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FREE - Books of the Bible Lapbook Game


This is a file folder game or lapbook game to learn the books of the Bible. 

It includes 84 Bible trivia questions (easy and medium levels) and blank cards to make your own questions. 

Availble to download and assemble.


How to Play

Player move around the board from Genesis to Revelation.
84 Bible Trivia Questions come in Easy and Medium Levels

Robin's boys playing the first draft

Players learn the 66 books of the Bible and the 10 divisions without knowing they are learning.


 

Cheap Printer Ink

I have bought from a seller on Ebay a couple times and have had good results and scored great prices. If you are interested, you may want to check it out yourself. These are not refills.

Seller user ID: uniq.blues

http://www.ebay.com/sch/uniq.blues/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686


FREE: MFW Exploring Countries & Cultures (My Father's World)



I am sure you have heard of My Father's World and have also heard rave reviews of it, too. The reviews are right. We have used MFW for two years in the past and it is a great homeschool program. However, the price is very high.  We used the ECC (Exploring Countries and Cultures) and the Adventures In US History. Both cover geography and a multitude of other material.

Today I found a free version of it. It is not exactly the same, but pretty much it is. The cool thing is that it is much BETTER than the ecc everyone has heard about. And because it is free curriculum, you cannot lose!

Personally, I would add higher level resources for older students in middle school or high school. MFW has written their version to be for grades 2-8. (I think grades 7 and 8 would be a serious stretch for their program because it is so "light".)
Good news! Your library is an excellent resource. Don't forget Ebay, HomeschoolClassifieds, Vegsource, Project Gutenberg, and a really awesome place is Exodus Books.

The gal who wrote this great free program calls it "Countries & Cultures Of The World".
- FREE: Country & Cultures curriculum 
- Teacher planner  


Basic Homeschool Workshop by Gregg Harris

Basic Homeschool Workshop

by Gregg Harris

Description

FREE RIGHT NOW
(for a limited time only)
 
This is the workshop that launched the Christian home schooling movements in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia. Over 180,000 families attended The Basic Home Schooling Workshop between 1981 and 1995. It also helped to establish Christian Home School Associations in 35 states and provinces. Now you can listen to this classic presentation on eight MP3 files. [Running Time: 9 hours - File Size: 123.8 MB]

 
SESSION TOPICS:
1. Why Home School?
2. The Battle for Your Child
3. Child Training God's Way
4. How to Do a Great Job
5. Delight-Directed Studies
6. The Battle for Your Rights
7. Teaching History in the Home
8. Home School Hazards 


State Study - 13 Colonies Notebooking Pages



FREE this week only!

13 Colonies Notebooking Pages

20 notebooking pages decorated with a 13 Colonies theme to accompany your state studies of the original 13 colonies!

Perfect for studying the United States or early American History and our founding fathers.

Check them out here!

See my previous post for extensive links to study in depth.



Thankfulness - giving thanks

So comes the time of year where we endeavor to reminisce about what the Lord has done for us this last year. We think about the blessings He has laid upon us. As King David laid awake in bed at night, he remembered and recounted the goodness of the Lord in his life:

 On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Psalm 63:6 

What a wonderful thing to do- to meditate on His faithfulness, His goodness. And a wonderful thing to teach our children to do as well. Not only at night in our beds, but all the day long. (Deut 6:6) In our family we do not celebrate hallow33n or the controversial "harvest parties" that coincide with Oct 31st. If Christian families wanted to celebrate the harvest of the Lord or play dress-up, why on THAT night when there are 364 others? I am not really asking anyone that question, I know that if they really are honest with themselves and God, they will know the answer. But I digress...

However, we DO spend a great deal of time in October and November preparing our hearts for the coming King, which we celebrate in December (although not like you may presume). Much time is spent giving thanks, reflection and in praise before December.

This year in particular, we have a long list of thanks and praise. I personally just had a near miss with death and will be with my family here on earth longer. A couple months ago, my grandmother gave her life to Christ only 3 days before she died. My husband has had a major financial breakthrough at work last week and our list of praises goes on.
Two days ago, I was literally laying in my bed as King David did. I was alone and thinking in the dark and suddenly became overwhelmed at how thankful I am that the Lord has spared my life to stay and serve my immediate family longer. In that moment, I had no thought for myself whatsoever, after all I would have been in Heaven. Nothing bad about Heaven, folks! No loss for me to go- only gain. BUT... my only thoughts were of how my immediate family needed me and I was truly humbled right then and there. Humbled by the honor to be reserved here to continue to serve them.
It was a God moment.
A moment like that is hard to really convey to another person the depths... or rather how deep and wide the implications and understanding you had in that tiny instant. True revelation, I guess you could say. In any case and however you might say, I have been made keenly aware once again how
not even a day is guaranteed to us;
how good through and through the Lord is;
my conviction to press on toward the mark has been rekindled
and also, interestingly and unexpectedly, I saw myself in the mirror in this last couple weeks. I was disappointed in a few things, but I was surprised at how clear and unpolluted my motives were in the rest of my "closet" when the Lord shone His light in there. Maybe that was an additional gift from God. How could that be a gift? Reason why is that, honestly, I doubt myself and my personal walk a lot. I always wonder in the back of my mind somewhere, "Am I really desiring what the Lord wants? Am I selfish in these ambitions? Is my heart truly running after Him?" He has eased my fears of this, at least for now, and at the same time He gently showed me my weak areas to work on. What a good Father He is.

