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Adventures in U.S. History

For 2nd or 3rd graders with NO siblings in 4th–8th grade

Homeschool Curriculum Package for Adventures
Free Synergy Guide
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Deluxe Package

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Toy contains a small ball
and small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Small parts.
Not for children under 3 years.

Package Contents

Basic Package Includes:
  • Teacher's Manual
  • Student Sheets (purchase one per additional student)
  • Map of the U.S./World - placemat size (purchase one per additional student)
  • Map of the United States Sticker Picture
  • NIrV Discoverer's Bible for Young Readers
  • The Story of the U.S.
  • American Pioneers and Patriots
  • North American Indians
  • Red, White, and Blue
  • The Thanksgiving Story
  • The 4th of July Story
  • First Encyclopedia of Science
  • Science in the Kitchen
  • Science With Air
  • Birds, Nests, and Eggs
  • Patriotic Songs of the U.S.A. (CD)
  • Fun with Magnets
  • Soda Bottle Bird Feeder
  • And free gifts:
Deluxe Package Includes the Basic Package Plus:
  • Read-Alouds - seven-book set
    • Includes:
    • Pilgrim Adventures
    • The Courage of Sarah Noble
    • On the Banks of Plum Creek
    • Sarah Whitcher's Story
    • In Grandma's Attic
    • Mountain Born
    • Farmer Boy
  • Introduction to Tchaikovsky & the Nutcracker Suite
    • Includes:
    • The Story of Tchaikovsky with Music CD
    • The Best of Tchaikovsky CD
    • The Nutcracker Ballet book
  • I Can Do All Things Book Set with DVDs
    • I Can Do All Things Book Set (purchase one per additional student)
    • I Can Do All Things Instructive 4-DVD set
  • Acrylic Paint Set

Overview

Focus: The Names of Jesus Teach Us His Character
  • U.S. History
  • Patriotic Symbols
  • 50 States
  • Nature Studies
  • Children in History
  • Notebooking
  • Timeline
  • Hands-On Activities
 
Teacher's Manual Travel back in time and explore U.S. history and patriotic symbols from a Christian perspective with fascinating stories, hands-on activities, a timeline, and a student-created history notebook. This 2nd and 3rd grade homeschool curriculum also includes U.S. geography, Bible, science, art, music, and more.

NOTE: Adventures in U.S. History is a one-year program for 2nd or 3rd graders who are the oldest in the family. 2nd or 3rd graders with older siblings in 4th - 8th grade should skip Adventures and go directly into the Family Learning Cycle, joining in their siblings' current program. This ensures that a parent is only teaching one program for all 2nd - 8th graders. The U.S. history in Adventures is covered again in Exploration to 1850 and 1850 to Modern Times in greater detail. 2nd or 3rd graders in those two programs use a supplement that includes many books from Adventures.

Teacher's Manual

  • Daily lesson plans are in an easy-to-use weekly chart format that lists each subject with the appropriate book titles and page numbers to complete each day.
  • Additional helpful information and directions for using Student Sheets and hands-on activities are included. We do the lesson planning for you so that you have more time to enjoy teaching!

Bible

  • Learn how wonderful Jesus is as you study about the Bread of Life, the Lamb of God, the Good Shepherd, the Rock, and more.  Includes hands-on activities and memory verses. Children enthusiastically read the Bible for themselves using the NIrV Discoverer's Bible for Young Readers. This Bible, based on the NIV and adapted for beginning readers, uses large 12-point type.

U.S. History and Geography

  • Enjoy U.S. history with a collection of great books, all fully scheduled in the Teacher's Manual. The Story of the U.S. provides the framework. American Pioneers and Patriots contains delightful stories about children in the early days of the U.S.
  • Hands-on activities reinforce learning.
  • Patriotic symbols such as the flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the Statue of Liberty help children understand American heritage.
  • Libraries have a wealth of books about U.S. history that will add to your learning. Our Teacher's Manual includes an extensive, optional, recommended book list.
  • Learn U.S. geography with a brief trip through the 50 states, one state per day, and other related hands-on projects.
  • Integrate history, geography, art, composition, and handwriting as students create a United States notebook.
  • Read-aloud books in the Deluxe Package enrich the study of history.

Science

  • Explore the fascinating world of science: stars, weather, plants, animals, atoms, energy, gravity, friction, sound, computers, and much more.
  • Enjoy beautiful full-color pictures and interesting information in the First Encyclopedia of Science.
  • Hands-on science activities are included in Science in the Kitchen and Science with Air.
  • Nature studies include Birds, Nests, and Eggs, and optional weekly nature walks.

