Miracle in the Hills (Mary T. Sloop)

Miracle in the Hills (Mary T. Sloop)

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Item #: 059059
ISBN: 9781985226609
Grades: 9-12

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What in the world would draw two well-educated doctors to the poverty and extremely primitive conditions of the remote hill country of North Carolina in 1909? It's an important question. A love of the country? A love of the people? A heartfelt desire to leave some little corner of the world a better place after you've walked the roads and paths? A determination to follow God's call? Yes, to all! Miracle in the Hills is the remarkable story of Doctor Sloop and his wife (also a doctor). Actually, I should say stories because the book is packed with stories of their education, of their meeting, of beginning their life in the hills, of year after year (over forty) among a people made remarkable and memorable by their love for them. The book is also filled with stories of Mrs. Doctor's fights to improve the lives of those people early child marriages, moonshiners, and increased educational and economic opportunities were all areas she addressed. Mrs. Sloop was named American Mother of the Year in 1951 a tribute to her many accomplishments among and for the people she loved. 232 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

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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Notgrass history curriculum "Exploring America"
Genna B on Apr 19, 2022
Required reading
Tiffany B on Sep 10, 2020
Notgrass history curriculum "Exploring America"
Genna B on Apr 19, 2022
Live in NC
philip a on Jan 8, 2021
Required reading
Tiffany B on Sep 10, 2020
Needed for Notgrass Exploring America
Kristin M on Jul 17, 2020
curriculum requirement
Robyn F on Jun 10, 2019
Notgrass American History has been changed. Several books have been removed, and this one has been added.
David F on Sep 24, 2018
part of notgrass American history course
Melody H on Apr 4, 2018
For a literature group my daughter is part of. Some of the families use Notgrass Exploring America curriculum so we are reading books suggested from that curriculum.
Bettina G on Feb 5, 2018
This book is part of Notgrass History curriculum we use.
Sara G on Jan 4, 2018
Required reading for co-op literature class.
Donna H on Aug 21, 2017
required reading
Theresa R on Aug 10, 2016
Optional reading for American History - Notgrass.
Lori V on Jul 20, 2016
American lit class
stacy d on Jul 17, 2016
I purchased the book at least twenty five years ago when I visited Crossnore while living in GA. It has been a favorite because I am so interested in what has been done there and the drs. story. I recently loaned my copy and the person doesn't remember ever having it so it is gone and I have been heartsick.
Bette W on Jul 7, 2016
The book is a suggested reader for my daughters history
Sherri F on May 11, 2016
For my daughter's notgrass US history curriculum
Robert L on Mar 25, 2016
Required with our American History curriculum from Ray Notgrass and sounds like a great book!
Christina K on Feb 21, 2016
It was required reading for our local homeschool co-op.
Tracey N on Feb 3, 2016
It's in our curriculum for American Lit
Rebecca J on Feb 1, 2016
We purchased for use in a book club.
Karyn S. on Nov 27, 2015
My daughter had it on her Christmas list.
Leslie S on Nov 19, 2015
Live in NC
philip a on Jan 8, 2021
Needed for Notgrass Exploring America
Kristin M on Jul 17, 2020
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NC Crossnore
Great local human interest. Passed it along to friends.

Plan to visit Crossnore early this summer.
February 7, 2021
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