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Thank you for your interest in Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America! Please visit the Our History Revealed main page, if you have not done so already. Then, come back here to learn more about our Early America program.

What is Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America?

Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America is a complete history program in American History from approximately 1490-1875 for ages 6-13. It includes daily history lessons, historical narratives, geography, research, writing, activities, crafts, journaling, and discussions. (There is a student journal that can pair with this program. It is sold separately.)

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Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America Features

 

Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America features 34 weeks of lessons. The last week is an optional week of study where students research their state of choice, ideally their home state.  The curriculum is presented in six main lessons, but they are not all required:

  1. A History Note
  2. History Narrative
  3. History Connection
  4. History Add-On
  5. Historical Literature
  6. State Study

 

Other components include poetry, songs/spirituals, African-American quotes, picture study, and suggested picture books. The “History Connection” includes a plethora of history activities such as written narrations, timeline, journal pages, mapping, copywork, recipes, and illustrations. To complete this history program, 11 required books are necessary. There are additional books that are optional, but these titles help to provide a richer study of history.

 

Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America Layout

Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America is designed for a four-day week. Each daily lesson is displayed in a one-page format with the six features mentioned above. Parents/Teachers should begin daily with reading “A History Note” to familiarize themselves with the day’s history narrative and learn about any additional preparations.

Purchasing Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America

 

Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America is sold as a set that includes one curriculum (34 weeks of lessons) and one student journal (a 100+ page journal of activities specifically designed for the curriculum). Visit the Morah Sheli Village Shop to purchase. Please note that Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America is a digital product. (If you would like a hard copy, please request one here. If you need to host a group buy for a co-op or library, please contact us here.)  As a thank you, you will receive a complimentary digital copy of “My Early American History Timeline 1500-1900.”

The curriculum is available in two versions: American and Hebrew. The American version uses the English names for God and the Hebrew version uses some Hebraic names. The Hebrew version also includes “bonus days” of study where students dive deeper into the Table of Nations and the societal status of African-Americans.

 

*Note: There are a few lessons which uses the Bible as a historical reference; but this add-on can be disregarded at the discretion of the teacher/parent without affecting students’ learning experience.

 

Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America Student Journal

 

The student journal is available in two versions: Lower and Upper Grammar. Though most of the activities and assignments are for both levels, there are some instances where the journal pages may differ in design to better accommodate students and there are some instances where certain activities are assigned to Lower Grammar students only or Upper Grammar students only.  If you need to purchase journals, please visit the the Morah Sheli Village ShopIf you chose the Hebraic version, there are a few “bonus days” journal pages that match the “bonus days” in the curriculum.

{Download the Student History Journal Sample}