Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story

by Wilfred M. McClay
($amzn) (K)

This schedules the book into the AO years where it fits chronologically, and then divides those sections into twelve weekly readings (sometimes less) to spread the readings over the year. The Advisory is still reviewing this book, and providing this schedule as a convenience to our members who may wish to use the book does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation.

Yr 8 Term 1

Introduction: One Long Story xi-xiv, first half
Introduction: One Long Story xi-xiv, second half
ch 1 Beginnings: Settlement and Unsettlement pg 3-4
ch 1 Beginnings: Settlement and Unsettlement pg 4-6
ch 1 Beginnings: Settlement and Unsettlement pg 6-7
ch 1 Beginnings: Settlement and Unsettlement pg 7-8
ch 1 Beginnings: Settlement and Unsettlement pg 8-10
ch 1 Beginnings: Settlement and Unsettlement pg 10-13

Year 8 Term 2

ch 2 The Shaping of British North America pg 14-18, first half
ch 2 The Shaping of British North America pg 14-18, second half
ch 2 The Shaping of British North America pg 18-20
ch 2 The Shaping of British North America pg 20-22
ch 2 The Shaping of British North America pg 22-25

Year 8 Term 3

ch 2 The Shaping of British North America pg 25-27
ch 2 The Shaping of British North America pg 27-28
ch 2 The Shaping of British North America pg 28-30


Yr 9 Term 1

ch 3 The Revolution of Self-Rule pg 31-35
ch 3 The Revolution of Self-Rule pg 35-37
ch 3 The Revolution of Self-Rule pg 37-42, first half
ch 3 The Revolution of Self-Rule pg 37-42, second half
ch 3 The Revolution of Self-Rule pg 42-47, first half
ch 3 The Revolution of Self-Rule pg 42-47, second half
ch 3 The Revolution of Self-Rule pg 47-51, first half
ch 3 The Revolution of Self-Rule pg 47-51, second half
ch 4 A War, a Nation, and a Wound pg 52-54

Year 9 Term 2

ch 4 A War, a Nation, and a Wound pg 54-58, first half
ch 4 A War, a Nation, and a Wound pg 54-58, second half
ch 4 A War, a Nation, and a Wound pg 58-60
ch 4 A War, a Nation, and a Wound pg 60-64, first half
ch 4 A War, a Nation, and a Wound pg 60-64, second half
ch 4 A War, a Nation, and a Wound pg 64-66
ch 4 A War, a Nation, and a Wound pg 66-68
ch 4 A War, a Nation, and a Wound pg 68-70
ch 4 A War, a Nation, and a Wound pg 70-73, first half
ch 4 A War, a Nation, and a Wound pg 70-73, second half
ch 5 The Experiment Begins pg 74-78, first half
ch 5 The Experiment Begins pg 74-78, second half

Year 9 Term 3

ch 5 The Experiment Begins pg 78-80
ch 5 The Experiment Begins pg 80-84, first half
ch 5 The Experiment Begins pg 80-84, second half
ch 5 The Experiment Begins pg 84-92, first third
ch 5 The Experiment Begins pg 84-92, second third
ch 5 The Experiment Begins pg 84-92, last third
ch 6 From Jefferson to Jackson pg 93-97, first half
ch 6 From Jefferson to Jackson pg 93-97, second half
ch 6 From Jefferson to Jackson pg 97-102, first half
ch 6 From Jefferson to Jackson pg 97-102, second half
ch 6 From Jefferson to Jackson pg 102-104
ch 6 From Jefferson to Jackson pg 104-106


Yr 10 Term 1

ch 6 Jefferson to Jackson pg 106-108
ch 6 Jefferson to Jackson pg 108-110
ch 6 Jefferson to Jackson pg 110-115
ch 6 Jefferson to Jackson pg 115-117
ch 6 Jefferson to Jackson pg 117-119
ch 7 The Culture of Democracy pg 120-123
ch 7 The Culture of Democracy pg 123-129
ch 7 The Culture of Democracy pg 129-131
ch 7 The Culture of Democracy pg 131-136
ch 7 The Culture of Democracy pg 136-138

Year 10 Term 2

ch 8 The Old South and Slavery pg 139-144
ch 8 The Old South and Slavery pg 144-150
ch 9 The Gathering Storm pg 151-1566
ch 9 The Gathering Storm pg 156-159
ch 9 The Gathering Storm pg 159-163
ch 9 The Gathering Storm pg 163-165
ch 9 The Gathering Storm pg 165-170
ch 10 The House Divides pg 171-173
ch 10 The House Divides pg 173-177
ch 10 The House Divides pg 177-180
ch 10 The House Divides pg 180-182
ch 10 The House Divides pg 182-189

Year 10 Term 3

ch 11 The Ordeal of Reconstruction pg 190-194
ch 11 The Ordeal of Reconstruction pg 194-197
ch 11 The Ordeal of Reconstruction pg 197-204
ch 12 A Nation Transformed pg 205-207
ch 12 A Nation Transformed pg 207-211
ch 12 A Nation Transformed pg 211-214
ch 12 A Nation Transformed pg 214-216
ch 12 A Nation Transformed pg 216-222
ch 12 A Nation Transformed pg 222-224
ch 13 Becoming a World Power pg 225-228
ch 13 Becoming a World Power pg 228-231
ch 13 Becoming a World Power pg 231-239


Yr 11 Term 1

ch 14 The Progressive Era pg 240-249
ch 14 The Progressive Era pg 249-254
ch 14 The Progressive Era pg 254-258
ch 15 Woodrow Wilson and the Great War pg 259-263
ch 15 Woodrow Wilson and the Great War pg 263-270
ch 15 Woodrow Wilson and the Great War pg 270-275
ch 16 From Boom to Bust pg 276-283
ch 16 From Boom to Bust pg 283-286
ch 16 From Boom to Bust pg 286-294
ch 16 From Boom to Bust pg 294-296
ch 17 The New Deal pg 297-299
ch 17 The New Deal pg 299-310

Year 11 Term 2

ch 17 The New Deal pg 310-313
ch 17 The New Deal pg 313-315
ch 18 The Finest Hour: WW II pg 316-321
ch 18 The Finest Hour: WW I pg 321-327
ch 18 The Finest Hour: WW I pg 327-329
ch 18 The Finest Hour: WW I pg 329-336
ch 18 The Finest Hour: WW I pg 326-340
ch 19 The Cold War pg 341-344
ch 19 The Cold War pg 344-346
ch 19 The Cold War pg 346-354
ch 19 The Cold War pg 354-359
ch 19 The Cold War pg 359-364

Year 11 Term 3

ch 20 The Turbulent Sixties pg 365-367
ch 20 The Turbulent Sixties pg 367-373
ch 20 The Turbulent Sixties pg 373-378
ch 20 The Turbulent Sixties pg 378-35
ch 21 From Nixon to Reagan pg 386-391
ch 21 From Nixon to Reagan pg 391-397
ch 21 From Nixon to Reagan pg 397-400
ch 21 From Nixon to Reagan pg 400-407
ch 22 The World Since the Cold War pg 408-411
ch 22 The World Since the Cold War pg 411-419
ch 22 The World Since the Cold War pg 420-422
Epilogue: Shaping of American Patriotism pg 423-429

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