Art and Music

  • Enjoy hands-on art projects related to history, geography, and Bible.
  • Learn patriotic songs.
  • Music appreciation lessons focus on Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and more (in the Deluxe Package).
  • Develop a variety of art skills - drawing, using colored pencils and colored markers, and beginning painting - with I Can Do All Things (in the Deluxe Package).

Math and Language Arts

Samples

FAQs

 

Synergy Groups

A Synergy Group™ is two or more families who meet weekly to participate in science, history/geography, art, and music activities from your MFW Teacher's Manual. The group leader uses a Synergy Guide which schedules easy-to-teach group activities with minimal preparation.

Learn More about MFW Synergy Groups™

To Complete Your Curriculum

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Testimonials

We started Adventures last month. I have to say I LOVE it! I love that my two-year-old and four-year-old can join in for much of it. I love that it's all laid out for me and that it's real books and not workbooks.

J. F.

We LOVE Adventures!! I don't know who likes it more, the children or me!

D. C.

It is very thorough, yet gentle. It is an amazing introduction to American history for this age group.

Heather

It is hands down the absolute BEST year of homeschool I've ever had! It is wiggle friendly and completely manageable.

Teresa

We have been using My Father's World since kindergarten and have enjoyed each year as much or more than the one before!

W. D.


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Alice Dalgliesh

ISBN: 9780689715402

In 1707, Sarah Noble and her father traveled through the wilderness to build a new home for their family. "Keep up your courage, Sarah Noble," her mother had said, but it wasn't always easy to feel brave inside. Sarah was only eight, and the dark woods were full of animals and strange new sights and sounds.

Based on a true story, Sarah's journey is inspiring. And as she cares for her father and befriends her neighbors, she learns that to be afraid but still be brave is the greatest courage of all.


Read-Aloud included with the Adventures in U.S. History Deluxe Package.
Item#:
02300
5.99
Each

Elizabeth Yates

ISBN: 9780890847541

That Sunday night, when Sarah heard the rain pattering on the leaves high above her head, she knew that she must find some kind of shelter. It was dark in the forest and everything looked different. Peering around her, she saw something in the distance that looked like a cabin.

Little Sarah wanders away from her family's cabin into the New Hampshire forest, and settlers come from all across the countryside to help her. As the long days pass, the searchers grow desperate, but her father's trust in God holds firm.

"The story is a piece of New Hampshire history," author Elizabeth Yates writes, "and the faith of Sarah's father--his words, 'Trust in the Lord'--has often steadied me."


Read-Aloud included with the Adventures in U.S. History Deluxe Package.
Item#:
02302
10.00
Each

Laura Ingalls Wilder

ISBN: 9780064400046

The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they leave their little house on the prairie and travel in their covered wagon to Minnesota. Here they settle in a little house made of sod beside the banks of beautiful Plum Creek. Soon Pa builds a wonderful new little house with real glass windows and a hinged door. Laura and her sister Mary go to school, help with the chores, and fish in the creek. At night everyone listens to the merry music of Pa's fiddle. Misfortunes come in the form of a grasshopper plague and a terrible blizzard, but the pioneer family works hard together to overcome these troubles.


Read-Aloud included with the Adventures in U.S. History Deluxe Package.
Also included with the 2nd-3rd Grade Supplement for 1850 to Modern Times.
Item#:
02303
7.99
Each

Laura Ingalls Wilder

ISBN: 9780064400039

While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Here Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Time for fun comes when the jolly tin peddler visits, or best of all, when the fair comes to town.

This is Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of how her husband Almanzo grew up as a farmer boy far from the little house where Laura lived.

Read-Aloud included with the Adventures in U.S. History Deluxe Package.
Also included with the 2nd - 3rd Grade Supplement for 1850 to Modern Times.
Item#:
02304
8.99
Each

Elizabeth Yates

ISBN: 9780890847060

There were boulders at the top and he picked his way carefully among them. Suddenly he stopped still, gripping a rock and flattening himself against it. Not ten paces from him was a gray wolf, and around her four well-grown cubs were playing - prettily, if anything that spelt such horror could be pretty. His hands felt like ice on the rock.

Wolves, weather, a black lamb, a trusty dog - all are part of Peter's life on a mountain farm. His best friend is Benj, a wise old shepherd, and Benj teaches him to care for the sprightly lamb that becomes his own special pet, his cosset. As Biddy grows into her place as leader of the flock, Peter grows too, learning the skills and joys of the shepherd's life.


