Welcome! Welcome to our American history curriculum! This history curriculum was originally written for the target age of eight to nine (3rd grade) but can easily be used and adapted for other grades and ages. The easiest grades to adapt for and use our curriculum in are 2nd-6th grades. It is also an excellent supplement to any other history curriculum (for a variety of ages) with plenty of "gravy" like worksheets, printables, links, extra reading, crafts, activities and more.
Our American history curriculum uses a literature (“living-books”) and "semi" unit study approach; whenever possible tying in other disciplines such as science, language arts and more. Our main focus though is on history.
This history curriculum is FREE to anyone who needs or wants it. Please consider it our gift to you from OurLosBanos.com in honor of the many blessings God has bestowed upon our family. If you use and like our materials, we ask that you will consider making a donation or an Amazon.com order via our donation page and/or book links. Please also tell your friends or link to us!
Hours and hours of research and love went into this project and continue to go into it as we tweak it to be more user-friendly and content-rich. We look forward to hear what you think of it! Please visit our forums to leave your comments, questions or ideas! Or you can send us an email. Feedback is really encouraging and appreciated, so please don't be shy!
Although our curriculum is mean to be used over the course of a year or so, you can also easily independently use each individual topic as a unit study or to supplement any other curriculum that focuses on American history.
You can choose to use it topic-wise (no set schedule), or you can use our “daily” schedule if you need or want more “guidance”. No matter how you decide to use our curriculum, it should be thought of as very flexible and adaptable. Don’t be afraid to change it, skip some of it, add to it or tweak it!
Jennifer and Charles Guest
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