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Character Building Copywork Series
This book chronicles America’s rich history from its beginnings to present-day with quotes designed to give students a glimpse into the character of the men and women who shaped our country. You’ll find lots of quotes about America and patriotism, you’ll also find quotes about certain events, but most important are the quotes from great Americans that reflect the character of the person studied. There are 180 quotes in all - enough for a whole school year - perfect to supplement whatever history curriculum you are using!
You’ll find the quotes in America’s Story to follow in a fairly chronological order. Of course a person’s life spans many decades, but I have tried to group people close to the events that were most prominent during their lifetime. For instance, you’ll read quotes from J.P. Morgan, P.T. Barnum, and Rockefeller all close together, but they may be in a different order than they are presented in your history curriculum. Some of the quotes are lengthier than others, and many are quite “deep.” In addition to quotes from almost every president, I have also included quotes from some of the great thinkers and innovators of each era.
This book is NOT designed to teach handwriting, but rather to provide practice once the student is comfortable forming/connecting letters in manuscript or traditional cursive. Ages 8 - 13
Character Building Copywork - America's Story is available three-hole punched ready to be put in a binder or you can have instant access by purchasing the book online in as an ebook for easy downloading, saving and printing!
All Through the Ages by Christine Miller
Textbooks make history boring, but history is full of excitement, adventure, and heart-wrenching drama. Bring the "story" back into "history" by using this exhaustive guide to over 5600 of the best in quality historical narratives, historical fiction, literature, and "living books"! With nothing more than a library card, parents or educators can effectively teach their children both World and American history using this guide. It doesn't matter whether the children are pre-readers or college-bound seniors; books of every reading level are included for every era, from picture books and beginning readers through the great books of Western Civilization. The author also includes lists of literature for Science & Mathematics and the Arts - all organized chronologically and divided by grade level! I consider this to be one of my most treasured homeschool resources, which is used on an almost weekly basis!
Your Cost: $27.95
Kingfisher History Encyclopedia Recommended for use in the Well Trained Mind, Story of the World series and other history programs. This is a must have resource for your reference shelf!
Your Cost: $19.95
Marco Polo for Kids This activity book centered on Marco Polo's journey to China from Venice along the 13th-century Silk Road includes 21 activities that highlight the diverse cultures he encountered along the way.
Your Cost: $14.95
Leonardo DaVinci For Kids: His Life and Ideas The marriage of art and science is celebrated in this beautifully illustrated full-color biography and activity book of Leonardo da Vinci. Kids will begin to understand the important discoveries that da Vinci made through 21 inspiring activities, such as determining the launch of a catapult, sketching animals, creating a map, learning to look at a painting, and more.
Your Cost: $12.95
American Revolution for Kids Heroes, traitors, and great thinkers come to life in this activity book, and the concepts of freedom and democracy are celebrated in true accounts of the distinguished officers, wise delegates, rugged riflemen, and hardworking farm wives and children who created the new nation.
Your Cost: $12.95
Lewis and Clark for Kids An account of the Lewis and Clark expedition sent by President Jefferson to explore the land acquired in the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Includes related activities.
Your Cost: $12.95
Civil War for Kids:A History with 21 Activities Learn about about the Civil War, from the secession debates to Appomattox, through such activities as making butternut dye, decoding wigwag, and baking hardtack. Suggested Web sites and Glossary included.
Your Cost: $12.95
World War II for Kids: A History with 21 Activities Packed with information that kids will find fascinating, from Hitler's rise to power in 1933 to the surrender of the Japanese in 1945, this is more than an ordinary history book--it is filled with excerpts from actual wartime letters written to and by American and German troops, and personal anecdotes from people who lived through the war.
Your Cost: $12.95
The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History
by Thomas Woods Everything-well, almost everything-you know about American history is wrong because most textbooks and popular history books are written by left-wing academic historians who treat their biases as fact. But fear not: Professor Thomas Woods refutes the popular myths in The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. Professor Woods reveals facts that you won't be--or never were--taught in school, tells you about the "Books You're Not Supposed to Read," and takes you on a fast-paced politically incorrect tour of American history that will give you all the information you need to battle and confound left-wing professors, neighbors, and friends.
Your Cost: $16.95
History of the U.S. by Joy Hakim - 10 Volume Set We have used these to supplement our history study and they are wonderful. Though not written from a Christian perspective, the author does a fairly good job of providing a balanced view of American history. This series is an integral part of Sonlight curriculum, but we use it as a "spine" or guide to fill in gaps with our own literature-based study. We are able to get the entire set for a very good price and pass that savings on to you!
Your Cost: $125.00
These are AWESOME!! We put together the Ancient Egypt History Pocket and found it overflowing with information! These pockets make a great hands-on supplement to any history curriculum. Evan-Moor has done a phenomenal job of providing clear instructions, great graphics and engaging craft activities in each of their History Pockets. What a great way to keep hands busy while your reading aloud from literature AND the kids end up with a delightful portfolio to display everything they have learned! Oh, and it doesn't matter how many children you have, you only need to purchase one book for each topic, since they are all totally reproducible!
Each book in the History Pockets series contains 7 to 11 pockets of history activities. For every pocket there are reading, writing, and "make-it" projects that extend the historical concept being presented.
The following resources are provided:
· an overview page that describes the activities in each pocket
· complete teacher directions for all activities
· a reproducible label for each pocket
· historical background information
· historically accurate illustrations
· maps, charts, and time lines
The following activities are included:
· informational reading and writing opportunities
· historically-based arts and crafts projects and patterns
· culminating evaluation and reflection forms
Try one - you'll be glad you did! These books do have "Grade Levels" referenced on the cover, but we found the activities applied to 1 - 6th graders regardless of the range listed on the cover.