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All American History Volume I Student Activity Book
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The All American History student activity book uses a multi-sensory approach to learning and is the perfect complement to the All American History student readeróbringing America's story to life piece by piece. Practical in design, the student activity book is three-hole punched and perforated, and its worksheets are reproducible for family use.

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About the All American History Curriculum:

Timberdoodle's Favorite American History Program
Never in twenty years have we offered an American history curriculum so complete, so captivating, and so well-conceived. Similar in many ways to the highly popular Mystery of History series, All American History is far more engaging than any dreary textbook.

For Multiple Grade Levels
Extravagant with hundreds of first-rate black-and-white illustrations in Volume I and gripping black-and-white photos in Volume II, this is a thorough introduction to American history for children in grades five to eight. However, the teacher's guide makes it easy to adapt this series for both younger and older children, a huge blessing for families that are teaching more than one grade level.

Thirty-two Engaging Lessons All American History Volumes I and II make U.S. history come alive for children as they investigate the cultural, political, religious, and economic events that formed and impacted this country. Much more thorough than typical curricula, All American History covers thirty-two weeks studying not only the events themselves, but also the environment in which each event occurred and the impact this event has had on America.

Written for Homeschoolers
Why All American History and not a history book from a mainstream publisher? First and foremost, because the author, Celeste Rakes, has homeschooled since 1987, and in addition has shared her love of history with many students in homeschool classes. Admittedly, this fact alone is not always a positive feature; we have rejected countless programs from homeschooling parents because they were embarrassingly inferior to what was already available on the market. Not so here; All American History is a quality product through and through. And it has thankfully steered clear of the government school flavor many of the conventional history books adopt that makes simple ideas seem complex. Also, writing as a homeschool mom for homeschool parents and homeschool co-ops, Celeste has avoided the assumption that teaching history is all we do, and so her teacher's guide is succinct with just enough explanation to propel you along but not so much as to overwhelm you.

Two Volumes, Covering Exploration to the 21st Century
The first volume covers Exploration through 1840. Volume II covers the Civil War to the 21st Century. Each week includes a chapter from the reader, maps, forms, review questions in the activity book, and plenty of hands-on and research ideas in the teacher's guide. The teacher's guide also includes answers, as well as valuable teaching tips, ideas for including younger students, games, activities, and more. The activity book is more of a workbook with reviews, unit wrap-ups, plenty of useful maps, and more. The student reader is hardcover; the teacher's guide is softcover; the activity book is softcover, perfectbound, three-hole punched, and perforated.
Features

Four unit wrap-ups
Map work
Further study questions
Fill-in-the-blank questions
Multiple choice questions

Publisher's Information
Author: Celeste W. Rakes
Pages:
311
Binding:
Paperback, three-hole punched and perforated
Copyright:
March 2007
ISBN:
1892427117
Publisher:
BRIGHT IDEAS PRESS
Made In:
USA
Consumable:
Yes
Reproducible Worksheets:
Yes
Faith-Based:
Yes

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

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Love it so far! March 27, 2015
Reviewer: Shelli N.  
Love it so far!

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Excellent for older students! February 18, 2015
Reviewer: Heather H.  
This volume adds details previously omitted information from other texts. It's a bit advanced, but the details are remarkable!

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For Older Students May 31, 2012
Reviewer: Christine  
We purchased this for our 8 year old to go a little more indept in American History for the summer. We currently use Story of the World books. We found these to have a little too much info. per lesson than she can remember. She was able to get most of the lesson and there are plenty of activities to incorporate for the week. It is just geared more for middle school students in my opinion. It would be very hands on for younger ones. We will probably start this again in two years.

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Good resource for American Historry May 31, 2012
Reviewer: MQ  
This book is well laid out and doesn't spend time with meaningless activities.

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Easy to Evaluate October 10, 2011
Reviewer: Virginia Morgan from Greenville, IL United States  
While the subject of American history has not been the most exciting one here at our house, this series has made it better. The Student Activity Book gave us a nice way to track comprehension, and the maps kept us connected to geography. I like the way the pages are three-hole punched so they can go into a notebook. It makes a good study guide one the student is finished.

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