Friday, April 18, 2008

All American History

We recently finished all of our World history curriculum and needed to start American History. The problem was, we couldn't find a curriculum that suited us. All of them were either bibliography only or a typical textbook style. There would be only a paragraph or two over the important things such as Washington. Go figure?! Two paragraphs on Washington. Well, let me tell ya, I have found an AWSOME history curriculum. It is call All American history. Volume 1 covers the explorers to the Jacksonian Era. There are at least 100 pagers per unit over the information. Did you know there were two Massachussetts colonies? I didn't. Each colony is covered at length. We have been having a blast learning about our history.

Something else that I like about this curriculum is that it is ACCURATE! It actually has the Bill of Rights in the back that is pretty close to word for word.

We have been supplementing the study with documentaries from Netflix. We have watched shows on Jamestown and we just finished Colonial House, which was a PBS publication. There is so much you can do with this curriculum. We will be posting our progress so keep watching for updates.

Matthew and Maggie say "We love it!"

~~~Gayla

4 comments:

Rebecca Knox said...

We're greatly looking forward to getting into ALL AMERICAN HISTORY here, Gayla. It will be awhile though. We've still got a ways to go in our world history first. I liked what you said about it being ACCURATE. That's so important! Especially in this day and age of revisionist history...even among the most popular Christian-based curriculums (as, sadly, we're finding out).

~Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Hi Gayla, Your American History sounds GREAT! We are on to that next so I would like to look at yours if I could. Miss you guys! :)

Laura

Gayla's musings said...

Anonymous-
That would be fine. Just give me a call and we can set up a time to get together.
~~~Gayla

proverbs31heart said...

It's been a long time since I've visited your blog, Gayla, but it's really looking good! I saw this old post on ALL AMERICAN HISTORY and am excited to say that we are FINALLY getting ready to start it this fall! YEAH! How far did you all go in it? Are there two volumes? Or more? Thanks!

~Rebecca