Are any of you using Sea to Shining Sea by Catholic Textbook Project this year? If you have a middle schooler studying American history this year, you should really consider it. It’s been one of our favorite history texts. Sea to Shining Sea is written in an engaging story-like style and has wonderful color pictures and maps.
For your convenience, I have lesson plans and booklists for each of the chapters. Historical novels make history come alive and give students an appreciation for the time period they are studying.
The lesson plans incorporate supplemental resources such as time line figures, map work, and other fun activities such as Mission U.S.
Because we use the supplemental resources and read historical novels, we usually take two years to go through the text.
Last year my son completed the whole text in one year for 7th grade. We skipped all the supplemental stuff except for the map work. Instead, we focused on note taking and studying for each of the chapter tests (available in the teacher’s manual).
Did you know we have lots of lesson plans available to you for free? Check them out under the Lesson Plans tab at the top of the Home Page.
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