Notgrass Exploring America History Course Grades 9-12

History is presented from the perspective of faith in God and respect for his Word in Exploring America. Bible study is included using your family Bible choice.

If the entire course is completed your student will receive one credit in American history, one credit in English, and one credit in Bible.

Exploring America is a one year high school course that combines United States History, American Literature, and Bible. It is organized in an easy to follow manner with 30 weekly units of five lessons each. It covers the Columbus through the present.

Also by the Notgrass Company are the following history courses:

Exploring America Course

Exploring America by Notgrass Company
Exploring America Set

By Ray Notgrass, Publisher: Notgrass Company

Exploring America is a one year high school course that combines United States History, American Literature, and Bible. It is organized in an easy to follow manner with 30 weekly units of five lessons each. It covers the Columbus through the present.

It is feasible that you could use this course for history alone. Unit tests (sold below) are separate for history, English and Bible as are the questions for the lessons, the American Voice readings and the literature readings. I wonder why, though, because the literature choices are much more interesting than a typical American Literature course. The course is set up in a very homeschool friendly manner. The Bible lessons I checked are interesting and relevant to each unit. Three courses for the price of one is a great deal.

From the Notgrass Company, the Exploring America Set includes one of each of the following books.

  • Exploring America Volume 1: Columbus through Reconstruction for the First Semester 9781933410593
  • Exploring America Volume 2: Late 1800s through the present Second Semester 9781933410609
  • American Voices: A Collection of Documents, Speeches, Essays, Hymns, Poems, and Short Stories from American History Contains necessary assigned readings 9781933410616

You will need additional books for the literature portion of the course. Most should be available at your public library. Alternate book choices are suggested in case some books are not readily available.

Literature for Volume 1 First Semester

Literature for Volume 2 Second Semester

Grades 9-12

An Exploring America Quiz and Exam Pack is available separately below.

One year course covers American History, English (American literature and Composition), and Bible.

Grades 9-12

ISBN-13: 9781933410609S

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Exploring Government Quiz and Exam Pack by Notgrass Company
Exploring America Quiz and Exam Pack

By Ray Notgrass, Publisher: Notgrass Company

The Exploring America Quiz and Exam Pack includes lesson review questions that are grouped by lesson questions, American Voices reading questions, and literature reading questions. Each unit has one history test, one English test and one Bible test. A separate Answer Key is also included.

Grades 9-12

ISBN-13: 9781933410623

Price $14.95

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Literature for Exploring America Course

Book Study Set for Exploring America

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

Literature for Volume 1 First Semester

Literature for Volume 2 Second Semester

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

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The Scarlet Letter 9780486280486
The Scarlet Letter

By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Publisher: Dover Publications

Taking place in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony, The Scarlet Letter is an enduring classic of American literature.

It is used in the first semester of Exploring America.

ISBN-13: 9780486280486

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Narrative of the Life of David Crockett 9780803263253
Narrative of the Life of David Crockett

By David Crockett, Publisher: Dover Publications

His autobiography, the Narrative of the Life of David Crockett was written before he went to Texas and Alamo fame.

It is used in the first semester of Exploring America.

ISBN-13: 9780803263253

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 9780486284996
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

By Frederick Douglass, Publisher: Dover Publications

Learn about the life of a former slave, abolitionist, writer, editor, and orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause. In Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, you will read of his life as a slave, his dramatic escape to the North and his eventual freedom.

It is used in the first semester of Exploring America.

ISBN-13: 9780486284996

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Uncle Tom's Cabin 9780486440286
Uncle Tom's Cabin

By Harriet Beecher Stowe, Publisher: Dover Publications

In the form of a novel, author Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote about slavery and the effects on its participants. Originally published in 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin brought awareness of the evil of slavery to the forefront of the thinking of the day.

It is used in the first semester of Exploring America.

Paperback, 96 pages.

ISBN-13: 9780486440286

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Co. Aytch 9780743255417
Co. Aytch

By Sam R. Watkins

Sam Watkins tells the story of his life as a soldier in the Civil War in Co. Aytch. He joined the First Tennessee Regiment, Company H, to fight for the Confederacy. Of the 120 original recruits in his company, Watkins was one of only seven to survive every one of its battles, from Shiloh to Nashville.

It is used in the first semester of Exploring America.

ISBN-13: 9780743255417

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Little Women 9780553212754
Little Women

By Louisa May Alcott, Publisher: Dover Publications

Read about Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth in Little Women. The March family will endure while their father is away serving in the military during the Civil War.

It is used in the first semester of Exploring America.

ISBN-13: 9780553212754

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Humorous Stories and Sketches by Mark Twain 9780486292793
Humorous Stories and Sketches

By Mark Twain

Humorous Stories and Sketches is a collection of eight stories and sketches including

  • "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
  • "Journalism in Tennessee"
  • "About Barbers"
  • "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses"
  • "A Literary Nightmare"
  • "The Stolen White Elephant"
  • "The Private History of a Campaign that Failed"
  • "How to Tell a Story"

It is used in the second semester of Exploring America.

ISBN-13: 9780486292793

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In His Steps by Charles Sheldon 9781565631526
In His Steps

By Charles Sheldon

In His Steps is used in the second semester of Exploring America.

ISBN-13: 9781565631526

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Up From Slavery 9780486287386
Up From Slavery

By Booker T. Washington, Publisher: Dover Publications

Up From Slavery is the inspirational autobiography of the famous African-American educator Booker T. Washington.

Unabridged, 157 pages

ISBN-13: 9780486287386

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Mama's Bank Account 9780156563772
Mama's Bank Account

By Kathryn Forbes

Mama's Bank Account tells the adventures of the Mama of an immigrant Norwegian family living in San Francisco.

ISBN-13: 9780156563772

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Christy by Catherine Marshall
Christy

By Catherine Marshall

Christy tells the story of a "young girl who came to teach in the impoverished Smokies and how her faith conquered her primitive surroundings."

It is used in the second semester of Exploring America.

ISBN-13: 9780380001415

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To Kill A Mockingbird 9780446310789
To Kill A Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird "portrays the story of racial inequality through the eyes of a child. Contains mature themes.

It is used in the second semester of Exploring America.

Grades 9 and up, Paperback

ISBN-13: 9780446310789

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The Giver by Lois Lowry 9780440237686
The Giver

By Lois Lowry

The Giver is used in the second semester of Exploring America.

ISBN-13: 9780440237686

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