I recently had the privilege to review The Story of theThirteen Colonies & the Great Republic Set, as well as, 200 QuestionsAbout American History Set from Memoria Press. The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic combines content from two early American history texts by Helene Guerber into one edited volume, providing a one-year study of American history for the middle school years, grades 5-8. This volume is intended as a historical reader, as a textbook in the history of our country from Columbus to the Spanish-American War, or as a supplement to any textbook on United States history now in use. Written in a delightful narrative form with a focus on the fascinating stories of the people who shaped our nation, children may beg you to read this to them for their history lessons.
The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic set includes text, student guide, and teacher guide. The student guide provides thirty-two lessons which correspond with the eighty-five chapters in the text. Please note, each lesson combines more than one chapter. Our family simply read one chapter each day and then completed the lesson that corresponded with those chapters. Each lesson includes facts to know, vocabulary, and comprehension questions, as well as enrichment activities such as map work, drawings, research, writing assignments, and more. The appendix includes maps, a 13 Colonies Chart, the Mayflower Compact, Paul Revere’s Ride, a letter from George to Martha Washington, the Declaration of Independence, excerpts from Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, the United States Constitution, Constitutional Amendments, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Gettysburg Address, and Daniel Wester’s Senate Speech from 1830. Test and test keys are located in the teacher guide, as well as the answer key for the student guide.
The 200 Questions About American History set includes student book, teacher guide, and flashcards. These 200 questions everyone should know about American history are compiled from The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic and The Story of the World, Volume 4. The flashcards are based on the 200 questions in the student book, but can be used with any good American history course. The student book includes drill questions (names, events, places, and causes), timeline, notable quotes, as well as each president’s name, dates in office, and a notable event. There are also several poems typically associated with American history. Test and test keys are located in the teacher guide, as well as the answer key for the student book. If the student does not know an answer, the text chapter is provided in the student book and teacher guide to make it easier to locate the answer.
As you can see, using the 200 Questions About American History along with The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic provide exactly the amount of coverage one would expect, read a good story and get the facts down.
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