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Under the Home

by Mary Ann Kelley

Under the Home offers studio art, art history, music, mathematics, reading, writing, prose, and poetry for grades K-1 as well as science, geography, and history for grade 1. They will be adding grades 2-5 over the years 2017 & 2018. As of January 2017 the price is $30/year.

Economics of Entrepreneurship

by Mary Ann Kelley

The Economics of Entrepreneurship Course consists of 40 ready-to-go lessons teaching basic Economic Concepts with a focus on the value of Entrepreneurship by introducing a series of engaging short videos, inspiring articles and stories, as well as fun, interactive games and activities. It provides students with the tools and resources they need to start their Continue reading »

Modern Parables

by Mary Ann Kelley

Modern Parables is an original film-based Bible study series on Jesus’ parables. It uses short films combined with teaching by pastors and in-depth study materials to create an entirely new learning experience. Modern Parables seeks to re-create the emotional immediacy that Jesus’ 1st-century audience felt when hearing the parables. It does this by using some Continue reading »

Filmmaking From the First Directors

by Mary Ann Kelley

A hands-on filmmaking class that teaches the basics of filmmaking and early film history. It takes students through a unique journey starting in the late 19th century, then guides them through the steps first directors took in creating the modern language of film. The goal is to teach students how to make films one step Continue reading »

Economics for Everybody

by Mary Ann Kelley

An insightful and entertaining exploration of the principles, practices, and consequences of economics. Thoroughly unconventional, this homeschool economics curriculum links entrepreneurship with lemonade, cartoons with markets, and Charlie Chaplin with supply and demand.

Dave Raymond’s American History

by Mary Ann Kelley

Published by Compass Classroom, Dave Raymond’s American History is based on the perspective that history is best understood through the dual lenses of dramatic story and godly wisdom. Veteran history teacher Dave Raymond gives a comprehensive history of the United States by applying a Christian worldview to the characters, events, theology, literature, art, and religious Continue reading »

Continental Press

by Mary Ann Kelley

Continental Press produces affordable materials that support curriculum and state-testing goals with instruction and assessment products for reading, mathematics, social studies, science and phonics.

Our America Series

by Mary Ann Kelley

Finn’s & Ginny’s parents are lost back in time, and the two young twins have decided to go back to early America to find them. In the first book of The Our America series, The Pilgrim Adventure, they discover that the Pilgrims had far more adventures than they had ever realized. Their second American adventure Continue reading »

Notgrass

by Mary Ann Kelley

Notgrass offers curriculum for K-12 in Economics, Literature, Government, US History, World History, Bible, Art, and Unit Studies. The format of the lessons varies with age and topic, but all are bible-based and include clear student instructions with reading and activities. Samples and reviews of each resource are available on the Notgrass website.

The Canadian History Tunes CD

by Mary Ann Kelley

Designed by a certified teacher and professional performer turned homeschool mom, this educational resource includes 25 original songs to help students learn about some of the most important events and people in Canadian History. Included on the CD is a bonus tune “Learning The Canadian Prime Ministers By Song©” designed to help students memorize the Continue reading »

Science Unit Studies For Homeschoolers and Teachers

by Mary Ann Kelley

Susan Kilbride is a homeschooling mother with a degree in biology. A few years ago she noticed that many homeschooling parents are either uncomfortable teaching their children science, or just don’t have the time to do the necessary research to teach their children science. Susan wrote her first book, Science Unit Studies for Homeschoolers and Continue reading »

BigIQkids.com

by Mary Ann Kelley

BigIQkids offers both free and premium online programs for spelling, vocabulary, math, and geography. The programs are designed for students in grades K-8 and promote spelling efficiency, vocabulary building, math fact mastery and US geography knowledge via multimedia reinforcement and independent learning.

The Missouri Connection: Profiles of the Famous & Infamous

by Mary Ann Kelley

With an emphasis on Missouri history, The Missouri Connection: Profiles of the Famous & Infamous is an illustrated multi-cultural book that introduces the reader to more than fifty diverse men and women who once lived in the state of Missouri. Each of them contributed to the development of the state and to the country. This Continue reading »

Exploring World History

by Mary Ann Kelley

Exploring World History is a high school world history curriculum combining world history, world literature, and Bible. It helps high school students gain a fuller understanding of the past as they read the history narrative, read classic literature, complete writing assignments, and study what the Bible says about issues and ideas in world history. Exploring Continue reading »

Exploring American History

by Mary Ann Kelley

Exploring America is an American history high school curriculum combining American history, American literature, and Bible. It helps high school students gain a fuller understanding of our nation’s past as they read the history narrative, read classic American literature, complete writing assignments, and study what the Bible says about issues and ideas in American history. Continue reading »

Ancient Civilizations and the Bible

by Mary Ann Kelley

Diana Waring’s Ancient Civilizations and the Bible is a bible-based history unit study. All of the core subjects except math are covered. There are quality resources used for each chapter, including suggested books . Each resource listed is divided up by elementary, middle school, high school and adult. The “True Tales” and “What in the Continue reading »

WinterPromise

by Mary Ann Kelley

Working from the idea that literature communicates powerfully to young minds, WinterPromise developed a curriculum that is strongly literature-based. This offers parents the opportunity to do less teaching and more “learning together” with their children. This “Learning Together” method has the additional benefit of requiring almost no preparation for the parent, preserving as many moments Continue reading »

Thinkwell Math

by Mary Ann Kelley

Thinkwell’s multimedia products in math, science, and social science integrate technology, art, and video with great teaching to produce a new path to success for students.

Geography Matters

by Mary Ann Kelley

Geography Matters’ flagship product is the Mark-It Outline Maps, which are available in a variety of sizes in paper or laminated for creative write on-wipe off activities. Geography Matters also provides geography curriculum manuals and support materials, such as atlases, to make teaching geography a simple task for homeschool parents and classroom teachers.

A Little Garden Flower

by Mary Ann Kelley

A Little Garden Flower is a Waldorf curriculum for Pre-K through 6th grade.

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