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  • Item #: 056958
    ISBN: 9781935796374
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  • Item #: 056956
    ISBN: 9781935796381
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    ISBN: 9781935796398
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  • Item #: 039915
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  • Item #: 035319
    ISBN: 9780547898384
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  • Item #: 067716
    ISBN: 9780890519431
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    Phonics instruction integrated with Bible stories and verses. Is a well-done program with these characteristics exactly what you're looking for? Master Books has introduced an easy-to-use program with straight-forward lessons and little prep for the teacher. Starting with letter recognition it proceeds through short vowels, long vowels, and some digraphs. Both letter sounds and printing letter strokes are taught.

    Organization is not typical (N, D, A, T, S, P). The accompanying narratives are in biblical chronological order, however. Daily lessons introduce letters with a biblical narrative (N is for nothing, none, not even a bit! Genesis 1:1-2) and a Bible verse. The lesson/narrative is scripted for the teacher and includes questions for the student, finger tracing, listening, identifying words with the letter sound, and reading practice followed by a worksheet for the student to complete. Bonus (optional) activities are provided to use as needed and time permits. Introductory material for the teacher includes general instruction, a writing readiness assessment, sight words for each lesson, helpful hints for teaching the lessons, a materials list, a daily lesson schedule (5 days a week for 18 weeks), and a progress chart. There are periodic reviews.

    This is a one semester course for either Kindergarten or First Grade. It seems like the publisher may be planning a sequel but if not this is an excellent standalone and will get your student off to a good start. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 067696
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     Scripted lessons for the skills children need to be ready to print – hand and finger strengthening exercises, following instruction exercises, arm movement and rhythm exercises plus comprehensive instructions for upper and lower case alphabet letters and numerals.

  • Item #: 067695
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     Just don’t feel “certain” that your preschooler is getting the best preparation? This everything-in-the-box program from a secular publisher will put those fears to rest. Designed for busy parents who want a solid one-on-one educational experience for their child, the Preschool Kit provides an organized learning plan (listening skills, memory-building, reasoning, conversation and social skills, hand-to-eye coordination with pencils and scissors, letter and number skills) plus everything you need to complete that plan including music, poems, art supplies, manipulatives, worksheets, snack suggestions, and scripted lessons. Just an hour a day, twelve exercises, with “the box” allow you to cover the 15 lessons at three different skill levels over the course of an academic year. Levels include concrete, shape-based exploration (1st), difference between shapes and letters (2nd), and how to write letters, numbers, and discernment of colors, patterns, and size (3rd). ~ Janice 

  • Item #: 067694
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     With the assumption that memory doesn’t happen in isolation, this program utilizes techniques in body relaxation and awareness to help prepare students to maximize learning experiences. Based on teacher-student interaction, the emphasis is on listening skills and developing sequential and working memory as well as on building reasoning and logical thinking skills. Please note: “this program will take some time and many of the exercises may be difficult” and is for those who are “serious about training the student’s memory system for academic recall.”

  • Item #: 067693
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     The possibilities for enjoyable memory games are endless with this colorful card deck. Three suits, seven whimsical characters, lower case and uppercase alphabet, numbers, shapes, and a whole set of words (happy, hand, long, friend, etc.) are packed onto the to-be-remembered face of these cards. Deck includes special cards that provide categories (visual memory, listening/memory, sequence/sort, place/match/ attention/focus/recognition, social negotiation/creative expression) as well as instructions for games most of which are 2-5 players.  

  • Item #: 055922
    ISBN: 9781610061056
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    This book is the combined effort of two professional teachers, one at the high school level, the other college levels. Both believe that the Bible has a lot to say about the field of economics, so you'll find lots of scriptural references in the early sections of the book, and four scripture memory verses. This worktext is intended to be used over one semester.

    You can tell that the course was designed by instructors with an eye to making it easy to use for the teacher. A Student Course Syllabus makes planning simple, dividing the work into the 18 weeks. Grading is equally easy, as the book provides a schedule of point values per assignment and space to record each grade. Lessons were divided into 2 or 3 sections each. Text is short, usually 2 or 3 pages, followed by 3 to 5 review questions, with space to fill in the answers. Color graphics enhance the visual appeal of the book. Practical Application Activities,

    Imprimis

    Articles for Group Discussion, Oral History Projects, and Case Studies are interspersed here and there throughout the semester. 7 tests and quizzes are provided to use over the course of the semester, as well as a 2-part final exam.

