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102 Top Picks for Homeschool CurriculumFeatured

Author: Cathy Duffy

Publisher: N/A

Item #: A131

Selecting the right curriculum can be a time consuming, heart wrenching task for any family that chooses home education. Now, homeschooling curriculum expert Cathy Duffy makes choosing the right resources for your child easy in her book 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum.Cathy guides you through the process, offering her "Top Picks" from each subject area, narrowing down to a manageable number of choices. Parents no longer need to sort through the entire universe of products before they can find something suitable.In 102 Top Picks, Cathy simplifies the curriculum selection process with questionnaires and charts. She walks her readers through the process of figuring out their preferences in terms of a philosophy of education, learning styles, and goal setting.A major feature of 102 Top Picks is the charts showing the 102 Top Picks in relation to educational approaches, learning styles, and practical features such as prep time needed; design for independent, one-on-one, or group learning; and ease of use for the teacher.Complete reviews of each of the Top Picks provide parents the information they need to make the best choices for each of their children.102 Top Picks gives parents just the right balance of guidance and choices so they can make well-informed choices in their curriculum purchases.Following Cathy's previous two books 100 Top Picks and 101 Top Picks, this latest 2015 edition is thoroughly updated with new products added to the list.

Agricultural Mechanics & Technology Systems SeriesFeatured

Author: Various

Publisher: Various

Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems presents focused, technically accurate coverage of all major skilled trade disciplines in agricultural contexts, including construction, electricity, welding, and power systems. In addition, the text provides a wealth of information and resources on careers in agricultural mechanics and promotes a deep understanding of supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs) and career development events (CDEs). Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems has been designed to support the Power, Structural, and Technical Systems Career Pathway within the National AFNR Career Cluster Content Standards and has been correlated with selected state standards.~The chapter Trends and Emerging Technologies introduces students to the many high-tech applications of agriculture and agricultural mechanics, including geographic information systems (GIS), telematics, sustainable energy sources, precision agriculture, wireless sensor networks, and the use of drones.~A chapter on safety and extensive "Safety Notes" cultivate a safety-first mindset and drive home the point that safe work habits are needed in every domain of agricultural mechanics and technology.~Reading and writing skills are developed by the careful definition and use of technical terms, by "Before You Read" guidance provided at the start of every chapter, and by "Communicating about Ag Mechanics" exercises at the end of every chapter.~"Hands-on Agriculture" and "STEM and Academic Activities" provide engaging, inquiry-based learning activities for students and provide a bridge between theory and practice.~To highlight safe, correct, and current practices, high-quality photographs and line art accompany text descriptions on nearly every page of the text.

All About Reading SeriesFeatured

Author: Various

Publisher: Various

All About Reading is a fun and engaging program that starts with essential pre-reading skills and continues on to teach all five key components of reading. It contains everything your student needs to become a fluent reader for life!

All About Spelling SeriesFeatured

Author: Various

Publisher: Various

A Complete, Comprehensive Spelling Program consisting of seven levelsOur lessons are multisensory, created to teach children the way they learn naturally, with sight, sound, and touch. Your child will use letter tiles on a white board, flashcards, word banks, customized spelling lists, dictation, writing exercises, and 100% decodable readers throughout the program-Teacher's Manual is extremely easy to use-Lightly scripted-You'll know exactly what to do each day-Teaching tips just where you need them- No previous teaching experience necessary-Lessons take 15-20 minutes per day-Who Is All About Spelling For?This program is for two groups of learners:-Beginners-Struggling LearnersThe Basic Interactive Kit is required for this program and includes these four items: Letter Tiles, Magnets for the Letter Tiles, Phonogram CD-ROM, and the Divider Cards.This is a one-time purchase, and you will use it in Levels 1 to 7.

