This article is in collaboration with Golden Prairie Press.
According to Golden Prairie Press:
To really understand what life was like years ago, history must go beyond words on a page. Recipes must be cooked, games must be played, historical art must be examined, and crafts must be done. Each day there is an activity that brings history to life.
Members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew were given the opportunity to review the complete history curriculum, Heroes and Heroines of the Past: American History, from Golden Prairie Press, written by Amy Puetz.
Heroes and Heroines of the Past: American History is a thirty week history curriculum, written with grades 1-6 in mind. Each of the history lessons are divided into two sections. One section, for grades 1-2, has a larger font and basic overview. The next section, for grades 3-6, has the same information but is more advanced. It is important to learn about the people who made history and these sections allow the student the opportunity to experience living history through stories. These stories of heroes or heroines of the past contain both reprints of old stories and new stories written by modern authors. To help with sometimes difficult language from original source quotes, a definition is next to the word in parentheses. Each week’s lessons includes verses to memorize and recite.
The downloadable curriculum includes the following e-books, audio downloads, and additional materials:
- Heroes and Heroines of the Past: American History Part 1 e-book (lessons for the 1st half of the year.)
- Heroes and Heroines of the Past: American History Part 2 e-book(lessons for the 2nd half of the year.)
- Historical Skits e-book(nineteen skits from the time of Columbus to World War II)
- Sing Some History Audio Download(Hear some of the songs that are mentioned in the book)
- Listen to Some U.S. History MP3 Audio Download(An audio collection of original speeches, poems, sermons, and documents that are mentioned in the book)
- Additional Materials Downloads (Printable timelines, instructions and entertaining videos, color artwork, coloring pages, and much more.
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A big thank you to Lori Moffit of My Journeys Through Life for writing this introductory post.