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Focus on American History – Ind. Study


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Focus on American History – Ind. Study


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Students will read one of the books listed below and write a book review of the book. Then chose a topic within the reading to investigate further and write a 6 to 10 page paper on the topic.

One of the following titles will be selected:

1776 by David McCullough (ISBN-13: 978-0743226721)
Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose (ISBN-13: 978-0684004549)
Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson (ISBN-13: 978-0195168952)
Our Mother’s War: American Women at Home and on the Front in World War II by Emily Wellin (ISBN-13: 978-0743245166)

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Becky Frank has been steeped in American History from her early days growing up on the family farm in Northeastern North Carolina. Although Barrow Creek Farm has been in her family since the 1680s, her parents were the first to live on it in three generations. On the farm she learned to milk cows, sheer sheep, and drive a tractor.

After an internship at Historic Edenton, she received a B.S. in Public History from Appalachian State University in 1992. Answering God’s call to teach in a classroom setting, she added teacher certification from East Carolina University to her degree in 1998. Becky then taught social studies in Gates County, North Carolina where her classes included U.S. History, World History, Economics, Government, and Humanities. In 2003 she married her husband John and left the classroom to start a family.

Becky has been teaching online for more than 10 years.  She also homeschools her three children and is an active leader in the Children’s and Youth’s ministry at her church. She also enjoys gardening, cooking, scrapbooking and long walks with her kids and the family dog. Sharing the heritage of our great country is one of her passions as well. Her lifelong dream is to return to the family farm and make a portion of the acreage a living history site.

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