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This page requires Javascript. Modify your browser's settings to allow Javascript to execute. See your browser's documentation for specific instructions. Are you sure you want to switch accounts? You will need to purchase the Student Sheets separately. Study the names of Jesus, learning about His character while reading fromScience lessons correlate with the names of Jesus, and U.S. history spotlights the biblical character of America's forefathers. See your browser's documentation for specific instructions. Are you sure you want to switch accounts? Not for children under 3 years. Not for children under 3 years. You will need to purchase the Student Sheets separately. Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages. Not for children under 3 years. Paint and Marker Cards of This is a component of the I Can Do All Things Book Set with DVDs that is included with the Adventures in U.S. History Deluxe Package. And as she cares for her father and befriends her neighbors, she learns that to be afraid but still be brave is the greatest courage of all. It was dark in the forest and everything looked different. Peering around her, she saw something in the distance that looked like a cabin. As the long days pass, the searchers grow desperate, but her father's trust in God holds firm. Here they settle in a little house made of sod beside the banks of beautiful Plum Creek. Soon Pa builds a wonderful new little house with real glass windows and a hinged door. Laura and her sister Mary go to school, help with the chores, and fish in the creek. At night everyone listens to the merry music of Pa's fiddle. Misfortunes come in the form of a grasshopper plague and a terrible blizzard, but the pioneer family works hard together to overcome these troubles. Also included with the 2nd-3rd Grade Supplement for 1850 to Modern Times. Here Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest.

In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Time for fun comes when the jolly tin peddler visits, or best of all, when the fair comes to town. Also included with the 2nd - 3rd Grade Supplement for 1850 to Modern Times. Suddenly he stopped still, gripping a rock and flattening himself against it. Not ten paces from him was a gray wolf, and around her four well-grown cubs were playing - prettily, if anything that spelt such horror could be pretty. His hands felt like ice on the rock. His best friend is Benj, a wise old shepherd, and Benj teaches him to care for the sprightly lamb that becomes his own special pet, his cosset. As Biddy grows into her place as leader of the flock, Peter grows too, learning the skills and joys of the shepherd's life. Arleta Richardson remembers: the funny wearable wire contraption hidden in the dusty attic, the century-old schoolchild's slate that belonged to Grandma, an ancient trunk filled with quilt pieces - each with its own special story - and the button basket, a miracle of mysteries. And best of all was the remarkable grandmother who made magic of all she touched, bringing the past alive as only a born storyteller could. That is, until she discovered the secrets hidden in her grandma's attic. Everything she found sparked a tale of Grandma's life in simpler times and a life lesson her grandma had learned. A quilt square reminded her grandma to avoid pride. A shoe button inspired a story about honesty. And what was that wire thing Grandma wore? Grandma had been a little girl just like she was, trying to be good but often getting into trouble, sometimes without even meaning to. Filled with fun and laughter, Grandma's stories will whisk you away to another time and place. Also included with the 2nd - 3rd Grade Supplement for 1850 to Modern Times.

Pilgrim Adventures is soundly founded on historical facts and records, and brings the reader detailed, everyday life of those pioneering Pilgrims and their families as they struggled to survive while maintaining their faith in the New World. Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Deluxe Package. Simple, easy-to-read text and lively, detailed illustrations introduce the basic concepts of science to young readers. The experiments are safe and easy to carry out, using ordinary household equipment. They are all carefully designed to help young children explore the fascinating world of the kitchen. The text and illustrations are simple and clear so children can enjoy using the books by themselves. Further notes give fuller scientific explanations for adults who wish to work with their children. These experiments and tricks are all carefully designed to help young scientists explore the intriguing properties of air, using only household equipment. The text and illustrations are simple and clear so children can enjoy using the books by themselves. Further notes give fuller scientific explanations for adults who wish to work with their children. You'll also learn how and where they build their homes and all about their young. It takes 6 to 8 days, as many as 4,000 trips for supplies and 125 miles of flying. And each one is smaller than a dime! The kit is full of simple, yet eye-opening, experiments and magnetic fun! Not for children under 3 years. Fill the bottle with bird seed, turn it upside down, and hang from a tree branch using the included hanger. Includes printable files of lyric pages and sheet music for even more fun. The CD contains both full-track and split-track selections. The companion 4-DVD set teaches each lesson, with over six hours of step-by-step instructions and demonstrations. Quality acrylic paints for use with the I Can Do All Things and God and the History of Art programs.

