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U.S. History 1877 to the Present

For 12th Graders

Homeschool Curriculum Package for US2
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Package Contents

Curriculum Package Includes:
  • Daily Lesson Plans (purchase one per additional student or photocopy for siblings)
Bible
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life Study Guide (purchase one per additional student)
  • Journey Journal (purchase one per additional student; one for the parent/teacher is recommended)
  • Pray for the World
  • My Heart, Christ's Home
  • The Hour That Changes the World
  • Scripture Memory Made Easy
  • God Owns My Business
  • Loving God
  • Counter Culture
Economics* (second semester)
  • Common Sense Economics
  • Money, Greed, and God
  • Economics for Life
    • Teacher Guide
    • Student Guide (purchase one per additional student)
    • Test Pack
    • Online Access Code
(Economics items above are also available as a separate package)

*If the student has not already completed Personal Finance, we recommend scheduling the course first semester before taking Economics.

English/Speech
  • Writing a Research Paper
  • Do Hard Things
  • Secrets of Great Communicators
    • DVD Video Course
    • CD-ROM Teacher's Guide
    • Student Text (purchase one per additional student)

Overview

FOCUS: U.S. History 1877 to the Present and Spiritual Disciplines
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Current Events
  • Speech with a Purpose
  • Modern American Literature
  • Review Questions and Tests
  • Lifelong Habits and Practices for Spiritual Growth
 
U.S. History 1877 to Present Teacher's Manual

U.S. History 1877 to the Present with Economics, English/Speech, and Bible (3 full-year credits) is a one-year curriculum intended for 12th grade, to follow U.S. History to 1877. You will need to add science, math, and electives such as foreign language.

Lesson plans are written to the student for parent-guided independent work. There are 36 weeks of lessons, five days a week, with a somewhat lighter schedule on most Fridays.

On Fridays, the student and parent have a conference to discuss the week's topics and review completed work.

Bible

  • Learn concepts and skills for spiritual growth, developing lifelong habits and practices. Students are encouraged to surrender all areas of their lives to Christ. Includes practical instruction in spiritual disciplines such as Bible reading, in-depth Bible study, memorization, meditation, and different types of prayer.
  • Participate in service projects chosen and/or developed by the student and the parent/teacher.

U.S. History 1877 to the Present (first semester)

  • Study U.S. history from 1877 to the present. While using BJU United States History students complete comprehension questions, extension activities with maps, and chapter tests. One semester credit.
  • Understand national and international current events from a Christian perspective and develop a desire to pray for them.

Economics (second semester)

  • Understand the economic forces that shape our world. This thorough and understandable course blends the best of print and audio/visual resources currently available, covering both micro and macroeconomics. One semester credit.
    Note: If the student has not already completed Personal Finance, we recommend completing the course during the first semester before taking Economics.

Geography (one or two semesters)

  • Learn geography as it relates to current events and develop a heart to pray for those needs.
  • Complete assigned world and continent maps.
  • When combined with the maps from World History and Literature, completed in a previous year, one semester credit may be earned, which is usually sufficient. To earn a full-year credit (to meet state requirements or personal learning goals), plan to add an additional 75 hours of work throughout the year. Select from the following suggested activities:
    1. Read one missionary biography per quarter (four total) and write a one-page personal reaction to each book. Suggested biographies are Bruchko, The Narrow Road, Peace Child, and I Dared to Call Him Father (available from My Father's World in the 7th–8th Grade Supplement for Exploring Countries and Cultures).
    2. Take a pre-test for identifying the locations and names of countries, major rivers, etc. Then set a goal with your parent/teacher for memorizing a certain number of them. Work on your goal until achieved. (The Geography Game in the Exploring Countries and Cultures Parent/Teacher Supplement may be used.)
    3. Read/study general geography books found at your library. Another option: BJU has a year-long course with multiple components. Consider reading through just the textbook, Cultural Geography for Christian Schools.

