View Full Version : US History - audio or to read

08-21-2013, 11:48 PM
I just realized that my daughter, 8th grade, has not had much US history other than what has been in the World History (which actually covers a fair bit.) If I go with the recommended course for our ALE, she may not have US history again, which may make it harder when it comes to SAT and such. So I would like to slip it in.

We did some of the History of US books, but didn't really like them. Or maybe we just didn't like how K12 had her work with them. What I would really like is the text that I had in 11th grade, which had short explanations, then writings by assorted people of the time, Franklin, Paine, etc. I found it to be very interesting without being overwhelming.

Or, perhaps, a video set, (if very complete) or an audio set that we can listen to/watch during lunch as a family.

Any recommendations? Liberty Kids is on the way...I wish they went to the 21st century.


08-23-2013, 03:54 PM
Here are a few sites to check out:
UH - Digital History (http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/) has a textbooks, activities and primary sources.
American History [ushistory.org] (http://www.ushistory.org/us/index.asp) is basically an online textbook.

And Annenberg Learner (at learner.org) has two series, America's History in the Making and A Biography of America that are good overviews of American History with text and videos.

Hippocampus also has a good US History course to check out.

Hope that helps!