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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.

History at Our House

by Mary Ann Kelley

This program is an audio-based curriculum that is presented either as downloadable mp3s or in conference calls. The curriculum offers comprehensive program in ancient, European and American history from 4th-12th grade. There are no texts, but periodically, the instruction is augmented by maps, artwork and projects. The cost runs from $20 a month for the 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. Resources are available printed on cardstock, as a CD, or Continue reading »

Home School in the Woods

by Mary Ann Kelley

Home School in the Woods produces timelines, maps, lap books, and history studies designed for children to live the lessons! The hands-on resources are available as print materials, digital downloads, and CD versions.

Jim Weiss Storytelling CDs

by Mary Ann Kelley

Jim Weiss is a storyteller specializing in classics, wisdom stories, history, and folk tales. He brings characters and stories to life in a way that makes him one of the most popular storytellers among homeschoolers. All story sets are available on CD and some are available as mp3 downloads. Great for children of all ages.

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.

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 »

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 »

Mapping the World By Heart

by Mary Ann Kelley

Mapping the World By Heart teaches students to draw and label maps of the world without referring to an atlas. There are enough course materials and embedded lessons to last an entire year. The course is appropriate for 5th – 12th graders.

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 »

Mystery of History

by Mary Ann Kelley

Mystery of History employs a classical (using rhetorical teaching techniques), chronological (instead of thematic) and Christian approach to teaching history. The Mystery of History is written from a Christian, young-earth, perspective, teaching children to see God’s hand throughout history…and how the Gospel of Jesus is the mystery behind all of history. Written in a conversational 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.

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 »

Remembering God’s Awesome Acts

by Mary Ann Kelley

Remembering God’s Awesome Acts intertwines Biblical and ancient history, but also includes additional instruction in creative writing, speech, drama, geography, anthropology, archeology and linguistics. The ultimate purpose of each element is to give the student a better understanding of the Bible. The focus is not on the individual subjects, but on studying issues, playing with Continue reading »

Remembering God’s Chosen Children

by Mary Ann Kelley

Remembering God’s Chosen Children teaches the history of the Hebrew people from Abram through the New Testament with an emphasis on how the history points toward the coming of Jesus Christ. Ready to use lesson plans are included. The course is part of the Create-A-Notebook series and is excellent for use with notebooking and lapbooking.

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 »

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 »

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.

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.

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 »