America's Story 1 (Teacher Guide - Download)

America's Story 1 (Teacher Guide - Download)


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In America’s Story Volume 1, students will learn about the ancient Americas to the great Gold Rush, the infancy of our country through the founding of our great nation, catching glimpses of the leaders who would become known as the Founding Fathers. This homeschool American history curriculum for grades 3 – 6, consists of 28 chapters and five built-in reviews, making it easy to finish in one school year.

The America’s Story Volume 1 Teacher Guide provides easy-to-manage lessons that guide the reading, worksheets, and all reviews. The pages of this guide are perforated and three-hole punched so materials are easy to tear out, hand out, grade, and store. Included, you will find a convenient daily schedule, maps, chapter activity pages, review sheets, answer keys, a glossary of terms, special project ideas, a supply list, and more.

SKU K980-6
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 0.00
Title America's Story 1 (Teacher Guide - Download)
Subtitle From the Ancient Americas to the Great Gold Rush
Series America's Story
Contributors Angela O'Dell
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC

An Unforgettable Journey Through American History!

America’s Story 1 brings history alive for upper elementary homeschool students. Your students will never forget the stories and adventures of explorers and pioneers who saw in America the chance to live a dream of freely worshipping God, a chance to own land, and the opportunity to search for wealth and opportunities.

Easy for homeschool teachers, exciting for students!

America’s Story 1 is designed to be easy to use as it guides your student through an exciting American history adventure as they:

  • Learn to retell history through the use of oral & written narration
  • Sketch their way through historical scenes
  • Create their own maps
  • And compile a timeline from the ancient Americas to the 1850s!

Teacher Guide features:

  • Convenient Daily Schedule—saving you time!
  • Student worksheets for narration (oral & written), sketching, map adventures, & timelines.
  • Optional Digging Deeper activities
  • Special Project Ideas
  • Review sheets & answer keys
  • 3-hole punched, perforated pages for convenience
Easy to use
Review by Jamie
I ordered the PDF since I have multiple children using the same course at the same time. It's easy to print just what we need for the week and not have to waste any paper on pages we don't need. I do wish that there was a simpler way to print just the worksheets without having to separate out the teachers part, but it only took a few minutes to pull out what the kids didn't need.
Almost Perfect
Review by RyanKidsMama
Let me preface my review by saying this is specifically reviewing the Teacher’s Guide, not the curriculum as a whole. I ordered the digital file because I have multiple children and I find it easier to print off multiple worksheets rather than photo copy out of the book. I am happy with this decision. Overall, I like the layout of this Teacher’s Guide and the content but there’s two things I wish were included. I wish there was a simple 1 page scope & sequence to print out, so I can take a quick glance and see what we’re doing in what order. I was also disappointed that there aren’t additional literature/reading suggestions to go with the chapters. I was actually very surprised by this. Luckily I enjoy researching and piecing curriculum and additional reading/resources together so this wasn’t a big deal for me. Overall, this Teacher’s Guide will work well for us and we are very excited to dive into America’s Story as a family this Fall.
Black and White
Review by Danielle
I love that the teacher's guide is black and white for easy printing. I also really liked that extra pages for older students were separate so I just printed the ones we needed for my younger children.
Review by Micah
My children adore America's Story & I too, am smitten with the Teachers Guide!
Beautiful History
Review by Jennifer
I remember the dry boring textbooks for history as a kid. Where was this? Beautiful, engaging history and lessons.
Wonderful and colorful
Review by April
We have tried several history curriculums. We enjoy doing History together, family style and it has been a bit of a challenge to find something that can engage my younger daughter but has enough meat to keep my older daughter interested as well. The narrative, Charlotte Mason inspired text and accompanying activities keeps both of my daughters interest. There are great pictures and illustrations throughout. Engaging discussion questions. It is not at all dry like many history programs. We are enjoying America's Story 1, and my children are retaining what they have been learning very well. Looking forward to the rest of the series!
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Review by Theresa
The Teacher’s Guide is a beneficial part of this curriculum. It provides a suggested structure, questions, activities, and suggestions for additional study.

With most curricula, we skip worksheets as much as possible, but we did complete most of these ones (alternating between orally and written), because the corresponding questions were beneficial-- allowing the students to both narrate back from our reading, and consider details more thoroughly. I particularly love the questions that ask students to image themselves within the story, and answer what they would have done, felt, and so forth in the situation. My kids especially loved the historical drawings, and other puzzle-type activities in the Teacher’s Guide. It took me a couple weeks to figure out what was going on with the Timeline, since some of the references were not directly in the chapters. Once we figured out how the Timeline would work best with our family, this also became a favorite activity.

Families with more than one writing student may want additional copies of the Teacher's Guide, which is where the activities are located.
Perfect addition to the curriculum!
Review by Emily
Our family doesn't usually grab the teacher books to go with our history since our children are still young. We tend to talk about the chapters and incorporate crafts. For America's Story 1 I chose to go ahead and get the digital version of the teacher's book and I am so thankful that I did! Being able to browse and print the worksheets we want to use for each chapter has been great and I often find that we are doing almost all of the activities compared to other curriculums we have tried. We're loving it!
Review by Nikki
I have to say I am quite impressed with this Teacher's Guide. It follows the same format as other Master Book's TGs in that it provides a brief overview and comprehensive schedule. Beyond that - this guide is chock full of discussion generating narration questions, vocabulary building, sketching/artwork, and fun puzzles/activities. The digging deeper sections are a great way to delve a little further into the topics covered in each lesson. The worksheets are a great combination of factual recall and creativity.

I would definitely recommend this for elementary students. If you were to add extra reading and and perhaps a couple of projects, it could be tweaked for middle school students, as well.

Overall, I would absolutely recommend this curriculum.
Love a good teacher's guide
Review by Kelly
While you can certainly read through America's Story Vol 1 without the teacher's guide, this homeschooling Mom loves having the additional ideas, support, and guidance to help me ensure we are using the product the best way possible and getting everything we can out of the curriculum!

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