Exploring America Part 2 (2019 Edition)

Exploring America Part 2 (2019 Edition)

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Item #: 059076
ISBN: 9781609999995
Grades: 9-12

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Designed to be easy-to-use for parent and student, each of the 30 weekly units in Exploring America has an introduction that features a summary of the material covered, a list of lessons, books required for that unit, and suggested writing assignments. Each of the 150 daily lessons (five lessons per week) includes the history text and the reading assignments for that day (and those in progress). A focused student can direct his own study, and the parent can offer as much interaction as needed. Depending on how fast your child reads and how much time he spends on the weekly project, he may need an average of 2-3 hours for each daily lesson.Exploring America presents history from the perspective of faith in God and respect for His Word. Each unit includes a Bible study highlighting spiritual issues related to history. It is comprehensive, giving students a survey of events and issues from European exploration to the war on terror, with extensive coverage of the twentieth century. Part 2: Late 1800s through the Present (second semester)
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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Familiar with curriculum
Cathy B on Jan 7, 2021
It's required for our high school history class this year.
Lanette F on Jul 27, 2020
Familiar with curriculum
Cathy B on Jan 7, 2021
Required for class
Gabriel G on Aug 7, 2020
It's required for our high school history class this year.
Lanette F on Jul 27, 2020
Margaret G on Feb 13, 2020
adviced by home school co-op teacher
Ursula P on Aug 18, 2019
class required
Tanya A on Aug 16, 2019
Great curriculum!
Beth L on Aug 16, 2018
We did part 1 last semester. Looking forward to part 2, my son really enjoyed part 1.
Melissa K on May 21, 2018
We have the older edition and decided to purchase the newer update.
Kevin H on Jan 18, 2018
my son completed pt 1, he enjoyed the study and learned a lot
Vanessa N on Oct 26, 2017
need for homeschooling
Todd T on Sep 11, 2017
Notgrass is the best textbook I've used. It has great graphics.
Melissa P on Nov 29, 2016
To finish out our Notgrass Exploring America. Both boys 14 & 17 have really enjoyed this History Curriculum!
Amy B on Jun 23, 2016
Our homeschool co-op in SW Missouri is using this book for their high school U.S. history class.
Melissa R on Jan 8, 2016
Required for class
Gabriel G on Aug 7, 2020
Margaret G on Feb 13, 2020
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