Read-Aloud included with the Adventures in U.S. History Deluxe Package.
Item#:
02305
Manufacturer Item:TESTItem
0890847061
10.00
Each

Arleta Richardson

ISBN: 9780781403795

True Stories of Yesteryear with Timeless Lessons for Today

Remember when you were a child - when all the world was new, and the smallest object a thing of wonder? Arleta Richardson remembers: the funny wearable wire contraption hidden in the dusty attic, the century-old schoolchild's slate that belonged to Grandma, an ancient trunk filled with quilt pieces - each with its own special story - and the button basket, a miracle of mysteries. And best of all was the remarkable grandmother who made magic of all she touched, bringing the past alive as only a born storyteller could.

As a little girl, Arleta never would have guessed what her grandma was up to when she was her age. That is, until she discovered the secrets hidden in her grandma's attic. Everything she found sparked a tale of Grandma's life in simpler times and a life lesson her grandma had learned. A quilt square reminded her grandma to avoid pride. A shoe button inspired a story about honesty. And what was that wire thing Grandma wore?

But the most amazing thing Arleta discovered? Grandma had been a little girl just like she was, trying to be good but often getting into trouble, sometimes without even meaning to! Filled with fun and laughter, Grandma's stories will whisk you away to another time and place.


Read-Aloud included with the Adventures in U.S. History Deluxe Package.
Also included with the 2nd - 3rd Grade Supplement for 1850 to Modern Times.
Item#:
02306
Manufacturer Item:TESTItem
102805
6.99
Each

Margaret B. Pumphrey

ISBN: 9781619991378

In a delightful and interesting account of the Pilgrims, this book explores their religious oppression in England, their escape to Holland and eventual crossing to America on the Mayflower, and their early days in New England. Pilgrim Adventures is soundly founded on historical facts and records, and brings the reader detailed, everyday life of those pioneering Pilgrims and their families as they struggled to survive while maintaining their faith in the New World.


Read-Aloud included with the Adventures in U.S. History Deluxe Package.
Item#:
02307
11.95
Each
Includes Pilgrim Adventures, The Courage of Sarah Noble, On the Banks of Plum Creek, Sarah Whitcher's Story, In Grandma's Attic, Mountain Born, and Farmer Boy.

Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Deluxe Package.
Item#:
02380
61.91
Each

Rachel Firth

ISBN: 9780794530433

  • Why do things float?
  • What happens to the food you eat?
  • Why is it warm in the summer?

These and hundreds of other questions about science are answered in this charming book. Simple, easy-to-read text and lively, detailed illustrations introduce the basic concepts of science to young readers.


Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
02500
Manufacturer Item:TESTItem
530433
9.99
Each

Rebecca Heddle

ISBN: 9780794514051

This colorful book is packed with exciting scientific activities, from blowing bubbles to making soft drinks and invisible ink. The experiments are safe and easy to carry out, using ordinary household equipment. They are all carefully designed to help young children explore the fascinating world of the kitchen.

Usborne Science Activities is an innovative series which responds to the growing emphasis on scientific exploration for young children. The text and illustrations are simple and clear so children can enjoy using the books by themselves. Further notes give fuller scientific explanations for adults who wish to work with their children.




Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
02501
Manufacturer Item:TESTItem
514051
5.99
Each

Helen Edom and Moira Butterfield

ISBN: 9780794523312

This colorful book is packed with exciting scientific activities, such as steering a model glider, finding the direction of the wind and making an air-powered rocket balloon. These experiments and tricks are all carefully designed to help young scientists explore the intriguing properties of air, using only household equipment.

Usborne Science Activities is an innovative series which responds to the growing emphasis on scientific exploration for young children. The text and illustrations are simple and clear so children can enjoy using the books by themselves. Further notes give fuller scientific explanations for adults who wish to work with their children.


Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
02502
Manufacturer Item:TESTItem
523312
5.99
Each

Mel Boring

ISBN: 9781559716246

Learning takes flight as you explore the world of birds.

Birds, Nests and Eggs is a fun, informative Take-Along Guide that helps you identify 15 birds. You'll also learn how and where they build their homes and all about their young.

From cover to cover, this amazing book is full of fascinating facts:

  • The American robin can pull up and eat as much as 14 feet of earthworms from a lawn in a single day.
  • A barn swallow makes its nests out of mud. It takes 6 to 8 days, as many as 4,000 trips for supplies and 125 miles of flying.
  • Hummingbirds lay only two white eggs. And each one is smaller than a dime!

