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About the Course


Course Description:

From Christopher Columbus to Martin Luther King, Jr. I will give your

child a chronological understanding of great leaders in American

history. With over 50 biographical excerpts of Presidents, generals,

preachers, pioneers that cover 500 years of US history, your child can

observe the character-building qualities of these leaders. Featured in

the concluding chapter are 15 current Americans with substantial

contributions. The students will study the timelines and maps to see

the growth and expansion of our great nation and check their

comprehension through various questions listed in each chapter.

From Benjamin Franklin, Mayflower ships, to Clara Barton and the

medical advancements, we will watch your child learn to love


Each student will do a History Fair project as well this year.

Course objectives:

Whisk your second graders back in time and learn what life was like

in our country's early days! Exploring the stories behind our flag,

patriotic songs, and holidays, students will study the lives of people

who contributed to our American heritage---including the Pilgrims,

Native Americans, early colonists, pioneers, inventors, athletes, and



You should be in the 2nd grade to take this class.

Homework Expectations:

Syllabus online for daily details. Homework grades are based only on

completion and details, not accuracy. Please make sure your child

understands each assignment when working with them at home.

Materials Needed:

Author – Abeka

Edition – 5th

Grade Level – 2

Publisher – Abeka

Crayola Markers

Glue sticks

Pack of notebook paper

Colored pencils

Pencils and pencil sharpener

Red pens


Dry erase markers

History Fair Project display Board

Grading Scale:

90-100 A 70-79 C

80-89 B -69 F

Your Instructor

Connie Thomas

Connie Thomas

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