America's Story 1 Set


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For Ages 8-11

America’s Story Volume 1 Set teaches upper elementary homeschool students (grades 3-6) the amazing history of the United States of America from the ancient Americas to the 1850s. This full-color history curriculum features an engaging narrative, beautiful historic illustrations, photographs, maps, and more to help your student explore the infancy of our country through the founding of our great nation, while catching glimpses of the Founding Fathers. This American history homeschool course consists of 28 chapters and five built-in reviews, making it easy to finish in one school year.

What’s Included

1 x America's Story 1 (Teacher Guide)
1 x America's Story 1
SKU M057-4-SET
Manufacturer Master Books
Title America's Story 1 Set
Subtitle From the Ancient America's to the Great Gold Rush
ISBN 13 9781683440574
Series America's Story
Contributors Angela O'Dell
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Weight (in lbs) 3.8

An Unforgettable Journey Through American History!

America’s Story 1 Set brings American history alive for upper elementary homeschool students. Your students will never forget the stories and adventures of explorers and pioneers who saw in America the chance to live a dream of freely worshipping God, owning land, and searching for wealth and opportunities.

In America’s Story 1 curriculum set, your student will:

  • Learn about those who lived & thrived in the Americas first
  • Meet the Christian Viking who accidentally discovered America around 1000 A.D.
  • Become acquainted with the many explorers and their amazing tales of the Americas
  • Discover how simple words were used to powerfully shape the course of history
  • Follow along through the Revolutionary War and watch as the Constitution of the United States of America is drafted
  • Tell of the triumphs, hardships, mistakes, and victories that together formed the nation we now know

Easy for homeschool teachers, exciting for students!

America’s Story Volume 1 Set is easy to use. As it guides your student on an adventure through American history, they will:

  • Learn to retell history through the use of oral & written narration
  • Sketch their way through historical scenes
  • Create their own maps
  • And compile a timeline from the ancient Americas to the 1850s!

Exciting, interactive stories

America's Story Volume 1 Set uses an engaging narrative to help students imagine the adventures, hardships, failures, and triumphs of the incredible events and characters that shaped American history.


America's Story 1 Set Includes:

America’s Story 1 Student

  • Full-color student textbook featuring engaging narrative and beautiful historic illustrations, photographs, maps, and cultural connections.

America’s Story 1 Teacher Guide

  • Convenient Daily Schedule—saving you time!
  • Student worksheets for narration (oral & written), sketching, map adventures, & timelines.
  • Optional Digging Deeper activities
  • Special Project Ideas
  • Review sheets & answer keys
  • 3-hole punched, perforated pages for convenience

Course Features:

  • Approximately 45 minutes per lesson, 4-5 days per week
  • Designed for grades 3-6 in a one-year history course


Can I use this course with an older/younger student?

Yes. While America’s Story is designed for upper elementary students (grades 3-6), it is also very flexible and can be used with younger/older students. Younger students may require additional teacher involvement, while older students may complete additional activities or research projects to increase the difficulty of the course.

I have two or more students using this course together, what do I need to purchase?

We would recommend purchasing additional copies of the Teacher Guide. While the student guide could easily be shared between students, the Teacher Guide contains all of the consumable worksheets your students will need to complete the course. Purchasing an additional copy means each student will have worksheets available and ready for use.

Do we have to start in America’s Story 1?

