All American History

Teacher: Jesi Abernathy

Age of Students: 14+

Class Fee: $20

Length: 2 Semesters

Prerequisites:  Ability to read and write at a middle school level.

Class Capacity:  15

Homework Requirements:

Students will be responsible for completing a weekly reading assignment and workbook pages. Approximately 1-2 hours of homework per week.

My syllabus will be set up so students know exactly what to do each day to prepare for class on Friday.

Class Description:

All American History teaches history through thematic units that allow students to add in additional information they’ve learned. With lessons focusing on personable aspects of history: how people lived, what they ate, what games they played, children will gain a comprehensive picture of each time period. With eight lessons each, the units focus on the age of exploration, the period of colonization, revolution, and the period of establishment & expansion. Illustrations, maps, and “impact” bullet points help to emphasize important elements of history and serve as visual reminders, while each chapter examines the atmosphere in which the event occurred, the event itself, and the impact this event had on the future of America.

The stories of our people are the story of our nation. America’s history is the story of Captain John Smith, Harriet Tubman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Sally Ride. Our All American History series unfolds America’s story.

Designed to be engaging and written in a comfortable style, All American History reads like a good book—bringing America’s story to life, piece by piece. Containing hundreds of images, dozens of maps, and key points to remember each week, All American History Volumes I and II offer a complete two-year U.S. history curriculum for students.

Author Celeste Rakes shares: “My belief is that history comes alive for students when they learn how people in past periods of history lived—what kind of clothes they wore, the houses they lived in, the foods they ate, the games they played, the schools they attended…”

Like all good stories, each volume’s 32 weekly lessons set the scene and the historical atmosphere of the events at hand, unfold the events in vivid narrative style, and then explore the impact each event had on the nation’s future.

The Student Activity Book will help students:

Gain note-taking skills
Focus on what is important
Become engaged with the information Improve geographic awareness Review information learned
Choose research topics

Required Materials:

  • A Large three ring binder to keep completed worksheets and assignments – I will provide the Student activity book pages in class each week.
  • Student Reader text- All American History Volume 1 – The Explorers to the Jacksonians by Celeste Rakes

ISBN – 13: 978-1-892427-12-0 ISBN – 10: 1-892427-12-5