I have had a couple of requests for copies of my notes and proposed lesson plans for our U.S. History unit using America: The Story of Us. I am completely and totally glad to share all of the work I have put into this unit. But I am concerned about any Copyright issues I might run into if I copy worksheets, etc. And, now that my materials are getting printed, they are hefty!
So, here is what I plan to do. But it may take me a couple of weeks.
I am going to type up and make jpg files of my lesson plans for each unit and provide them in a post. I will provide the names and websites (to the best of my ability) of all resources used, and the titles and authors of all of the books and videos we will use. Then you can feel free to obtain the resources and make your own copies. It will require some out-of-pocket expenses for those of you who would like to utilize it, in that you will need to order the Notebooking cd's.
I hope that this is not too offensive to anyone who has asked for a copy of my notes and plans. I am rapidly running out of time until our school year starts and I have not yet completed all of our lesson plans. I am starting to feel panicked.
I apologize to anyone who wanted to use these materials immediately. I am just afaid I won't have them done that quickly.
** UPDATE: Starting Saturday, February 12, 2012, I will be posting each Saturday about our specific lesson plans (with links), that go along with the "America: Story of Us" Episodes. Be sure to check back each week or sign up to receive my posts via E-mail so that you don't miss out!