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Intro to American History, One Year

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Journey through all of American History!

  • Experience the story of our nation from before Columbus to the present day.
  • Enjoy fascinating books as you follow the lesson plan each day.
  • Embrace the innovative spirit that has characterized American history.
  • Meet early explorers, American Indians, founding heroes, famous inventors and ordinary citizens with extraordinary stories.
  • Purchase this package and you'll get free shipping (lower 48), Forum access, a one-year guarantee and other perks.

Want a One-Year Option?

Sonlight's complete Intro to American History program takes two full years. If you have the time to do all of Sonlight D and E, that's still my top recommendation. You'll enjoy many more favorite books, and you'll get a deeper, richer study of history.

But not everyone feels they can spend two years on American History. Some customers are new to Sonlight and want to move quickly to the older programs. Some customers from countries outside the U.S. prefer to study American History with Sonlight for a year, study their country's history for a year, and then return to Sonlight for the Eastern Hemisphere program. Some customers know they have only this last year to homeschool, but would like to finish a whole course of study.

If so, rather than do only the first half or the second half of American History, I recommend this one-year condensed program. Although, of course, I had to leave some things out, it's my best effort to slim down our two-year program to a single year.

Estimated daily time for Intro to American History, One-Year Condensed plus your other subjects:

Student: 3.5-4.5 hrs | Parent: 2-3hrs

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Instructor's Guides

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The Landmark History of the American People: From Plymouth to the West, Volume I (DH10)

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Children's Encyclopedia of American History (DH21)

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The Landmark History of the American People: From Charleston to the Moon, Volume II (EH12)

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Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children's Poems (EA04)

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Caddie Woodlawn (EA05)

The adventures of eleven-year-old Caddie growing up with her six brothers and sisters in the Wild West frontiers of Wisconsin in the late 1800s.

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (EA06)

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Little Britches (EA08)

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Familiar story of a young Indian girl who saved the life of John Smith, an early American frontiersman.

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Phoebe the Spy (DR04)

Dramatic true story of a little black girl who foiled a plan to kill George Washington.

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Sarah, Plain and Tall (DR07)

Award-winning story of a frontier American widower who advertises for a wife . . . and gets Sarah.

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Om-kas-toe (DR16)

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The Great Turkey Walk (EA02)

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The Great Wheel (EA10)

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A Summer of Sundays (EA21)

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By the Great Horn Spoon (ER02)

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Markable Map and Markers (MAP)

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A geography Required Resource in every Sonlight History / Bible / Literature program from A—W.

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3" Binder with Tabs (B050)

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The Timeline Book (RR120)

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Extra Language Arts D+E Student Activity Sheets (DELG1)

Consumable. One set of these consumable sheets is included in Language Arts D+E (DELG). You need one set per student.

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Language Arts

Wordly Wise 3000 Book 4 & Teacher's Key (4L10)

Add this for additional 4th Grade vocabulary practice.

Optional. Wordly Wise 3000 Book 4 introduces students to 300 vocabulary words. Students learn the meaning and application of the words through literary pieces and fascinating historical tales. Each lesson includes a series of five exercises that require thinking yet are fun to do.

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