State History from a Christian Perspective for grades 3-12
STATE HISTORY from a Christian Perspective for grades 3-12
|Option 1 Using My State Notebook (by A Beka) as the project notebook.||Option 2: Making a project notebook in a three-ring binder.|
My State Notebook is a pre-formatted scrapbook into which the student pastes text and pictures from our Student Booklet. The value of this option is that the student ends up with a beautiful project notebook without spending much time and energy on the notebook itself, allowing the student to focus on the content. The Master Lesson Plans give simple, easy to follow instructions. Recommended for grades 3-6; great for grades 7-8.
Students learn important organizational skills as they transfer text and pictures from our Student Booklet into their made-from-scratch notebook. The Master Lesson Plans give step-by-step instructions for building the notebook. This plan offers more flexibility in personalizing and expanding the notebook. Choose teacher-directed or independent study. Grades 3-12.
Both options provide you with complete course materials:
Lesson Plans, Quizzes, Tests, Answer Key, Text, Maps, Color State Symbol Pictures.
All plans are expandable from 6 weeks to a full year or more with easily adjustable difficulty levels.
Instructions for both options are given in the Master Lesson Plans.
FUN . . . A personalized state history keepsake notebook!
Your student will construct his very own state history textbook using text, maps, and color state symbol pictures from the Student Booklet! Choose to have your student format his own notebook pages and build an original notebook in a 3-ring binder, or have your student use My State Notebook, a pre-formatted “scrap book” published by A Beka Book. (You do not need to be using A Beka to use the My State Notebook option. However, for those who do use A Beka, the course is correlated to the fourth grade A Beka history curriculum and will provide the state history material needed for Lessons 86-115.) Instructions are given in the Master Lesson Plan Book for both options. Below is an example of the My State Notebook option and a sample lesson plan giving instructions for both options.
Sample page from My State Notebook
Sample pages from Indiana Student Booklet
Sample from completed pages. Text and Color Pictures from Student Booklet mounted directly into My State Notebook.
SIMPLE . . . Almost no teacher-preparation!
Sample Lesson 5 Lesson plan
Sample Lesson 5 pages from Pennsylvania Student Booklet
FLEXIBLE . . . Adapts easily to YOUR time schedule and YOUR desired level of difficulty!
The 30 lessons provide a complete state history course while allowing wide flexibility in course length. Each lesson will take approximately 30-40 minutes. Instructions are given for adapting our material to various course lengths. The depth and difficulty level of either plan may be easily and individually adjusted by using the Expansion Suggestions at the end of each lesson or by modifying the scope of the assignments in the lesson plans. For example, you may have a young student simply paste in a free tourist brochure, while you may assign an older student to research and write a report varying in length from one paragraph to multiple pages with added pictures. In a CLASSROOM setting, especially with older students, you may lengthen class time to an allotted class period by using the Expansion Suggestions. The suggested research and projects may be done in class or assigned as homework and then discussed or presented orally during the next class period. For use as an INDEPENDENT STUDY project, use either the six-week or one-semester independent study plan provided in the Appendix of the Master Lesson Plan Book. For a SUPPORT GROUP, use the 10-day plan in the Appendix.