The Story of the U. S. is a short narrative and cultural history of the United States of America for young readers, and contains content adapted from a longer work by D. H. Montgomery. The text (with classic black and white illustrations throughout) covers the Viking period to the Wright brothers' historic flight at Kitty Hawk.
Chapters are short, and focus on biographies of important figures in the development of our nation. The editors worked hard to weave a Christian emphasis throughout, with at least one phrase some parents will take issue with: "[God] has a mighty plan for you to help the world! He has a very special purpose for your life."
For the most part, The Story of the U. S. is a good introduction for young students (grades 2-3), exposing them to major events, contributors, and cultural aspects (like Edison's inventions and Eli Whitney's cotton gin) of U. S. history. Designed for use in the My Father's World curriculum, this can also be read independently. There are no study or discussion questions in the text.
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