Modern Literature/Speech (full year - one semester each)

  • Read significant books written after 1850 using a book list and the public library, and complete a short book analysis (included in the lesson plans).
  • Students choose from the list and may add other books that meet their educational goals with their parent/teacher's approval. Our lesson plans include the complete book list, plus helpful information such as a suggested number of weeks to read each book, how to schedule the books to coordinate with history topics being studied, and how to individualize the total number of books required. The books listed below are examples of suggested books students may choose to read. One semester credit.
  • The reading list includes choices of classics about U.S. culture for worldview analysis, such as:

    The Call of the Wild — by Jack London

    Buck, a dog taken from a peaceful home, encounters brutal life as a sled dog in Alaska. Portrays social Darwinism in fiction. (Another option is White Fang, a lengthier novel by Jack London, with even more overt social Darwinism.)

    The Great Gatsby — by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    A commentary on life in the 1920s, wealth, and the emptiness in the American dream.

    1984 — by George Orwell

    A powerful, frightening look at a future in which truth is whatever the Party decides to be truth. This is an example of a "negative utopia" book, in which man has no personal freedom or individuality. Some parents may want to preview for content (language, an affair), but we would generally recommend this book because of its powerful message.

    The list also includes choices of biographies to challenge and inspire, such as:

    Joni — by Joni Eareckson Tada

    Joni, totally paralyzed from a swimming accident, recounts her spiritual journey from anger to joy in this autobiography.

    Born Again — by Charles W. Colson

    Autobiography of President Nixon's former special counsel who pled guilty to Watergate-related offenses. A remarkable story of God's mercy to call Mr. Colson to Himself and to a new life with purpose.

  • Develop speech skills to become an effective communicator for God's Kingdom. Do Hard Things challenges students to become involved and have a passion for change. Secrets of Great Communicators gives students tools to communicate God's heart to others. One semester credit.
  • Optional: Write a research paper (highly recommended for college-bound students).

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Testimonials

"Excellent!!! Mixing a course on American history with personal finances & economics. I am more confident and amazed with God and my place in America, business, and His Kingdom!"

Ryan

"All of these books encourage the student and inspire them to see everything through the 'lens' of Christ. I am very grateful for your careful choices."

Carol

"Just like all the other years, it is well planned out and easy to use."

Twila, 17


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Edward J. Shewan

ISBN: 9781930367494

This booklet is designed to guide the student through the process of writing a research paper - from selecting a topic to publishing the final draft.

Writing a Research Paper will develop the skills that will benefit the student in every area of life, now and in the future.


Included with the U.S. History 1877 to the Present High School Package.
Item#:
19300
6.50
Each

Alex & Brett Harris

ISBN: 9781601421128

Most people don't expect you to understand what we're going to tell you in this book. And even if you understand, they don't expect you to care. And even if you care, they don't expect you to do anything about it. And even if you do something about it, they don't expect it to last. We do.

Written when they were 18 years old, Do Hard Things is the Harris twins’ revolutionary message in its most compelling form, giving readers a tangible glimpse of what is possible for teens who actively resist cultural lies that limit their potential.

Combating the idea of adolescence as a vacation from responsibility, the authors weave together biblical insights, history, and modern examples to redefine the teen years as the launching pad of life and map a clear trajectory for long-term fulfillment and eternal impact.

Written by teens for teens, Do Hard Things is packed with humorous personal anecdotes, practical examples, and stories of real-life rebelutionaries in action. This rallying cry from the heart of revolution already in progress challenges the next generation to lay claim to a brighter future, starting today.


Included with the U.S. History 1877 to the Present High School Package.
Item#:
19301
14.99
Each

Jeff Myers

ISBN: 9780936163963

Be Different - Speak Out and Enjoy It!

Most people freeze up when they step in front of a group to speak - if they ever get that far. Ninety-five percent of those you work, live, or go to school with you, list "public speaking" as one of their greatest fears. That means you can be among a rare breed of courageous - and highly successful - individuals when you master the art of speaking comfortably to groups.

