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 7 ACTIVITIES includes:
America’s expanding borders; John Mashall; The Alamo; Davy Crocket; Sam Houston; Texas Independence; California Gold; Mormon migrations westward; Relocation of natives; Underground Railroad; Women’s Suffrage; Lucretia Mott; Elizabeth Stanton; Federalism; Eli Whitney’s cotton gin; Inventors and Inventions; Cable cars; Charles Goodyear’s rubber tires; Missionaries and preachers; The YMCA; Telegraph and Morse Code; Wild Bill Cody and Annie Oaklie.
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.