Amy Puetz, a homeschool graduate and longtime writer for Home School Enrichment Magazine, has recently released her new history curriculum, entitled Heroes and Heroines of the Past: American History. It is available in both a print version and a downloadable digital version.
Amy believes that learning about history should involve more than just reading words on a page. That’s why she has created a multisensory curriculum that will involve all of your child’s five senses through reading, hands-on projects, recipes, audio recordings, and more.
Heroes and Heroines of the Past: American History includes several components. First, there is a two-volume textbook which forms the core of the curriculum; each volume contains fifteen weeks’ worth of lessons (five lessons per week). Many of the lessons include a section of questions, writing topics, and hands-on projects. In addition, the set includes a book of nineteen historical skits, recordings of historical American documents and speeches, twenty historical songs, and an assortment of other odds and ends including a handful of videos, timelines, games, and more.
Amy recommends her curriculum for grades 1-6 and has employed a unique method for accommodating this broad range of ages. Most of the lessons in the textbook include two sections. First, there is a single page, set in a larger font, that gives a basic overview of the material. This is for the younger students (first and second grades). In the remaining pages of the lesson you’ll find a more in-depth look at the material for the older students. In this sense, Amy’s curriculum is almost like a two-for-one deal.
To learn more, you can check out the table of contents as well as some samples at Amy’s website (www.AmyPuetz.com). If you and your students have found yourselves bored with more traditional approaches to history, allow me to suggest checking out Amy’s new curriculum. It’s a unique resource and may be exactly what you’re looking for.
(originally published in Home School Enrichment Magazine)
Heroes & Heroines of the Past: Amer. History Curr. Printed Ver.
Date Added: 08/27/2014 by Jonathan Lewis