Paths of Progress is the third path in the Trail Guide to Learning series homeschool curriculum. To grow as a country, another group of leaders had to step forward during our history—scientists and inventors.
What does it take to progress as a nation?
Study those who used their talents and abilities to answer questions that provided better ways of living and working. The lives of these devoted individuals and their contributions will be examined throughout our history, into the Industrial Revolution and the beginning of the 20th century.
Primary science focus involves physical science (such as energy, motion, and work) and the economic impact of each development. Activities in Paths of Progress include a study of the orchestra, making music, art, and learning how things work, including the systems of the body. Some key figures studied include Ben Franklin, Samuel Morse, George Washington Carver, the Wright Brothers, and Thomas Edison. While specifically designed for fifth through seventh graders, this book can easily be adapted for fourth graders. A High School Extension is also available to include older students learning related content on a more challenging level.
Click here to view the Table of Contents and a sample lesson from Paths of Progress.