American history comes alive in America’s Story 2 as students experience the struggle of the fledgling American nation as she strives to resolve conflict, reconstruct after division, expand through the Wild West, and join the world in the Industrial Revolution.
In America’s Story 2, your student will:
- Learn the story behind the Missouri Compromise
- Meet Abraham Lincoln and encounter the struggling nation he faced
- Encounter the woman who helped found the Red Cross and learn her amazing story
- Experience the difficulties America faced during the Reconstruction Years
- Celebrate the 100th birthday of America and experience the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair
- Join the adventure of exploring the Wild West
- Imagine the struggles and hopes immigrants felt and faced as they arrived in America at Ellis Island
- and so much more!
America’s Story 2 is designed to be easy to use. It guides your student through an exciting adventure through American history as they:
- Learn to retell history through the use of oral and written narration
- Sketch their way through historical scenes
- Create their own maps
- Compile a timeline from the Civil War to the Industrial Revolution of the early 1900s!
The author’s lively, storytelling style interacts with students and draws them in to imagine the adventures, hardships, failures, and triumphs of the incredible characters who shaped American history from the Civil War through the early 1900s.
America’s Story 2 Set includes:
- Full-color America’s Story 2 Student Textbook featuring engaging narrative and beautiful historic illustrations, photographs, maps, and cultural connections. The course is approximately 45 minutes per lesson, four to five days per week, and is designed for grades 3 through 6 as a one-year history course.
- America’s Story 2 Teacher Guide, which features convenient daily schedule; student worksheets for narration (oral and written), sketching, map adventures, and timelines; optional Digging Deeper activities; special project ideas; review sheets and answer keys; and three-hole-punched, perforated pages for convenience.
Can I use this course with an older/younger student?
Yes. While America’s Story is designed for upper elementary students (grades 3 through 6), it is also very flexible and can be used with younger/older students. Younger students may require additional teacher involvement, while older students may complete additional activities or research projects to increase the difficulty of the course.
I have two or more students using this course together. What do I need to purchase?
It’s recommended that you purchase additional copies of the Teacher Guide. While the Student Textbook could easily be shared between students, the Teacher Guide contains all of the consumable worksheets your students will need to complete the course. Purchasing an additional copy means each student will have worksheets available and ready for use.
Do we have to start in America’s Story 2?
No. Each volume in America’s Story builds upon the next and creates a timeline of American history from the ancient Americas to modern times; however, each volume also stands alone, allowing your student to start and stop in any volume.