    Because text is short in duration and limited to main points, you will find no deep discussions of economic theory here. This course could be used successfully at any high school grade level without concern that the concepts are over the student's head. 290 pgs, sc. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 040195
    ISBN: 9780781443807
    Retail: $79.99
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    This survey course is intended to be "a journey through the basics of the Christian faith." The program is divided into 30 lessons and assumes a group setting with an instructor and multiple students. The first unit is seven lessons on the Bible, and the next seven are on church history. Four lessons cover the major doctrines of the Christian faith, with the next three discussing the defense of your faith (apologetics). Four lessons discuss other religions and the occult, three discuss our current age (the postmodern culture) and the last two help the student to become a more effective witness.

    The course materials consist of a book with perforated pages and a CD-ROM. Both the instructor pages and the student pages are in this book. Instructor pages give teaching directions, basic material that the teacher should present in class, and sometimes charts or a quiz with answer key. The instructor may want to flesh out the information to be presented in class with additional research. (This will certainly be necessary with the section on other religions, as almost no material is included here.) Student pages contain additional information (different from the information in the teacher pages). The CD-ROM includes PDF's of appropriate maps (also shown in the book) and the student pages.

    As mentioned at the outset, this is a survey course, so the course is covering a lot of ground and not going into much depth. Besides being used as a Sunday School class, the course could serve as a 1-year refresher for a high school student before going off to college. sc, 291 pgs.

  • Item #: 037104
    ISBN: 9781623990794
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  • Item #: 037090
    ISBN: 9781623990787
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  • Item #: 037078
    ISBN: 9781623990770
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  • Item #: 034761
    ISBN: 9781623990848
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  • Item #: 058148
    ISBN: 9781936948192
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  • Item #: 058149
    Retail: $149.99
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    Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool is a complete, turnkey, high school curriculum designed to fully equip homeschool teachers with everything needed for a dynamic learning experience. We've included lesson plans, teaching delivered via video by Dave Ramsey and his team of experts, and a blended learning website, foundationsU.com. In addition, more than 35 activities are included which focus on providing 21st century personal finance knowledge and skills in a student-centered approach to learning.


    This set includes:


    Teacher's Edition on CD-ROM:


    This brand new addition to the Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool curriculum is a 160-page digital teacher guide on CD-ROM with more than 35 activities, case studies, and assessments.



    Instructional Videos

    This set of 5 DVDs offers more than 12 hours of engaging classroom instruction taught by Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan.



    Student Text


    The Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool Student Text is a comprehensive, 288-page student soft-cover consumable.



    foundationsU Blended Learning Site


    Our Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool curriculum comes with access to our blended learning site. FoundationsU.com is full of interactive tools, relevant articles, and real-world activities on a student-focused website designed for all devices.

  • Item #: 006285
    ISBN: 9780890519264
    Retail: $42.99
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       In Book 4 the family travels through the United States. The twins and friends learn about landmarks, Americas heroes, and work in their garden as they review concepts from Book 3 and do further work with larger numbers, metric measurement, decimals, operations with equivalent fractions, and more. Math Fact Reviews are incorporated into the lessons so that students won’t forget foundational math information.

  • Item #: 009898
    ISBN: 9781935495079
    Retail: $42.00
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    Ten lessons lay the essential foundational truths upon which the biblical Christian worldview is built: God is truth, and He reveals His truth to people.

  • Item #: 001512
    ISBN: 9781888659047
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    Not to leave out the eager younger children, this volume provides mini Five in a Row- style lessons for youngsters. This book; however, is divided into two parts, the first being similar to the other curriculum guides. Just as in the original series, each unit is built around a simple, classic children's storybook. This book differs from the older volumes in that it is not structured around a week. The purpose is simply to provide an array of activities for each book that engage children and lay the foundation for further learning. Some of the activities are subject related, such as Bible, science, math, language arts, and art; others are various skills such as learning shapes, sequencing, colors or problem solving, and the rest are centered on specific topics, like relationships, contentment, birthdays or another book-related idea. The second part of this book focuses on arming parents with creative ideas to build learning readiness. This section is a treasure trove of activities that help develop reading readiness and motor skills or focus on the arts. Additional activities also capitalize on teachable moments that arise during bath time, in the kitchen, or during a trip to the store. 149 pgs. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 054540
    ISBN: 9781936706709
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    2nd edition also includes instruction on writing numbers 0-9 and handwriting strokes.

  • Item #: 035105
    Retail: $19.00
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    Learning place value is foundational to success in math at all levels. Designed to complement any curricula, this set of connecting base ten blocks provides hands-on reinforcement. Set contains 100 yellow unit (ones) cubes, 10 green rods (tens), 10 blue flats (hundreds) and 1 red thousand cube that snap easily together within each type, one fastening directly on top of the other (like LEGO®'s). Similar to #15316, except this set is multi-colored and does not include the teacher guide. Unit cubes measure approximately 1cm. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 015808
    ISBN: 9781619991446
    Retail: $19.95
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     For 4th graders or a 5th/6th grader who has not completed Writing Strands Level 3 or Level A.

