History is best understood through the dual lenses of dramatic story and godly wisdom. Veteran history teacher Dave Raymond gives a comprehensive history of the United States by applying a Christian worldview to the characters, events, theology, literature, art, and religious beliefs of the nation. It is an engaging class for Middle School and High School students.
American History is a one-year class that consists of:
26 lessons (5 videos per lesson, 10-15 minutes each)
Student Reader, 372p (PDF, EPUB, & MOBI)
Teacher’s Guide with Scope & Sequence (PDF)
Click on the FAQ tab for a complete breakdown of hours spent per area to qualify for high school credit.
Dave Raymond lives in rural Middle Tennessee with his wife and 6 children where he has taught the humanities for the past 12 years. He teaches the disciplines of history, literature, composition, and Latin through Quiller Tutorials and Foundations Christian Academy.
HSLDA recommends spending approximately 150 hours on a subject to qualify for high school credit. This is how Dave Raymond’s classes generally break down to achieve that credit. Some students will spend more time in some areas and some will spend less, but there is clearly enough different types of work to qualify for full high school credit:
* The reader includes 372 pages of original historical materials. It increases in length as the year progresses. For example, Part 1 is 150 pages and Part 2 is 222 pages. If additional reading is desired for older students, we include recommendations for that.
**If a parent desires to do two or more thesis papers for older students, that is perfectly acceptable and will only increase the amount of time spent in the class.