07/2018 Update: The publisher for the A Living History books has updated the content and the page numbers are not perfectly consistent with the older version, but a user can easily determine which pages pair with the OHR lesson. I am working this summer to reconcile page numbers for the updated version. Thank you! ~ Morah Alizah
Thank you for your interest in My Curricula: Africans in Early America Volume I! Please visit the My Curricula main page, if you have not done so already. Then, come back here to learn more about our Early America program. If you are looking for Modern American History please visit its page.
Note: Modern American History is available for Grades 4-12 only.
What is Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America?
Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America is a complete history program in American History from approximately 1490-1875 for grades 2-6. It includes daily history lessons, historical narratives, geography, research, writing, activities, crafts, journaling, and discussions. (There is a student journal that can pair with this program. It is sold separately.)
Download the Introduction OHR-Introduction-home-page-MorahSheliPub
Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America Features
Our Revealed: Africans in Early America features 34 weeks of lessons. The last week is an optional week of study where students research their state of choice, ideally their home state. The curriculum is presented in six main lessons, but they are not all required:
- A History Note
- History Narrative
- History Connection
- History Add-On
- Historical Literature
- State Study
Other components include poetry, songs/spirituals, African-American quotes, picture study, and suggested picture books. The “History Connection” includes a plethora of history activities such as written narrations, timeline, journal pages, mapping, copywork, recipes, and illustrations. To complete this history program, 11 required books are necessary. There are additional books that are optional, but these titles help to provide a richer study of history.
Download Required and Optional Booklist
Download Lower & Upper Grammar Historical Lit. Book Lists OHR-Historical-Literature-Book-List-home-page-MorahSheliPub
Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America Layout
Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America is designed for a four-day week. Each daily lesson is displayed in a one-page format with the six features mentioned above. Parents/Teachers should begin daily with reading “A History Note” to familiarize themselves with the day’s history narrative and learn about any additional preparations.
Download Week 1 Curriculum Sample OHR-Week-1-Sample-home-page-MorahSheliPub
Download Varied Curriculum Sample OHR-Varied-Sample-home-page-MorahSheliPub
Purchasing Our History Revealed Volume I : Africans in Early America
Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America is sold in one volume (34 weeks of lessons). A student journal (a 100+ page journal of activities specifically designed for the curriculum) can be purchased separately to pair with the curriculum.
Our History Revealed Volume I is published in two versions: American and Hebrew. The American version uses the English names for God and the Hebrew version uses some Hebraic names. The Hebrew version also includes “bonus days” of study where students dive deeper into the Table of Nations and the societal status of African-Americans. Please follow the lists below to better understand the grade levels, versions, and historical era this program is written for.
- OHR: Africans in Early America ~ 1490s-1880s ~ Grades 2-6.
- OHR: Hebrews in Early America ~ 1490s-1880s ~ Grades 2-6.
Visit the Morah Sheli Village Shop to purchase. Please note that Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America is a digital product. (If you would like a hard copy, please request one here. If you need to host a group buy for a co-op or library, please contact us here.)
*Note: There are a few lessons which uses the Bible as a historical reference, and not a faith-based reef; but this add-on can be disregarded at the discretion of the teacher/parent without affecting students’ learning experience.
Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America Student Journal
The student journal is available in two versions: Lower and Upper Grammar. Though most of the activities and assignments are for both levels, there are some instances where the journal pages may differ in design to better accommodate students and there are some instances where certain activities are assigned to Lower Grammar students only or Upper Grammar students only. If you need to purchase journals, choose between the American and the Hebrew versions.
Download the Student History Journal Sample Our-History-Revealed-Student-Journal-Sample-MorahSheliPub
Thank you for considering Our History Revealed!