  • Item #: 022285
    ISBN: 9781609990831
    Retail: $0.00
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    I am excited that Ray and Charlene Notgrass have written this excellent, one year world history course! While many families enjoy a chronological, multi-year approach to world history, others prefer to study history in a more traditional manner-one year at a time. Written in the engaging narrative ‘voice’ that has made the Notgrass courses beloved by many homeschool families, this new World History begins at the very foundation of our Christian foundation- Adam and journeys to the end of the 20th century, with a final unit on our interconnected world (from the thrill of world-wide sporting events to turmoil in the Middle East).

    Containing 30 units, with 5 lessons per unit, this course will take students one year to complete. It is anticipated that daily lessons will take 45-90 minutes per day, although it is naturally flexible for homeschool families to set their own pace. While the target grade range is 5 through 8, families with younger children will find this a perfect ‘read aloud’ curriculum, as the text has been clearly and engagingly written.

    Let me give a bit of an example of how the unit lessons are laid out. At the start of each unit, there is a brief introduction to the lessons including the recommended literature selection to accompany the reading. Each weekly unit has one lesson from each of five categories: Our World Story (major events in history); God’s Wonders (impact of the world’s created wonders on history and culture); World Landmarks; World Biography of some of history’s most influential personalities and Daily Life (an inside view of everyday life). Daily lessons are richly illustrated with graphics and photographs, including maps of historic places and regions. At the conclusion of each lesson (approximately 5-8 pages), parents and children will select assignments to complete from a list of 5-7 assignments. Older students may be able to complete all the activities-but again- there is built-in flexibility for your individual family’s needs. Assignments include readings from the Our Creative World book (collection of original documents); Map Book assignments; Timeline Book assignments; assignments from the Student Workbook and Lesson Review Book (optional resources), as well as language arts assignments covering vocabulary, creative writing, literature selections. Thinking Biblically assignments are also included with most lessons and are designed to engage students in applying Scripture to history and life. Each unit also provides a suggested weekly family activity-projects vary and include arts and crafts, recipes and games. Materials are easily found for the projects and are designed to bring the family together to enjoy time together building memories.

    Curriculum package contains From Adam to Us Part 1 & 2; Our Creative World, Map Book, Timeline Book and the Answer Key to end of the lessons questions as well as the activities and tests in the Student Workbook and the questions and tests in the Lesson Review. Although it is possible to share the Map and Timeline books, they are available separately, allowing each child to have their own copy. I suspect that most children will be eager to create their own map and timeline.

    If you would like to add more supplemental instruction or review, consider the Student Workbook (5th-6th grade) or the Lesson Review (7th-8th grades). Both include additional assignments that correspond to the daily lesson as well as unit tests and questions related to the literature selections. Most literature based questions are recall based. However, there are a smattering of higher level thinking questions.

    Middle school children will be enthralled as they view world history through the lens of a Creator God who is alive and active, from the very foundation of our world through present day. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 013884
    ISBN: 9781939394217
    Retail: $39.99
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       Volume 1 lays the foundation for the K-3 program. Although examples of art masterpieces are included in this course, the emphasis is on learning to understand art and what artists do. Lessons in this volume introduce composition, mixing colors, understanding form and shape, drawing shapes, composing and drawing a still life, observation, drawing figures (people and animals), and portraits. Art media introduced includes watercolor crayons and oil pastels. Many of these lessons are similar to the first 21 lessons in the 3rd edition of ARTistic Pursuits K-3 Book One. 

  • Item #: 059250
    ISBN: 9781892427526
    Retail: $69.95
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    Have you ever stopped to realize that a comprehensive understanding of the earth, its structure, and its inhabitants are a necessary foundation for interacting meaningfully with our increasingly global-minded world? Taking an overview approach, the North Star Geography course covers geography skills (reading maps, using geographic tools, cartography, surveying, and navigation), physical geography (geology, meteorology, oceanography, ecology, hydrology, and astronomy), and human geography (sociology, culture, religion, transportation, agriculture, government, and economics). Bright Ideas Press and world geography – what a great idea! Student Reader plus Companion Guide CD-ROM (activities: maps, hands-on, research options, quizzes/tests) – what a great idea! Quality content, Biblical worldview, and user-friendliness all rolled up into one package – what a great idea!

    Obviously, the Student Reader is the heart of the course. Each of the sixteen lessons provides 15-20 pages of reading text, full-color illustrations, photos, sidebar articles, and maps. Lessons are divided into teaching segments which are both highly readable and interesting. The organization lends itself to flexibility, and the course could be done over one year (two weeks per lesson), two years (four weeks per lesson), or even one semester (one week per lesson – a bare bones approach). Vocabulary words are in bold with definitions provided in the glossary at the end of the text. The Reader concludes with a reference list that provides options for further study.

