I think I am searching for something that doesn’t exist. I mean, really, you’d think as long as I’ve been at this homeschooling thing, I’d know if it was out there…but there’s lots of stuff out there, so I thought I would ask.
I want an American History curriculum that:
- Is literature-based
- Has lots of great hands-on activities and projects, but not of the lapbook or History Pockets variety (not my kids’ thing)
- Includes daily lesson plans – or at least some suggestions
- Focuses on early-American explorers, such as Daniel Boone, through the American Revolution
- Geared toward grades 4-6
- Includes great text or suggests a great spine to tie everything together
I’ve looked at a bunch of stuff today. I think I’m going end up writing my own, but that sounds so daunting right now. Anybody know of anything that fits the bill? Anyone have any fantastic American History curriculum you want me to review?
Edited Feb. 21, 2013 to add: This post always gets a lot of traffic and it always surprises me because it was just a question – a desperate cry for help (though there are tons of great suggestions in the comments).
I just clicked on this post to re-read it because sometimes I wonder, “What did I say?”
I had to laugh reading it…because it’s like I was writing out my prescription for Trail Guide to Learning. It’s exactly what I was looking for! No wonder we love it so much.