The Explorers to 1815 Teacher's Manual includes student projects and worksheets that align with the cards and memory CD (not included). Projects include background information and accounts to read, along with fun projects like salt-relief maps, making gold masks, making hand-dipped candles, map-work, and more. Worksheets provide reinforcement for remembering dates, names, and places. Tests provide an opportunity for assessment and feature short-answer questions. Answers to all assignments are included in the back (line-listed format), including the writing exercises for cards. The appendix features a variety of reproducible blackline masters, history-based sentences in which students identify the different parts of speech, report forms, games, and more.
This comprehensive manual is designed for a 36-week school year, with one week at the end of each quarter designated for review and testing; parents are encouraged to adapt to their own students, as this manual contains more information and projects than could be completed by one student in a year.