Study PA History With A Literature-based Course (Ebook on CD)
Author Susan Kemmerer wrote Keystones 2 Pennsylvania state history study for junior and senior high students in home school.
Keystones 2 Pennsylvania History for High School E-book on CD
Designed to be easy to use, Keystones 2 is a literature-based unit study on Pennsylvania History.
- It is built around seven separate units – each of which can standalone.
- If you complete all seven units in their entirety, you will have achieved:
- A 1/2 credit in US history and/or
- A 1/2 credit in Pennsylvania state history
- A 1/2 credit in literature (or 6-7 additional books to add to your reading list)
- A 1/2 credit in creative writing with a lengthy research paper and several optional writing opportunities.”
- NOTE: This is an Ebook on a CD which will be shipped to you. It is not a download.
The Keystones 2 Pennsylvania State History for High School e-Book on CD comes with files for:
- Daily Lesson Plan
- Activity Sheets (Charts, Maps, and Timelines)
- Additional compositions
- Special reading assignments and reprints of historic literature.
- Step-by-step instruction in writing a research paper (This is optional, you may choose to do book reports instead.)
- A unit on government
Keystones 2 Pennsylvania History requires additional books which are available below. If you prefer to find the books at your local library, please note that Free Indeed and Reuben are harder to find. Check first so you can purchase them together to combine the shipping.
This guide is a pdf version on CD. Readers for pdf files are available for Windows and Macs as free downloads.
The required books include: Free Indeed, The Johnstown Flood, Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia, Reuben (Back in Print!!), and Hostage on the Nighthawk (Only available as an e-book at the publisher’s website.)
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.”
The Johnstown Flood
From the publisher:
“The stunning story of one of America’s great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.”
“At the end of the nineteenth century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation’s burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon. Despite repeated warnings of possible danger, nothing was done about the dam. Then came May 31, 1889, when the dam burst, sending a wall of water thundering down the mountain, smashing through Johnstown, and killing more than 2,000 people. It was a tragedy that became a national scandal.”
Reuben is the story of an Amish youth shows the Amish culture.
- Pennsylvania Dutch glossary at the end of the book
- Has a sample chapter from the next book in the Elle’s People series
- Language and examples updated for today’s readers
*Free Indeed Heroes of Black Christian History
Free Indeed has biographical sketches of thirteen leading black Christians as well as an overview of black church history.
It is used in Keystones 2 and also supplements the American Republic.
Hostage on the Nighthawk
Hostage on the Nighthawk
This book is out of print, and we are out of stock.
Hostage on the Nighthawk is available as an e-book at the publisher’s website.
You may be able to find it at your local library or as a used copy.