American History

This course will cover American history from its earliest foundations to modern times. This will be a 30 week course presented from a conservative and non-revised standpoint.  It will be a unit type study incorporating lectures, outside reading, class discussions and activities. We will use timelines and literature that was prevalent at the time to help the student actually get a strong picture of history and its importance to us today.

Coursework utilizes outside reading, reviews, pretests, classroom activities, mapping exercises, worksheets, quizzes, and tests. Students will work together to create a classroom illustrated timeline.  Additional literature books will be provided when required.

Students will be exposed to our history from a Christian Worldview and see some of the consequences of the moral superlatives and failures over our country’s existence and learn from our brief history as a nation both what to repeat and what to avoid.

I will provide a student workbook, lesson review and the outside reading listed below as the curriculum. These will be covered by the class fees.

Curriculum: America the Beautiful Charlene Notgrass

Outside Reading:        

  • Growing Up Dakota by Charles Eastman
  • Amos Fortune: Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
  •  Brady by Jean Fritz
  • Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leeuwen
  • Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
  • Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
  • Blue Willow by Doris Gates
  •  Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
  • Katy’s Box by Mary Evelyn Notgrass McCurdy

Class Homework requirements: Outside reading books will span the units of study.


Time: 9:00 – 10:30
Grades: 6-8
Class Fee: $395
Supply fee: $100
TutorJimmy Lawson