Satisfy Your State History Requirements With These Courses and Resources
It is required to study Pennsylvania state history if you homeschool in Pennsylvania. [Read more…]
- What better way can there be than through reading great books?
- If you like the literature unit study approach for studying Pennsylvania history, then you will appreciate Susan Kemmerer’s books.
- On the other hand, if you prefer the textbook approach, then you can choose
- Pennsylvania State History From a Christian Perspective~ By Joy Dean for grades 3-12
- Switched-On Schoolhouse 50 State History is a computer-based course for grades 7-12.
Check out these links for more information on Homeschooling in Pennsylvania
- Home Education and Private Tutoring Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Education
- Read about Homeschooling in Pennsylvania by HSLDA (Requires your info)
Resources for Studying Pennsylvania History
- Explore Online! Visit virtual exhibits of the State Museum of Pennsylvania from the convenience of your home. See things made in Pennsylvania, learn about William Penn, and more in these online exhibits.
Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin
This lovely book was republished by Bradford Press. I love using Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin for Pennsylvania history when my children are in second grade! Makes an excellent supplemental book for Pennsylvania Keystones!
Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia
From the publisher: “Benjamin Franklin was one of the busiest men in the American colonies. He was a printer, a postmaster, an inventor, a writer, and a diplomat. When the Revolutionary War began, Ben supported America in the Continental Congress. Like the clever adages from his Poor Richard’s Almanac, Ben Franklin still sets an example for Americans today.”
Brady must make his decision about the slavery controversy when he discovers an Underground Railroad station near his family’s farm.
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.”
Gettysburg tells the story of the famous Civil War battle.
From the publisher:
“When troops entered Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the South seemed to be winning the Civil War. But Gettysburg was a turning point. After three bloody days of fighting, the Union finally won the battle. Inspired by the valor of the many thousands of soldiers who died there, President Lincoln visited Gettysburg to give a brief but moving tribute. His Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches in American history.”
50 States Homeschool Curriculum—Study All Fifty United States in One Course
These courses are general studies of all 50 states of the United States in one unit.