The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic Set and 200 Questions About American History set from Memoria Press (Review!)

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Ever since I was in high school, one of my favorite subjects to study has been American history. My favorite area to study is Western American History, but I also enjoy all American History. The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic Set based on H. A. Gueber’s book is a good overview class for 5th to 8th graders. This course from Memoria Press covers everything from the Native Americans and Norsemen to the Spanish-American War. It contains:

  • A 211 page book edited by Memoria Press and written by H. A. Guerber called The Thirteen Colonies and the Great Republic.
  • A Student Guide that has 32 lessons with special facts, vocabulary, comprehension questions to answer, and extra enrichment activities.
  • A Teacher Guide with answers to all of the questions and the tests (there is also a PDF download of the tests).

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200 Questions About American History Set comes from Gueber’s book and Susan Wise Baur’s Story of the World, Volume 4 and has been written so everyone knows the most important American History. It contains:

  • The Student Book
  • Teacher Guide (with answers) (there is also a PDF download of the tests)
  • Flashcards (There are 150 Drill Questions, 30 Timeline Dates, 20 Notable Quotes, and 44 U.S Presidents.)

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Our Experience: 

I want C to have a good overview of American History before she goes into high school, because when she enters high school I would like her to choose the areas of history she would like to further explore. This is the perfect program for that.

While this class is designed to last a year, there was no schedule provided for The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic Set. There was a schedule for the 200 Questions About American History Set, but it didn’t match with the other set. I decided to have C work on 2 lessons per week, since she is in 7th grade and can work quickly. She would spend one day reading the text and the next working on the vocabulary definitions and comprehension questions. She could also work on the map and timeline. This schedule worked for us.

C did an excellent job doing the main bookwork. She now needs to work on completing the enrichment section. I’m going to have her work until Lesson 16, then she is going to work on all the enrichment activities and tests. It will be a chance to simply have fun with what she has learned. It will also be a good gauge to see how much she remembers. I want history to be fun for her, so she enjoys it as much as I have over the years.

Mama’s Thoughts:

-I really like The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic, by H. A. Gueber. The illustrations and text are easy enough for 5th graders to enjoy, but informative enough to keep the attention of 8th graders.

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-The Student Guide was divided well with different activities. Each lesson was divided into Facts to Know, Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions, and Enrichment (map, timeline, research, composition, and primary source). All of the lessons contained the same sections, and the chapters to read in the textbook were at the top of the page. It also has an Appendix that contains 3 maps, a 13 Colonies chart, Mayflower Compact, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a letter from George to Martha Washington, the Declaration of Independence, excerpts from Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, the United States Constitution, Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address,  and Daniel Webster’s Senate Speech, 1830.

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-We haven’t utilized the Student Guide for the 200 Questions About American History Set, but C had a lot of fun asking me the different questions from the flashcards. I’m glad she asked me the questions, because I’ve forgotten quite a bit of important American History. I need to study the flashcards, so I can remember these important facts. Here is a photo of the Student Guide C will be working on soon.

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B’s Thoughts (boy, age 15, officially in ninth grade and in public school):

B is busy with public school, so you will not see many reviews from him.

C’s Thoughts (girl, age 13, officially in seventh grade): 

Here is what I like about The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic Set and 200 Questions About American History Set.

1. I think it was nice that there are flash cards included with the books.

2. The 200 Questions About American History book is really cool and interesting.

3. The text book has a lot of good information, including things I never knew before. I didn’t know that Pennsylvania was named after William Penn.

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4. In each lesson you locate places and add dates to a timeline.

Here is what I didn’t like about The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic Set and 200 Questions About American History Set.

1. It seemed to take me a long time to do some of the lessons, because the questions were harder.


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Recap of pertinent information!

Product Link: The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic Set and 200 Questions About American History Set

Vendor Information Link: Memoria Press

Age Appeal: 5th-8th Grade

Format: All physical copies

The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic Set contains a 211 page book edited by Memoria Press and written by H. A. Guerber called The Thirteen Colonies and the Great Republic, a Student Guide that has 32 lessons with special facts, vocabulary, comprehension questions to answer, and extra enrichment activities, and a Teacher Guide with answers to all of the questions and the tests (there is also a PDF download of the tests).

200 Questions About American History Set contains the Student Book, Teacher Guide (with answers) (there is also a PDF download of the tests), and Flashcards (There are 150 Drill Questions, 30 Timeline Dates, 20 Notable Quotes, and 44 U.S Presidents.)

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      Mama highly recommends these Memoria Press programs to your family!

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