Using Joy Hakim's History of US, your student will cover U.S. history from its earliest settlement using a variety of activities including an introduction to research skills and the writing of short research papers. The syllabus provides a guide for a year of study and offers lists of projects to do along with the reading of the volumes (such as making a cassette or videotape of oneself giving a famous speech or illustrating three different kinds of architecture found at different times/places in the U.S.). Two research papers are to be written, and guidelines for developing one are also given.
This is written for students who are enrolled in Hewitt's junior-high program, but it could be of assistance to any parent and/or teacher who wishes to use the Joy Hakim series for junior-high U.S. history. A weekly schedule and tests with answers are included.
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