My daughter and I have this hankering for American History so we have been enjoying diving deeper into it as we review The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic Set and 200 Questions About American History Set by Memoria Press
- Student Guide: 104 pages long with 32 lessons. Each lesson contains vocabulary, questions on the reading text, facts to know, and extra items to enrich the lesson (such as map exercises, or what Timeline card to review). The back of the guide contains reprints of important documents such as The Declaration of Independence and Common Sense
- The Teacher's Guide contains the same text as the Student Guide but the answers are filled in. It also contains blank tests (which are not perforated) and filled in tests.
- The Story of the Thirteen Colonies and the Great Republic: A reading text with 85 easy to read chapters (each chapter is a page or a page and half long) on the founding of America. The readings correspond to what is in the Student Text.
What's in the 200 Questions About American History Set
We also received…
- The Student Workbook. This Student workbook is a little different than the one above. It has a recommended schedule, 150 drill questions, fill in the blank Timeline, fill in the blank notable quotes, guess the US President from the hint (my name for it), and the lyrics for a few patriotic songs (Star Spangled Banner).
- The Teacher's Guide which is similar to the Student Workbook but also contains tests (blank and filled).
- Flash cards. This set includes 203 flash cards containing dates, names, and places from American history.
How We Used this Set
We've been using The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic Set and 200 Questions About American History Set as a nice subject to close each homeschool day on. After all our other work is done the Sweet Peanut leans back and then I read from The Story of the Thirteen Colonies and the Great Republic.
We're following the recommended schedule in the Teacher's Guide of 200Questions About American History. After reading several chapters in the Great Republic Text we go through the Student texts of both books.
Following the schedule, we fill in the Student Texts (both of them) after reading through several chapters. And do some of the enrichment activities suggested.
Some of the names and dates are familiar to the Sweet Peanut from previous lessons which is reassuring for me. We hadn't done any American History yet this year and I was a bit worried I might be missing something. So this is part review.
My daughter enjoys when American History time comes around. I'm thinking she likes sitting back and hearing mama read.
Yes I had American History myself in high school but I find that I'm learning new things right along with my daughter.
I'm finding that this is a very relaxed but effective way to not only learn American History (even though there are tests) but to review and test what we already know. We plan to continue with it. Great product!
Both The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic Set and 200 Questions About American History Set are geared toward grades 5 through 8.
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