Trail Guide to Learning series

Trail Guide to Learning series

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Trail Guide to Learning

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Four levels available:

Paths of Exploration - Follow the steps of famous explorers and pioneers across America and let geography be your guide to science, history, language skills, and the arts. The paths of the explorers are seen through multidisciplinary eyes, but always with the same goals: to make learning enjoyable, memorable, and motivating.  Full year course for grades 3-5.

Paths of Settlement -  Key events studied include the Colonial Period, the Revolutionary War, the war of 1812, the Civil War, and Westward Expansion. Learn about the accomplishments of great Americans such as George Washington and Patrick Henry who built upon the trial blazed by brave explorers. Their actions teach us the principles of freedom and citizenship - founding and expanding our country, strengthening us in times of war and binding us together in times of struggle. Full year course for grades 3-5, but adaptable up to grade 7.

Paths of Progress - The lives of these devoted individuals and their contributions will be examined throughout our history, into the Industrial Revolution and the beginning of the 20th century. Some key figures studied include Ben Franklin, Samuel Morse, George Washington Carver, the Wright Brothers, and Thomas Edison. Full year course for grades 5-7, but adaptable for grades 4-8.

Journeys Through the Ancient World - Journeys through the Ancient World will transport your students into four important early civilizations—Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome. The Bible is an essential part of this study, as both an historical and a literary text.  For grades 6-8.

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This is a wonderful program that puts the fun back in learning. It is a much gentler approach than the divided subject approach. With so many additional options such as the Bible supplement, lapbooks, etc. it is a wonderfully well-rounded program for the parent and the children. And having siblings learning together at their own level is easy and wonderful for the homeschool environment!

Grade levels used
  • 2
  • 4
Pros
Well organized, integrated with all subjects, gentle learning style
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Yes
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Never thought I would like a boxed curriculum, but this one is enjoyable. My 11 yo ds is a reluctant reader and writer actually likes this program.

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5
Pros
Love that everything is layer out for you
Cons
Would like more language arts
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Yes.
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A bit more busywork than we required, but overall a fantastic curriculum for boys!

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3
Pros
All inclusive except math
Cons
writing intensive
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Yes
ML
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This is one of my absolute favorite curriculum's . My kids had so much fun using this curriculum they learned so much and they also grew an even greater love for reading. I would recommend this to anyone. I think especially the new homeschooler with multiple kids would really love this. It takes alot of the the guess work out of the what am I going to use for this and that. You only have to choose a few subjects to have a rounded out year . Again I love this curriculum .

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  • 3
  • 6
Pros
very well laid out,makes learning fun,works with multiple kids, literature based ,easy to use but very thorough
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Yes
LH
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I do recommend this product even though it really didn't work for us. The lessons are very comprehensive and thorough. My daughter learned a lot while we used this, but she has a learning delay which causes her to work at a slow pace. Therefore, the amount of time needed to get through the lessons was just too much for us.

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8
Pros
Very well done!
Cons
Time consuming
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Yes
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We Love this program! My child has learned and retained so much. Not only did they learn history, but also gained confidence in art and study skills. My child can tell you more about the history of the time period studied (Paths of Exploration) than many adults! I have learned more about history myself. My 1st grader also enjoyed the stories and activities. This program has simplified our homeschool day and made my child independent in their work. I highly recommend!

Grade levels used
  • 3
  • 4
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RZ
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We love Trail Guide to Learning. I used Paths of Exploration with my 4th grader and 6th grader, using the Middle School Supplement for my 6th grader. We have read fantastic books, gotten a first hand feel for history, and made some cool art. I love how spelling, vocabulary and comprehension skills are interwoven within the lessons, so my kids gained skills without feeling like we had moved on to another subject

Grade levels used
  • 4
  • 6
Pros
Fun! Fantastic books, literature based.
Cons
Lots of printing and assembling of the notebook
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Definitely!
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