Does American history sound dry and dusty? Is it hard to see the relevance to life today?
The People, Places, and Principles of America, from Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum, is a comprehensive study of American history from pre-Columbus through the election of President Obama.
Content of each chapter of the entire course is based on the 15 major components of culture:
Each lesson incorporates a narrative carefully designed to engage the students emotionally and academically.
CHAPTER 12 ACTIVITIES includes:
Ending WWII; The Cold War; Communism; Desert Storm; Space exploration; Mass transportation; Alaska pipepline and oil; Progressive socialism; Amway, Walmart, Mary Kay, McDonald’s, and Microsoft; America’s Farmers; Hydroelectric dams to nuclear power plants; Fashions from platforms to tennis shoes; Literature from heritage to cowdogs; Music from Gospel to pop culture; Changes in education; Talk Radio and TV news; Terrorism in America; Crime and punishment; American presidents from 1950-2012; Sports heroes; Family values; Roe vs Wade; Changing the face of religion.
Theme art, time lines, maps and charts illustrate each lesson to “pull the student’s mind” into the text and clarify content. This course has been called “real history” because it ties the fifteen major cultural components to real people, places and principles which distinguish America. It is not revisionist history.
The vocabulary level is applicable for students from eighth through twelfth grade. The content is designed to raise students’ aspirations for noble and honorable lifestyles of the American Dream.