Raise your hand if you can still recite the Preamble to the United States Constitution. My arm is waving around madly. At this point it’s for party entertainment. Why it still fills up valuable brain real estate I have no idea. I can also sing all of the theme songs from nearly every 1960’s television comedy. It is no wonder I cannot put a coherent thought together.
This homeschooling year, we have emersed ourselves in the My Father’s World “Exploring Countries and Cultures”, studying a different country every two weeks or so. We have really enjoyed using this curriculum to cover our Bible, History, and Geography needs.
However, before we move on to My Father’s World’s “Creation to the Greeks”, I am considering taking a year to get in a study of American History. We missed “Adventures in My Fathers World” which focuses on U.S. history, because my girls were older when we began using MFW.
I know that MFW covers U.S. History 4 years down the road in “Exploration to 1850”, but I really would like to have that foundation already laid.
I have a number of wonderful books which cover the Columbus on, including Peter Marshall and David Manuel’s Light and the Glory and From Sea to Shining Sea. But I would love to have a time line type guide to follow as we study.
So. Do any of my fellow homeschooling com padres have a unit study type curriculum they would recommend for the study of American history?
Also, I’m looking into doing something different with regard to Science next year. I’ve heard that Apologia Science is a terrific curriculum. But I’m open to suggestions!
Thank you for any help you can throw at me!