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U.S. History Up Close: Colonial and Revolutionary America – GROUP 2


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U.S. History Up Close: Colonial and Revolutionary America – GROUP 2


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This class is a detailed study of American History from the beginning of the Lost Colony through the end of the Revolutionary War. Students will use primary and secondary sources to examine the people events during the formation of the country. They will strive to see God’s hand in American History and attempt to put themselves in the footsteps of the men and women who were there.

While this class is listed as junior high, our recommendation is for 8th grade or advanced 7th grade students.


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American Heritage American Voices: Colonies and Revolution by David C. King ISBN-13: 978-0471443919

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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4 reviews for U.S. History Up Close: Colonial and Revolutionary America – GROUP 2 (5/5 stars)

  1. Jessica W

    This class was a great step up for my 6th grader. He needed structured, focused lessons, and Mrs. Frank’s set up for this class was absolutely perfect! He learned the content, but he also learned how to work independently, to take notes, and to study for tests. Mrs. Frank remains a favorite among my kids.

  2. L.Y.

    Mrs. Frank is an incredible teacher , the online live class was very interesting for my daughter, she learned so much !

  3. Chrisanta G.

    This was our first year taking Excelsior classes and we highly recommend it for anyone considering homeschooling. The peace of mind we had once we began was such a relief for this hard working mom. My daughter LOVED Mrs. Frank’s history classes and if we could have fit it in our schedule we would have done the devotional club as well with Mrs. Frank. The class was engaging and it kept our daughter engaged and continued her LOVE for history. Thank you for a wonderful year!

  4. Sally R.

    When I enrolled my daughter into this class, our family was going on a road trip to the East Coast. My daughter was learning about all the places that we were actually seeing and it brought history to life for her! She learned so much from this class and frequently talks about what she learned. She had loved history before, but this class really enhanced that love!
    Mrs. Frank is a wonderful teacher and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a educational, fun, and Christ-centered history class!! My daughter felt like she was in a real classroom, as opposed to a Zoom meeting, because of all of the interactive activities Mrs. Frank provided. We look forward to having more classes with Mrs. Frank in the future!

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