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Christian Light

by Mary Ann Kelley

Christian Light Education is a complete curriculum from grades 1 through 12, including teacher material, support items, and an extensive line of high school electives.

BJU Press

by Mary Ann Kelley

BJU Press offers both curriculum for purchase and a distance learning solution. The texts cover all core subjects with a Christian worldview, critical thinking, and hands-on learning.

Switched-On Schoolhouse

by Mary Ann Kelley

Switched-On Schoolhouse is a comprehensive, Bible-based curriculum that offers computer-based learning for grades 3-12. With 3-D animation, video clips, and other fascinating multimedia, Switched-On Schoolhouse is the perfect homeschool curriculum for today’s generation. With this flexible, best-selling curriculum, you can customize student learning to fit individual educational needs.    

A Beka

by Mary Ann Kelley

A Beka provides a complete line of traditional Christian educational materials that have been developed and refined over a period of 50 years in the classrooms of Pensacola Christian Academy.

Lifepacs

by Mary Ann Kelley

LIFEPAC is a full-color, consumable worktext homeschool curriculum with Bible-based content for grades K-12. Designed by a team of accomplished educators with years of classroom experience, LIFEPAC is based on the principle of mastery learning. Students master content in each unit worktext before progressing to the next. Ten LIFEPAC worktexts provide one full year of Continue reading »

Time4Learning

by Mary Ann Kelley

Time4Learning.com is an online education program that teaches preschool through twelfth grade curriculum in an interactive, student-centered environment. Time4Learning combines 1000+ animated lessons, printable worksheets and graded activities to teach math and language arts lessons correlated to state standards. Science, social studies and art are also provided as a bonus for most grades. Key features Continue reading »

Spectrum

by Mary Ann Kelley

Spectrum offers supplemental workbooks in the following subjects: Math, Early Childhood Reading & Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Testing. The materials are grade appropriate, but there are not materials for every grade.

Rod and Staff

by Mary Ann Kelley

Rod & Staff curriculum is designed to make the child God-conscious. This curriculum not only teaches the Bible but uses many illustrations of how Bible principles can be applied in everyday life. The various courses are comprised of texts, workbooks, and teacher guides. The science text is written from the perspective that evolution is “logically Continue reading »

Heart of Wisdom

by Mary Ann Kelley

Heart of Wisdom publishes a large selection of resources, including Internet-linked unit studies, Ancient History: Adam to Messiah curriculum, Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays, and scrap-lapbooks for students to use to facilitate learning.

Time Travelers History Study Series

by Mary Ann Kelley

Time Travelers History Study Series focuses on American history from new world explorers to the Great Depression (WWII is in development as of 2010) using hands on projects to facilitate transfer of learning. The materials contain brief subject narratives, along with many activities and teacher’s guides. Teacher Helps include tips for preparing and organizing, as Continue reading »

KONOS History of the World

by Mary Ann Kelley

KONOS History of the World is a high school unit study curriculum based on world history. It covers History, English Composition, Literature, Bible, Drama/Speech, Art Appreciation, Geography, Studio Art, Study Skills, and some Latin (in HOW II). It is available as a two volume set.

Streams of Civilization

by Mary Ann Kelley

Streams of Civilization is a two volume set of history stretching from Creation through 20th Century American history. The material gives both evolutionary and creationism points of view for natural history and a Judeo-Christian perspective for world political history. The texts also include a list of important words and concepts at the end of the Continue reading »

Figures in Motion

by Mary Ann Kelley

Perfect for creating your own timeline, setting up scenes, and putting on historic plays, this collection of 20 moveable Ancient Times figures will provide hours of hands-on exploration. Created by a homeschool mom, illustrations are true to period costume, and where possible are based on mosaics, paintings, and statues. The materials include pre-cut figures that Continue reading »

History Through the Ages

by Mary Ann Kelley

History Through the Ages is a collection of clip-art style figures to affix on wall and book timelines. The entire collection is available as one set, or they may be purchased separately as Creation to Christ, Resurrection to Revolution, Napoleon to Now and American History. Available on cardstock or CD.

Easy Timeline Creator

by Mary Ann Kelley

Easy Timeline Creator is a CD-based computer program for Windows users that allows the student or instructor to create timelines for specific user-delineated periods. Your student builds the timeline on the computer and then prints out the final product. The finished timeline can be displayed upon the wall or assembled into a notebook. This timeline Continue reading »

Wonders of Old Timeline Book

by Mary Ann Kelley

Wonders of Old Timeline Book is a beautifully bound book that provides the student with blank timelines that can be completed with historical events relevant to the particular course being studied. The accompanying CD includes category symbols that may be printed on sticker paper and affixed on the blank timeline.

Wall Timelines of World History

by Mary Ann Kelley

Wall Timelines of World History is a collection of full size 10 x 1 foot wall timelines. Help your students understand and “see” the progression of history with interactive and engaging timelines. Because the timeline is a full foot in height, there is plenty of room for timeline figures, notes, biography cards, or any other Continue reading »

Star-Spangled State Book

by Mary Ann Kelley

The Star-Spangled State Book is a 36 week curriculum for 4th through 8th grade traces the creation of the 50 US States from the beginnings at Jamestown to the present day. There is a workbook and CD that accompanies the text to complete the curriculum.

A Child’s Geography

by Mary Ann Kelley

A Child’s Geography: Explore His Earth is a gentle, narration-style approach to geography. Written with a tone of amazement and wonder, students will embark on an exploration of the atmosphere, continents, oceans, climate, plate tectonics, earthquakes & volcanoes, latitude and longitude. Divided into easily-identifiable sections that parents can adjust to complete in a day or Continue reading »

Map Trek

by Mary Ann Kelley

Recommended by The Well-Trained Mind, Map Trek is an atlas plus historical outline maps that allow you to teach geography alongside history. Available in 4 World History e-books + 2 US Map e-books, Map Trek teaches students historical and current geography as they learn about ancient history. Included: Full-color teacher answer maps. Blank outline maps Continue reading »