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.
Discovering the Ancient World is designed for High School, but is adaptable to grades six through eight. It is an integrated, research based, non-textbook curriculum including 18 units that cover the origins of 18 civilizations. Eastern and Western civilizations are studied chronologically and geographically and in-depth. The multicultural approach to literature and composition utilizes the actual writings from the civilizations. Science focuses on discoveries made during the time period with an emphasis on the concepts of these discoveries and their impact on today’s technology. ——Covering from Beginning of recorded history – 500 B.C. Eastern and Western civilizations are studied chronologically and geographically in context. Experience each civilization through their- ART and how it is made, MUSIC and instruments of each civilization, ARCHITECTURE: the Ark, Çatal Hüyük, Ziggurats, Pyramids, the city of Mahenjo-Daro, Solomon’s Temple, and so much more, DRAMA & SPORTS, LITERATURE (all excerpts included), COMPOSITIONS including all nine units of IEW TWSS, SCIENCE: archaeology, silk making, printing, paper making, petroleum, cotton, irrigation, embalming, surveying, hydraulics, RELIGION: the beliefs and practices of the Ancient people, ECONOMICS of trade and taxes.—– Winner of Practical Homeschooling’s Reader’s Award for Art Appreciation! —– TRISMS embodies all the teaching styles and learning styles while providing structure and flexibility in perfect balance. TRISMS guides the student into self-discipline and learning applications that will stay with them for life.
This pack contains all three of the New Answers Books plus all three corresponding New Answers DVDs! These extremely popular books and DVDs are perfect for young adults and anyone who wants truly succinct yet meaty answers to the questions of our culture is asking. Each book is roughly 384 pages long, with an average of 10-12 pages per answer. Each DVD is at least 48 minutes long, with each question being answered in 3-5 minutes.
Science in the Ancient World is the second book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. Because each lesson is built around an activity or experiment, it is engaging for all K-6 students. In addition, there are three levels of review for each lesson, so the parent/teacher can choose the depth at which each student is expected to grasp the material. The course contains roughly 90 hours of instruction, 35 of which are composed of hands-on activities.
The course covers the scientific work of natural philosophers who lived from about 600 BC to the early AD 1500s. It concentrates mostly on what these ancient scientists got right, but it does spend some time discussing what they got wrong, because even the mistakes that scientists make can sometimes advance our understanding of the natural world. Of course, when the students are taught something that is now known to be incorrect, they are made aware of this fact!
Illuminations is a practical, comprehensive, customizable curriculum guide, covering Bible, language arts (grammar, writing, copywork, spelling, and vocabulary), literature, science, geography, history, and life skills built to wrap around The Mystery of History series or All American History series. (Math is not scheduled in Illuminations.) Each year of Illuminations contains lesson plans, guides, and reading schedules for grades 3–12. If you have younger children, they can join in with the older students thanks to the additional teaching ideas for grades K–2. In Illuminations we’ve chosen curriculum that you can pick up and use without a lot of advance preparation. Purchase the novels, textbooks, and resources on our book lists, and all of the planning for the entire year is done for you! Use our Illuminations Build-A-Bundle Tool to make purchasing even easier.
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Explore the fascinating science of physics and study the principles and laws that drive the natural world. With over eleven hours of information packed into four DVDs, this series presents everyone with a rich opportunity to study the clockwork of God’s universe. Included on Disc D is a printable (PDF) guidebook with quizzes covering the material presented in each segment and a one-year highschool course booklet.