These hard-to-find primary pigment colors provide the basis for all the blended colors taught in our art courses. Clean up is easy with soap and water.Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Deluxe Package. Purchase book and CDs individually from the Music and Art page. The text is divided into twelve units, each of which begins with a short synopsis of the period being studied. The history of that period is then told over several chapters in first-person narratives from the perspective of children who were living during that time.A map is also included, naming the portions of land that originally belonged to each tribe. But did you know that it hasn't always looked the same. Read this book to find out all about the history of the American flag. Things get a little more cramped when their baby brother Oceanus is born during the passage. However, when they arrive, there are even worse challenges to face as the Pilgrims are subjected to hunger, cold, and sickness that put their small colony in great danger. With the help of the Native Americans though, they might just be able to survive their first year in this strange land and have a November harvest to celebrate for generations! Alice Dalgliesh takes young readers back to revolutionary times, back to the colonists' desire for freedom and the creation of the Declaration of Independence. Like all of Alice Dalgliesh's work, The Fourth of July Story remains an American classic. Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages. Also included with the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe Packages. Purchase one per additional student. Simply apply 44 stickers of the states (in a few instances, smaller adjoining states appear on one sticker) to appropriately marked areas on the laminated outline map located on the inside covers. This is a component of the I Can Do All Things Book Set with DVDs that is included with the Adventures in U.S. History Deluxe Package.

Bargain books will remain in shopping cart for up to 12 hours and will then be removed if order is not completed. Orders consisting of regular and Bargain items can be purchased by credit card or PayPal and are shipped together (with two packing slips). Upon completion of checkout, you will receive an email with a link for you to download the file and save to your local device. Please note that ebooks and other digital media downloads are not returnable and all sales are final. In Bible, students study the character of Jesus through hands-on activities and memory verses. Students read for themselves from the NIrV Discoverer's Bible (included in package). Geography is explored by learning the 50 states with map work and projects. Science explores topics such as stars, weather, plants, birds, gravity, energy, friction and more with simple science experiments. Art and music is covered through patriotic songs; art lessons from Barry Stebbing's I Can Do All Things art program (recently reprinted by MFW) and more hands-on activities. Math, language arts and foreign language are not included in the package, but you may plug in your current programs or follow MFW's recommendations which are listed below.Curriculum packages for ages 2-3, PK, K and 1st grade are all-inclusive, offering all materials you need to teach that grade level. This level emphasizes skills typically taught in the grammar stage and focuses on learning about God, His world, reading and writing, and an overview of world history. Lesson plans and materials for ages 2-3, PK, K, and 1 cover basic early childhood skills, beginning language and math and lots of hands-on activities. Grades 3-8, e Learn More There programs are excellent. They are very easy to use and the biblical emphasis and awareness of God in all aspects of learning sets their programs apart. There programs are excellent.

They are very easy to use and the biblical emphasis and awareness of God in all aspects of learning sets their programs apart. MFW Adventures in History However, many of the books in the package are ones that we carry and can be purchased separately from us. However, many of the books in the package are ones that we carry and can be purchased separately from us. We highly recommend Immediately below the package description you will see links to the product page for each component in the package, these pages have the individual inventory availability listed for that item. Call customer service. By calling we can also look up each item and tell you if it is available at the time of your call. Email is not a reliable method for checking availability. Wait for a backorder email after ordering the package. You will receive an email within 24 hours of ordering if anything from the package is on backorder. Although packages are sets, items are not physically bundled together. Because most package items or components are also sold separately and may be components of multiple packages, these items may not have the same inventory availability at any point in time. When you order a package, you are charged one price for all package items. In-stock components will ship according to our normal shipping time. Any backordered components will ship separately as they become available. The package item number is also listed at the bottom of your packing slip for reference. Please note that if your order ships in multiple boxes, package components may not all be in the same box. Package content is not flexible and cannot be modified. All information is secure inside of Rainbow. All credit card and check information is automatically deleted off of our systems once payment has been received. Read our updated privacy policy for more about what we do with your data, as well as your rights and choices - including how to manage cookies. Used: AcceptableMoney back guarantee.

