A recent survey of homeschoolers asked
parents to rate their satisfaction with their curriculum materials, and
social studies fared the worst of all major subject areas. Here is what they
asked for from a social studies curriculum:|
- A program that is fun and interesting rather than
dry and boring
- More interactive activities, including role
playing and hands-on activities
- A comprehensive approach that does not need to be
Finding a social studies curriculum with all of these
strengths can be next to impossible, especially on a budget. Thankfully,
Harcourt Horizons has what you've been looking for.
Harcourt Horizons is a complete social studies program for grades 1-6.
The textbook thoroughly covers standards for history, geography, and civics,
and teacher materials allow parents to guide students through the course,
adapt instruction to their needs, and assess their progress.
Introducing Harcourt Horizons with Parent Guide CDs
is Great for Students
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is proud to offer a
new, economical option for social studies that is tailored specifically for
homeschoolers. The new Harcourt Horizons homeschool package with Parent
Guide CD-ROM is the first complete homeschool social studies program that is
comprehensive, engaging, and affordable.
Comprehensive: Harcourt Horizons includes history, geography,
timelines, reading support, and vocabulary. The program also includes maps,
primary source documents, and biographies of key individuals.
Engaging: Harcourt Horizons brings history to life with vivid
visuals, interesting facts, and interactive activities. Rather than tell
students about historical events, this program puts them into the historical
Affordable: With the Harcourt Horizons Parent Guide CD-ROM, we offer
all of the essential instructional aides that you are used to seeing in a
Teacher's Edition, but they are offered in a handy electronic format and are
available at a reduced price.
When you open the textbook, the first thing you notice is the difference
between Harcourt Horizons and a dry, uninspiring social studies book.
Visuals leap off the page, and the mix of activities ensures that students
will be discussing, writing, analyzing, and researching in addition to
Also, Harcourt Horizons allows students to explore social studies in a way
that matches their learning style. Students will be asked to build
structures, paint pictures, and work with friends on activities that truly
stretch their minds. Harcourt Horizons helps students see history and social
studies in the world around them.
Harcourt Horizons integrates content from other subjects as well. Reading,
writing, and even science, math, and music are used to link social studies
to the rest of the curriculum. Skills sections provide focused activities on
Maps and Globes, Charts and Graphs, Reading , and Citizenship.
is Great for Parents
The Parent Guide CD-ROM gives you the flexibility to
teach social studies according to your schedule.
- Each day is treated separately, so you know
exactly what to teach and when to teach it.
- Each lesson lists objectives and helps you guide
students through a lesson by providing Focus, Teach, and Close
- Optional enrichment and below-level activities
allow you to cater instruction to your child's level.
- Interesting, related facts help foster further
discussion about key topics and important historical figures and events.
- Reading suggestions include leveled independent
readers that are broken out into Easy, Average, and Challenging.
The Parent Guide also includes Chapter Tests, Unit
Tests, and answers to student exercises.
Learn More About Harcourt Horizons
There are many online resources to help you learn more about this
program and its benefits for your students.