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Notgrass America the Beautiful Homeschool Set

Study American History, Geography, and Literature

The new second edition will be available in early September, 2021. The publication has been delayed per the publisher.
We’ll keep you posted when we have updates.

Combine the simplicity of the textbook-based approach with the flexibility of the unit study in this multi-level course for students in grades 5 to 8. [Features…]

America the Beautiful Curriculum Package

America the Beautiful Curriculum Kit.
America the Beautiful Curriculum Package

Price $110.00

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America the Beautiful Curriculum Package, Second Edition

By Charlene Notgrass, Publisher: Notgrass Company

Item #NGAB2E

Features of America the Beautful, 2ED.

In Notgrass America the Beautiful, there isn’t a teacher guide. That’s because there is an activities list at the end of each lesson in the book. This list makes it very homeschool-friendly! You and your student will be on the same page all the time—pardon the pun!

  • There are 30 units in the course.
  • Each unit has five lessons.
  • Each lesson includes a list of activity choices with references to the individual components.
  • The Answer Key has the answers.
  • Selecting homeschooling curriculum for teaching American history is easy with these excellent choices.
  • American the Beautiful is a Christian-based course for one year of study.
From the Notgrass Company, the America the Beautiful Set includes one of each of the following books.
  • America the Beautiful Part 1: America from 1000 to 1877 Download Part 1 Sample Pages Opens in a new window at the publisher’s website.
  • America the Beautiful Part 2: America from the late 1800s to the present Download Part 2 Sample Pages
  • We the People consists of resource documents from American history used in this course. See We the People Sample Pages
  • Maps of America the Beautiful A collection of 30 maps drawn especially to accompany this curriculum. Your child will often refer to a map while reading a lesson in America the Beautiful and do activities on the map at the end of the lesson. Download Sample Maps
  • Timeline of America the Beautiful
    This is an illustrated timeline of American history from AD 1000 to the present designed specifically to include facts learned in the lessons. Some facts are already printed on the timeline. After each lesson, your child will add an event mentioned in the lesson to the timeline. See Sample Timeline Pages
  • America the Beautiful Answer Key Includes Answers for the Timeline, Student Workbook, Lesson Review and vocabulary assignments from the main text. See Sample.

Literature Portion:

NOTE: The literature books are not included in either bundle. You need to purchase them (below) or borrow from your local library.

To give your child a richer perspective on the various time periods studied, ten extra works of literature are assigned. The student is usually assigned 1-2 chapters per day. The first five books go with Part 1, and the next five books go with Part 2.

This one-year course covers American History, Geography, and Literature for ages 10-14.

Grades 5-8

Price $110.00

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America the Beautiful Bundle

America the Beautiful Homeschool Bundle.


Price $134.00

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America the Beautiful Curriculum Bundle, Second Edition

By Charlene Notgrass, Publisher: Notgrass Company

Item #NGABCB2E

In addition to the items in the America the Beautiful Curriculum Package above, the Student Workbook and Lesson Review are included in this bundle.

NOTE: The literature books are not included. You need to purchase them (below) or borrow from your local library.

Price $134.00

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Additional Literature Books for America the Beautiful 2nd Ed.

Growing Up Dakota

Growing Up Dakota by Charles Eastman.

Indian Child

Price $6.95

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Growing Up Dakota

By Charles Eastman, Edited and illustrated by Charlene Notgrass

Publisher: The Notgrass Company

ISBN-13: 9781609991623

Growing Up Dakota is an autobiographical account of the boyhood of Ohiyesa, also known as Charles Eastman, a member of the Dakota nation. 

Use Growing Up Dakota for activities in Units 4 and 5.

Price $6.95

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Amos Fortune

Amos Fortune, Free Man.

Amos Fortune, Free Man 9780140341584

Price $7.99

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Amos Fortune, Free Man

By Elizabeth Yates

ISBN-13: 9780140341584

Amos Fortune, Free Man tells the story of an American slave. Born the son of an African king, slave traders captures him when he was 15. Amos Fortune dreamed of freedom as he worked as a slave for 45 years. When he was age 60, he finally began to see those dreams come true.

