Notgrass Exploring America Required Rsrce Pkg

Notgrass Exploring America Required Rsrce Pkg

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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




Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
9
Grade End
12
Format
Product Bundle
Brand Name
Rainbow Resource Center
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The Literature seemed valuable to the time period !
Nancy T on Jul 27, 2020
This is a good value and it is convenient to have all of the books on hand, rather than running to the library when we’re ready for each book.
Sara O on Aug 20, 2018
The Literature seemed valuable to the time period !
Nancy T on Jul 27, 2020
This set of books was about $13 cheaper than another website, so I just decided to purchase it here. I really want to expose my sons to good literature and this seemed like a really good deal to have everything included as one offering. I could try to get things at the library, but I think it just made more sense to have everything on hand and ready for us to use when we are ready to use it!
Kimberly C on Aug 8, 2019
This is a good value and it is convenient to have all of the books on hand, rather than running to the library when we’re ready for each book.
Sara O on Aug 20, 2018
I shopped around for these books individually at numerous sites and bookstores and this is the best price anywhere.
Mary O on Jul 9, 2017
Wanted history and literature combined with a Christian perspective.
Cheryl J on Nov 17, 2016
Liked set up and content
Eric S on Oct 8, 2016
Required for school
kiana s on Sep 13, 2016
We are just finishing Notgrass Exploring World History and we love it!
Karrie R on Aug 29, 2016
Having gone through the Notgrass World History and scrambling to order the literature that is suggested in the curriculum, this will be so helpful so I do not have to think about ordering the literature later.
Tamira P on Aug 23, 2016
Integration of literature with history is important to me as is a truthful presentation of American's story. Reading literature that ties in to the history being studied reinforces both.
Catherine A on Jul 4, 2016
We have had great experience with Notgrass in the past.
Victoria I on Jul 1, 2016
Used Notgrass before and it works well for our family.
Ellen R on Feb 18, 2016
We have enjoyed their World History course
Rebecca M on Jan 5, 2016
This set of books was about $13 cheaper than another website, so I just decided to purchase it here. I really want to expose my sons to good literature and this seemed like a really good deal to have everything included as one offering. I could try to get things at the library, but I think it just made more sense to have everything on hand and ready for us to use when we are ready to use it!
Kimberly C on Aug 8, 2019
I shopped around for these books individually at numerous sites and bookstores and this is the best price anywhere.
Mary O on Jul 9, 2017
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Great price and wonderful selection of literature my freshman can add to her library!
January 19, 2020
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