[Update: Congratulations to Amanda (#29), the winner of Investigating God’s World. Amanda, please contact me with your mailing address by Friday, March 11.]
Today’s goodie up for grabs is Understanding God’s World from A Beka (grade 4). I have available the textbook, the unused test & quizzes booklet, and the tests and quizzes key. The materials are in good shape but the textbook does have some writing inside. There are just notes here and there like what you see here:
The tests and quizzes booklet and answer key have no writing except for a name inside the cover. I do not have the workbook that corresponds to the text.
From the publisher:
Fourth graders will enjoy this fascinating presentation of things that they can see, observe, and understand in the world around them. They learn how to make an insect zoo, how to recognize the plants they see every day, how to attract birds to their own back yards, how to use field guides, how to interpret cloud formations, and how to identify rocks. Students will appreciate the miracle of plant germination, the causes of weather, the God-given provisions for life on earth, the design of the starry heavens, the ecology of the ocean depths, and many other aspects of God’s creative genius. Demonstrations and activities throughout the text keep learning lively, comprehension checks and Chapter Checkups provide for thorough review.
This text is scheduled as a 27-week course, followed by Developing Good Health taught the last 9 weeks.
Reminders: The items in Goodies Up For Grabs may be gently used or like new. While the item itself should be in good condition (I’m not guaranteeing it because I won’t be watching every video or listening to every CD), the covers may not be in great shape. As of this writing, items are all from my personal shelves but that may change if friends offer to contribute to the stash. I may not have actually used the item. (You don’t ever do that, do you? Buy curriculum and not use it? I didn’t think so.) Some of the resources may be older versions – I have several great videos but they are on VHS tapes – so be sure to pay attention to whether the format of a resource will work for you.
The rules are simple – for each item, just post in the comments section of the blog post what you like about that particular item. Please only post once for each item. If you don’t intend to respond with your address if you are the winner, out of fairness to the other homeschoolers who would love to have the item, please do not enter! The choice will be random, so it will not increase your chances of winning to tell how your husband just left you and your house burned down and you lost your job so you really *need* the item. Keep it simple, and happy homeschooling!