To discover the new opportunities awaiting you as a confident public speaker, follow Jeff Myer's coaching, and transform yourself with time-tested secrets that have fostered great leaders. This powerful combination of six video presentations, and user-friendly book with skill-building exercised and CD-ROM to facilitate group teaching of these principles will create in you a life-long pattern of profitable communication. The steps to great speaking are illustrated with engaging stories and quotations from Patrick Henry, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, and Billy Graham. Whether you want to share ideas more clearly with your family at the dinner table or motivate a stadium full of people, this speech coaching system will give you the skills you need to be confident in every speaking situation.

Under Dr. Myer's direction, you will:

  • Recognize your own inner conflicts with public speaking and put your fears to rest
  • Discover how better public speaking will help you achieve your highest goals
  • Learn the best ways to organize a speech for maximum impact
  • Find ways to reach the heart of your audience
  • Realize skills that help you deliver your talk with confidence
  • Tap into the secrets of an unforgettable speech

Includes:

  • DVD Video Course
  • CD-ROM Teacher's Guide
  • Student Text
    (One Student Text is included; purchase one Student Text per additional student.)
Included with the U.S. History 1877 to the Present High School Package.
Item#:
19302
64.99
Each

Jeff Myers

ISBN: 9780805468809

Be Different - Speak Out and Enjoy It!

Most people freeze up when they step in front of a group to speak - if they ever get that far. Ninety-five percent of those you work, live, or go to school with you, list "public speaking" as one of their greatest fears. That means you can be among a rare breed of courageous - and highly successful - individuals when you master the art of speaking comfortably to groups.

To discover the new opportunities awaiting you as a confident public speaker, follow Jeff Myers's coaching, and transform yourself with time-tested secrets that have fostered great leaders from Abraham Lincoln to Winston Churchill to Billy Graham. Whether you want to share ideas more clearly with your family around the dinner table or motivate a stadium full of people, this speech coaching system will endow you with the skills you need to be confident in every speaking situation. Dr. Myers leads you through six distinct steps to create a life-long pattern of profitable communication.

Under Dr. Myer's direction, you will:

  • Recognize your own inner conflicts with public speaking and put your fears to rest
  • Discover how better public speaking will help you achieve your highest goals
  • Learn the best ways to organize a speech for maximum impact
  • Find ways to reach the heart of your audience
  • Realize skills that help you deliver your talk with confidence
  • Tap into the secrets of an unforgettable speech
Included with the U.S. History 1877 to the Present High School Package.

Purchase one per additional student.
Item#:
19303
17.99
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Robert Boyd Munger

ISBN: 9780877840756

This allegory of discipleship imagines your heart as a house. Jesus comes to live there and moves from room to room examining what needs to change. This challenging meditation will help you give Christ control over all your life.


Included with the U.S. History 1877 to the Present High School Package.
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19801
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9780830865758
2.00
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Dick Eastman

ISBN: 9780800793135

More than two million Christians around the world have revitalized their prayer lives through the step-by-step plan of prayer outlined in this book. You'll be challenged to spend one hour each day in prayer, dividing the hour into twelve five-minute "points of focus" such as praise, waiting, confession and Scripture praying.

In this special 25th anniversary edition of The Hour That Changes the World, Dick Eastman also extends an invitation for believers everywhere to help form continuous walls of prayer in their communities - saturating neighborhoods and nations with nonstop, focused intercession.

Whether you join a wall of prayer or simply apply the twelve-points plan, this book will utterly transform your prayer life. As Joni Eareckson Tada writes in the forward, "Through these pages the Lord Jesus catapulted me into a whole new dimension of joy . . . Dick Eastman's book is arguably the most significant book on prayer written in modern times."


Included with the U.S. History 1877 to the Present High School Package.
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19802
13.99
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ISBN: 9781565631069

Learn how to memorize Scripture with this handy pocket reference book:

  • understand more of God's Word
  • be better prepared to share Jesus with others

  • allow God's Word to strengthen your faith

  • a 7-page pull-out plan for learning one hundred Bible verses in fifty-two weeks


Included with the U.S. History 1877 to the Present High School Package.
Item#:
19803
6.95
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Charles Colson

ISBN: 9780310219149

In this magnificent classic, Chuck Colson shakes the church from its complacency with a penetrating look at the cost of being Christian.