Fulfilled by Amazon. Includes Amazon costumer service, delivery, and tracking. May not include supplemental materials.Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. Learn more about the program. Please try again.Please try again.Please try again. Also includes U.S. geography, Bible, science, art, music, and more. NOTE: Adventures in U.S. History is a one-year program designed for 2nd or 3rd graders who are the oldest in the family. 2nd or 3rd graders with older siblings in 4th - 8th grade should skip Adventures and go directly into the Multi-age Family Learning Cycle, joining in their siblings' current program. This ensures that a parent is only teaching one program for all 2nd - 8th graders. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Created by Teachers (180 Days of Practice)Created by Teachers (180 Days of Practice)In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Register a free business account To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Please try again later. Andrew Beers 5.0 out of 5 stars Came quickly. Just what I needed. An addict who likes my half-and-half with a splash of coffee. A fractured pot transformed by the One Who makes broken things beautiful. I heart homeschooling, brake for libraries, and am glad you're here with me on the journey. Be sure to subscribe to my monthly newsletter.I’ve never been a fan of pre-packaged or all-in-one curricula.

I’ve always thought that part of the advantage of homeschooling is being able to pick and choose the curriculum for each subject and come up with a personal plan for the school year that’s unique to each family or child within that family. Please see my disclosure policy for full details.) I had big plans of major things that I would accomplish. Instead, we kicked off summer with an illness that lasted more than two weeks. Then there was a major health issue with the beloved family pet that required surgery. A couple of additional financial emergencies were thrown in. Then there was another illness, again lasting two weeks plus. “Summer” didn’t begin for us until early August. At that point, we were a blink away from a family birthday and then the annual visit from my mother-in-law from overseas. I did not feel rested or refreshed. I was not prepared for a new school year. In my search for a history curriculum over the summer, I had stumbled upon My Father’s World. According to their website, “My Father's World Christian homeschool curriculum combines the best of Charlotte Mason's ideas, classical education, and unit studies with a biblical worldview and global focus.” Hmm, that sounded good. I was particularly drawn to their Family Learning Cycle model; it made so much sense as I considered the “big picture” of my children’s educations. I was giddy when I saw My Father’s World Adventures in U.S. History. The history portion covered exactly what I wanted to teach in the upcoming school year. I tried to find something better. I hedged and hesitated. I tried but knew I did not have time to put together anything comparable myself. Finally, almost at the last moment, I decided to give it a chance. In order to save money and because I already owned some of the books, I did not purchase a complete package. I ordered the proprietary materials from MFW directly and the rest from Rainbow Resources.

I would recommend doing that to anyone who cannot splurge on the deluxe or basic packages. Also, Charlotte Mason’s living literature approach to history feels like the dominant method in this program, and so you need to use a lot of real books. We live in a rural area with a very limited library, and while I purchase many children’s books to grow our home library, my ability to do so is not unlimited. Epic! saved the day for us, and if you are in a similar situation, I recommend it. I chose the Adventures in U.S. History package, rather than the Exploring Countries and Cultures package because I wanted to cover U.S. history and had already done a whole DIY study of countries and cultures with my children. Having taught 4th grade for many years gave me confidence that I could tweak things where needed, but my background wasn’t needed. The extensive booklists provided by MFW, plus other books I found myself, enabled me to engage and challenge my 4th grader and make this program work. At first, I worried that the broad range of topics would be too much (“a mile wide and an inch deep”), but I was very pleasantly surprised. From the Age of Exploration, to colonial days, to the Revolutionary War, to the Westward Expansion, to the Civil War, and right on through the inventions and progress of the very early 20th century, my children all learned so much about the major people and events of our nation’s history and developed a very solid foundation in U.S. history, one that will be added to in years to come. We L.O.V.E.D. the literature choices for history. MFW has trademarked the “book basket” concept; essentially, having a basket of books on a given topic at the ready for your children to look at or read. That’s something I already do at times, so this felt like a very natural fit for us. One of the two main texts, American Pioneers and Patriots, is about different fictional children throughout history. My children loved it and would cheer when it was time to read.