Clearly I have a lot to be thankful for. I know you do too. Won't you make these two months special and tell God how much you love and appreciate Him? Sort of like a romantic anniversary you may have with your husband. Love on Him!


Aside from talking about the Lord all the time and praying and thanking Him, we try to learn more about Him as much as we can. During ThanksGiving we spend extra time on thankfulness and do some crafty things for fun. I'm not really crafty, but these are some neat ones I came across.

Here are some nice printables for this time of ThanksGiving. I printed ours off on some orange construction paper I had trimmed down to the A4 size (common copy paper). This way I could use the black and white option to print and our ink was saved but still had beautiful orange pumpkins. There are several pages. HERE



Our next project is this one from Valerie at "Christian Preschool Printables".

Pumpkin Pocket Craft
http://www.christianpreschoolprintables.com/Pages/Thanksgiving/PumpkinPocketCraft.html

Valerie at ChristianPreschoolPrintables is really sweet. She lived and homeschooled in our area and it was a joy to get to know her. She does all that she does for the same reasons I do all that I do here- to serve the homeschool community.

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US History: Founding Fathers, Historical Documents, Elections, Constitution, more

American History: Founding Fathers, Historical Documents, Elections, Constitution, more

The Federalist Papers Online

One of the most important works on political theory ever written. Check out this very readable online edition.
James Madison Founding Fathers postcardAlexander Hamilton Founding Fathers postcardJohn Jay Founding Fathers postcard
Other founding documents: The Declaration of Independence, The U.S. Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and other Amendments to the Constitution.

The American Flag

Eight pages of American flag history, plus links to U.S. state flags, flags for sale, flag t-shirts, free U.S. flag clip art, and more.

Don't Tread on Me

Americans across the country are rediscovering the "Don't Tread on Me" slogan. Many are part of the new Tea Party Movement protesting massive government spending and bailouts. What would the founding fathers think of all this? This blog post on the historical context of the 1773 Boston Tea Party is food for thought.

History of the USA

This highly readable e-text includes a Revolutionary War timeline, the causes of the Revolution, the story of the Declaration of Independence, Bunker Hill, Yorktown, and much more.

Founding Father Family Trees and Bios

WikiTree is my new collaborative history project. Participants have started pages for Green Mountain Boy Ethan Allen, giant Virginian Peter Francisco, philosopher-entrepreneur Benjamin Franklin, bold Declaration-signer John Hancock, Federalist John Jay, President Thomas Jefferson, financial wizard Haym Salomon, General Henry Knox, President James Madison, rabble-rouser Thomas Paine, flag seamstress Betsy Ross, and cousin-of-George Lieutenant Colonel William Washington. There are also interesting pages for Founder of the Daughters of the American Revolution founder Flora Adams Darling and anthem-writer Francis Scott Key. Please check out WikiTree. You might be able to contribute something about one of the founding fathers, or you might want to start your own family history.

Founding Fathers Image Gallery

Browse Thomas Jefferson art prints, George Washington posters, founding fathers clip art, early American flag clip art, and more.

Founding Fathers Quotes

Take a look at this collection of over 250 inspiring bits of wisdom and other quotes from our founding fathers


HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS

Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy in America
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=2284&Itemid=28
The American Colonist's Library
http://www.homeschoolacademy.com/vlibrary/ACL.htm
American Histories
David Ramsay History of the American Revolution
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=1870&Itemid=28
Mercy Otis Warren History of the American Revolution
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=1872&Itemid=28

The American Presidency Project
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
A Century of Lawmaking
lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html
Elliot's Debates
memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwed.html
Farrand's Records
memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwfr.html
Journals of the Continental Congress
memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwjc.html
Letters of Delegates to Congress
memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwdg.html
Annals of Congress
memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwac.html
Congressional Globe
memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwcg.html
Congressional Record
memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwcr.html
Register of Debates
memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwrd.html
House Journal
memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwhj.html
Maclay's Journal
memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwmj.html
Senate Executive Journal
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwej.html
Senate Journal
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwsj.html
American State Papers
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwsp.html
Bills and Resolutions
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwhbsb.html
Statutes at Large
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwsl.html
U.S. Serial Set
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwss.html

Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp
State Charters and Constitutions
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/statech.asp

The Federalist Papers
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/histdox/fedpapers.html
The Founders' Constitution
http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders
Google Books
http://books.google.com/
Google Scholar
http://scholar.google.com/
Internet Archive
http://www.archive.org/details/texts
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic from the Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/
Library of Congress Historical Documents
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/help/constRedir.html



FIND YOUR CONGRESSMAN

Representatives
https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml
Senators
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm


Citizenship Day and Constitution Week

About Constitution Week - What is the background of Constitution Day and Constitution Week? When did it start? Why is it celebrated?

Interactive Constitution Week Coloring Pages - Get out your interactive crayon to color these U.S. Constitution Day coloring pages. Pictures include the branches of government, balance of power, symbols of the United States, history of U.S. Flags, presidents and a study of the Revolutionary War.

Constitution Week Book Reviews - U.S. Constitution book descriptions and reviews for elementary and preschool reading.

Constitution Week Printables - Over 45 printable resources! U.S. Constitution worksheets and printables include word jumbles, word search puzzles and tools and printables to place vocabulary words in alphabetical order. You will also find activities for the Bill of Rights, including numerous cloze worksheets for the original Bill of Rights as well as other amendments.
U.S. Constitution - Transcript to the Constitution of the United States.

U.S. Bill of Rights - Transcript to the U.S. Bill of Rights.
Constitution Day Pinterest Board - Your favorite resources can be repinned to your own boards!
Related Thematic Units
American History - Revolutionary War era - study guides, articles, coloring pages and trivia information on founding fathers.
Presidents of the U.S. - Resources include coloring pages, maps, trivia and facts, political party lists, vice president information, cloze worksheets, word searches, word jumbles, vocabulary worksheets, interactive games, poetry, short stories and more!
Election Day
U.S. States - Activities include state maps, state quarters, state birds, state flowers, state flags and facts and trivia for each state in the Union. Vocabulary worksheets help with student research and classroom discussion.
History of U.S. Flags and Symbols of the United States
View the September 2012 Teaching Calendar
Many printables and teaching resources:


PRESIDENTS

United States of America history and government


PAPERS AND WRITINGS OF FOUNDING FATHERS

Benjamin Franklin Autobiography
http://www.earlyamerica.com/lives/franklin/
Benjamin Franklin Papers
http://franklinpapers.org/franklin/
Benjamin Rush Essays
http://deila.dickinson.edu/theirownwords/browseauthor.htm#qrs
George Washington Addresses and Proclamations
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/washpap.asp
George Washington Papers
lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/GW/gwhome.html
George Washington Writings
etext.virginia.edu/washington/fitzpatrick
James Madison Notes on Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 and Addresses
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/madispap.asp
James Madison Papers
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/madison_papers/
James Wilson Works
http://deila.dickinson.edu/theirownwords/title/0006.htm
John Adams Family Papers
http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/aea/
John Adams Papers and Addresses
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/adamspap.asp
John Dickinson Political Writings
http://deila.dickinson.edu/theirownwords/browseauthor.htm#def
John Jay Papers
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/digital/jay/
John Quincy Adams Diaries
http://www.masshist.org/jqadiaries/
Notes in the Federal Convention of 1787

Notes of Alexander Hamilton
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/const05.asp
Papers of James McHenry on the Federal Convention
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/mchenry.asp
Notes of Robert Yates
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/yates.asp
Notes of Rufus King
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/king.asp
Notes of William Patterson
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/patterson.asp
Notes of William Pierce
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/pierce.asp
Thomas Jefferson Papers
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/jefferson_papers/
Thomas Jefferson Works and Addresses
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/jeffpap.asp
Online Library Collections of Writings and Papers
Hathi Trust Digital Library
http://www.hathitrust.org/home
Alexander Hamilton Works
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/010026393
Benjamin Franklin Memoirs and Writings
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008585967
Charles Thomson Life
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000364039
Daniel Webster Private Correspondence
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000367355
Daniel Webster Works
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000323542
Daniel Webster Writings and Speechess
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000367341
DeWitt Clinton Memoir
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001262510
Elias Boudinot Life, Public Services, and Speeches
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000361838
George Clinton Papers
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007667599
Gouverneur Morris Life
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000365873
James Kent Memoirs
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001624761
James Kent Commentaries on American Law
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008593272
John Hancock: His Book
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000365760
John Jay Life
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000366207
John Witherspoon Works
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008956076
John Quincy Adams Memoirs
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000405801
Noah Webster Bible
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89088278999
Noah Webster History of the United States
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433012118745
Noah Webster Letters to a Young Gentleman
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009727193
Noah Webster Papers
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/004962024
Patrick Henry Life
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008730250
Richard Henry Lee Letters
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000365830
Richard Henry Lee Memoir
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000643274
Samuel Adams Writings
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000365581
Thomas Jefferson Memoirs
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000365332
Thomas Jefferson Writings
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006664320

