytch (Civil War diary of Sam Watkins), Little Women, Humorous Stories and Sketches, Up from Slavery, In His Steps, Mama's Bank Account, Miracle on the Hills, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Giver.

There are 30 weekly units, each with five lessons. Each unit begins by listing the lessons and memory verse(s) along with the books used and suggested writing assignments (typically 2-3 assignments; each 1-2 pgs. long; student chooses one) for each unit. Each fifth lesson is a Bible/worldview lesson. Each lesson includes a related scripture reference and each unit includes a timeline of world events.

The Curriculum Package includes the two text manuals (Parts 1 & 2) plus American Voices.

The Student Review Pack is optional and contains three pieces: The Student Review Book, Quiz and Exam Book and Answer Key.

The Student Review Book features lesson review questions, literature review questions, Bible commentary and literary analysis. The set of review questions from the text as well as the American Voices assignments for each lesson can be answered either orally or on paper. The Bible commentary is to aid the student in profiting from the Bible reading and study. Also included in the student review book are literary analysis segments and questions for each book selection. The Quiz and Exam book is just that - quizzes (for each unit) and six exams. The Answer Key has answers to all review and literary analysis questions, quizzes and exams.

This is an excellent course for the serious student who wants to study both American history and American literature from the perspective of God's Word and Sovereignty. ~ Janice

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It's required for our high school history class this year.
Lanette F on Jul 27, 2020
We have the 2014 edition, the new quiz and exam pack is supposed to have questions that are more in line with the type of questions from the World History course....more factual and less inference.
Brooke L on Jul 10, 2020
It's required for our high school history class this year.
Lanette F on Jul 27, 2020
meets 3 high school credit
Michelle M on Jul 16, 2020
We have the 2014 edition, the new quiz and exam pack is supposed to have questions that are more in line with the type of questions from the World History course....more factual and less inference.
Brooke L on Jul 10, 2020
Just order it to go with the main books
Mandy W on Sep 19, 2019
This curriculum is being taught at our homeschool co-op.
Laura N on Aug 28, 2018
Children are taking this class.
Beth L on Aug 16, 2018
We used the Notgrass Exploring World History last year and were pleased with it's blend of Bible and History. Because we have an online tutor for Literature, we didn't incorporate the Literature part of the program, but it looked terrific. The tests were a bit simple, but the essay topics and cultural project helped enrich the program and give our family more time to delve into the history of the world.
Charissa A on Jul 31, 2018
History, Literature and Bible in one saves time and great Literature selections
Katie Y on Jul 26, 2018
goes with a curriculum
Lyubov K on Jun 28, 2018
We used Notgrass World History program and was very happy with the curriculum. The student review pack makes everything a simple process.
Laura H on Mar 14, 2018
I have done extensive research, and this is the curriculum many homeschoolers go with for History. We are excited to give it a try!
David C on Oct 13, 2017
for my 9th grader and she loves it
kevin k on Sep 6, 2017
I felt the extra books would help me help my daughter. She's taking the class in a co-op, but I want to be able to have tools at hand beyond just the textbooks.
Marlene B on Aug 12, 2017
Went through this book with my older son. Great program, but I think the Review materials provide more accountability than the books alone.
Brenda E on Jun 27, 2017
It goes with the set I ordered
Jennifer U on May 24, 2017
My son is taking this course next year, but I only need the consumables, as my older son already took the course. One of the things I love about Notgrass is that most of the items are non-consumable, which makes it more affordable for a large family such as ours.
Karen S on Apr 7, 2017
Love this curriculum!
Angela T on Feb 3, 2017
My son loves this curriculum.
Aniscia B on Nov 30, 2016
Needed it for a class at co-op. Very good & comprehensive course.
Donnyell F on Oct 4, 2016
to go with the Exploring America books
Tina on Sep 21, 2016
We will be using the curriculum for my daughter's high school history course.
Kelly H on Sep 9, 2016
It looked like i needed it to go along with the Curriculum package
Joseph H on Sep 7, 2016
"My daughter studied Notgrass World History and we found it to be very thorough with biblical bases to every lesson. So, I decided to continue with this curriculum for American History. "
Tamira P on Aug 23, 2016
suggested by teacher
Camille S on Aug 17, 2016
homeschool curriculum
Jonathan S on Aug 15, 2016
This goes along with the Exploring America curriculum.
Laurie B on Jul 16, 2016
We have had great experience with Notgrass in the past.
Victoria I on Jul 1, 2016
I like that this is a Christian curriculum that combines 3 subjects. I can easily supplement this with other books I already have if I don't like the entirety of it.
Shannon B on May 18, 2016
Great curriculum. These support products make record keeping easy and assessments consistent.
Elizabeth S on Jan 20, 2016
good book
Sandra T on Oct 15, 2015
I purchased the textbooks for this year. I heard that this was a good history program to use for a high schooler.
Angela B on Sep 23, 2015
meets 3 high school credit
Michelle M on Jul 16, 2020
Just order it to go with the main books
Mandy W on Sep 19, 2019
Does the Quiz and Exam Book include a final exam?
Melissa on Apr 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It depends on what you consider a final exam. If you are looking for a cumulative exam, then no. There is a history exam, literature exam, and Bible exam for every five units. They are not cumulative.
it says 2019 addition. I have the text books already will this go with them? my books say copyright 2014
User on Aug 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I really have no idea why it is called the 2019 edition but I DO know that it will go with the 2014 text. We show a 2014 copyright for both the text and the student review.
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