Plus Birds, Nests and Eggs features some awesome activities that are easy to do, like making a "blind" for bird watching and how to give birds a shower-bath. There's also a 7-page scrapbook for drawings, notes or anything else.


Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages.

Item#:
02503
7.95
Each

Magnets have always intrigued people because of the invisible force field around them. Kids and adults wonder, "how do they work?" Well, with this kit, you can learn about magnets, how they work, and how to make things with them. The kit is full of simple, yet eye-opening, experiments and magnetic fun!

Includes 13 experiments, plus fascinating facts about magnets!

Contents: Magnet Wand, Horseshoe Magnet, Bar Magnet, 2 Ring Magnets, 3 Magnetic Balls, 8 Nuts, 5 Washers, Wire, Metal Rod, 3 Crepe Rubber Shapes, Activity Cards


Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages and the 1850 to Modern Times Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
02504
Manufacturer Item:TESTItem
5250
 
14.99
Each

The feeder part is a plastic tray that screws onto a 2-liter plastic bottle. Fill the bottle with bird seed, turn it upside down, and hang from a tree branch using the included hanger.


Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages and the Exploration to 1850 Deluxe Package.
Item#:
02505
3.95
Each

ISBN: 9781619380189

Your child will love this sing-along CD of everyone's favorite patriotic songs. Includes printable files of lyric pages and sheet music for even more fun. The CD contains both full-track and split-track selections.

Track List:

  1. God Bless America
  2. America
  3. Yankee Doodle / Yankee Doodle Dandy
  4. America the Beautiful
  5. There Are Many Flags
  6. The Star-Spangled Banner
  7. You're a Grand Old flag
  8. The Stars and Stripes Forever
  9. Columbia the Gem of the Ocean
  10. The Battle Hymn of the Republic
  11. Armed Services Medley

Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages (Replaced Celebrate America CD).

Item#:
02600
13.99
Each
Provide your young artist the necessary tools to succeed. Quality acrylic paints for use with the I Can Do All Things and God and the History of Art programs. These hard-to-find primary pigment colors provide the basis for all the blended colors taught in our art courses. Clean up is easy with soap and water.

Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Deluxe Package and the Creation to the Greeks Deluxe Package.
Item#:
02654
11.95
Each

From the opening Christmas Eve party scene to the closing scene in which Marie and her Nutcracker prince bid farewell to the Land of the Sweets, this trio will introduce children to the famous Nutcracker Ballet and the life and music of its composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Includes The Story of Tchaikovsky with Music CD, The Best of Tchaikovsky (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Nutcracker Highlights) CD, and The Nutcracker Ballet book.

Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Deluxe Package. Purchase book and CDs individually from the Music and Art page.
21.89
Each

Caroline D. Emerson

ISBN: 9781932971514

This text presents fictional but realistic adventure stories of seventeenth-to-nineteenth century pioneer children in America. The text is divided into twelve units, each of which begins with a short synopsis of the period being studied. The history of that period is then told over several chapters in first-person narratives from the perspective of children who were living during that time. Each unit concludes with an interesting fact on how things were done in the past (such as "how the pioneers made cloth" or "how the blacksmith worked"), unit review questions, and suggested projects.


Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
02701
Manufacturer Item:TESTItem
CLP79835
21.00
Each

Marie and Douglas Gorsline

ISBN: 9780394837024

Learn about the history, cultures, and traditions of over 12 Native American peoples!

This classic, easy-to-read picture book is the perfect introduction to the first Americans, including the Seminole, Iroquois, Sioux, Hopi, and many more.

Illustrations accompany each page, showing the different attire and houses of each nation. A map is also included, naming the portions of land that originally belonged to each tribe.


Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
02702
Manufacturer Item:TESTItem
0394837029
3.99
Each

John Herman

ISBN: 9780448412702

Some people call the American flag Stars and Stripes or Old Glory. But did you know that it hasn't always looked the same? Read this book to find out all about the history of the American flag.


Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
02703
Manufacturer Item:TESTItem
0448412705
3.99
Each

Alice Dalgliesh

ISBN: 9780689710537

In this festive Caldecott Honor winning picture book, Alice Dalgiesh brings to life the origin of the Thanksgiving holiday for readers of all ages.

Giles, Constance and Damaris Hopkins are all passengers aboard the crowded Mayflower, journeying to the New World to start a new life. Things get a little more cramped when their baby brother Oceanus is born during the passage. However, when they arrive, there are even worse challenges to face as the Pilgrims are subjected to hunger, cold, and sickness that put their small colony in great danger. With the help of the Native Americans though, they might just be able to survive their first year in this strange land and have a November harvest to celebrate for generations!


Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
02704
7.99
Each

Alice Dalgliesh

ISBN: 9780689718762

What happened on the Fourth of July long before there were fireworks and parades? Alice Dalgliesh takes young readers back to revolutionary times, back to the colonists' desire for freedom and the creation of the Declaration of Independence.

Simple text captures the excitement of the era, telling how word of Independence traveled up and down the thirteen colonies, touching the lives of everyday people throughout the land. Like all of Alice Dalgliesh's work, The Fourth of July Story remains an American classic.


Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
02705
7.99
Each

D.H. Montgomery

ISBN: 9781619990326

From Leif Ericsson to the present, learn about the lives of important people and their accomplishments in American history.

The object of this volume is to present clearly and accurately those facts and principles in the lives of some of the chief founders and builders of America which would be of interest and value to pupils beginning the study of our history.


Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
02706
11.95
Each
This laminated placement-sized map features the United States on one side and the world on the reverse.

Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Also included with the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe Packages.

Purchase one per additional student.
Item#:
02750
6.95
Each

Pat Stewart

ISBN: 9780486296708

Learn to identify and locate all 50 of the United States with this entertaining and educational activity book. Simply apply 44 stickers of the states (in a few instances, smaller adjoining states appear on one sticker) to appropriately marked areas on the laminated outline map located on the inside covers.

To help you apply the stickers in the correct places, the shape and color of each sticker corresponds to the shape and outline color on the background map.

A challenging activity for preschoolers, this sticker picture book will also be a useful learning tool for elementary school students of all ages.


Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
02751
7.95
Each

ISBN: 9780310743736

The NIrV Discoverer's Bible: A Large Print Bible for Early Readers uses the full text of the New International Reader's Version® (NIrV - the NIV for kids!), written at a third grade reading level. It's the perfect chance for early readers to embark on their first exploration of the Bible on their own.

Special features include:

  • Large print for easier reading
  • Thirty full-color pages help kids experience key Bible stories and themes in a fresh new way
  • Dictionary to key Bible words for quick reference
  • Reading plan for the great stories of the Bible
  • Eight color maps for easy visualization of key Bible places
  • Presentation page for personalizing and gift giving

Specifically designed to help early readers discover the Bible for themselves.


Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages.

Item#:
02800
24.99
Each
Nurture a budding artist with the award-winning book featuring easy-to-teach lessons for drawing, painting, and using colored pencils and colored markers. The book becomes a portfolio in which the student does his work. Paint and Marker Cards of heavy cardstock are included. Purchase one book set per student, ages 6+.

This is a component of the I Can Do All Things Book Set with DVDs that is included with the Adventures in U.S. History Deluxe Package.

29.95
Each
Nurture a budding artist with the award-winning book featuring easy-to-teach lessons for drawing, painting, and using colored pencils and colored markers. The book becomes a portfolio in which the student does his work. The companion 4-DVD set teaches each lesson, with over six hours of step-by-step instructions and demonstrations. Paint and Marker Cards of heavy cardstock are included. Purchase one book set per student, ages 6+.

Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Deluxe Package.
59.9500
49.95
Each
Includes Notebook pages, 50 State Sheets and Cards, and State Flag Stickers.

Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages.

Purchase one per addtional student. 

Item#:
92203
 
34.95
Each
24.95
Each
Student pages are not included in the Teacher's Manual. You will need to purchase the Student Sheets separately.

Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages.

Free WORLDkids magazine membership and Weekend to Remember discount voucher are included with the purchase of a Teacher's Manual.

Item#:
92202
124.50
Each

Travel back in time and explore U.S. history from a Christian perspective with fascinating stories, hands-on activities, a timeline, and a student-created history notebook. Study the names of Jesus, learning about His character while reading from a grade-level Bible. Science lessons correlate with the names of Jesus, and U.S. history spotlights the biblical character of America's forefathers.


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

Free WORLDkids magazine membership and Weekend to Remember discount voucher are included with the purchase of a package.
Item#:
92200
 
319.1000
287.00
Each

Travel back in time and explore U.S. history from a Christian perspective with fascinating stories, hands-on activities, a timeline, and a student-created history notebook. Study the names of Jesus, learning about His character while reading from a grade-level Bible. Science lessons correlate with the names of Jesus, and U.S. history spotlights the biblical character of America's forefathers.


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

Free WORLDkids magazine membership and Weekend to Remember discount voucher are included with the purchase of a package.
Item#:
92201
 
474.8000
426.00
Each
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