Internet Archive
http://archive.org/details/texts
Charles Carroll of Carrollton Life
Vol. I
http://www.archive.org/details/lifecharlescarr02rowlgoog
Vol. II
http://www.archive.org/details/lifecharlescarr03rowlgoog
Elbridge Gerry Life
Vol. I
http://archive.org/details/lifeelbridgeger01austgoog
Vol. II
http://archive.org/details/lifeelbridgeger03austgoog
Fisher Ames Works
http://archive.org/details/worksfisherames00amesrich
George Mason Life
Vol. I
http://www.archive.org/details/lifegeorgemason02rowlgoog
Vol. II
http://www.archive.org/details/lifegeorgemason00rowlgoog
James Wilson and Thomas McKean Constitution Commentaries
http://www.archive.org/details/commentariesonc00mckegoog
Joseph Story Commentaries on the Constitution
Vol. I
http://www.archive.org/details/commentariesonc16storgoog
Vol. II
http://www.archive.org/details/commentariesonc20storgoog
Vol. III
http://www.archive.org/details/commentariesonc18storgoog
Patrick Henry Life
Vol. I
http://www.archive.org/details/patrickhenrylif00henrgoog
Vol. II
http://www.archive.org/details/pathenrylife02henrrich
Vol. III
http://www.archive.org/details/patrickhenrylif01henrgoog

Online Library of Liberty
http://oll.libertyfund.org/
Alexander Hamilton Works
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Fperson=201&Itemid=28
Gouverneur Morris Diaries
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Fperson=4011&Itemid=28
James Madison Writings
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=1933&Itemid=28
John Adams Works
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Fperson=3791&Itemid=28
John Jay Correspondence and Public Papers
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Fperson=3797&Itemid=28
Pamphlets on the Constitution
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Fperson=4343&Itemid=28
Thomas Jefferson Works
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Fperson=3777&Itemid=28
Thomas Paine Writings
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Fperson=235&Itemid=28

Thank you to "Wallbuilders", "Founding Fathers" and "Apples 4 The Teacher"

Geometry - printables, tutorials, worksheets, textbooks, games and more


GRADES: Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School.

Geometry seems to be one of those subjects that either clicks automatically for the student or takes a bit more working it out until it clicks. (Math in general, seems to be that way!)
BUT... I have textbook downloads here for you! I also have videos, printable manipulatives, worksheets, online games and more right here for YOU. FREE.

Let me know you liked these links by commenting!

Tips from my house-
Hands on cubes and pyramids you print out and tape together help. You can create your own from graph paper.
Legos, unifix cubes and Math-U-See blocks can bring about visualization of the math problem or math concepts.
Some people might have sugar cubes on hand.
Don't forget that cans are great cylinders and a tangram set can be great resources.


Geometry Concepts covered here in this post among others: Line, Segment, Ray, Point, Angle, Acute, Scalene, Equilateral, Isosceles, Obtuse, Area, Volume, Solid, Plane, Perimeter, Surface, Polygon, Quadrilateral, Parallelagram, Circle, Cylinder, Prism, Fractal, Cube, Pyramid, Congruent, Symmetry, Parallel, Perpendicular, Trapazoid, Sphere, Coordinate, Axis, Pythagorean Theorem, 2D, 3D.

Printable 3D shapes patterns (a.k.a. Net)
Senteacher
AtoZ Cube
PBS Nova pyramid

Worksheets
HelpingWithMath

All around geometry and worksheets
MathATube
Math-Aids
AtoZ area and perimeter
AlgebraForChildren
FunMaths
FunMaths geometry

Online manipulatives (like video games)
USU.edu

Tangram (Not just for the little kids anymore! Check it out!)
GSTboces.org tangram printables all kinds
Tangram activities


Handmade manipulatives
GMU.edu

Coolest graph paper ever
Incomptech

Regular graph paper
Graph paper standard

Printable shapes
123rf
Math-Salamanders (scroll down)

Geometry Math Formulas
MathaATube formulas on one sheet


Pythagorean Theorem
Math About

Geometry tutorial:
Tutorial

Videos for math concepts, including Geometry:
MathPlayground videos
JediTeacher videos
MathTrain videos
Emarcos videos

Printable game
ClassroomConfections
Math4Children

Trigonometry:
BLTrig
FunMaths Trig
Sine & Cosine
Sine & Cosine

Geometry Textbook library:
FreeBookCentre
NYU.edu
FreeOnlineTextbooks
Euclidean:
E-BooksDirectory

Let me know in the comments if a link is "broken" or changed.

