Well, this is a really fun review because you don't have to go shopping for this one. If you like the sounds of it, you can get this CD for free. I received a copy of "America's Heritage An Adventure in Liberty" CD from the American Heritage Education Foundation, Inc. On this CD are the PDF versions of an American History and Civics course for Elementary grades, Middle School Grades, and High School Grades. There is also an Elementary Spanish version.
The Elementary version of this curriculum is 184 pages. The Middle School curriculum is 182 pages long. And the High School version is 187 pages long. For today's reveiw, I perused the Middle School curriculum since our two guys are in that grade-range. Although this curriculum is made for the classroom, most of it can be adapted to the homeschool setting. There was one game that I think might be a challenge to convert from a 20-30 student classroom to a family, but other than that the activities can be worked as a family. Some activities called for an overhead machine, which is typically not found in a home, but I think you can adapt by using your PC to enlarge something you need. The activities in this curriculum are not public school material. In it you learn about the true heart of our founding fathers and the foundation of this country. I loved the comparison of the song "God Save the King" to "My Country Tis of Thee." Here are two songs with the same melody but vastly different meanings. After completing this activities, your children can't help but reflect on what our country based it's laws upon. There is a lot of writing activities, so if you have boys, like mine, who are just beginning to embrace writing, you may want to give this curriculum a year. I believe in a year, our boys will be ready for all that this curriculum has to offer.
As I've said before, this CD can be yours for free by going here. If you would like to have this curriculum in a printed binder format, it is available to you on this page for $19.95.
Their mailing address is:
3501 West Alabama
Houston, TX 77027-6035
And, as usual, if you don't want to take my word for it, read the reviews of my other crew members here.