Level I All-Subject Package
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- What's Included
Includes everything you need to teach with confidence for full year. All of the planning is done for you. Relax knowing you don't have to be an expert to give your child an excellent education.
Included in this package:
- The 20% off package pricing
- Instructor’s Guides (separate Parent/Student Guides for History & Literature)
- History & Geography
- Literature and Language Arts
- Science Labs (includes schedule and answer key)
- Required Resources
Here's an in depth look at what you'll receive and learn.
History and Literature Instructor's Guides
Includes separate Parent & Student Guides with a 36-Week, 4-Day schedule designed to save one day a week for co-ops, music lessons, sports, field trips or other extra-curricular activities. The Parent Guide and Student Guide are almost identical but the Parent Guide includes answers to the discussion questions, map activities and helpful notes about some content and grading.
With all the lesson plans and organization done for you, you can spend your time enjoying your students and learning with them. Let the discussion questions and great books lead to meaningful conversations about family, politics, history and character. Open your guide each day to see what to read and discuss.
An online platform that enables students to access their reading schedules, take assessments, and receive instant auto-grading results. Parents can track and review student work, customize assessments, and message students directly from a computer or mobile device. A Virtual course includes 1 student + 1 parent/teacher account. Virtual courses MUST be started within 6 months of purchase. You will have 12 months from the time of your start date to complete the course.
History & Geography │ American History
Joy Hakim's award-winning series A History of US provides the foundation to the story of our nation with interesting text, photos, and illustrations. Several other books great books make up the history portion such as Before Columbus, Freedom Walkers, Sacajawea and more. You'll also find that we include supplemental notes in the Student and Parent Guides with additional details to help balance out points made in the books.
We utilize Joy Hakim’s The Story of Science as the spine to our program. The Story of Science is a three book series centered on three of the world’s most influential scientists: Aristotle, Newton and Einstein. Each book provides the historical perspective and the scientific explanation necessary for students to comprehend how each scientist contributed to our current understanding of matter, mechanics, mathematics and the universe.
American Historical Literature & Language Arts
Designed to integrate with History course material your students will read great classics like To Kill a Mockingbird, The Call of the Wild, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. These literary treasures will help your children's writing abilities, vocabulary, cultural literacy, and love and learning. They'll also stimulate thinking as your children encounter interesting ideas, characters, and situations.
The Language Arts portion corresponds closely with the literature, offering a complete writing program that develops critical thinking skills, literary analysis, and creative writing. We provide instruction on how to compose various writing assignments, namely: narrative, argumentative, expository, persuasive and descriptive. We also require a 4 week research project and various reporting assignments (similar to a periodical). Each writing assignment concludes with a series of evaluation questions for the parent to analyze the quality of the student’s finished work.
The following OPTIONAL supplements Wordly Wise 3000 Book 8 & Teacher's Key and Analogies 1 is scheduled in the guide for your convenience but not required. (Not included in the All-Subject Package but can be added using the Customize Tab).
Science | Physics, Electromagnetism, and Waves
Includes a Schedule with discussion questions, Student Lab Book and Parent Answer Key, as well as a Science Supplies Kit which provides all hard-to-find materials for the student's science labs.
Includes the Story of Science, a three book series centered on three of the world’s most influential scientists: Aristotle, Newton and Einstein. Each book provides the historical perspective and the scientific explanation necessary for students to comprehend how each scientist contributed to our current understanding of matter, mechanics, mathematics and the universe.
Student should understand basic algebra to complete some lab work in this program.
The Math-U-See Algebra 1 Universal Set comes with this All-Subject Package. You may also choose from other math programs such as Saxon using the customize tab. To find out if your student is ready for Algebra 1 take the Algebra 1 Readiness Assessment.
Includes two Includes 3” Binders with Tabs to keep your Parent and Student Guides organized and The Timeline Book. (Customize this option using the Customize Tab to include only the items you need).
- History I Parent Guide (B-IHB-PG)
- History I Student Guide (B-IHB-SG)
- Before Columbus (B-120-03)
- The Boy's War (B-120-04)
- Sacajawea (B-120-05)
- Freedom Walkers (B-120-06)
- The Great Little Madison (B-120-07)
- Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution (B-120-08)
- World War II (B-120-09)
- Dragon's Gate (B-120-19)
- Farewell to Manzanar (B-120-25)
- A History of US - Complete Paperback Set (B-120-34)
- What is the Panama Canal? (B-120-50)
- Bound for Oregon (B-130-20)
- LANGUAGE ARTS I PARENT GUIDE (B-ILB-PG)
- LANGUAGE ARTS I STUDENT GUIDE (B-ILB-SG)
- Elijah of Buxton (B-130-04)
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (B-130-10)
- Rules of the Road (B-130-11)
- Children of the Longhouse (B-130-12)
- Amos Fortune, Free Man (B-130-16)
- A Long Way from Chicago (B-130-17)
- When You Reach Me (B-130-19)
- The Call of the Wild (B-130-22)
- The View from Saturday (B-130-23)
- Dear Mr. Henshaw (B-130-28)
- Indian Captive (B-130-46)
- Out of the Dust (B-130-61)
- Rip Van Winkle (B-130-73)
- To Kill a Mockingbird (B-130-85)
- A Treasury of Poetry for Young People (B-130-88)
- A Year Down Yonder (B-130-94)
One Set of Consumables is included with the package. To add consumables for another student please click here.
Can I use this package with both of my children?
Yes, you can! Your students will be able to share most of the resources in the All-Subject Package, including Read-Alouds, Science, and History. They can also share the Timeline Book and Timeline Figures, but you will need duplicates of some of the worksheets. You may also need additional math resources. Please look at the “Consumables” tab to see a full list of the consumable materials in this package.
Please remember that Math is a skill based subject. Even though your students are in the same age range, they may not have the same skill levels. Use the assessments on our Resources page to help you pick the correct Math option for each of your children. Once you know the correct Math levels, customize the All-Subject Package to fit one of your student’s needs. Then, supplement the package with an additional Math program that fits your other students.
Not sure if this is the right fit? Please review the options below to find a package that will work for both of your children:
- Ages 11-13 | Level G All-Subject Package
- Ages 13-15 | Level H All-Subject Package
- Ages 12-16 | American History & Literature I
If there is more than a three year age difference between your children, we recommend that you purchase a separate package for each student.
Can my students share the Science Supplies Kit and Student Lab Book?
If your students are willing to work together as lab partners, they can share the resources in the Science Supplies Kit I and Student Lab Book. But, a second set is recommended so that each student performs every experiment.
Which Math program/level will be best for my child?
Math, like reading, is a skill-based subject. It is important to pick a program and a level that fits with your child’s learning style and ability. Please take a look at our Resources page for a comparison of our different math options. We also have placement tests to help you figure out the appropriate starting point for your child.
Can I purchase the package without Math?
Our All-Subject Packages are built to include everything you need for your school year: History, Reading, Language Arts, Science, and Math. We love our packages so much that we discount them 20% off the retail price. You can purchase the elements of the All-Subject package without purchasing math, but you will not receive our 20% off package discount.
If you are certain none of our math options will work for you, please add the following products to your cart individually:
What are the “Required Resources” and why are they required?
The Required Resources include a big binder with 36-week tabs for your Instructor’s Guides, The Timeline Book, a reusable Markable Map, and a set of wet-erase markers. These resources will be reused in almost every level of our History program and can be shared by multiple students. You will be given the option to purchase these items every time you buy an All-Subject or Reading with History Package, but you only need to buy it once.
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