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
Introducing Harcourt Horizons with Parent Guide CDs
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
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.
Harcourt Horizons is Great for Students
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 reading.
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 ,
Harcourt Horizons 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.