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An Adventure of the American Mind: Joining Educators and Students With Library of Congress Resources
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Home School LogoThe AAM Home School group is producing a self-paced, self-guided curriculum for North Carolina Home School students, grades 3 through 12. Development and testing of the lessons has taken place throughout the 2002-2003 school year. The 1.0 version will be finished and available online in the fall of 2004. The current prerelease version is available online at the AAM Home School Web site.

Home School Program Makes WNC News External link

WLOS-TV 13 featured the AAM Home School Program in its evening news broadcast in October, 2003. Home schooling parents and students are now using the self-paced, self-guided online curriculum in several computer labs across Western North Carolina.

Note: The recorded volume is low. Requires Windows Media Player 9.

Learning Styles

Lessons have been created to address three different learning styles:

  • auditory
  • visual
  • kinesthetic

Auditory learners have the option of hearing instructions, visual learners may use step-by-step screen shots, and kinesthetic learners have special hands-on projects. For example, there are special hands-on projects for the music, art and science areas in the lesson plan.


The curriculum meets the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and International Society of Technology Educators Standards.

Quotes from AAM Teachers:

"The (LOC) videos available are priceless."

Anon., Teacher - SIU-Edwardsville

An Adventure of the American Mind is a Library of Congress funded program, administered through the ERC.
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