No. Each volume in America’s Story builds upon the next and creates a timeline of American history from the ancient Americas to Modern Times; however, each volume also stands alone, allowing your student to start and stop in any volume.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Who Lived Here First?
  • Chapter 2: Leif Ericson, the Christian Viking
  • Chapter 3: Christopher Columbus and Other European Explorers
  • Chapter 4: Settlements, Mosquitoes, and an Indian Princess
  • Chapter 5: Pilgrimage to Freedom
  • Chapter 6: Squanto the Friendly Indian and the First Thanksgiving
  • Chapter 7: Life in the Colonies
  • Chapter 8: William Penn, a Man of Peace
  • Chapter 9: William Wilberforce, Abolitionist Hero
  • Chapter 10: Young George Washington and the Horrible War
  • Chapter 11: Winds of Change in the English Colonies
  • Chapter 12: The Power of Words.
  • Chapter 13: The British Are Coming!
  • Chapter 14: Stories of the American Revolution
  • Chapter 15: More Stories of the Revolution
  • Chapter 16: 13 Colonies Become One Nation
  • Chapter 17: First in the Hearts of His Countryman
  • Chapter 18: Looking West
  • Chapter 19: The Louisiana Purchase, What a Deal!
  • Chapter 20: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark
  • Chapter 21: The Strange War of 1812
  • Chapter 22: The Industrial Revolution Changes the World
  • Chapter 23: Paths of Change
  • Chapter 24: Heroes of the Abolition Movement
  • Chapter 25: The Story of the Alamo
  • Chapter 26: The Great Journey West — Part 1
  • Chapter 27: The Great Journey West — Part 2
  • Chapter 28: Our Place in History
  • Glossary
Good curriculum
Review by Lindsay
This is overall a good curriculum and we enjoyed reading every lesson. My son retained the information like a sponge. Where I found the struggle was in the weekly worksheets in the teachers guide. It was sometimes a major argument with my son to get this part done. By the end of the year he was getting much better at writing and explaining himself in his answers. It just took us getting into a rhythm with it I think. We will be switching to the US geography and social studies for this coming year to see if that would be a more doable thing for him.
Review by Brittany
I just started homeschooling my 7, 9, and 11 year old. I dreaded teaching history. I had no idea how I was going to get through it. It has never been a favorite subject of mine. I am "relearning" everything and I am loving this course. The layout of the book is amazing, and super easy to use. Now I love our history time as much as they do. Once you find something that works for you family... it truly changes the game of learning... and this is it!
Best History Curriculum
Review by Jessica
This is what made my son fall in love with history. Angela does an excellent job writing to the student in a way they can understand and also handles difficult topics appropriately for the age of the audience.
Great overview of our history
Review by Lisa
We are loving this curriculum so far. I do wish it went a little more indepth in some areas, but I realize it's just shooting for a broad overview. I love the pictures and the layout of the book. Buy the MP3 audio that goes with it, it's a lifesaver!
Review by kari
This is the best and most comprehensive history curriculum I have ever seen. Its detailed yet not boring, the stories are engaging and my kids grades 4 and 5 do not give me a hard time about doing the writing assignments. i am even loving relearning the material. excellent job
Good text for an overview
Review by Kelli
This is a good text that is enjoyable and accessible. However, I do feel like it misses some events that are pivotal in the American Revolution and I supplemented accordingly with other resources.
Does a good job of explaining events and is well organized
Review by Smithmom
I appreciate how the author approaches history. She does a really good job of condensing the important concepts so the chapters are not overwhelming for younger kids. My son always wants to learn more about the subjects, and I will definitely be purchasing the next curriculum in this series for next year.
Love It!
Review by Sara
We had tried a few other histories prior to finding Master Books. I am so thankful we found this curriculum. America’s Story 1 is beautifully written in an easy to understand language and the follow up worksheets are the perfect amount of work without feeling too overwhelmed. We love the colored timeline and the audio as well! We plan to continue with America’s Story 2 next year!
Great curriculum!
Review by Faith
This curriculum is well put together; it is thorough and in-depth, but still engaging. It’s well organized and easy to use too.
Exciting look at the beginning of our country
Review by Elizabeth
We found this book to stick to our countries history beautifully. Where other resources left us focused on one person. This focused on the history. They additional photos and pages at the end of each chapter/section gave us things to dive in further for better understanding, and gave us some field trip ideas, too. The teaching guide made every step fun and engaging. We look forward to America's story 2 and 3.
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