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What is everyone doing for US History?

Posted by on Dec. 29, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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Hi, in Rhode Island you have to teach US History next month Destinay and I will do a unit study on Women's History. In February we will do Black History. After that I'm unsure. What are you all doing?
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AmyMamie
by Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 2:34 PM

For first grade U.S. History, I found the book "Colonial Kids" which has activities to give the child an idea of what life was like in the colonies (knot-tying, boat building, soapmaking).  I plan to start with Christopher Columbus, and then take one day a week and do an activity, plus supplement it with the stories in the book or some from the libary.  Keeping it simple, but fun, hopefully...

jen2150
by Silver Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 2:54 PM
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We are studying Lewis and Clark. We use a living book approach. We are reading Lewis and Clark for kids and the Caption's dog. We are also reading books on Native Americans as well. We are also using trail guide to US geography as well. I am making our own US map.
Leissaintexas
by Bronze Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 3:29 PM
We use Notgrass US history.
AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 3:36 PM

We did American in fifth grade. We used a book from Catholic Textbook Project called "From Sea to Shining Sea".

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JadeTigr7
by Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 7:32 PM

I'm using My Father's World.  We are learning about different countries in the world.

ColtsFan1912
by Bekah on Dec. 29, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Right now I'm just using Confessions of  a Homeschoolers roadtrip across the US. We aren't doing that much of the history part though. There is that option but right now we are focusing on Ancient History so I haven't gone into too much U.S history yet.

usmom3
by BJ on Dec. 29, 2013 at 10:58 PM

 We watch a lot of educational videos that are about history based off of what they are interested in or the questions they are asking!

MamaDearie
by Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 9:50 AM


Quoting Leissaintexas: We use Notgrass US history.

Sorry to butt in to the post but can I ask- how are you liking Notgrass? I was considering it for my son next year as I have been completely designing our own US history this year (exploration through the American Revolution) and while my son has loved it and learned a great deal- I am tired! I was thinking of trying to find something a bit more pre-made for next year. 

Leissaintexas
by Bronze Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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 Even my ds likes it and he hates everything 'school-ish". It really fits both my kids learning styles, with plenty of reading for my dd, workbook stuff for my ds, and some hands on stuff.  It has opened up a ton of discussion and I really like the mapwork for geography. It starts off a little slow, but picks up speed fairly quickly. Its flexible and easy to use. We're in America the Beautiful right now, I'm planning on doing Uncle Sam next year. That will get us into high school, and if everything goes like it is now, I'll be using the high school levels. The only thing I add is documentaries from Netflix. My oldest is a very independent worker, and she pretty much cna do this on her own.

Quoting MamaDearie:


Quoting Leissaintexas: We use Notgrass US history.

Sorry to butt in to the post but can I ask- how are you liking Notgrass? I was considering it for my son next year as I have been completely designing our own US history this year (exploration through the American Revolution) and while my son has loved it and learned a great deal- I am tired! I was thinking of trying to find something a bit more pre-made for next year. 

 

MamaDearie
by Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly. I really appreciate your perspective. :-) 

Quoting Leissaintexas:

 Even my ds likes it and he hates everything 'school-ish". It really fits both my kids learning styles, with plenty of reading for my dd, workbook stuff for my ds, and some hands on stuff.  It has opened up a ton of discussion and I really like the mapwork for geography. It starts off a little slow, but picks up speed fairly quickly. Its flexible and easy to use. We're in America the Beautiful right now, I'm planning on doing Uncle Sam next year. That will get us into high school, and if everything goes like it is now, I'll be using the high school levels. The only thing I add is documentaries from Netflix. My oldest is a very independent worker, and she pretty much cna do this on her own.

Quoting MamaDearie:


Quoting Leissaintexas: We use Notgrass US history.

Sorry to butt in to the post but can I ask- how are you liking Notgrass? I was considering it for my son next year as I have been completely designing our own US history this year (exploration through the American Revolution) and while my son has loved it and learned a great deal- I am tired! I was thinking of trying to find something a bit more pre-made for next year. 



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