I strongly recommend Excellence in Writing curriculum for homeschooling families. Ballerina's writing has improved so much! This year we are using American History Vol. 1. This is a paragraph she had to write about the French and Indian War.
The French and Indian war was unavoidable in North America. In the 1700's, England and France were enemies. Both thought they owned the Ohio River Valley. In 1754, fighting broke out. Most Indians fought with the French, but only the Iroquois fought with the English. For two years, the French who continually won were victorious. Eventually the joyful English won the war. The appalled French were forced to give up their land. The English now ruled over half of North America. The war had changed the North American map forever.