Adapted US History for Struggling Learners offers 100% supported learning for unique students. This US History course imparts high school level content at a lower reading level. Using an adapted textbook, film, and other sources, the educator will read every page with your learner and encourage discussion, question your learner for comprehension, and offer explanations that will assist in the development of vocabulary and critical thinking.
Providing a sensitive, nurturing learning environment for students who have had less academic success, this course will also work on skill-building. Focused learning in geography, general cultural knowledge, and conversational self-confidence will be addressed. Students will learn to identify themes and work on inference from famous works of art presented in the full-color textbook and will begin to make connections from era to era and be able to explain what led to certain important events.
This course is designed to create a stress-free approach to academic learning. Homework assignments will be brief and solely designed to support the learning in class. Homework will be corrected together with the educator with an emphasis on growth, not grades. There will be no tests, no essays, and no memorization required, but instead the occasional verbal evaluation with the educator.
Your learner will benefit from a seasoned special needs homeschool educator who will partner with you to provide support in any areas of concern. The course is also appropriate for middle school students who can attend reasonably well in class.
- America’s Story (Steck Vaughn textbook)
- “Who Was…” books
- Map of the United States and World.
Resources provided by the educator will be access to films to be viewed together and accompanying worksheets.
Full Year Course – 1 Credit: The class will be taught and graded by your True North Homeschool Academy teacher. The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one credit hour which may be awarded by your homeschool upon completion of the course. If you would like help determining your students’ credits or creating a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.