Price: $90.95

Chemistry 101Featured

Author: Wes Olson

Publisher: Westfield Studios

Item #: H370

An Overview of God's Chemical WorldTake a captivating tour through God's chemical world! This 4 DVD set contains 19 individual, 20-45 minute segments examining the world of chemistry and the periodic table of the elements. Included on the fourth disc is a printable (PDF) guidebook with quizzes covering the material presented in each segment and a one-year highschool course booklet.Chemistry Made Interesting and Fun!This DVD course takes an often avoided and boring subject and makes it an exciting, easy to understand, visually rich experience. Chemistry 101 is geared toward ages 15 years* and up. The film is full of accurate and fascinating information coupled with hundreds of eye-catching visuals and graphics. The Guidebook allows the student to easily review all the information covered in the films. Each guidebook segment includes a multiple choice quiz and discussion questions. A one-year highschool course booklet is included for families who want a year-long chemistry course.Chemistry 101 was developed and hosted by Wes Olson, Multnomah Bible College graduate, veteran filmmaker of 20 years, homeschooling father and producer of Biology 101. Wes guides you through the science of chemistry; untangling and decoding complex terms and ideas into an organized easy to use format. This DVD course will give your children a thorough overview of the world of chemistry.*Intended audience age: 15 and up. Images and graphics were carefully picked with the entire family in mind.

Discovering Nature and Science Series SeriesFeatured

Author: Various

Publisher: Various

Teach science through stories using the Charlotte Mason approach.

Doorpost Charts SeriesFeatured

Author: Various

Publisher: Various

Doorpost Charts include:A Checklist For ParentsThe If-Then ChartThe Blessings ChartGo to the Ant ChartThe Brother Offended Chart

Doorpost Charts SeriesFeatured

Author: Various

Publisher: Various

Doorpost Charts include:A Checklist For ParentsThe If-Then ChartThe Blessings ChartGo to the Ant ChartThe Brother Offended Chart

Elementary Science Series - By Dr. Jay Wile SeriesFeatured

Author: Various

Publisher: Various

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.

Essentials in Literature SeriesFeatured

Author: Various

Publisher: Various

Essentials in Literature is a literary analysis curriculum that features a student textbook/workbook combination with video instruction from teacher, Matthew Stephens presented on DVD over four units: fiction, nonfiction, novel, figurative language/poetry.Literary analysis occurs across the curriculum by exploring short stories in the fiction unit. Short works of nonfiction such as excerpts from biographies and autobiographies as well as informative articles, propaganda techniques, and narrative nonfiction are analyzed in the nonfiction unit. Figurative language and poetry are explored in the final unit following a six week novel study.Students are taught to analyze literature not only for its literary value but also as a way to connect with authors, characters, events, and places. Students will be challenged to become better readers, writers, and critical thinkers as they prepare for college and careers.

Essentials in Writing SeriesFeatured

Author: Various

Publisher: Various

Essentials In Writing was founded by Matthew Stephens. He was a middle school English teacher in the public school before creating Essentials in Writing. He has taught at almost every grade level and is an excellent teacher!Grades 1-6 contain two sections: Grammar and Composition. Grammar section is identification and application (where applicable), but I tend to focus much more on application than dentification. In the composition section, I always start with sentence structure and move to composition. The compositions in these grade levels are usually paragraph, personal letter, personal narrative.Grades 7-8 focuses more on composition. There is a grammar review that is video only that students can view at any time. This doesn't mean that I don't teach grammar. I still teach a lot of grammar during the revision stage. Plus, I do focus on sentence structure as well. In the composition section, I start with sentence structure, then move to a comprehensiveapproach. I cover paragraphs, personal letters, business letter, essays, and research paper.Grades 9-10 is only composition starting with sentence structure, paragraphs and then moving to essays. The focus in these two levels is structure and the process. I want students to be able to do the process for essays without even thinking about it. I also want the structure of an essay to be second nature.Grades 11-12 teaches the same as 9-10, and while I do teach the structure, I tend to focus more on writing with voice...especially 12th grade. In 12th grade, I teach how to write a 60-minute essay.Research papers: In early elementary grades, I focus more on making it a project and then move to a paper in 7th-8th. I do teach students of the importance to paraphrase and give credit, but the technical side of a works cited/bibliography is not required until 9th grade.The Essentials in Writing strategy involves several components: 1. Students watch Mr. Stephens as he teaches/reviews each concept in a methodical, step-by-step approach. Then students proceed with worksheet activities or writing assignments.2. Mr. Stephens presents content and writing assignments in small "chunks" to help students understand, apply, and retain concepts.3. Writing assignments are modeled by Mr. Stephens. After a new or reviewed concept has been taught, he actually "shows" students HOW to apply the new concept in writing.

