In 2015 we added tests to the America the Beautiful Student Workbook. Answer Keys printed before 2015 do not include answers for the tests. The Answer Key download option above includes these answers, or you can download them separately here. You can also download the tests if your copy of the Student Workbook does not include them.
In 2010 we published a short run of America the Beautiful. The first and second semester textbooks had a perfect binding, but the supplemental books were put together in a three-ring binder. We made mostly cosmetic changes to the complete paperback version published in 2011. In 2012 we released the current hardcover version with more color illustrations.
We are planning to release a new edition of America the Beautiful by spring 2020.
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Unit 15 - Lesson 74 / Family Activity 15
The Cyber Hymnal has lyrics and music for hymns by Fanny J. Crosby and many other composers:
Unit 18 - Lesson 89 / Family Activity 18
Marine Band Audio Resources has downloads of recordings of works by John Philip Sousa and other composers:
Unit 22 - Lesson 106 / Family Activity 22
Here's the recipe for Original Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Unit 3 - Lesson 14
On page 79, we incorrectly state that Squanto was captured by the Spanish. He was captured by the English and taken to Spain.
Unit 4 - Lesson 20 / Student Workbook
The reference at the bottom of the page should be Isaiah 42:10 instead of Psalm 42:10.
Unit 10 - Lesson 47
The third full paragraph on page 265 should read: "Islands near Charleston, South Carolina. The Civil War (1861 to 1865) began at Fort Sumter, which sits on a small island in the Charleston harbor. Fort Moultrie on nearby Sullivan’s Island was also involved in the war."
Unit 11 - Test in Student Workbook
The answer shown in the answer key for question #3 should be "b. Lake Itasca" instead of "c. Gulf of Mexico".
Unit 15 - Lesson 73
This lesson originally talked about Promontory Point, Utah. Some reporters and railroad officials in 1869 wrote that the transcontinental railroad was completed at Promontory Point, Utah, but the location is actually called Promontory Summit. Promontory Point is several miles away. Unit 26 - Lesson 129 Salt Lake City, the state capital of Utah, is to the southeast of the Great Salt Lake, not to the southwest (page 803).
Unit 28 - Lesson 138
The first paragraph states that Mount Saint Helens is in southeastern Washington. It should say southwestern Washington (page 868).