For those who have wondered whether there isn't more to Christianity than what they have known - and for those who have never considered the question - Loving God points the way to faith's cutting edge. Here is compelling, probing look at the cost of discipleship and the meaning of the first and greatest commandment - one that will strum a deeper, truer chord within even as it strips away the trappings of shallow, cultural Christianity.


Included with the U.S. History 1877 to the Present High School Package.
Item#:
19804
16.99
Each

Stanley Tam

ISBN: 9781600663406

"I believe tenaciously in the possibility of a man linking his life to God. i believe this to be the only truly good life, the kind of life within the grasp of every man, if he will simply and honestly endeavor to meet God's conditions."

For Stanley Tam, those conditions entailed formally and legally signing his business over to God. To say that he has met with success thanks to this decision would be a significant understatement - Stanley Tam's businesses are large and profitable, giving well over a million dollars to missions annually.

However, this is more than just a book about a successful businessman. God Owns My Business is the chronicle of how an average person can, with God's guidance and a willing heart, succeed in any endeavor.

May encouragement and renewal come to your own quest for the good and full life as you read God Owns My Business.


Included with the U.S. History 1877 to the Present High School Package.
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19805
13.99
Each

ISBN: 9780830836864

For decades, Operation World has been the world's leading resource for people who want to impact the nations for Christ through prayer. Its twofold purpose has been to inform for prayer and to mobilize for mission. Now the research team of Operation World offers Pray for the World, an accessible resource to facilitate payer for the nations.

The Operation World researchers asked Christian leaders in every country, "How should the body of Christ throughout the world be praying for your country?" Their responses provide the prayer points in this book, with specific ways pour prayers can aid the global Church.

When you hear a country mentioned in the news, you can use Pray for the World to pray for it in light of what God is doing there. Entries include:

  • Timely challenges for prayer and specific - on-the-ground reports of answers to prayer
  • Population and people group statistics
  • Charts and maps of demographic trends
  • Updates on church growth, with a focus on evangelicals
  • Explanstions of major currents in economics, politics and society

Join millions of praying people around the world. Hear God's call to global mission. And watch the world change.


Included with the U.S. History 1877 to the Present High School Package.
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19806
15.00
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David Platt

ISBN: 9781414390383

Welcome to the Front Lines

Everywhere we turn , battle lines are being drawn-traditional marriage vs. gay marriage, pro-life vs. pro-choice, personal freedom vs. governmental protection. Seemingly overnight, culture has shifted to the point where right and wrong are no longer measured by universal truth but by popular opinion. And as difficult conversations continue to inject themselves into our lives, Christians everywhere are asking the same question:

How are we supposed to respond to all this?

  • Do we resign ourselves to pessimism, convinced our society has collapsed?
  • Or do we reassure ourselves with optimism, confident we will win the culture war?

  • David Platt shows us a better way: realism and rjsk.

In this revised and updated edition of Counter Culture, David Platt provides a gospel perspective on issues such as poverty, abortion, sex trafficking, and racism, as well as the legalization of same-sex marriage, the controversial transgender issue, and the overwhelming refugee crisis. Drawing on compelling personal accounts from around the world, Platt presents an unapologetic yet winsome call for Christians to faithfully follow Christ in an anti-Christian age in ways that will prove both costly and rewarding.

The Lines Have Been Drawn. Are You Prepared? Do You Understand The Risks?

Included with the U.S. History 1877 to the Present High School Package.

Item#:
19807
15.99
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Donald S. Whitney

ISBN: 978161516185

Freedom . . . The Reward of Discipline

With the original release of his classic, bestselling Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Donald S. Whitney changed how Christians approached the Spiritual Disciplines. Now with a new and revised anniversary edition, this companion study guide explores a carefully selected array of disciplines including:

  • Prayer
  • Worship
  • Scripture Meditation
  • Evangelism
  • Serving
  • Stewardship of Time and Money
  • Scripture Application
  • Fasting
  • Silence and Solitude
  • Journaling

With new material on Bible study and updates throughout, this guide will show you how the Spiritual Disciplines provide an unparalleled freedom in Christ.

