America the Beautiful (2020)

America the Beautiful Curriculum PackageComplete Middle School U.S. History Curriculum

America the Beautiful by Charlene Notgrass is a one-year American history, geography, and literature course designed for students in grades 5-8. It combines the flexibility and richness of a unit study with the simplicity of a textbook-based approach to history. Daily lessons guide your child chronologically through American history, highlighting key events, people, and places.

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About the Curriculum

America the Beautiful Part 1 and Part 2 include a total of 150 daily lessons. Each lesson includes the text for the student to read and the specific assignments for that day.

Assignments include readings in We the People, a collection of original journal entries, newspaper articles, advertisements, poems, songs, letters, short stories, speeches, and other historic documents from American history. Students also complete assignments in Maps of America the Beautiful and Timeline of America the Beautiful.

The Student Workbook is a book of crosswords, find-a-words, matching, codes, drawing assignments, and other handwork activities which review and reinforce information learned in the daily lessons. The Lesson Review is a book of daily lesson review questions, literature review questions, and weekly quizzes.

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We are taking pre-orders for the new edition of this curriculum. When you place a pre-order, here's what you will get:

  • access to the complete digital version of the curriculum (including the Curriculum Package, Student Workbook, and Lesson Review), released in installments starting at the end of August
  • the printed version of the Curriculum Package when it is available (aiming for the end of 2020)
  • a one-year subscription ($24 value) to Homeschool History, a resource from Notgrass History that helps you find videos, virtual tours, geography games, and more

If you pre-order the Curriculum Package, you will get a digital copy of both the Student Workbook and Lesson Review. If you also want a printed copy of either book, see the options below.

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The Bundle includes the Curriculum Package, Student Workbook, Lesson Review, and Literature Package--everything you need to complete the course.

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You can order any of the literature titles individually. If you want a printed copy of the Student Workbook or Lesson Review, you can either pre-order the bundle (above) or pre-order it separately here:

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