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Bible Class Curriculum - ALL AGES - Elementary Class, Junior High, High School

This is a great website with a ton of free materials on it. They have a page devoted to Bible class for young people aged elementary, middle school and high school. They note that it would be good for homeschool.
Let us know if you use it!




Elementary Class, Middle school, Highschool, Home School

Bible Class Curriculum For Sunday School
by F.L. Booth

F.L. Booth has been a Bible class teacher in the Zion, Illinois congregation for over 40 years. The brethren in Zion have always taken their Bible classes seriously, and as a result, our teachers have written a lot of excellent material for Sunday School and Bible classes. Over the years, F.L. Booth has put together a marvelous Bible class curriculum for our students. In my personal opinion, the material Booth has written is better than anything you can purchase at one of the "brotherhood" bookstores. This Bible class curriculum can be easily adapted for use by any age group from fourth grade through high school. You are welcome to make copies of these books, but you are not allowed to sell them or place them on other Web site. This curriculum is designed to be covered in four years, plus there is one extra quarter of study available.
Old Testament Bible Class Curriculum

The Beginning (Year 1, Quarter 1)
This thirteen lesson Bible class curriculum covers: The Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah, the Tower of Babel, the Call of Abram, Abram and Lot, Abram is Promised a Son, Abraham is Visited by Angels, Sodom and Gomorrah, Hagar and Ishmael, and Abraham Offers Isaac (PDF file size: 1.1 MB).

The Patriarchs (Year 1, Quarter 2)
This thirteen lesson Bible class curriculum covers: Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Esau, Jacob Receives Isaac's Blessing, Jacob's Dream, Jacob and Laban, Jacob Meets Esau, Joseph Is Sold, Joseph In Prison, Pharaoh's Dream, Joseph Reveals Himself To His Brothers, and Jacob Moves To Egypt (PDF file size: 1.1 MB).

Moses and the Exodus (Year 1, Quarter 3)
This thirteen lesson Bible class curriculum covers: The Birth of Moses, Moses Kills An Egyptian, The Burning Bush, Moses Meets Pharaoh, The Plagues, The Passover, Crossing The Red Sea, Quails And Manna, Water From The Rock, The 10 Commandments, The Golden Calf, The Tabernacle, Nadab And Abihu (PDF file size: 1.5 MB).

Wilderness Wanderings and Conquest of Canaan (Year 1, Quarter 4)
This thirteen lesson Bible class curriculum covers: Miriam Becomes Leprous, The Twelve Spies, Rebellion Of Korah, Dathan, And Abiram, Moses Smites The Rock, The Brazen Serpent, Balaam And Balak, Death Of Moses -- Joshua Chosen Leader, Rahab, Israel Crosses The Jordan, The Battle Of Jericho, Defeat At Ai, The Sun And The Moon Stand Still, Land Promise Fulfilled and Joshua's Farewell (PDF file size: 1.3 MB).

The Judges -- The First King (Year 2, Quarter 1)
This thirteen lesson Bible class curriculum covers: Ehud's Dagger, Deborah And Barak, An Angel Visits Gideon, Gideon And The Midianites, Jephthah, Samson's Riddle And Revenge, Samson And Delilah, The Story Of Ruth, The Birth Of Samuel, Samuel Hears A Voice, Israel Wants A King, Saul Chosen As King, Saul Disobeys God (PDF file size: 1.2 MB).

The United Kingdom (Year 2, Quarter 2)
This thirteen lesson Bible class curriculum covers: David Anointed King, David And Goliath, David And Jonathan, David Finds Saul In A Cave, Saul And The Witch Of Endor, The Death Of Saul -- David Becomes King, Uzzah And The Ark, David And Absalom, Solomon Anointed King, Solomon's Dream, Solomon's Judgment, Solomon's Kingdom -- The Queen Of Sheba, Solomon's Wives -- Ahijah's Prophecy (PDF file size: 1.4 MB).

The Divided Kingdom (Year 2, Quarter 3)
This thirteen lesson Bible class curriculum covers: The Division Of The Kingdom, Jeroboam And The Man Of God, Elijah And The Widow Of Zarephath, Elijah And The Prophets Of Baal, Jezebel And Naboth's Vineyard, Elijah And Elisha, The Widow's Oil And The Shunammite Woman, Naaman The Leper, Miracles Performed By Elisha, Joash The Boy King, Hezekiah And Sennacherib, Hezekiah's Life Is Lengthened, Josiah (PDF file size: 1.6MB).

