Originally Posted by Bluegoat
For those that use HO, do you find it is particularly focused on the US at later levels?
We have yet to make it that far. We are on our second time through Ancients, level 1, and will start our second time through Medieval Times level 1 next year. My thinking, based on the books it uses as spines, it keeps a pretty global focus - bringing in US history as it comes up in the bigger picture. I do have Early Modern, level 1, as I was planning on doing that this year, but started over again because ds#1 and ds#2 are on the same history cycle, and ds#2 was too young, in my opinion, to jump so soon into Early Modern and Modern Times.
That said, the lessons from Early Modern Times include four lessons that seem specifically to include US history:
Lesson 12: North America (may touch on you Canadians too
Lesson 13: Slavery
Lesson 14: American Revolution
Lesson 15: United States of America
Otherwise the lessons seem to jump around the world a bit. One thing I notice is that instead of following the Usborne Encyclopedia chronologically (and in page order), Early Modern seems to jump around by region rather than by time.