America the Beautiful

This page provides information and links related to the second edition (2021) of America the Beautiful. If you are using the first edition (2011), visit this page.

Comparison Chart of Notgrass U.S. History Courses


Listen to Songs

Bonus Downloads

Lesson Activity Checklist (full text)

Lesson Activity Checklist (short)

Family Activity Supply List

Alternate Literature Suggestions

Answer Key and Literature Guide

Grading Chart

Homeschool History Free TrialSuggested Supplements

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America the Beautiful (2021) Supplements


2nd Edition (2021)

We began releasing the revised 2nd edition in a digital format in 2020, with the new print edition coming in 2021.

1st Edition (2011)

In 2010 we published a short run of America the Beautiful. The first and second semester textbooks had a perfect binding, but the supplemental books were put together in a three-ring binder. We made mostly cosmetic changes to the complete paperback version published in 2011. In 2012 we released a hardcover version with more color illustrations. The copyright date in the books is 2011.


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Unit 14 - Lesson 66 / Family Activity

Here is a video demonstration of the movements in the Virginia Reel:

Here's a good recording of "Turkey in the Straw" to use for dancing:

Unit 15 - Lesson 74 / Family Activity

Here are audio recordings of some of our favorite Fanny Crosby songs.



The Cyber Hymnal has lyrics and music for hymns by Fanny J. Crosby and many other composers:
Crosby Hymns

Unit 17 - Lesson 83 / Family Activity

Marine Band Audio Resources has downloads of recordings of works by John Philip Sousa and other composers:
Sousa Recordings

Unit 21 - Lesson 101 / Family Activity

Here's the recipe for Original Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Suggestions for Co-ops and Other Group Classes

Co-op Tips

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