Dave Raymond's American History


Dave Raymond's American History | Trailer

by Dave Raymond
Compass Classroom

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 american history homeschool curriculum for students age 12 and up. Designed for upper middle school and lower high school (although upper high school would enjoy it, too).

In my opinion, this course offers an excellent balance of interesting DVD lectures, serious reading, and challenging writing coupled with worthwhile portfolio and project work, all presented from within a Christian worldview. – Cathy Duffy

Dave uses a combination of lectures and readings structured for a 5-day school week with daily tasks, weekly exams, and projects, as well as a year-long portfolio.

American History is intended to cover a full school year. It consists of 26 lessons plus 4 projects. Each lesson includes five approximately 10-minute lectures (for an hour of teaching per lesson), daily tasks, readings, weekly exams, and more. A year-long journal is also a part of the class. This american history homeschool curriculum also utilizes a Student Reader (included in PDF format with the DVD) with over 100 pages of original texts and writings from history.

Dave Raymond lives in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife and 5 children where he has taught in the humanities for the past 10 years. He teaches the disciplines of history, literature, composition, civics, economics, and Latin through Quiller Tutorials, Franklin Classical School, and Foundations Christian Academy.

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US HISTORY | PART I & II 8 DVDs, Student Reader & Guide (PDF)
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  • AT A GLANCE

    FORMAT:

    DVD

    LESSONS:

    26 Lessons (13 per semester)

    INCLUDES:

    video lessons, Student Reader and Guide (on discs 1 and 5 in PDF format)

    CREDITS:

    1 HS History Credit

    Producer:

    Compass Cinema

    Instructor:

    Dave Raymond

  • LIST OF LESSONS

    American History – Parts 1 and 2 are intended to cover one year. They consist of 26 total lessons plus 4 projects. Each of the American History lessons includes five approximately 10-minute lectures (for an hour of teaching per lesson), daily tasks, readings, weekly exams, and more. A year-long journal is also a part of the class.

    American History – Parts 1 & 2 together are worth one high school credit in history.

    Part 1:

    1. Orientation
    2. The Banner of the Sun: Meso-America
    3. Brave New World: The Early Explorers
    4. The Colossus of Empire: The Colonies
    5. Stability and Change: The Reformational Colonies
    6. A City Upon a Hill: The Puritans
    7. A Foreign War at Home: Wars of Control
    8. Grace, the Founder of Liberty: The Great Awakening
    9. Fathers of Independence: Adams, Franklin, Witherspoon, and Henry
    10. Liberty or Death: The Declaration of Independence
    11. Awesome Providence I: The War of Independence
    12. Awesome Providence II: The War of Independence
    13. A More Perfect Union: The Constitution

    Part 2:

    14. Federal Headship: George Washington
    15. How Good and Pleasant It Is: Adams and Jefferson
    16. Manifest Destiny: Settlers, Explorers, and War
    17. Word and Deed: JQ Adams and Andrew Jackson
    18. The Original United Nations: The Expansion of the Early US
    19. Idols of Mercy: Revival, Counterfeits, and Art
    20. A House Divided I: The Age of Compromise and Divided Cultures
    21. A House Divided II: Lincoln and Secession
    22. The Second War for Independence: The War Between the States
    23. Brother Against Brother: The War Between the States
    24. The Lost Cause: Reconstruction
    25. A New Normal: The West, Immigration, and Robber Barons
    26. Theology as Biography: Theodore Roosevelt and Booker T. Washington

  • SAMPLE LESSON

    SAMPLE AMERICAN HISTORY LESSONS


    Dave Raymond’s American History is an engaging and comprehensive class with a number of elements. We’ve included complete sample American History lessons as well as sections from the Student Reader and Teacher’s Guide in PDF format. The Teacher’s Guide explains how everything works together and includes a Scope and Sequence.

    Teacher’s Guide (Sample) - Student Reader (Sample)

    Lesson 3.1 – The Early Explorers

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  • SHIPPING
    SHIPPING (USA)
    We charge a flat shipping rate of $5 for US History DVDs. No additional charge when ordering Part I and II together.

    INTERNATINAL SHIPPING: In an effort to encourage homeschoolers abroad, we offer the same flat shipping rate of $5 per order for our international customers!
  • MATERIALS

    MATERIALS FOR US HISTORY


    Download the READER AND GUIDE - PART I (zip)
    Download the READER AND GUIDE - Part II (zip)