Kimberly says, “Uncle Sam and You Curriculum is an excellent independent learning course or something you can do with the whole family. There are even 30 optional lessons on America’s patriotic holidays that you could use as additional lessons. My kids loved these lessons too.” Read the rest of her review at Natural Beach Living.
Jennifer says, “We started using a history curriculum this past summer that is a departure from our normal “living books” approach. The America the Beautiful series… definitely falls into the “textbook” category, but my elementary-aged children have thoroughly enjoyed studying it.” Read the rest of her review at The Flanders Family Website.
Lacey says, “When Timberdoodle featured the Notgrass Company’s Uncle Sam and You, I felt this was a great opportunity to have my eighth grader try out this book and get an overview of knowledge.” Read the rest of her review at So Every Day.
Heather says, “…our family took on Notgrass’ Exploring Government Curriculum Package from Timberdoodle. Part of the 11th grade Curriculum Package, Exploring Government is a self-guided, semester-long study of federal, state, and local governments just 75 lessons. Guys, I wanted to like this. I wanted to give it an enthusiastic “Buy this!” But I can’t. Not because of what’s in it, but honestly, because of what’s not.” Read the rest of her review at To Sow a Seed.
Tawnee says, “As a military family, we put a lot of focus on our nations history, discussing our call to serve and the foundations of our country. Understanding our history is important t our family and, therefore, something we think is extremely important in our homeschool. We recently started working together to learn our history with a great curriculum called America the Beautiful from Notgrass.” Read the rest of her review at Adventures in Homeschooling.
Lisa says, “America The Beautiful Curriculum Package is a one year history, geography, and literature course designed for grades 5-8 (Ages 10-14) from Notgrass History. With a heavy leaning towards a unit study, the textbooks included in the curriculum, aren’t your normal textbooks. Opening them, you will discover page after page of historical photographs, full color photographs, maps, illustrations, large font and white space. This curriculum follows American History, not only from 1000 AD to the present, but also natural, Godmade attractions, and natural wonders, biographies, and glimpses into what life was like throughout the birth and growth of America.” […]
Mommy Octopus says, “Being an election year, I want my kids to have a better understanding of our government… Between all of the books [in the Uncle Sam and You curriculum], you have a full year of learning about civics and government. This program is geared for children in 5th-8th grade, but can be used with guidance for younger students. Lessons focus on America’s founding documents, branches of government, patriotic symbols, voting, the election process, Washington, D.C., the presidency, how Congress works, American holidays, and aspects of federal, state, and local government.” Read more at Mommy Octopus.
Melissa says, “As with all [Notgrass] courses, [Exploring Government] is written with a Biblical worldview so not only will students learn about the operations of the Federal, state, and local governments but they will also explore the Biblical pattern for government. “History is my 10th grade son’s favorite subject and he has already completed Notgrass’ Exploring America curriculum. It is also written by a veteran homeschool dad. So far, Stephen has loved anything we have used from Notgrass. It’s simplistic, organized, faith-based, and makes learning history and government not so intimidating by breaking it down for students. By the way, […]
Kristen says, “When I was offered the opportunity to review America the Beautiful from Notgrass History as part of being a Timberdoodle blogger, I admit I was hesitant at first. It seemed a bit textbook-ish, and I have this thing against homeschool textbooks. They’re boring, amiright? “But after looking the program over more and mentally giving it a chance, I decided we could try it. “And I’m so glad we did! It’s quite different from what I thought it would be and isn’t at all the dry textbook/workbook program I worried it might be. Best of all, my oldest daughter adores […]
Amanda says, “This is a very easy to read and understand government course. It works perfectly for the child who wants to learn at their own pace and it is easy enough to set the schedule and let your child go. There is no real reason for extra work from mom or dad and this is a bonus when you have a larger family. I loved the amount of information that is presented in this course and love knowing that Moe Man is getting a great study of our government without all the confusion that I had in school.” Read […]