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. This first-year course extends to the start of the Civil War.
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 2 ACTIVITIES includes:
- Spanish explorers
- Spanish missions
- Mayflower Compact
- Foundation for America’s economic system
- Pilgrims and Indians
- William Bradford
- The Puritans
- Homemade medicine
- Seeds of independence
- Early lighting
- Anne Bradstreet
- Early colleges and universities
- Military conflicts between French and British
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.
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Essential academic elements are aligned with standards normally expected for grades eight through high school, either for essential elements or for state exit exams. Some states require graduating students to know about the Founding Fathers and important national documents; this course covers these topics in chapters 3-6. *America’s Founding Fathers, Events and Documents is a stand-alone unit study of 15 pertinent topics extrapolated from chapters. 1-6 of the People, Places and Principles of America, and is suitable as an adjunct to other history, government or civics courses and more.