Well, this all lead to several weeks of research. We needed a curriculum that was thorough and also engaging. My son loves to read but not really into typical textbooks. He does well with audiovisual resources and hands-on activities. First stop, the college board for resources for the U.S. history CLEP or AP exam. After noting a few of the recommended textbooks, I took some time to research homeschool curriculum for U.S. History. There were so many choices. After considering the options and reviewing the available resources for all, I finally decided upon The Enduring Vison: A History of the American People.
The text was one of the recommended text on the college board. There were also tons of resources online, including audiovisual resources! Jackpot!
After deciding on the text, it was time to make the course as enjoyable and interactive as possible. We also decided to use this year's reading material to focus on U.S. History. He enjoys notebooking so we incorporated that into the course as well. His notebook has been divided into sections. Section one is for his notes. Section two is for a timeline. Since he will need to be proficient in outlining and writing essays, he will practice by outlining and writing essays pertaining to each chapter. Another section has been set aside for geographical studies and the final section of his notebook is for his tests and quizzes.
Peace and blessings,