American History Package

American History Package

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Item #: 057850
ISBN: 9781683442394
Grades: 10

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For years, James Stobaugh has written homeschool curriculum, focusing primarily on the study of literature from a Christian perspective and SAT test preparation. Mr. Stobaugh has now turned his attention to history. These courses focus on general themes in a given time period and require the student to use his research, analysis, discussion and essay writing skills rather than his memorization skills. Another feature of the courses is good incorporation and discussion of Christian beliefs and ethics (particularly evident in the World History course) compared to the prevailing philosophy of the people group and time period.

Each course has a student book and a teacher book and is divided into 34 chapters. Each chapter contains 8-15 pages in the student book, and is divided into four lessons. In the revised editions, photos and artwork are full-color. The text reads more like Mr. Stobaugh is telling the reader a story. Because of the good readability and short chapters, the course seems at first glance to be more suited for junior high students. However, Mr. Stobaugh presumes that the student will be doing outside research, not just reading the assigned pages. Daily assignments are purposely left open-ended; the student should have the time to pursue the research wherever it leads.

As an example, Chapter 8 of the American History course covers the years from 1800 to 1820 in 8 pages of text. The first page contains a brief overview of the era, and learning objectives for the chapter. The four lessons are "A Peaceful Revolution", "An Era of Good Feelings", "History Maker: John Quincy Adams", and "Historical Debate: National Period". Assignments for each lesson are one to five research/essay questions.

This philosophy carries over into the chapter tests; while there are some single-answer questions, the majority of the points given on the test are for answers to essay questions.

Where possible, the Teacher Guide contains answers to the lesson assignments and chapter tests. On many essay questions, the Guide gives information which may or should be included in the student's essay. However, some questions are opinion questions; the teacher must gauge whether the student has adequately supported his answer with facts and reasons.

To use this course successfully would require a motivated student who enjoys researching topics on his own. This is not a history book full of times, places and dates, but rather a framework from which to build a knowledge of history. ~ Bob




Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade
10
ISBN
9781683442394
Format
Other
Brand Name
Master Book Publishers
Weight
4.3 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.88" x 8.38" x 1.75"
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I used Master books last year and my son liked it - it was a good fit for his learning style.
Cheryl B on Jul 15, 2021
This set seemed like the most complete overall history set.
Rachel F on Jun 9, 2021
I used Master books last year and my son liked it - it was a good fit for his learning style.
Cheryl B on Jul 15, 2021
We will use it with our study of American History and Government. It will be a spine and allow for the ability to research and read a lot of historical fiction and primary sources to go with it.
Laura D on Jun 24, 2021
This set seemed like the most complete overall history set.
Rachel F on Jun 9, 2021
The Co-op I am in is using this.
Sherri F on Aug 7, 2020
I appreciate the worldview perspective meshed in with the lessons.
Dana B on Aug 5, 2020
I purchased this curriculum for our 10th grade home school course.
Wendi J on Jan 16, 2020
homeschool selection
William Y on Sep 2, 2018
recommended
Yolanda L on Jul 16, 2018
Both my daughter and I enjoyed the World History series and decided to use the American History volume.
Terri J on Jul 12, 2018
Student needs a US History credit, but is taking several courses at the community college in addition to homeschool. Master books presents a solid curriculum without being overwhelmingly time consuming.
Jennifer S on Jul 22, 2016
Looking for a good US History program to accompany American Lit
Chris H on Jul 9, 2016
I have used Mr. Stobaugh for English before and was very happy. His curriculum is very demanding and we did not read everything he covers in English. I look forward to using his history. It does require students to write a lot of essays, so be ready for that. This is written for students who know they want to go to college.
Karen S on Mar 31, 2016
It appears to be a solid American History book. It is well organized and can be easily handled by a high school student.
Paula H on Nov 8, 2015
We will use it with our study of American History and Government. It will be a spine and allow for the ability to research and read a lot of historical fiction and primary sources to go with it.
Laura D on Jun 24, 2021
The Co-op I am in is using this.
Sherri F on Aug 7, 2020
Does this meet the California State Standards for US History?
A shopper on Apr 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We do not try to keep current with the individual state standards but you can see a table of contents at this link -

https://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl.php?id=051251&subject=History%2FGeography/14&category=James+Stobaugh%92s+High+School+History+Courses/10308
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Keep a dictionary handy
There are aspects of this curriculum I love- like the Friday projects. However, the language and wording used in this book is a bit much. We find ourselves spending a LIOT of time looking up the meaning of the most ridiculous verbiage used in this book. It’s conversational but not enjoyable conversation that’s easy to understand. It could be. I’m not sure why the author chose to make this so unenjoyable to read when a little rewording wold have made this a perfect curriculum.
October 16, 2020
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