    The accompanying Companion Guide CD-ROM (pdf files) provides both basic and "extra" activities in addition to all content from the Reader. It's these pdf files that will allow you to tailor the course for high school, for junior high, or for a combination of ages. Families may make photocopies or print pages as needed, but classrooms and co-ops should contact the publisher for a multiple-use license. Depending on the course time-frame you choose, you will probably have to do some selection of activities, as there is a wealth provided.

    • • Hands-On Activities – there is lots of variety here – some short and simple, some more involved. Materials lists are provided when necessary (and tend to be easy-to-get items).
    • • Build Your Own Atlas – there's a segment for each lesson that includes labeling outline maps, completing fact files, and creating a set of political, physical, and thematic maps. Outline maps are provided but a good atlas as a reference is helpful (i.e. Wondermaps or Atlas of World Geography).
    • • Note-Taking Pages – each lesson has a set of 10 questions taken from the text that serve as lesson review and a study guide for the quizzes.
    • • Memorization Lists – a list of 198 countries, 70 regions and physical features to learn – roughly 16 items per lesson.
    • • Research Questions – a set of questions for each continent which encourage the student to conduct his own research (answers included).
    • • Quizzes and Tests – quizzes for each lesson (based on note-taking questions and map work). A final exam includes questions taken from all 16 of the lessons (answer keys and grading rubrics included).
    • • Graphic Organizers - can be used for all types of studies – world/continent, country, culture, regional geography, and government fact files.

    Homeschool geography courses have tended to be research frameworks that can be used by multi-age students and over several years. While having lots of advantages for families they require planning, preparation, and, often, outside resources. North Star takes a different approach providing a very solid base of textual information but giving lots of options for additional activities and research. It provides all necessary forms and pages, requiring only a good world atlas to accompany the course. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 005149
    ISBN: 9781883937300
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    This many-faceted story will stir the imaginations of young people. Through the king's son, we discover the grand dimensions of western Europe's foundation.

  • Item #: 060813
    ISBN: 9781601445070
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  • Item #: 048076
    ISBN: 9781615388929
    Retail: $16.95
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      Classical Phonics is an integral part of the Memoria Press (i.e. Highlands Latin School) approach to reading. Both an underlying foundation to First Start Reading and a comprehensive “next step,” this little book puts a complete series of phonics instruction in the hands of your child. Both the student and the teacher have the advantage of seeing the whole scope of phonics as well as each part in its relation to the whole. And it’s all in one small, well-organized, attractive, concise book – a thorough update of a pint-sized, turn-of-the-(20th) century gem, Word Mastery, by Florence Akin.

      Newly revised, the 2nd edition Classical Phonics offers even more teaching support with phonetic introductions for each unit written by Cheryl Lowe. Other revisions include updated word lists, reorganized content to align with the Traditional Spelling program from Memoria Press and fewer words per page.

      Classical Phonics has been incorporated with the First Start Reading and Traditional Spelling programs. As each FSR workbook is completed (and put away), Classical Phonics provides word lists for continuing practice. With the recently developed Traditional Spelling, families who finish FSR and continue in the Memoria Press scope and sequence will find that all the page number references within Traditional Spelling align with the 2nd edition of Classical Phonics. An excellent compendium of all the phonics that a child learns in K-2, this handy little review book could be used with any phonics program. While it is not a complete language program (there are no sentences – only words – for reading and no printing practice), a resourceful teacher could add those elements.

      Classical Phonics has eight units in four parts. Part One starts with the alphabet and CVC words, plurals, possessives, consonant teams (ck, ng, nk, ch, sh, th, wh), double consonants (Double f, l, s, z), consonant teams with silent letters (kn, wr, mb) and consonant blends including final and initial blends, and three letter blends. Part Two focuses on long-vowels and covers silent e words, long i & o, soft c and g, and the three sounds of y. Long vowel teams are then covered including oa, oe, ow, ee, ie, igh, y, ai, ay, ei, eigh, ey, ea, ey, and the three sounds of ea. Part Three covers special vowel sounds including the special sounds for oi, ou, oo, and o plus the r-controlled vowels. Part Four, Advanced Phonics, teaches advanced phonograms, suffixes and prefixes, spelling rules, syllables and variable endings. At the end of the book is a short but insightful section, Suggestions to Teachers, which carries the admonishment “do not put this book into the hands of your pupils until you have carefully studied these suggestions.” Developed by the original author, this section presents a simple four-part plan for teaching phonics – ear training, tongue training, eye training, and word building. A summary of taught Phonics and Spelling Rules are listed along with the Most Common Words. Spiralbound 139 pgs, pb. ~ Janice/Deanne