Use Amos Fortune, Free Man for activities in Units 6 and 7.

Price $7.99

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Brady

Brady.

Brady
9780698119376

Price $7.99

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Brady

By Jean Fritz

ISBN-13: 9780698119376

Brady must make his decision about the slavery controversy when he discovers an Underground Railroad station near his family’s farm.

Use Brady for activities in Units 9 and 10.

From the publisher:

Newbery Honor-winning author, Jean Fritz, takes us on a journey to the Underground Railroad.
Brady has never been trusted with secrets, until now. When he discovers an Underground Railroad station near his family’s farm, he is forced to make his own decision about the slavery controversy. Whatever his decision may be, he knows that this is one secret that must be kept.”

Underground Railroad

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Bound for Oregon

Bound for Oregon.

Bound for Oregon
9780140383195

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Bound for Oregon

By Jean Van Leeuwen

ISBN-13: 9780140383195

You will need Bound for Oregon in Units 12 and 13.

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Across Five Aprils

Across Five Aprils.

Across Five Aprils
9780425182789

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Across Five Aprils

By Irene Hunt

ISBN-13: 9780425182789

Across Five Aprils “presents the unforgettable story of Jethro Creighton—a brave boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War.

Across Five Aprils is used in Units 14 and 15.

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Little Town on the Prairie

Little Town on the Prairie.

Little Town on the Prairie
9780060581862

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Little Town on the Prairie

By Laura Ingalls Wilder, illustrated by Garth Williams

ISBN-13: 9780060581862

We like this edition of Little Town on the Prairie because it has full-color illustrations and the paper is a better quality for a paperback. The story “begins as the harsh winter is over and Laura looks forward to the long summer days–especially now that she has a new gentleman caller, Almanzo Wilder.”

You need Little Town on the Prairie in Units 16 and 17.

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All-of-A-Kind-Family

All-of-a-Kind-Family.

All-of-a-Kind-Family
9780440400592

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All-of-a-Kind-Family

By Sydney Taylor

ISBN-13: 9780440400592

All-of-a-Kind-Family is the story of a family with five daughters who lives in New York City at the turn of the last century.

You need All-of-a-Kind-Family in Units 19 and 20.

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Blue Willow

Blue Willow.

Blue Willow
9780140309249

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Blue Willow

By Doris Gates

ISBN-13: 9780140309249

“A little girl, who wants most of all to have a real home and to go to a regular school, hopes that the valley her family has come to, which so resembles the pattern on her treasured blue willow plate, will be their permanent home.”

Use Blue Willow for activities in Units 21 and 22.

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Homer Price

Homer Price.

Homer Price
9780142404157

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Homer Price

By Robert McCloskey

ISBN-13: 9780142404157

Homer Price takes place in small-town America. You need it for Unit 25.

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Katy’s Box

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Katy's Box by Mary Evelyn Notgrass McCurdy.

Katy’s Box
ISBN 9781609991159

Price $6.95

Expected August 23, 2021
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Katy’s Box

By Mary Evelyn Notgrass McCurdy, Publisher: The Notgrass Company

ISBN-13: 9781609991159

Use Katy’s Box for activities in Units 29 and 30.

From the publisher’s website:

“It’s time for a new adventure! Katy Porter is nervous and excited about beginning her first year of homeschooling. The day before school starts, Katy asks her dad if she can keep the empty box he is about to throw away. Katy puts keepsakes from her past inside the box, such as an old necklace and a rock she brought back from the ocean. Katy tucks the box safely under her bed, but the box is not full.

Will the coming year bring good times with her family and fun new treasures to add to her box? Or will homeschooling be just a big stack of boring hard work?”

Katy’s Box is a story of learning and of learning what matters.”

Price $6.95

Expected August 23, 2021
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