Writing With Ease
Writing / April 8, 2013

Writing With Ease Content: Writing Grade(s): K-5 Perspective: Christian Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Available Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$ || ? Pages: 256 Publication Date: 2009 Publisher: peacehillpress.com ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Designed for elementary-aged writers and for older students who still struggle, Writing With Ease builds a sturdy foundation of basic skills for grades 1–5 (or levels 1–5 for the older student who needs more work) all in the same book. Diagnostic tests within the book will help the parent to determine where the child needs to start and which workbook the child will need. Writing with Ease, Workbooks 1 and 2 each provide every dictation assignment, comprehension question, and reading passage that you’ll need for a full year of study. Using passages and sentences from classic children’s literature, Workbook 1 and Workbook 2 allow young writers to practice their skills while absorbing the style and grace of great authors. You can use the Instructor’s text by itself as a guide, then choose your own copywork and dictation; or you can buy the workbooks, which do all the work for you. Each workbook covers one grade. About the Author: Susan Wise Bauer was homeschooled for most…

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Famous Men Of
Social Studies / February 18, 2011

Famous Men Of – Content: History Grade(s): 4th – 8th Perspective: Christian Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Available Teacher Involvement: Moderate Cost: $ || ? Pages: Varies, minimum 150 Publication Date: 2005 Publisher: www.memoriapress.com Common Core Aligned: No From Memoria Press’ website: The Famous Men Of Series offers a year-long comprehensive workbook course. Each of the thirty workbook lessons includes famous quotes, a drill of key people and places, ten vocabulary words, 5-10 comprehension questions per lesson, and an activities section that includes map work, timelines, discussion questions, and art projects. The program also comes with 8 pages of supplements, including maps of ancient and modern Europe, a “Who Said That?” worksheet, and drawing pages. Famous Men of Rome: There are thirty stories covering the history of Rome from its founding under Romulus to the last emperor in the West. Your children will see the rise and fall of a great civilization through the lives of Horatius, Camillus, Caesar, Cicero, Marcus Aurelius, and many other larger-than-life figures. Rome is the model civilization, the mastery of which provides a foundation for all other history study. Famous Men of Greece: Dive into the lives and minds of thirty famous Greeks through stories…

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Material Logic
Logic , Math / February 18, 2011

Material Logic Content: Logic Grade(s): 9-12 Perspective: Christian Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Available Teacher Involvement: Moderate Cost: $$ || ? Pages: 224 Publication Date: 2004 Publisher: www.memoriapress.com Common Core Aligned: No From Memoria Press’ website: When most people think of logic, they think of formal logic—the study of the structure or form of reasoning. But what most educators don’t realize is that formal logic is only one part of a complete logic program. The other branch of logic study was called “material logic,” and focused not on the form of reasoning, but on its content. In short, while formal logic studied the “how” of reasoning, material logic studied the “what.” The principles of material logic, an important part of trivium language study, are now almost forgotten—a casualty of the almost exclusive modern secular emphasis on math and sciences. Formal logic was once termed minor (or lesser) logic, while material logic usually went by the name of major (or greater) logic—a measure of how important classical thinkers considered them. With the publication of Material Logic: A Traditional Approach to Thinking Skills, these ancient techniques are a lost art no more. Whether you want a follow-on course to Memoria Press’ popular…

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Story of the World
History , Social Studies / February 14, 2011

Story of the World Content: History Grade(s): K-4 Perspective: Christian Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Available Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $ || ? Pages: 338 Publication Date: 2006 Publisher: peacehillpress.com Common Core Aligned: ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** The Story of the World is told in the straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer’s trademark. This four-volume set covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. This read-aloud series is designed for parents and teachers to share with elementary school children. Volume 1: Ancient Times covers 5000BC to 400AD. Volume 2: The Middle Ages covers 400AD to 1600 Volume 3: Early Modern Times covers 1600 to 1850 Volume 4: The Modern Ages covers 1850 to 1994 Each volume also has an additional Activity Book that can be purchased for use alongside the Story of the World to flesh out the stories and history that your children are learning. Reading lists, activities, map exercises, and coloring pages give a more complete picture of life in ancient times are included in each 400+ page Activity Book. About the Author: Susan Wise Bauer was homeschooled for most of her life. She entered college at seventeen and…

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First Start Reading
Reading / February 7, 2011

First Start Reading Content: Phonics Grade(s): K – 2nd Perspective: Christian Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$ || ? Pages: 70 Publication Date: 2009 Publisher: www.memoriapress.com Common Core Aligned: No From Memoria Press’ website: First Start Reading covers consonants, short vowels, 45 common words, and manuscript printing, accompanied by artist-drawn coloring pictures and drawing pages for every letter. Your child will begin reading in the very first lesson as he progresses through three student books and twenty-five phonetic stories, such as “Hogs and Pigs” and “Jog to the Jet.” A Teacher Manual guides you through the program and provides helpful assessments and teaching tips. Be sure to check out Classical Phonics, an ideal practice companion to First Start Reading. About the Author: Cheryl Lowe graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in chemistry and from Western KY University with an M.S in Biology. Cheryl has had wide teaching experience teaching everything from phonics, reading, math, Bible, and chemistry to Shakespeare and Latin, and teaching in public and private schools, as well as homeschooling. Cheryl and her son Brian founded Memoria Press in 1998 and in 2000, the highly successful Highlands Latin School, where all of the…

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Noeo Science
Science / February 5, 2011

Noeo Science Content: Science Grade(s): 1st – 6th Perspective: Christian Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Included Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$$$ || ? Pages: Varies Publication Date: 2008 Publisher: logospressonline.com Review Last Updated: May 28, 2017 Common Core Aligned: ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** This science curriculum is designed especially for teaching science at home. Its variety-filled structure is best described as a balance between the classical method and the Charlotte Mason approach. In contrast with a single textbook approach, the variety of study materials and activities will encourage more interest in science and guide children into discovery of the complexity, order, and wonder of God’s design.

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Calvert Education

Calvert Education Content: Full Grade(s): PreK – 12th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Available Teacher Involvement: Moderate Cost: $$$$ || ? Pages: Online & Book Publisher: www.calverteducation.com Review Last Updated: May 28, 2017 Common Core Aligned: Yes ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Calvert Education’s inquiry-based method of learning allows students to absorb subject matter and apply knowledge in vibrant, expressive ways. In sharing their own knowledge and techniques with their peers, individual students collaborate in a bright, open world of learning with endless possibilities. Elementary and Middle Schol Programs focus on the four core subject areas: Language Arts, Math, Science, and History. Students develop strong reading comprehension skills, write original composition pieces, develop critical thinking skills, learn fundamental math concepts, read classic literature, explore a variety of science topics, and learn about the world around them. The programs also include integrated technology lessons that coincide with subjects and lessons. Calvert Education is Available As: Complete Homeschool Program: Everything you need to teach your children at home is provided to you, including materials, step-by-step Lesson Manuals, access to the online planning tool – Calvert Teaching Navigator, and engaging online resources. Individual Calvert Classes: Supplement your existing homeschool program…

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