TruthQuest American History for Young Students IHot
TruthQuest History puts God back at the center of the past. Centered on "living books," this creative approach to history integrates elements of both Charlotte Mason and Classical methods. Short, very informal introductions are written directly to the student and open up each topic with a distinctly Christian perspective. Suggestions for activities or writing exercises are often included as well. The booklists follow, with selected annotations on what pages or sections to read and appropriate grade levels for each entry. Incredibly flexible in nature, families can proceed at the pace that's best for their students as they select "spines," biographies, in-print books, and out-of-print classics from the extensive lists.
Proceeding chronologically, entries include lists for The First Settlement, Sir Walter Raleigh, King Philip's War, French & Indian War, War of Independence, American Art, George Washington, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Rush, and other relevant unit-study topics.
Grades 1-5; may be adapted for younger or older siblings. 171 pages, softcover, spiral-bound.
Full resource list is included at the back of the book.
This was a great program for us in the early elementary years. The only drawback was the work load on the part of the parent. Every book has to be found at the library (in addition to any "spine" resources you choose to use as recommended by the publishers). And it is difficult to pick and choose which topics/people you will cover or skip as you go along if you're like me and hate to skip anything! However, my kids loved making the notebooks and retained a LOT as they went along. The discussions we had based on the questions in the material were wonderful and in the end, it was a tough program to let go of. We moved from this to Trail Guide to Learning.
It gives you references but nothing to build a unit study on. It just gives references and books to look up. We haven't used it after trying to read through it to make sense out of it.