Our History, HIS-Story, Volume 1: Using Literature to Weave the African-American Presence into the Fabric of Early American History

Featuring the biographies of...


  • Squanto
  • Olaudah Equiano
  • Benjamin Banneker
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Phillis Wheatley
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Frederick Douglass...

and many more!




This 1-year journey through American history tells many stories that are familiar to most students who have matriculated through American public or private schools--the presidencies of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, the trials of the Pilgrims in early America, heroic efforts of Harriet Tubman and Pocahontas, and the adventures of Lewis and Clark.   However, there are also other journeys that are equally exciting, and equally eye-opening, yet remain hidden from the eyes of most would-be history enthusiasts.    Our History, HIS-Story also uses historical fiction and non-fictional works to uncover other significant portions of history.   We discover the earliest African-American leaders and inventors, like Richard Allen and Benjamin Banneker; we travel with the determined Junipero Serra as he shares the message of the Gospel; and we learn the plight of the indentured servant as well as those like Ellen Craft, who risked everything for love during a time when skin color was far more important than heart strings.

As is the case with all A Blessed Heritage products, Our History, HIS-Story is literature-based and presented from a Christian worldview.   The books are sold separately from the curriculum, and most books are available through local libraries. The curriculum includes a suggested reading plan that allows a student to enjoy the books and complete the hands-on activities that are associated with each section.    Books for this primary level history curriculum are largely picture books and shorter chapter books.   History is divided within this 1 volume into sections, facilitating an easy use of notebooking, lapbooking, or unit studies.    


$25.00