The Prophets and Nehemiah, Esther and Job (Year 2, Quarter 4)
This thirteen lesson Bible class curriculum covers: The King Burns Jeremiah's Book, Jeremiah In The Dungeon, Daniel In Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar's Dream, The Fiery Furnace, Belshazzar's Feast, Daniel In The Lion's Den, Jonah And The Great Fish, Nehemiah Rebuilds The Walls, Esther Becomes Queen, Haman's Plot, Esther Saves The Jews, Job (PDF file size: 1.5 MB).

Leaders In Israel (Extra Quarter)
This thirteen lesson Bible class curriculum covers: Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Gideon, Samuel, David, Elijah, Josiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Esther, Nehemiah (PDF file size: 1.8 MB).
New Testament Bible Class Curriculum

The Birth Of Jesus And The Beginning Of His Ministry (Year 1, Quarter 1)
The Birth of John the Baptist, The Birth of Jesus, Jesus in the Temple, The Baptism of Jesus, The Temptation of Jesus, The Calling of the Apostles, The Sermon on the Mount, The Death of John the Baptist (PDF file size: 1.4 MB).

People Jesus Knew And Taught (Year 1, Quarter 2)
Nicodemus, The Samaritan Woman at the Well, The Transfiguration, The Woman About to be Stoned, The Good Shepherd, The Mission of the Seventy, Mary and Martha, The Rich Man and Lazarus, Jesus Blesses the Children, The Rich Young Ruler, Zacchaeus, Jesus Anointed by Mary, The Widow's Offering (PDF file size: 1.4 MB).

The Miracles Of Jesus (Year 1, Quarter 3)
Miracles of Nature (4 lessons), Miracles of Physical Healing (7 lessons), Miracles of the Resurrection (2 lessons) (PDF file size: 2.4 MB).

The Parables Of Jesus (Year 1, Quarter 4)
Parables of the Kingdom (3 lessons), Parables of Forgiveness, Parables of the Love of One's Neighbor, Parables of Praying, Parables of Self-Righteousness and Humility, Parables of the Cost of Discipleship, Parables of the Invitation of God, Parables of Repentance, Parables of the Importance of Preparing for the Future, Parables of Individual Responsibility (PDF file size: 2.3 MB).

The Final Week (Year 2, Quarter 1)
The final week of our Lord prior to His death. The lessons start with His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, then other lessons discuss the moneychangers, the Day of Controversy, the woes pronounced upon the Pharisees, Judas' plot, the Passover, the Lord's Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, Peter's denial of our Lord, Caiaphas and the Jewish trial, Pilate and the Roman trial, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection, post-resurrection appearances, and the Ascension of Christ (PDF file size: 1.9 MB).

The Book Of Acts, Part One (Year 2, Quarter 2)
The Ascension of Jesus and The Selection of Matthias; The Holy Spirit -- Peter's Sermon -- The Church; The Lame Man at the Temple; Peter and John Imprisoned; Ananias and Sapphira; The Apostles Imprisoned; Stephen -- The First Recorded Christian Martyr; Philip and Simon the Sorcerer; Philip and the Ethiopian Nobleman; The Conversion of Saul; The Preaching of Saul; Peter, Aeneas, Tabitha (Dorcas); The Conversion of Cornelius (PDF file size: 1.3 MB).

The Book Of Acts, Part Two (Year 2, Quarter 3)
The Persecution of Herod Agrippa I; Paul's First Journey (Parts I & I); Paul's Second Journey (Parts I, II, & III); Paul's Third Journey (Parts I & I); Paul's Arrest and Defense Before the Jews; Paul Before the Council and The Plot to Kill Paul; Paul Before Felix and Festus; Paul Before Agrippa II; Paul's Journey to Rome. This free booklet includes several charts: The Herod Family; Roman Emperors of the First Century A. D.; and Maps of Paul's Journeys (PDF file size: 2.5MB).

Living The Christian Life (Year 2, Quarter 4)
The final class curriculum book in the series: The Church/Kingdom; The Steps of Salvation; Elements of Worship (five lessons on: Prayer; Singing; Giving; The Lord's Supper; Preaching and Teaching); Love; The Family; The Armor of God; Fruit of the Spirit; Faith; and, The Second Coming of Christ (PDF file size: 1.6MB).



http://www.padfield.com/downloads/curriculum.html


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Science Unit Studies - elementary, middle school


MatchCard Science Unit Studies

For a limited time, the MatchCard Science Unit Studies free of charge. This is a full curriculum, and each unit study will take six weeks to complete. Your students will enjoy working with the MatchCards which provide a game-like activity as well as built in review. Parents like the creative but simple teaching ideas on the instructor's pages to demonstrate the concepts. This free homeschool curriculum will provide you with two years of science instruction.