Included with the U.S. History 1877 to the Present High School Package.

Purchase one per additional student.

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19808
9.99
Each

ISBN: 9781619991472

Life-Transforming Conversations with God

Do you want to ...

know God better?
be consistent in Bible reading?
understand the big story of the Bible?
learn to enjoy conversations with God through prayer?

This convenient, easy-to-use, spiral-bound book includes 18 months of weekly journal sheets that coordinate with our Bible reading blog at Journey. Chronicle your walk with God as you grow in your Christian life.

Included with the U.S. History 1877 to the Present High School Package. Purchase one per additional student. One for the parent/teacher is also recommended.

Orders containing Journey Journal will receive free shipping. (USA only, including all 50 states, territories, APO, and FPO)

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19809
14.99
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Pamela Cooper and Joseph Connors

Includes:

  • Student Guide
  • Online Access Code

Included with the U.S. History 1877 to the Present High School Package.

 
Purchase one per additional student.
Item#:
60203
49.95
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James D. Gwartney, Richard L. Stroup, Dwight R. Lee, and Twani H. Ferrarini

ISBN: 9780312644895

What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity

Common Sense Economics is a highly readable book. It is written for those individuals wanting to understand how the economy works, what can be done to generate wealth, and how to make sound economic choices and financial decisions. This book covers the basic concepts of economics and applies them to both political and personal decision-making. It is divided into four parts:

  1. Twelve Key Elements of Economics
  2. Seven Major Sources of Economic Progress
  3. Economic Progress and the Role of Government
  4. Twelve Key Elements of Practical Personal Finance

Key concepts such as scarcity, gains from trade, marginal decision-making, profits and losses, the sources of income growth, and the invisible hand are highlighted and discussed in Part 1. Part 2 applies the basic concepts to wealth creation and highlights the importance of private ownership, competition, monetary stability, low taxes, and open trade. Part 3 explains how the political process works, considers why it often goes awry, and makes suggestions for improvement. Part 4 focuses on personal decision-making and provides readers with ideas and resources on how to make strategic career and financial choices. This book covers what people really need to know in order to be savvy consumers, sophisticated investors, and dynamic citizens.


Included with the U.S. History 1877 to the Present High School Package.
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60206
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Jay W. Richards

ISBN: 9780061900570

Why Capitalism is the Solution and not the Problem

Jay Richards presents a new approach to capitalism, revealing how it's fully consistent with Jesus's teachings and the Christian tradition - and our best bet for renewed economic vigor.

Money, Greed, and God exposes eight myths about capitalism including the notion that capitalism is based on greed and demonstrates that a good Christian can be a good capitalist.

Included with the U.S. History 1877 to the Present High School Package.
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60208
16.99
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Pamela Cooper and Joseph Connors

This semester-long course will ground the student in understanding the basic principles of economics.

Includes:
  • Teacher Guide
  • Test Pack
  • Student Guide
  • Online Access Code
    (One Student Guide is included; purchase additional Student Guides for additional students.)
Included with the U.S. History 1877 to the Present High School Package.
Item#:
60226
134.95
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Included with the U.S. History 1877 to the Present High School Package.

Free Weekend to Remember discount voucher is included with the purchase of a Daily Lesson Plan.

Purchase one per student; may photocopy for siblings.
Item#:
96402
124.50
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U.S. History 1877 to the Present with economics, English, history, and Bible (3 full-year credits) is a one-year curriculum intended for 12th grade, to follow U.S. History to 1877. Students will complete their study of United States history and delve into national and international events from a Christian perspective. They will also refine their oral communication skills to be effective communicators for God's Kingdom and study economics and biblical financial principles.


See the U.S. History 1877 to the Present curriculum page for complete details and to purchase items individually.

Free Weekend to Remember discount voucher is included with the purchase of a package.
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