Leann is a homeschooling mama of an over-active 6 year old, proud wife of a cop, and pet lover of their two dogs, frogs, turtles – and cricket. Her blog, The Hands-On Homeschooler, chronicles their homeschooling journey, while throwing in tidbits about life, reviews, and recipes. Prior to being a stay-at-home mom, Leann taught math at a public high school for high achieving students. She and her family currently reside in the middle Tennessee area.
Dive into this comprehensive curriculum and get an up-close look at peculiar creatures and exotic environments that exist in the wonderful world below the surface of Earth’s ocean! Sixteen modules cover marine vertebrates and invertebrates, intertidal zones, estuary communities, coral reefs, continental shelf communities, deep ocean habitats, and more. Hands-on experiments require microscope and dissection equipment. Includes a 190-page test/solutions book. 462 pages, hardcover. This course is designed for high school seniors or for students whose parents feel that they are sufficiently prepared for the demands of this advanced course.
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KidCoder provides the hands-on introduction to set them on their way! KidCoder: Beginning Web Design is the first semester course of the Web Design “KidCoder” course-year (followed by Advanced Web Design), and teaches students grades 4 & up how to create their own web pages using HTML, XHTML, and CSS.
Chapters cover basics of software and basic conventions, web design, “mark-up” language, way to create HTML, file extensions, specific HTML elements, CSS, NAV bards, cascading patterns, raptors, graphics, and more.
Important concepts, sidebars that highlight additional information, chapter review summaries, and “your turn” practice activities are highlighted within each chapter. Plenty of screenshots and visually distinct HTML ensure that instructions and code is clearly understood. When the course is completed, students will have built a multi-page website!
No prior computer programming or HTML experience is required; the other year of KidCoder, the Programming series, can be completed before or after this course. Course CD with set-up program is also included. 234 pages, indexed, softcover.
The Classical Historian teaches students to think independently, make decisions, read, write, and speak effectively, AND learn history. The Classical Historian uses a Five Step Method:
1. Students Learn the Tools of the HIstorian.
2. Students are Challenged with Open-Ended Questions.
3. Students Research in a Variety of Secondary and Primary Sources.
4. Students Engage in a Socratic Discussion. 5. Students Write an Analytical Essay.
Curriculum titles for grades 6-9: Ancient History, Medieval History
Curriculum titles for grades 9-12: Modern World, World History: Ancient to Modern, American History from Columbus to the War on Terror.
Online courses also available that utilize this curriculum.
Canter about the country as you introduce your students to the fifty states and Washington D.C. State geography, history, mottos, animals and other regional information is collected and presented in this comprehensive notebooking unit study. Each state features an introductory reading passage followed by interesting facts and a booklist separated into general reference, geography, history/biography, science, literature, language arts, and character (derived from the state motto) categories. A list of activities rounds out each state, allowing parents to pick and choose what they’d like to do. Small reduced images show you what notebooking pages to complete from the CD-ROM. The included CD-ROM contains reproducible outline maps, word searches, crossword puzzles and in this new edition, even more notebooking content! 261 pages with limited reproducible pages, softcover. Grades 1-5.
The Basic Science Mysteries course from Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum (PAC) studies the mysteries we associate with all kinds of science; the body, universe, plants, chemistry and more. This course is perfect as a slow introduction or for struggling learners; it’s recommended for use as a grade 7 remedial science curriculum.
Set includes 5 Chapters plus 5 Activity Books and 1 Teacher’s Resource Kit; non-reproducible pages, paper covers with magazine-style stapled bindings. Suggested for Grade 7 remedial. Designed to cover one year.