Notgrass Exploring America {Blended / Live Class}



This course runs from August 19, 2024 – May 6, 2025.

This one year course will introduce students to the people and events of our nation’s past. Through reading the history narrative and original source texts, students will receive a comprehensive overview of the history of our great country. Unit projects and written assignments will expand the scope and analysis of the time periods they are studying.

Classes will include teacher-led book discussions and an overview of the coming week’s lessons.  Students will also have the opportunity to bounce ideas off each other, discuss the class material, and ask questions.  Additional activities may be suggested to help reinforce the learning, but are not required.

Course lessons are pre-recorded, with most interaction occurring through a private discussion feed.  Students will be able to digitally show off artwork as well.  Our history ideology is along the lines of what was taught in the 90s and early 00s….when it was more diversely-inclined, but not yet ‘woke.’

Sparks Academy does provide an official grade for students.  This covers feedback on essays and online unit quizzes. You may enroll up to two kids from the same household in same class at same time.  The second student is deeply discounted through the Second Student option.

Once you have registered, you will receive an email with further directions. It is IMPORTANT that you watch for that email. it should arrive within 2 days of your registration.  If you do not see the email, please check your spam or junk mail. Feel free to contact us if you do not see an email after 3 business days.  Please add and to your contacts to avoid the email going to your junk mail file.

You can learn more about how the course will work, and other available courses, at Sparks Academy.

Please order your curriculum ahead of time so that your students will have it available for the first day of class.   You may purchase the curriculum through

  • No refunds are offered for this online class.
  • Sparks Academy is not affiliated with Notgrass History or compensated by them in any way.  Yvie is simply a homeschool mom who loves their curriculum and has obtained permission to offer this online co-op.
  • Required curriculum – 2007 edition Student textbook set (3 books) – looks like these –

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