History Quest: United States


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    History Quest: United States

    Grade level: 3rd through 5th grade as a read-aloud; 6th grade+ as an independent read

    Pages: 500

    Book type: Narrative history chapter book with hand-drawn black and white illustrations and maps

    What Is History Quest: United States?

    History Quest: United States is a secular homeschool curriculum covering the history and civics of the United States from the 1500s to the early 21st century.

    Because it is secular, the text presents religious beliefs from this period not as factual accounts, but as relevant sources and perspectives to be considered through a historical lens.

    Designed as a read-aloud for upper elementary-age children, an independent read for older students, or a journey of thrilling stories to be shared during family story time, this main text of the History Quest: United States curriculum presents an immersive study of U.S. history and civics in an engaging and memorable format.

    Used alongside the History Quest: United States Study Guide and other recommended resources, your students will learn about the ideas, conflicts, inventions, and individuals that shaped the United States (and the world) and take their first step in a life-long quest to explore and appreciate history.


    What Material Does History Quest: United States Cover?

    Students will learn about events that occurred from the 1500s to the early 21st century. Major areas of study include:

    • The Haudenosaunee Confederacy
    • European Colonization
    • The American Revolution
    • Civics: U.S. Government, the Constitution, and Elections
    • Slavery and the Civil War
    • Western Expansion
    • Industry, Invention, and Scientific Achievements
    • The Roaring Twenties
    • The Great Depression
    • World War II
    • The Cold War
    • The Civil Rights Movement
    • September 11, 2001
    Click to view the Table of Contents for History Quest: United States

    What are History Hops?

    At the end of each chapter, you will find a History Hop! unit that takes you on an imaginary journey back in time to visit historical characters and places introduced during that chapter.

    Mesoamerica, hero twins, history quest: early times

    Cheer on John Henry as he races to outperform a steam drill.

    Classical Greece, History Quest: Early Times

    Go undercover and outsmart wily outlaws with Bass Reeves.

    Classical Greece, History Quest: Early Times

    Visit a busy field hospital after the Battle of Gettysburg.

    Classical Greece, History Quest: Early Times

    Help a first-time voter grapple with a tough decision.

    Who Can Use History Quest: United States?

    History Quest: United States is appropriate for upper elementary-aged children* learning at home or in co-ops, learning pods, micro-schools, or charter schools. Third through fifth graders can use the chapter book as their primary history spine, either as a read aloud or by reading independently.

    *Unlike History Quest: Early Times and History Quest: Middle Times, which are appropriate for students as young as first grade, we recommend starting History Quest: United States during or after third grade, as this book does not shy away from some of the shameful and complicated moments in U.S. history.


    What Other Homeschool History Curricula Do You Offer?

    In addition to this History Quest: United States curriculum for upper elementary students, we also offer History Quest: Early Times and History Quest: Middle Times texts and study guides (for grades 1–6) and a new Modern History Bridge ebook curriculum (for grades 3–7).

    For older students, we have the History Odyssey series (for grades 6–10) with books covering Ancient Times through Modern Times.

    Browse the Pandia Store to shop our full collection of history and science curricula for all ages. Pandia Press is a premier provider of science and history curriculum. We publish comprehensive, secular, and engaging products utilized worldwide by home educators, co-ops, and charter and private schools.

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