American History in a Box for Expats

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Learn American History while studying abroad by selecting your grade level below. (Remember, some U.S. Government expats qualify for reimbursement as do some expats working with private companies. Email us at afterschoolplans@gmail.com for reimbursement information.) Click here for frequently asked questions.  

The full American-History-in-a-Box Set includes games, books, an activity book, supplies, and a canvas bag. The activity book with the Standards, activities, and reflection questions is available separately in case you prefer to borrow or purchase your own books and games. Our materials list (of books and websites by topic) is included in the download. Print the entire book off and bind it, print sections to complement current studies, or print off just the activities you want to explore.

To order multiple boxes, click here and request an invoice.

To find out more information about our Expansion Pack program which includes personalized packs on specific themes: Click Here! Packs include “Women in History,” “Native American Packs,” “African-American History,” and “Science in History.” We can also include personalized packs on a topic of your choice. Write to afterschoolplans@gmail.com for a personalized invoice.

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Screen Shot 2017-10-20 at 10.50.55 AMFor the month of November, you can choose to have your history books and games come in a Santa bag! Send us an email if you would like to choose this option! Put the gift of history under the tree this year!

After making your purchase, email us at afterschoolplans@gmail.com to make sure we add your Santa bag!

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Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.32.49 PMClick Here to Order American History in a Box, Sports Edition! screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-9-18-25-pm

$399 + shipping 

Does your child love sports? This set is for children in grades 4 through 8. The box includes an encyclopedia, historical fiction, non-fiction, games, an activity book, and art supplies. After completing the activities, we will provide a final assessment. 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.

Complete your assessment  following the program and receive a certificate of accomplishment. For the assessment, email afterschoolplans@gmail.com.

Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 8.19.28 AMClick Here to Order American History in a Box, Level IV    screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-9-18-25-pm

$399 plus shipping  

This set is for children in grades 6, 7, and 8 although advanced fifth graders will also enjoy it. The box includes an encyclopedia, 5 historical fiction books, 8 non-fiction books, an activity book, and art supplies. In addition, there are four games including two board games, a puzzle on the presidents, an a workbook on maps. After completing the activities, we will provide a final assessment. This course looks at major events and time periods from Exploration to Modern Times but explores them in more depth with advanced books and activities.

The activity book includes maps, charts, book reviews, illustrations, journaling, analysis, word searches, writing prompts, and comparing and contrasting activities. We also ask students to write book reports and do a final project with short answer questions and a timeline activity.   For parents, we include a page titled “What your child should know” at the beginning of each section and another titled “Questions to ask your Child” at the end of each section. Use these to generate family discussion and debate.

Complete your assessment  following the program and receive a certificate of accomplishment. For the assessment, email afterschoolplans@gmail.com.        

NEW: American History in a Box, Level IV (Essay Writing)

$399 plus shipping screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-9-18-25-pm

If you have already completed the Level IV box, but want to go more in depth with your history learning, this box is for you! The box includes a challenging new book list and four additional games. Synthesize your learning by answering the essay questions in the all-new activity book!

Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 8.17.12 AM Click Here to Order American History in a Box, Level III   screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-9-18-25-pm

$399 plus shipping

This box for 4th and 5th graders can also be used by advanced 3rd graders or older children with little exposure to the subject. It includes an encyclopedia, 6 books of historical fiction, 6 non-fiction books, an activity book, and art supplies. We also include four games including a U.S. map puzzle, two board games, and a card game. Students will study major concepts from Exploration and Discovery to Modern Times.

The workbook writing exercises in short answer form for each topic as well as crossword puzzles, song writing, analyzing historical documents, illustrating, acrostic poems, charts, activity ideas, quizzes, interviews, venn diagrams, and book reports. We also include a page titled “What your child should know” at the beginning of each section and another titled “Questions to ask your Child” at the end of each section. Use these to generate family discussion and debate.

Complete your assessment  following the program and receive a certificate of accomplishment. For the assessment, email afterschoolplans@gmail.com.

Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 8.08.50 AMClick here to order American History in a Box, Level II   screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-9-18-25-pm

$369 plus shipping

Children in 2nd and 3rd grade will enjoy this box. The box is also appropriate for younger children who can read chapter books or older children without a lot of exposure to American History. The box includes a United States Atlas, twelve books of non-fiction, four books of historical fiction, art supplies, and an activity book based on the Common Core Standards and Virginia Standards of Learning. We also include four games including a puzzle on the presidents, flashcards, American History “go fish,” and the very popular Scrambled States game. Topics include geography, the Colonial Period, Native Americans, Industrialization, and important Americans.

Worksheets in the book include map activities, state reports, illustrations, journaling, charts, question and answer sheets, paragraph writing, and comparisons. We also include a page titled “What your child should know” at the beginning of each section and another titled “Questions to ask your Child” at the end of each section. Use these to generate family discussion and debate.

Complete your assessment  following the program and receive a certificate of accomplishment. For the assessment, email afterschoolplans@gmail.com.

Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 8.04.21 AMClick here to order American History in a Box, Level I   screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-9-18-25-pm

$369 plus shipping

Written for Kindergarteners and 1st graders, this box includes sixteen books, art supplies, and an activity book based on the Common Core Standards and Virginia Standards of Learning. You will also find a coloring books for maps, two puzzles, and a memory game for American History. Children will learn about maps and globes, citizenship and symbols, holidays, and famous Americans such as George Washington, Betsy Ross, Eleanor Roosevelt, George Washington Carver, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Activities in the workbook include coloring pages, charts, matching, illustrating, project suggestions, letter writing, a maze using cardinal directions, map drawing, and vocabulary exercises. We also include a page titled “What your child should know” at the beginning of each section and another titled “Questions to ask your Child” at the end of each section. Use these to generate family discussion and debate.

Complete your assessment  following the program and receive a certificate of accomplishment. For the assessment, email afterschoolplans@gmail.com.

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American History in a Box, Level I (Advanced)   screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-9-18-25-pm

This advanced level box is for children who have already completed the basic box for children in Kindergarten and first grade. This box includes books and activities that explore the concepts past, present, and future (including timelines), geography and map skills, Goods and services, needs vs. wants, and citizenship.

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To order multiple boxes, click here and request an invoice.

To find out more information about our Expansion Pack program: Click Here! Write to afterschoolplans@gmail.com for a personalized invoice.

Other Payment Options: Send an email to afterschoolplans@gmail.com for an invoice for multiple purchases or to pay by check.

Some expats qualify for reimbursement for history kits for their children. Please let us know if you think you might qualify and we provide you with the necessary paperwork and contacts.

 

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