The book lists in the back of the Adventures in U.S. History teacher’s manual are treasures. I felt that I could trust the brief but thorough reviews of each book, and they gave me a wonderful starting point with which to select books for read-alouds and individual reading for my children. The Picture Book Biography series was one of my favorite options for read-alouds, along with countless stand-alone titles. I found many excellent Level 3 and Level 4 books from the I Can Read Series that were perfect for my second grader and kindergartener (a gifted reader). My fourth grader devoured almost every book in the Childhood of Famous Americans Series, from Native Americans to female patriots to presidents, and read several challenging books from The American Story series.These things went very far in helping my children to remember and contextualize what they were learning. The note-booking pages (called “student sheets”) are well done. The timeline pieces are very basic, but I added in this one and it made a huge improvement. The whole package is engaging and hands-on. Every week, there is more than one craft, activity, or recipe to try. You don’t have to do everything (we didn’t), but it really brings the learning to life when you do. From making a paper tricorn hat like George Washington’s, to making Hasty Pudding when learning “Yankee Doodle,” to making a model Liberty Bell, to trying your hand at using a quill pen when learning about the Declaration of Independence, to making yummy regional recipes when learning about the fifty states, there are lots and lots of simple but fun things to make and do. In history, science, and music specifically, there are many opportunities to see, smell, listen, taste, and touch to help children better connect to what they’re learning. The authors clearly know children, understand how they learn, and put great care and thought into making this a special program for young students.

It’s a natural fit to learn the words and tunes of patriotic American songs alongside a U.S. history program like this one. It was useful to have the provided song lyric sheets, although the music CD that accompanied them wasn’t our favorite. My husband and I aren’t musically inclined, but a more musical family could go further by learning to play and (properly) sing the music (note: no sheet music is provided). Along with the patriotic American songs, there is also an ongoing composer study of Tchaikovsky. This study seems out of place, so if I were able to change the package, one place I’d do so is here. I’d eliminate the Tchaikovsky study altogether, add in literature specific to the patriotic American songs to better explain the stories behind them, and include note-booking pages for each song. We also liked the simple Bible program that teaches the names of Jesus. This was something that I wanted to do with my children anyway, and it’s nicely done. The children learn a portion of Scripture about every two weeks that teaches a name of Jesus, and they do copy-work of the Bible verses on provided note-booking sheets. The teacher's manual provides brief scripted discussions, short Bible readings, and related questions. There are cut-outs of the Bible verses too, so you can make a poster out of the verses throughout the year and keep that on display if you’d like to. There are also some related crafts sprinkled throughout, although they seemed too Sunday School-ish and young, so we didn’t do those. The art program uses the I Can Do All Things CD and Book set. The CDs seem low-budget, but the artist is excellent. It’s a Christian program, and there is a lot of kid-friendly encouragement and wisdom included. The materials are thoughtfully designed to give young children an introduction in technique and to encourage them to try and do their best. It’s a pricey program because each child needs their own art book and paint and marker card set.

We’ve never spent this much on an art program before or been as formal about art. Our typical art MO is to do one seasonal, holiday, or open-ended piece of (often messy) art a week using things my children like to work with like watercolors, acrylic paints, oil pastels, collage materials, etc. They were all resistant to using this program at times, probably because it is so different from how we usually do art. We ended up giving up on it mid-year and falling back on our usual art routine. Having said that, I think this program has a lot of merit and I’m still glad we purchased it. It actually has enough art lessons that it can be used over more than one school year. A family could have the flexibility of doing just one art lesson per week or doing them multiple days a week. We will be revisiting this program and using it again. If there was only one thing that I could change about MFW Adventures in U.S. History package it would definitely be the science program. The main problem is the breadth of topics. In the history program, there is breadth, but also depth and a clear thread of continuity (U.S. history across a span of time). This is not the case in the science program. There are many topics covered such as stars, weather, plants, animals, atoms, energy, gravity, friction, computers, magnets, and more. This variety initially sounds like it would be fun and interesting, but in reality, it feels haphazard and disconnected. The main spine is more of a science primer with little substance, and while MFW does provide book lists to choose from that you can (and should) add in, you spend so little time on each topic that it seems there isn’t enough time to really learn anything. Likewise, the experiments are simplistic and there is no provided way to document what you do. I ended up making some very basic note-booking sheets for my children to use. This could be improved if MFW would narrow down the topics, maybe to two for each quarter of the school year.

