US History – Adapted for Struggling Learners
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 developing vocabulary and critical thinking.
This course will also work on skill-building by providing a sensitive, nurturing learning environment for students with less academic success. 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.
US History – Adapted for Struggling Learners 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. No tests, essays, or memorization will be 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.
- The textbooks (“America’s Story” by Steck-Vaughn) are out of print. The instructor will provide PDFs of required materials; if you prefer a hard copy, the books are often used. You can get the complete edition in one book or as a two-part set as follows:
- “America’s Story, Complete Edition” ISBN-10-0739897160
- “America’s Story, Part 1” ISBN-10-0739897101
- “America’s Story, Part 2” ISBN 10-073989711X
- 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