Notgrass Our Star-Spangled Story

Meant for grades 1-4, Our Star-Spangled Story is a narrative approach to American history, the lessons supplementing the text with recommended literature, music (and dance!), and projects that include cooking, play-dough, Lego building, origami, basket weaving, and much more. The two beautifully formatted textbooks have 15 units each (like the later books), but include only 45 short lessons apiece, so to complete this course in a typical school year, you would need to complete about three lessons a week, with some wiggle room. Other than an answer key, there are three supplemental books. The Rhythms and Rhymes book offers 60 songs, poems and dances (with instructions!), accompanied by an Mp3 CD for your listening pleasure. The Timeline book is a very visual timeline which sets American history in context with world history and covers major dates from Leif Erickson's voyage circa 1000AD up to astronaut Peggy Whitson's retirement in 2018. The Student Workbook is the only consumable part of the curriculum and offers review and map work, as well as plenty of drawing and coloring pages. Finally, Notgrass recommends eight additional literature books that are well-worth considering.

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Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin
by Marguerite Henry & Wesley Dennis
Reprint from Aladdin Paperbacks
for 3rd-6th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: FIC-ANI)
Farmer Boy
Little House Series #3
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$7.64 $5.10 (1 in stock)
Freedom Crossing
by Margaret Goff Clark
Reissue from Scholastic Inc.
for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
by Mary Evelyn McCurdy (formerly Notgrass)
from Notgrass Company
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
Mountain Born
by Elizabeth Yates, illustrated by Nora S. Unwin
from Bob Jones University Press
Realistic Fiction for 4th-6th grade
1944 Newbery Honor Book
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
Our Star-Spangled Story Literature Package
for 2nd-6th grade
in Notgrass Our Star-Spangled Story (Location: HISCUR-NG2)
Toliver's Secret
by Esther Brady
from Yearling
Historical Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.94 $3.40 (1 in stock)
Year of Miss Agnes
by Kirkpatrick Hill
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$2.98 (3 in stock)