We will be time-traveling back through United States history in this class! We will read and write about everything from the early explorers, through the American Revolution, and onto Westward Expansion. Our text will be the Institute for Excellence in Writing’s U.S. History themed curriculum, from which we will learn to write skillfully with the Structure and Style® writing method.
Our class time will be devoted to reading each week’s reading passage and then working together to implement specific writing styles. As we learn how to better our writing, each student will be responsible for writing one piece every week based on the content and style learned in class. At the end of each unit, students will present one piece from that unit to share with their classmates. We will learn how to best critique each other’s work in a positive manner and how we can improve our writing by working together.
This full-year course is best for students in 3rd-8th grade. The text includes vocabulary cards, literature suggestions, and access to helpful PDF downloads.
Required Text: U.S History-Based Writing Lessons [Student Book only]