Units in MatchCard Science
There are twelve units in this homeschool science curriculum. These are the "trunks" of the unit study, and each would take between four and eight weeks to complete. The twelve science unit studies are:

Light and Energy

Weather

Force and Motion

Geology

Oceanography

Human Anatomy

Chemistry

Astronomy

Botany

Zoology

Nutrition, Health, Safety

Technology

These twelve unit studies are divided into two volumes: The Blue Volume covers the first six (Light and Energy through Human Anatomy) and the Grey Volume covers the last six units (Chemistry through Technology.) The order of these units corresponds to the Biblical account of creation, with the exception of Human Anatomy.

Who Can Use This
MatchCard Science is designed for students in 3rd to 8th Grade.
Families can use this science unit study for multiple children of different ages studying the same unit. The objectives may be different depending on the student's grade level.

http://www.kid-friendly-homeschool-curriculum.com/MatchcardScience.html

(Elementary, Junior High, middle school, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Bible, Creationist, Creationism)

Grammar Curriculum - complete ALL GRADES



How does an entire free english grammar program sound?


FREE is GREAT!


KISS Grammar is a specific set of grammatical terms and an instructional sequence for teaching students how any word in any English sentence functions to convey meaning. As such, it addresses questions of errors, style, and logic that most approaches to grammar cannot touch. The logic of the KISS instructional sequence is explained in the "How to Use KISS Grammar." The sequence is extremely important. For example, students can not truly understand clauses (KISS Level 3) until they can comfortably identify the subjects, verbs, etc. in KISS Levels 1 and 2. It is this building on what students have previously learned that makes KISS so powerful and so distinct from other approaches to grammar.


Elementary, junior high, middle school, high school, grade: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
http://home.pct.edu/~evavra/kiss/wb/PBooks/index.htm



Here is a list of some of the curriculum you can download and print:


