Get complete lesson plans, schedule and teaching notes for the entire year with this homeschool American History package. Package includes the History / Bible / Literature 100 American History Parent Guide and accompanying American History Student Guide. Package also includes all of the American History books and Biblical Studies books scheduled in these guides.
With History 100, you receive:
Your History 100 Instructor's Guide (IG) weaves all your materials into one exciting and cohesive program. Starting in this upper-level program, each course includes both a Parent Guide and a separate Student Guide. This means you'll get a History and Bible Parent Guide, as well as a History and Bible Student Guide.
Your Parent Guide mirrors the Student Guide, but also includes answers, provides extra notes and allows you to check their progress and discuss their reading. This format allows you to be as engaged or as hands-off as you and your students like.
I built level 100 on the foundation of Joy Hakim's award-winning A History of US series. Her volumes are some of the most fascinating histories I've ever read. Filled with photos, illustrations and political cartoons from across the decades, Hakim draws you in to the story of our nation.
Some homeschoolers use these books with younger students. The books' language is certainly easy enough to understand. But we use them at the junior and senior high levels because of the author's attention to details (like the devastation of the Civil War, Prohibition and the civil unrest of the 1960s) that are simply not as important for elementary students to think about. We also move more quickly through each volume than younger students could.
We balance Hakim's more liberal perspective with extensive notes in the Instructor's Guide. These notes offer counter-arguments to some of Hakim's perspectives. With A History of US and the IG combined, you have an extraordinary tool to help your children think critically about and truly understand American History.
In addition to A History of US, many other Sonlight 100 books make learning American History exciting. Some highlights of this American History curriculum include:
- True tales of American patriots who established a government of free people apart from a king.
- Real-life glimpses into the wars that shaped American History.
- The gripping true story of a country preacher who took the gospel to New York City's fiercest gang leaders in the 1960s.
- And more.
Teach your children to live out their faith. The Bible 100 program includes Scripture reading and practical lessons in how to study, interpret and apply the Scriptures in everyday life. Help your students build their theological framework, explore the evidence for our faith and develop discipline in prayer. I put this program together to help you raise children who love God and know what and why they believe.