My Story 2

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Overview

For Ages 6-8

My Story 2: My Country, My World is a lower elementary social studies course that introduces students to history, politics, economics, sociology, and geography, while providing a comprehensive understanding of God’s world and the cultures of each country. Level 2 continues with a journey around the world, and lays a foundation for understanding state and federal governments, basic economic principles, and more. Equivalent to a second grade level.

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My Story 2 (7.76 MB)

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Book Trailer - My Story Curriculum Overview

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SKU M118-2
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 2.60
Title My Story 2
Subtitle My Country My World
Series My Story
Volume in Series 2
ISBN 13 9781683441182
Contributors Craig Froman
Binding Paperback
Page Count 300
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 8 1/2 x 11

This book of adventure is going to help you learn all about social studies. Social studies is about people and places around the world. We will talk about what people eat, where our food comes from, how governments are set up, the symbols on flags from different countries and what they mean, how God teaches us to love the people of the world like He does, and much more. The language of this book is English, but we’ll share some Italian and Chinese words with you too!

My Story, My Country, My World is a course for lower elementary students. It includes basic introductions to history, politics, economics, sociology, and geography, with the ultimate aim of teaching a comprehensive understanding of God’s world and the cultures of each country.

This is a daily adventure-based curriculum series that encourages families to explore the world together through four, nine-week quests and to understand it better from God’s perspective. It is designed with elements that make weekly learning fun and interactive, including:

  • Thankful Time!
  • Government Time!
  • God's Creation Time!
  • My Story Journal

It’s time to explore God’s world and to learn more about others… and more about you too! Get your Quest Collector Cards ready. Each card includes your world map showing the path of each of your four journeys.


Table of Contents

  • Using This Teacher Guide
  • Charting Your Course
  • Schedule
  • Introduction
  • Quest 1
    • 1. Let’s Get Ready to See the World...by Canoe!
    • 2. To Australia in a Bathyscaphe
    • 3. On a Jet Ski to New Zealand
    • 4. Going to the Islands on a Hot-Air Balloon
    • 5. Soaring on a Glider to Vietnam
    • 6. A Ferry to India, Turkey, and Pakistan
    • 7. Put on Your Snowshoes for Nepal
    • 8. Dogsled to China and South Korea
    • 9. A Rickshaw through Japan
  • Quest 2
    • 10. Over to Russia by Railroad
    • 11. Get Your Sled for Finland, Sweden, and Norway
    • 12. On a Golf Cart through the United Kingdom and Ireland
    • 13. A Horse and Carriage across France, Portugal, and Spain
    • 14. Riding a Chairlift over Germany, Switzerland, and Austria
    • 15. Italy and Greece by Cargo Ship
    • 16. Across Romania, Lithuania, and Ukraine by Fire Engine
    • 17. Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Syria by Minibus
    • 18. On a Donkey Cart into Israel
  • Quest 3
    • 19. Zipping to Egypt on an AutoGyro
    • 20. By Motorcycle across Sudan and Ethiopia
    • 21. Walking through Kenya and Tanzania
    • 22. Riding an Elephant through Madagascar and South Africa
    • 23. A Fishing Boat to Angola, Nigeria, and Niger
    • 24. On a Tractor through Algeria and Morocco
    • 25. Sailing a Clipper Ship to Chile and Argentina
    • 26. On a Steamboat to Bolivia and Peru
    • 27. Up in a Zeppelin to Brazil and Uruguay
  • Quest 4
    • 28. Ride to Venezuela on a Scooter
    • 29. Over Colombia and Ecuador by Dirt Bike
    • 30. A Convertible through Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua
    • 31. Riding a Monorail around El Salvador and Guatemala
    • 32. A Jet Boat around Jamaica and the Dominican Republic
    • 33. On a Hydroplane to the Bahamas and Cuba
    • 34. Off to Mexico by Jet
    • 35. On Our Wheelchair through Canada
    • 36. Home to the United States on a Conestoga Wagon
  • Appendix
    • State Info: Capitals and Statehood Years
    • Types of Governments: Riddles
    • Glossary for Social Studies
    • World Holidays
    • Quest Collector Quizzes
    • Quest Collector Answers
    • Word Find Time Answer Key
    • Types of Governments: Riddles Quiz
So Glad We Decided Not to Skip it!
Review by Charity
My story2

We did not start out with Master Books and almost skipped the whole My Story series altogether, but I am glad that we didn't. While preparing for our 3rd grade year, my daughter started begging me to study the world and see what it was like in other countries. I brought up the My Story 2 sample, and she was immediately hooked!

This course has broadened her appreciation for missions as she makes connections with the missionaries our church supports, and as we have added in some missionary stories to go with some of the regions we are studying. We have also been able rearrange the last 2 quarters of My Story to align with our Biome projects for Adventures on Planet Earth.

The audiobook has been nice for listening to together in the van, and for the pronunciation of names and places as well. I think 3rd grade has been a perfect age for her doing this course. It may have been a bit harder to get through the word searches and journaling for her as a young second grader.
Too repetitive
Review by Michelle
My son got bored with the constant flag coloring and word searches.
Meh, could have been much better
Review by Celeste
This sounded so much better than it ended up being in reality. I sort of enjoyed the reading, but it's the same word search and flag coloring activities for every unit. We got bored. I ended up feeling like I needed to supplement the program.
Enjoyable
Review by Amanda
This has been great finishing up the series. We are adding Map Trek alongside. My son 7 enjoys it.
Better than my story 1
Review by Noelle
Had a bit more meat to it than level 1 and I found it overall more put together, but my advanced reader enjoyed the info from the geography and world cultures more . He eventually got bored with the activities in my story as well, so he basically just read through all the information in a couple months and skipped out on the activities. He finished up with the higher level instead.
A great book
Review by Chad
We enjoyed going through this book together. He learned alot.
Know your child
Review by Kristal
I used this book with my second grader. I thought it was a little young for her at the time. I'm sure this wouldn't be the case for all children, but it felt more appropriate for first grade. I know they have since come out with My Story K, but maybe My Story 1 & 2 could be used simultaneously for people with more advanced kiddos. Just like in My Story 1, the information was interesting and the photos were very vivid and beautiful.
We really had fun with this curriculum
Review by Rose
My Story 2 was a good fit for us. We visited some of the same countries from My Story 1 but with more detail and many new ones as well. The curriculum opens up so many possibilities for learning. We could spin off to musical traditions and instruments native to some of the countries. We also applied it to art as well, investigating the art of various countries. For example, he made an African mask and mosaic art (Italy). We used it for sketching as well... Viking ships, Gondolas (Venice), the Eiffel Tower. You can really take off with this curriculum. Add resources from the library and videos you can find online to enhance the learning. That's what I loved about it...a base from which to expand and explore whatever he was most interested in. He learned so much! A wonderful companion for My Story 2 is the Children's World Atlas.
Needs supplemental curriculum
Review by Sarah
This wasn’t our favorite series from Masterbooks. How we made it more bootable was adding in the World Geography set (4-6th grade) with the passport and atlas. Then each week we could go more in depth into the culture and make connections. I plan to use it again for my youngest only combined with the other set.
Second Year Using!
Review by Elisha
My son likes this history course. It's nice to learn little snippets about the countries and we purchased a globe to keep up with the coutries!
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