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Notgrass Company America the Beautiful Course for Grades 5 to 8

America the Beautiful is a one-year course that covers American history, geography, and literature. Combining the simplicity of the textbook-based approach with the flexibility of the unit study, this is a multi-level course for students in grades 5 to 8.

Selecting homeschooling curriculum for teaching American history is easy with these excellent choices.

America the Beautiful Course for Fifth to Eighth Grades

America the Beautiful by Notgrass Company
America the Beautiful Course

By Charlene Notgrass, Publisher: Notgrass Company

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 (Now in hardcover)
  • America the Beautiful Part 2: America from the late 1800s to the present (Now in hardcover)
  • WE the People Resource documents from American history used in this course.
  • Maps of America the Beautiful
  • Timeline of America the Beautiful
  • America the Beautiful Answer Key Includes Answers for the Timeline, Student Workbook, Lesson Review and vocabulary assignments included in the main text.

You will need additional books for the literature portion of the course. Most should be available at your public library or you can purchase them in a set or separately below.

Also available are two optional workbooks that will help measure your child's understanding of the course material.

See Samples of the America the Beautiful components.

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

Grades 5-8

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Student Workbook for grades 5 or 6

America the Beautiful Student Workbook
America the Beautiful Student Workbook

By Charlene Notgrass, Publisher: Notgrass Company

The Student Workbook is available for the extra student.

Grades 5-6

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Price $11.95

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Lesson Review Book for Grades 7 or 8

America the Beautiful Lesson Review Book
America the Beautiful Lesson Review Book

By Charlene Notgrass, Publisher: Notgrass Company

The Lesson Review Book is available for the extra student.

Grades 7-8

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Timeline

Timeline for America the Beautiful
Timeline for America the Beautiful

By Charlene Notgrass, Publisher: Notgrass Company

The Timeline is available for the extra student.

Grades 5-6

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Maps

Maps for America the Beautiful
Maps for America the Beautiful

By Charlene Notgrass, Publisher: Notgrass Company

An extra set of Maps is available for the additional student.

Grades 5-6

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Price $8.95

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America the Beautiful Answer Key

America the Beautiful Answer Key
America the Beautiful Answer Key

By Charlene Notgrass, Publisher: Notgrass Company

Includes Answers for the Timeline, Student Workbook, Lesson Review and vocabulary assignments included in the main text.

Grades 5-6

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Price $3.95

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Literature for America the Beautiful Course

Book Study Set for America the Beautiful

We've bundled the required books for this course into a set for your convenience. The American the Beautiful Book Study Set includes one of each of the following:

Each book in this set is also available below for purchase separately.

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The Sign of the Beaver 9780547577111
The Sign of the Beaver

By Elizabeth George Speare

The Sign of the Beaver is used in Units 4 and 5 of.

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Amos Fortune Free Man 9780140341584
Amos Fortune, Free Man

By Elizabeth Yates

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

Amos Fortune, Free Man is used in Units 6 and 7.

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Brady 9780698119376
Brady

By Jean Fritz

Brady is used in Units 9 and 10.

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Bound for Oregon 9780140383195
Bound for Oregon

By Jean Van Leeuwen

Bound for Oregon is used in Units 12 and 13.

ISBN-13: 9780140383195

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Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt 9780425182789
Across Five Aprils

By Irene Hunt

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 9780060581862
Little Town on the Prairie

By Laura Ingalls Wilder, illustrated by Garth Williams

We like this particular 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."

Little Town on the Prairie is used in Units 16 and 17.

ISBN-13: 9780060581862

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All-of-A-Kind-Family 9780440400592
All-of-a-Kind-Family

By Sydney Taylor

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.

All-of-a-Kind-Family is used in Units 19 and 20.

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Blue Willow 9780140309249
Blue Willow

By Doris Gates

"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."

Blue Willow is used in Units 21 and 22.

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Homer Price 9780142404157
Homer Price

By Robert McCloskey

Homer Price takes place in small town America and is used in Unit 25.

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Katy by Mary Evelyn Notgrass 9781933410869
Katy

By Mary Evelyn Notgrass, Publisher: Notgrass Company

By Mary Evelyn Notgrass

Katy is the story of a loving family who might homeschool.

Katy is used in Units 29 and 30.

ISBN-13: 9781933410869

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