The Fight for Freedom Student Text and Teacher's Guide Curriculum

Watch as American history comes to life in full color for your 3rd grade patriots!  This set includes both the student text and teacher's guide. Could be used through 6th grade. 

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The Fight for Freedom Student Text

In simple, entertaining story form, your student will be introduced to the leaders, the causes, and the challenges of the Revolutionary War. The adventures of statesmen, soldiers, sailors, spies, and Native American fighters illustrate how God worked both naturally and supernaturally to build a free nation out of 13 scattered English colonies. Students will:

  • Meet over 30 heroes of the War for Independence in this 34-week, Monday through Friday biographical study
  • Be able to better remember what they learn through stories and pertinent Bible verses
  • Learn from callouts with comments on the character traits of those spotlighted!

Follow Uncle Rick on this exciting journey through the days of America’s birth. Along the way, you will discover life-changing character lessons from the experiences of real American heroes and villains. Students will learn the providential acts of God that made it possible for colonial America to fight and win a war against Great Britain, the mightiest military power on earth. Get the truth from non-revisionist sources in this historical adventure that children will remember for years to come!

Biographies of the Revolution Teacher's Guide

Features: Each suggested weekly schedule has easy-to-manage lessons that combine reading, worksheets, and vocabulary-building opportunities. Worksheets, quizzes, and tests are perforated and three-hole punched — materials are easy to tear out, hand out, grade, and store. Adjust the schedule and materials needed to best work within your educational program. Space is given for assignments dates. There is flexibility in scheduling. Adapt the days to your school schedule.

Workflow: Students will read the pages in their book and then complete each section of the Teacher Guide. They should be encouraged to complete as many of the activities and projects as possible as well. Tests are given at regular intervals with space to record each grade. If used with younger students, they may be given the option of only choosing activities or projects of interest to them and taking open book tests.

Lesson Scheduling: Space is given for assignment dates. There is flexibility in scheduling. For example, the parent may opt for a M–W schedule rather than a M, W, F schedule. Each week listed has four to five days. Adapt the days to your school schedule. As the student completes each assignment, he/she should put an “X” in the box.

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Endorsements:

As a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a veteran of Vietnam, I have the greatest respect and love for our Country. Unfortunately, our children are not being taught the history of our nation in most of our public and private schools.

America’s Struggle to Become a Nation and The Fight for Freedom written by Rick and Marilyn Boyer together with student worksheets and biographical reference materials are an outstanding and invaluable information resource for teaching the formation and development of the United States of America. 

Rick and Marilyn have done a remarkable job of documenting the struggles and sacrifices of brave men and women who, “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence,” risked their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to build this land we love. 

Every American would benefit by reading these marvelous works designed to preserve our heritage as a nation.

Chief Justice Roy Moore

REVIEW:

I found this history program to be simple to implement and very open and go for me as a teacher.  Everything that needs to be done is laid out, and other than the occasional supply for a project, there’s nothing-additional necessary to buy. Even the supplies for the projects are simple to obtain.

We really enjoyed this curriculum. The chapters of history were very readable. My eleven year old read independently, but I often sat and read through sections with my nine year old. The full-color illustrations, Bible verses and primary source quotations in the sidebars make looking through the student textbook a pleasurable experience. The questions in the worksheets focus on story comprehension, so they are simple enough for a younger elementary school student if a parent is teaching multiple ages. The audio is also pleasant to listen to and my children enjoyed listening to some of the audio tracks multiple times.

 I would definitely consider buying other history books in this series. It is pleasurable to go through, and I learned more about the founding fathers and other people who played parts in the war that I did not know before we started going through this curriculum.

 -Product review by Rebecca Ray, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC, June, 2016

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10/28/2016 Stephanie B. We Love It! Are you looking for a simple way to teach history to your 4th-6th graders this year? I know I am overwhelmed every year as I constantly bounce around trying to find a curriculum that I love. Some years I think I've got it and then our homeschool evolves, my children's interests change and suddenly I am looking for something that will meet our ever-changing needs. This year it was all about simplifying. If you too are looking to simplify your homeschool then this new American History program published by Master Books may be just what you are looking for!

The new Timelines of the Revolution series is a 2-part set, The Fight for Freedom, Biographies of the American Revolution and America's Struggle to Become a Nation, Timeline of the Revolution. This new series, written by Rick & Marilyn Boyer of CharacterConcepts.com, helps students from grades 4 - 6 understand how our nation came to be. Staunch patriots, Rick & Marilyn present American History from a Godly perspective and really help children understand the blessings of liberty and the importance of not just remembering, but treasuring, our heritage. These 2 books are all you need to set students on the path of patriotism and a love of American history!

The text contains 34 chapters, one for each week of the school year. Each chapter is divided into 3 separate reading sections creating easy places to divide up the work through your week. As you can see in the Teacher Guide, the recommended schedule is a five day per week plan, but this program lends itself to flexibility and can be used as a 4 day plan as well. Each section includes a question/answer worksheet.

What we love about America's Struggle to Become a Nation:
-First of all the pictures are ah-mazing! The full color illustrations throughout the book are beautiful!
-The Teachers Guide makes is super easy to figure out what each daily assignment is. Box-checkers that we are, we love a guide that lets us check something off. The teachers guide also allows for inputing and tracking grades if your homeschool requires that.
-Lengthy quotes dotted throughout the book serve as source documents, which is something that is challenging to find in a homeschool curriculum for children this age.
-Lessons are bite-sized allowing for great flexibility and holding your child's attention.
-Quarterly and bonus quizzes are located in the back of the teacher guide for your convenience. This is a handy tool that can even be used orally to check for understanding.
-One of our favorite parts - each chapter includes a couple of projects to complete. For example: memory work selections (like the pledge of allegiance), journal entries, designing posters, writing newspaper articles, building a fort, and research opportunities.
-Another favorite part is all the wonderful Uncle Rick stories throughout! We LOVE Uncle Rick!!

We really enjoyed reviewing this product and I plan to keep it and use it for next year when we continue our studies in American History!

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