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Grand Canyon: A Different ViewFeatured

Author: Tom Vail

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

Item #: H326

Whether gaping at the huge chasm in the earth from the rim, or navigating the waters of the Colorado River below, visitors to the Grand Canyon see a perspective that words can't describe. In fact, perspective is the backdrop for this wonderful story from nature. Visit this marvelous site yourself, through the pages of photographs and essays in this book, and think about your own perspective. It's a trip you'll be glad you took.

Price: $15.95

Learning ContentmentFeatured

Author: Nancy Wilson

Publisher: Canon Press

Item #: A226

We tend to think being “stressed out” is a normal state of affairs, and that contentment means sitting back and just bottling things up. For the Christian, however, contentment is something we must apply, work at, and make our own in every circumstance, because anxiety and frustration are not neutral behaviors.It is certainly easier to just go with our natural impulses when times are “annoying” or when times are very hard, but contentment is an important part of our Christian life. Even the apostle Paul had to “learn” contentment. So we shouldn’t wonder why we’re still in spiritual kindergarten—repeating the same lessons over and over again—if we haven’t given ourselves to study contentment.Thankfully, every test God gives on contentment is open book (even the pop quizzes!). In Learning Contentment, Nancy Wilson looks to the Bible and Puritans like Burroughs, Rutherford, Watson, and Spurgeon to help us develop the practical, spiritual strength and the perspective that comes from contentment’s deep satisfaction with the will of God.This encouraging little book includes concise explanations, application questions and assignments that will involve and challenge everyone, and lots of biblical wisdom for individuals and groups.

Price: $15.95

Learning ContentmentFeatured

Author: Nancy Wilson

Publisher: Canon Press

Item #: A226

We tend to think being “stressed out” is a normal state of affairs, and that contentment means sitting back and just bottling things up. For the Christian, however, contentment is something we must apply, work at, and make our own in every circumstance, because anxiety and frustration are not neutral behaviors.It is certainly easier to just go with our natural impulses when times are “annoying” or when times are very hard, but contentment is an important part of our Christian life. Even the apostle Paul had to “learn” contentment. So we shouldn’t wonder why we’re still in spiritual kindergarten—repeating the same lessons over and over again—if we haven’t given ourselves to study contentment.Thankfully, every test God gives on contentment is open book (even the pop quizzes!). In Learning Contentment, Nancy Wilson looks to the Bible and Puritans like Burroughs, Rutherford, Watson, and Spurgeon to help us develop the practical, spiritual strength and the perspective that comes from contentment’s deep satisfaction with the will of God.This encouraging little book includes concise explanations, application questions and assignments that will involve and challenge everyone, and lots of biblical wisdom for individuals and groups.

Life of Fred Elementary Series SeriesFeatured

Author: Various

Publisher: Various

Now you will be able to start the Life of Fred series with your child sitting on your lap . . .. . . and finish the series sitting on his/her lap!You are ready to start Life of Fred Elementary when...1. You can talk in sentences.2. You are willing to listen to a 5 page story.3. You can hold a pencil.4. You can print the digits 0 to 105. You know your basic addition and subtraction facts up to 10Dr. Schmidt recommends that all students up to 4th grade start with Apples and work their way through the entire elementary series.There are ten books in Elementary Series, available individually or a set.

Price: $20.95

Mere Motherhood: Morning Times, Nursery Rhymes, & My Journey Towards SanctificationFeatured

Author: Cindy Rollins

Publisher: N/A

Item #: A141

It was back in the 1980’s when Cindy Rollins, then a new mom in search of the best ways to teach her baby son, first heard about homeschooling. Thirty years and nine children later, Cindy has become a popular blogger, podcaster, and award-winning teacher. This is her story. It’s a story of big families and cross-country moves and small-town living. It’s about great books and morning times and nursery rhymes. It’s the story of a dedicated mother’s journey toward the Truth and the family she brought along with her."Written with grace and humility, Mere Motherhood is packed with insight and perspective only a thoughtful, experienced homeschooling mama can give. It's the kind of book you'll borrow from a friend and never want to give back. I was captivated."- Sarah Mackenzie, author of Teaching from Rest, A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakeable Peace