This curriculum is the story of liberty, specifically as it relates to American history. It traces the influence of ancient and medieval civilizations on the establishment and development of the United States of America through the Civil War.
The curriculum comes with workbooks that train the student how to engage in Socratic discussions concerning history: how to think, speak, and write like a historian. At the beginning of the year in the first few lessons, students learn history content and the tools of the historian sequentially. After acquiring the necessary skills, students then complete research in their text and from our online primary source documents. Students then form a historical judgement on an open-ended history question. With this research, students engage in a Socratic discussion. If desired, the teacher then instructs students how to write the persuasive history essay.
This comes complete with everything the educator and student need to teach an exciting and engaging year of history with critical thinking skills and the Socratic discussion.Features
- Textbook: The Story of Liberty
- Workbooks: Student Edition Part 1 & 2
- Workbooks: Teacher Edition Part 1 & 2
- DVD: Socratic Discussions of the Open-Ended Questions (over an hour and a half of discussions with Mr. De Gree and junior high students.
- Primary Sources (Free on the website www.classicalhistorian.com)