History 6 – America, Land of the Promise – Mid 1800s to Present

Now available – Video, Text & PDF – Upper Elementary to Middle School

Videos in production – Available by Christmas

Objectives:
• To remind students of the rich historical and spiritual heritage of America.
• To remind students of the covenant and promise the Lord gave to those who dwell in the land of America. (Ether 2:11 & 12)
• To shine a light on the persons, events, and places that have played major roles in the history of the United States from the mid-1800’s to present.
• To commit to memory:
◦ The Gettysburg Address
◦ Ether 2:11-12
◦ The Doctrine and Covenants quotes concerning the Constitution –
▪ Doctrine and Covenants 98:5-6 through 10
▪ Doctrine and Covenants 101:76-80
▪ Doctrine and Covenants 109:54
◦ Amendments 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8
• Read or Watch – President Ezra Taft Benson: The Constitution A Heavenly Banner
◦ Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf33BNgt–s
◦ Text & Video – https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/ezra-taft-benson/constitution-heavenly-banner/
• To review and refresh memorization of
◦ The Mayflower Compact
◦ The Declaration of Independence
◦ The Preamble to the Constitution
◦ Amendments 1, 9, & 10
Texts:
• The Book of Mormon
• The Doctrine and Covenants
• America: Land I Love, 3rd Edition, Abeka 8th Grade US History Text. Available from Abeka or Christian Book for $38.05.

Methodology:
• Video lectures – will be added in an addendum, 2nd download.
• Text reading and notation.
• Adding Church History to the timeline.
• Memorizations

Comment: If I were to have my children take only one course in American History, this, along with History 5, would be it. Mrs. K.

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