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Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans

Length:  30 weeks
Content-type: Text-based
Age/Grade: 1st – 3rd Grades
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How to Use This Course

Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans is designed to not only bring history to life but to also build language through vocabulary activities, practice handwriting skills with copywork, apply the lessons of the story through Bible activities, help students learn about geography, improve reading comprehension, and foster creativity through hands-on projects.

Course Introduction

This course is based on the book Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans by Edward Eggleston. The text of the book related to each lesson is included in the class. While the stories themselves provide interesting bits of American history, each lesson includes geography, reading comprehension, spelling, vocabulary, writing, and copywork, as well as creativity-fostering activities. It is designed to both enhance your student’s adventure through the stories as well as equip them with the skills they will need for the future.

Printable weekly lessons with numerous activities

Week 1: The First Governor of Boston; Marquette in Iowa
Week 2: William Penn and the Native Americans
Week 3: One Little Bag of Rice; The Story of a Wise Woman
Week 4: Franklin, His Own Teacher
Week 5: How Franklin Found Out About Things: The Ants and the Coffee Pot
Week 6: Franklin and the Kite; Franklin’s Whistle
Week 7: John Stark and the Native Americans
Week 8: A Great Good Man
Week 9: Putnam and the Wolf; Washington and His Hatchet
Week 10: How Benny West Learned to Be a Painter
Week 11: Washington’s Christmas Gift
Week 12: How Washington Got Out of a Trap; Washington’s Last Battle
Week 13: Marion’s Tower; Clark and His Men
Week 14: Daniel Boone and His Grapevine Swing; Daniel Boone’s Daughter and Her Friends
Week 15: Decatur and the Pirates
Week 16: Stories About Jefferson
Week 17: A Long Journey; Captain Clark’s Burning Glass
Week 18: Quicksilver Bob
Week 19: The First Steamboat
Week 20: Washington Irving as a Boy; Don’t Give Up the Ship
Week 21: The Star-Spangled Banner
Week 22: How Audubon Came to Know About Birds; Audubon in the Wild Woods; Hunting a Panther
Week 23: Some Boys Who Became Authors
Week 24: Daniel Webster and His Brother; Webster and the Poor Woman
Week 25: The India-Rubber Man
Week 26: Doctor Kane in the Frozen Sea; Dinner on the Ice; Doctor Kane Gets Out of the Frozen Sea
Week 27: Longfellow as a Boy
Week 28: Kit Carson and the Bears
Week 29: Horace Greeley as a Boy; Horace Greeley Learning to Print
Week 30: A Wonderful Woman; The Author of Little Women

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