Providing note-booking and experiment recording sheets would also be meaningful improvements. If I could do one thing over again myself, I would have allotted some time to tweak the science program to make it work better for us. Finally, there are the note-booking student sheets. The student sheets are an important part of the package and shouldn’t be omitted. My issues are with the format and the price. The sheets have wide-ruled handwriting lines and there are few lines to use. Families would get more mileage out of the sheets that way, and as it stands, the price for the current sheets is far too high (MFW states copying them for multiple children is against copyright rules). The science, Bible, art, and music programs are not quite as well developed but still add to what is overall an excellent, easy-to-use, family and child-friendly, thoughtfully designed product. I would strongly recommend it. All of my children, in kindergarten, second, and fourth, have learned so much. They are now regularly overheard saying things that completely belie their ages like, “John Adams was the second President and then his son was the sixth President,” “That happened after the Civil War ended in 1865,” “It became a state after the Louisiana Purchase,” “That was after Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence,” or “That was the same year as the Gold Rush.” They are all pursuing further reading and hobbies in their spare time that are directly connected to what we learned about in history. They are sharing what they know in conversation. They can be seen acting out and demonstrating what they learned in their play. They never took notes. I didn’t give a quiz or test. We didn’t do fancy culminating projects. But we read excellent books. We had fantastic conversations. We wrote down and drew things worth remembering. We did hands-on things that they connected to. They were inspired to learn more. They asked excellent questions.

They all chose to read far more than I asked them to. Our school year is wrapping up, and they are all still asking questions, still wanting to read more, still pushing the limits of what they know. My Father’s World Adventures in U.S. History has been a highlight of this school year for all of us, and I’m so glad I gave it a chance! Thank you! Your task cards will be sent to your inbox shortly. Grab my free Task Cards today. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Reply Delete Replies Jessica June 19, 2018 at 6:19 PM Yes, I agree. I also tried to see it as a guide and to remember that I could add things in or leave things out as we needed. The structure of the whole program (not having to plan it all out myself!) was wonderful and such a blessing to me this school year. Delete Replies Reply Reply Sarah June 19, 2018 at 4:22 PM I agree almost 100%. We just finished this as well. The history was great, though I almost wish it was more in depth especially the beginning and ending weeks- they seemed the weakest. Nevertheless we all loved it. I think my biggest issue (apart from the science, music, etc you mentioned- agree 110%) was that I thought it was too easy overall and needed some extra challenges. But we still enjoyed it. Reply Delete Replies Sarah June 19, 2018 at 4:47 PM And I'm curious if you think you may continue on with mfw or not. I'm taking at least one year off but since it was SO simplistic I'm not sure I'll continue with their curriculum. Wasn't bad, but we need more meat.:) Delete Replies Reply Jessica June 19, 2018 at 6:45 PM Sounds like we had very similar experiences with the program. I am honestly still in the process of deciding whether or not to use MFW again next year - weighing the conveniences and the strengths of it versus the weaknesses. As a first time user of a boxed program, I was sincerely impressed by the ease of use.

The organization of it all, the simple pre-planned projects, and the book lists all made the school year so much easier for me. If I use MFW again, though, I will definitely do more pre-planning in the summer and decide beforehand where and how I can strengthen any areas that seem weak to me. I didn't have that planning time last summer and was really assessing this program and using it in an open-and-go way throughout the school year. Some school years are just like that:) but I do think I could have made even better use of the program if I'd pre-planned more last summer. At this point I'm considering using MFW again but doing something different for science (that was the area of greatest weakness to me), but we'll see. Hope that helps a little. Delete Replies Reply Reply Jessica June 20, 2018 at 6:36 AM Sarah - I wanted to add that while parts of the program are more simplistic (science, music), I think the history is so well done that it balances out those areas. Particularly once you add in the 'optional' hands-on activities and all the extra literature from the book lists, the history is substantial and engaging. It's for this reason that I'm leaning toward 'yes' on MFW next year, while still knowing that I may have to tweak or change the science (maybe the music, too). Thanks! I do know a lot of people who will swap out those subjects which I do think would help a lot. I think myself and MFW are just on very different wavelengths as far as challenges and gentle approach goes.I was thinking, if I had planned this out a year ago, that I would've done some kind of science around the history and inventions. Studying the inventors, how they figured it out, trying something along the same lines to do at home, etc. Oh well haha! Delete Replies Reply Reply Cathy August 1, 2018 at 2:42 PM Hi. Have you decided yet about continuing with MFW. Reply Delete Replies Jamie Erickson August 1, 2018 at 6:59 PM Thanks for that helpful info, Cathy.