Expansion Packs

Leahs_LogoEnhance your American-History-in-a-Box with an expansion pack that looks at history through themes or topics that particularly interest your child. Each pack includes 4 – 7 directly mailed books and an emailed activity packet. Packs follow the Virginia Standards of Learning and look at the major concepts through specific topics. You can choose one of the packs below or write to us for a personalized pack (prices vary).

Holiday Expansion Pack

NinaPintaSantaMariaLearn more about our federal holidays (excluding Christmas and the New Year) and about the Pledge of Allegiance and the Star Spangled Banner. This packet is perfect for kids who don’t live in the U.S. and aren’t that familiar with U.S. holidays. Best for kids in the lower elementary grades. This is a larger pack with 12 directly mailed books and an emailed activity packet that includes interactive ideas for celebrating the holiday.

Add $169 to your American History Box or purchase individually. Please email us with your selections for an invoice.

Sport Expansion PackAmerican History in a Box Sports Edition

Does your child love sports? This set is for children in grades 4 through 8. Look at major events and time periods from Exploration to Modern Times but through the lens of sports. For example, learn about World War I by reading about the Christmas Day soccer game across the trenches and look at Civil Rights through the experience of Wilma Rudolph.

Add $199 to your American History Box or purchase individually. Please email us with your selections for an invoice.

Science Expansion Pack

photo (34)Learn about some of the premier scientists in our history and find out how they were impacted by our history or about how they contributed to or changed the American experience. Our standard pack includes Native American tribes, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Graham Bell, Dian Fossey, and Sally Ride among others. At the end, write out your own experiment using the scientific method.

Add $169 to your American History Box or purchase individually. Please email us with your selections for an invoice.

African-American History Expansion Pack
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One could look at our entire history through the lens of African Americans. This pack looks at some of the most significant contributors to our history including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Langston Hughes, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Add $169 to your American History Box or purchase individually. Please email us with your selections for an invoice.

Women in History Expansion Pack

photo (2)We often find that women are under represented in traditional U.S. History courses. Learn about Eleanor Roosevelt, Sally Ride, Abigail Adams, and Harriet Tubman, among others. We can see the contributions of women and their impact on our history through this pack.

Add $169 to your American History Box or purchase individually. Please email us with your selections for an invoice.

Native American Expansion Pack

IMG_9823Personalize your pack by looking at tribes in your state or region. We find books and create activities that help children better understand the native peoples from the places they call home. Look at how location, geography, resources, and history shaped the stories of these tribes.

Add $169 to your history box or purchase individually. Please email us with your selections for an invoice.

Mexico and the United States

IMG_9367Perfect for expats living in Mexico from the U.S. or vice versa, this pack includes books and activities about native people, the Mexican American war, famous artists (Romare Bearden and Diego Rivera) and immigration. The books are sent directly and the activity packet will be emailed.

Purchase for $169 or add to your history box order. Please email us with your selections for an invoice.

Washington, D.C. Expansion Pack

Screen Shot 2018-05-24 at 8.35.24 AM.pngGoing through Washington, D.C., for home leave or R&R? This expansion pack looks at the history of DC, and goes into depth about some of the people and places who made the city their home. Books include a historical walking tour, a survey of our government, and a closer look at some of the memorials. We also include a list of museums and monuments to visit with questions to answer about each site. The books are sent directly and the activity packet will be emailed.

Purchase for $169 or add to your history box order. Please email us with your selections for an invoice.

Civics Expansion Pack

Screen Shot 2018-05-24 at 8.41.54 AMThis expansion pack includes information about the Constitution, citizenship, our political parties, fedearl life, and the laws and our courts. Learn about the institutions and some of the people important in the history of our country.The books are sent directly and the activity packet will be emailed.

Purchase for $169 or add to your history box order. Please email us with your selections for an invoice.

American Culture Expansion Pack

Screen Shot 2018-05-24 at 8.46.25 AMHave your child lived abroad for a long time? Learn a bit more about our culture through this expansion pack. We look at tall tales, music (jazz, bluegrass, and blues), symbols of America, our national parks, and the Constitution of the United States.

Purchase for $169 or add to your history box order. Please email us with your selections for an invoice.

 

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