American History Books for Middle School Students

American History Books for Middle School Students

Dave Raymond’s American History includes many selections from original materials.  We’ve received requests from homeschool parents asking for a supplemental book list.  We have compiled a list arranged in loose chronological order by the time period covered in the story.

In the Teacher’s Guide to the American History course, there are several pages of further reading recommendations, as well. Many of those are additional history texts or source documents. We’ve included a few of the more “story-driven” titles and the corresponding lesson number.

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American History Books for Children:

For younger readers (to keep up with their big brothers and sisters), a Junior American History Book List:

If your students are looking for something more difficult or a little off the beaten path, try this Bonus American History Book List:

This is probably more than you have time for in just one year (unless you stop taking the time to do math lessons – not recommended!).  Enjoy these American History Book Lists, and let us know if there are any great titles we missed!

The Compass Classroom Reading Chart

Keep track of book titles and books read by printing a helpful Reading Chart. Page 1 lists all the books completed with a “rating” section. Page 2 offers a place to write down all the books you “want to read”. We hope you find our Reading Chart useful!

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American History

Veteran history teacher Dave Raymond gives a comprehensive history of the United States by applying a Christian worldview to the characters, events, theology, literature, art, and religious beliefs of the nation.

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