How to Use KISS Grammar
Background Essays
The KISS Psycholinguistic Model
The KISS Grammar Game (with the "Gettysburg Address" Edition)
Grade-Level Workbooks
To jump right into KISS instruction, all you need is a Level One grade-level workbook (for the students) and its corresponding teacher's analysis key (AK) book (for you). If you want to know more about how KISS works before you begin, browse How to Use KISS Grammar.
Check here for the Current Status of the on-line "Grade-Level" Workbooks. KISS Level 1 (The Basic Concepts)
By the time they finish this book, students should be able to identify most subjects, verbs, complements, adjectives, adverbs, coordinating conjunctions, and prepositional phrases in almost any text that they read or write.
In these tables, the links in the left column lead to the on-line versions of the instructional materials, exercises, and analysis keys. For the MS Word printable books, these materials are divided into two books. The column with "doc" links will give you the printable students' version of the instructional materials and exercises. The "AK" links will give you the printable version of the analysis keys plus important suggestions for teaching. (The suggestions are the same across grade-levels, so you will not be missing anything, no matter which grade-level book you use.)
Link to on-line materials
For Students in Second Grade
This book for second graders was designed at the request of a teacher of second graders. It presents the main concepts of KISS Level One, but in a different, and slower sequence. If you are working with first or second graders, you should be able to start with this book, and then breeze through most of the Level One book for third graders. This second grade book covers everything in the level one book for third graders except Level 1.7 - Punctuation and Level 1.8 - Vocabulary and Logic. (If you are working with third graders, start with the Level 1 book for third graders.)
For Students in Third Grade
For Students in Fourth Grade
For Students in Fifth Grade
For Students in Sixth Grade
For Students in Seventh Grade
For Students in Eighth Grade
For Students in Ninth Grade
For Students in Tenth Grade
For Students in Eleventh Grade
KISS Level 2 (Expanding the Basic Concepts)
In addition to addressing most of the complexities of S/V/C patterns and of prepositional phrases, this book adds three simple Level Five constructions: 5.1 Nouns Used as Adverbs, 5.2 Interjections, and 5.3 Direct Address.
Link to on-line materials
For Students in Third Grade
For Students in Fourth Grade
For Students in Fifth Grade
For Students in Sixth Grade
For Students in Seventh Grade
For Students in Eighth Grade
For Students in Ninth Grade
For Students in Tenth Grade
For Students in Eleventh Grade
KISS Level 3.1 - Adding Clauses (Subordinate and Main)
A clause is a subject / verb / complement pattern plus all the words that chunk to (modify) the words in the pattern. Students who have mastered KISS Levels One and Two are therefore ready to comprehend (not just be taught about) the basic types of clauses -- main, and the three primary types of subordinate clauses (noun, adjectival, and adverbial). In addition, this book focuses on the important question of embedded clauses (clauses within clauses within clauses).
Link to on-line materials
For Students in Fourth Grade
For Students in Fifth Grade
For Students in Sixth Grade
For Students in Seventh Grade
For Students in Eighth Grade
For Students in Ninth Grade
For Students in Tenth Grade
For Students in Eleventh Grade
KISS Level 3.2 - Advanced Questions about Clauses
This book deals with advanced questions about clauses that you probably will not find discussed in most grammar textbooks. For students who have mastered KISS Level 3.1, these questions are not very difficult. This book therefore includes four Level Five constructions: 5.4 Appositives, 5.5 Post-Positioned Adjectives, 5.6 Delayed Subjects and Sentences, and 5.7 Passive Voice and Retained Complements. All four of these have important stylistic implications. The first three are not very difficult for students who have mastered the previous KISS Levels. Passive Voice may require some time and attention.
Link to on-line materials
For Students in Fifth Grade
For Students in Sixth Grade
For Students in Seventh Grade
For Students in Eighth Grade
For Students in Ninth Grade
For Students in Tenth Grade
For Students in Eleventh Grade
KISS Level Four - Verbals (Gerunds, Gerundives, and Infinitives)
Plus KISS Level 5.8 (Noun Absolutes)
Verbals are verbs that function as nouns, adjectives or adverbs. In KISS Level Two, students should have learned how to distinguish verbals from finite verbs (the verbs that create clauses). Having learned that, they should not have much trouble with this book which simply deals with the finer points of the three types of verbals (gerunds, gerundives, and infinitives). Students should therefore have plenty of time in a school year to also master the final Level 5 construction -- noun absolutes. Noun absolutes really need to be addressed last because they consist of a noun plus a gerundive.
Link to on-line materials
For Students in Sixth Grade
For Students in Seventh Grade
For Students in Eighth Grade
For Students in Ninth Grade
For Students in Tenth Grade
For Students in Eleventh Grade
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The KISS Master Books
The KISS Master Books are for those people who want to work with their own exercise materials, including the writing of their own students. You'll find that the on-line versions of the Master Books include links to all of the exercises in the various Grade-Level books. You can use these to find additional exercises for any KISS Level. The printable versions include sample exercises from different grade levels. Unlike the grade-level books, in these Master Books the analysis keys immediately follow each exercise. If you choose to use the grade-level books, you can ignore the Master Books.
Level One - The Basic Concepts
1.1. - Identifying Subjects and Verbs
1.2. - Adding Adjectives and Adverbs
1.3. - Adding Complements (PA, PN, IO, DO)
1.4. - Coordinating Conjunctions, Compounds, and Style
1.5. - Adding Simple Prepositional Phrases
1.6. - Pronouns (Case), Number, and Tense
1.7. - Focus on Punctuation and Capitalization
1.8. - Vocabulary and Logic
Level Two - Expanding the Basic Concepts
2.1 - The Complexities of S/V/C Patterns
2.1.1 - Understood "You"
2.1.2 - Varied Positions in the S/V/C Pattern
2.1.3 - Expletives (Optional)
2.1.4 - Palimpsest Patterns
2.1.5 - Phrasal Verbs (Preposition? Or Part of the Verb?)
2.1.6 - Distinguishing Finite Verbs from Verbals
2.1.7 - The KISS Perspective on the Subjunctive Mood
2.2 - The Complexities of Prepositional Phrases
2.2.1 - The "To" Problem & Verbs as Objects of Prepositions
2.2.2 - Preposition or Subordinate Conjunction?
2.2.3 - Embedded Prepositional Phrases
2.2.4 - Advanced Questions about Prepositional Phrases
2.3 Adding Three Level Five Constructions
[Nouns Used as Adverbs; Simple Interjections; Direct Address]
Level Three - Adding Clauses (Subordinate and Main)
3.1 - The Basics of Clauses
3.1.1 - Compound Main Clauses (Punctuation and Logic)
3.1.2 - Subordinate Clauses
3.1.3 - Embedded Clauses and the Analytical Process
3.2 - Advanced Questions about Clauses
3.2.1 - Ellipsis in Clauses
3.2.2 - "So" and "For" as Conjunctions
3.2.3 - Interjection? Or Direct Object?
3.2.4 - "Tag" and Other Questions about Clauses
5.4 - Appositives
5.5 - Post-Positioned Adjectives
5.6 - Delayed Subjects and Sentences
5.7 - Passive Voice and Retained Complements
Level Four - Verbals (Gerunds, Gerundives, and Infinitives)
4 - Verbals (Gerunds, Gerundives, & Infinitives)
Level Five - The Final Construction
5.8 - Noun Absolutes
Level Six - Exercises in the "Practice/Application" Booklets
6.1 Studies in Punctuation
6.2 Style- Focus, Logic, and Texture
6.3 Style - Sentence Combining Exercises
6.4 Research Projects
6.5 Statistical Stylistics
6.6 Syntax and Writing
6.7 Mixed Review & Additional Passages for Analysis
6.8 Assessment Quizzes