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One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics of childhood have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. These lively, inspiring, believable biographies sweep today’s young readers right into history.
This product is a Literature Guide. Prerequisite reading: Henry Ford: Young Man With Ideas (Childhood of Famous Americans)
The Teacher’s Manual is highly suggested for additional teaching support for all four years of the curriculum.
Pathway to Liberty’s Vision Statement, 4 Year Overview, and Educational Philosophy are included.
Additional Writing Sources, Word Study, Vocabulary, Devotional and Research Models are provided in the manual as well.
Do you know what holiday to sound the shofar for? Or when to build a sukkah?
Now you can learn, in this celebration of eleven Jewish holidays, from Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, to Shavuot, the accepting of the Torah. There’s even a section on Shabbat, the Sabbath. The meaning and story behind each holiday are explained. There are also activities, music, and recipes for adults and children to work on together.
Leslie Kimmelman has created a timeless Jewish treasury, and Ora Eitan’s rich, stylized art perfectly captures the mood of each celebration.
Open the pages and discover that a whole year of Jewish holidays is beginning!
The history of Greece is taught chronologically, as students read short biographical sketches outlining the lives of important figures.
The selections begin with the Greek creation and flood stories, then continue with legendary figures like Perseus, Hercules, and Jason. Then come the leaders of the Trojan War: Agamemnon, Achilles, & Odysseus. The lawgivers of the Greek cities (Lycurgus, Draco, & Solon) are profiled and the leaders who led the defense of Greece against the Persian invasion are covered (Miltiades, Leonidas, & Themistocles).
The second half of the book covers the Greek classical period (Pericles, Alcibiades, & Socrates) and finally, the age of Alexander the Great (Demosthenes, Aristotle, & Ptolemy).
Your fourth or fifth graders should be able to enjoy it independently,older students can read it as well and not feel like they have been given something that is “babyish.”
The text includes a new preface by Rob & Cyndy Shearer, as well as an essay for Christian parents titled, “What to do about Mythology?”
Note: The Greenleaf Press edition is NOT identical to the 1904 edition, or to the editions reprinted by other publishers. It has been edited, updated, and supplemented with additional material.
The NIV Foundation Study Bible in the world’s most popular modern-English Bible translation—the New International Version—features an approachable and easy-to-use layout, with straightforward and broad study notes that offer a way to discover the beauty and truth of God’s Word at an affordable price.
The accessible features and affordable price make the NIV Foundation Study Bible perfect for students, church leaders, Bible readers around the world, and homeschool use.
This teacher guide for Benjamin West includes instruction on how to teach a biography using the notebook method. Historical background presents Pennsylvania, the middle colony, and William Penn and the Quakers, as well as a chronology of Benjamin West’s life. The study of Benjamin West can be combined with an artist study from the StoneBridge Art Guide and an author study of Marguerite Henry featured in A Family Program for Reading Aloud, both from the Foundation.
“Thus says the LORD: Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls”(Jer. 6:16).
Christianity is a faith in love with history. God took on human flesh and dwelt among us. The Spirit carried that divine work over the centuries, providing courage and maturity even amid our imperfections.
Christians find their true family line not through tribes and ethnic blood but in the bond of faithfulness and shed blood that has united our family for millennia. We too often view Church history as the story of obscure aliens instead of the lives of brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers.
In this collection of forty-six brief biographies for children, Hannula sketches the stirring trials and triumphs of many famous and some lesser known figures in our family of faith including Augustine, Charlemagne, Anselm, Luther, Bunyan, and C.S. Lewis. Through them we can begin to enjoy the old paths and find rest for our souls.
First published in 1946 with the d’Aulaires’s beautiful lithographic prints, this tale of the first colony at Jamestown is told from the perspective of the princess daughter of the mighty chief Powhatan. When the Natives judge the white man’s magic as evil, John Smith is condemned to death only the intervention of Pocahontas saves his life and a tentative friendship is established between Pocahontas’s tribe and the new colonists. The King of England sends a crown, rich robes and a royal bed to honor Powhatan and he is pleased, but the white man’s insistence that the Indians give them corn to sustain them through the long winters threatens their tenuous relationship. Pocahontas’s ultimate marriage to John Rolfe, the birth of their son, their voyage to England and presentation to the King and Queen is the stuff of fairy tales except that it is one of the great true stories of America’s earliest days.
In Year 2, we study The Middle Ages in order to follow the noble stream of liberty. We emphasize the history of the Christian church and its impact on the world. The timeframe begins at the early Christian church and the Roman Republic. Students trace the people and events that brought forth liberty. We begin with the Roman Republic and the Heroic Age of the Church, and finish the year with the Age of Exploration.
Students will learn about the growth, persecution and martyrdom of the early church. Also, the characteristics of a mini-republic, form of church government, church councils, development of church doctrine and the
canonization of the Bible are overviewed. We look at Mohammed, the basic tenets of Islam and the Crusades. We befriend men whose faithfulness God used to transform entire nations, such as; St. Patrick, Charlemagne and King Alfred. The Magna Carta is studied as a key stepping stone on the Pathway to Liberty.
Beginning with the Roman Republic, we study the advances of Rome and it’s decline. We answer questions like;
How did the Gospel change individual’s lives?
What relationship does the gospel have on a nation’s form of government?
How was God working in history to transform men and nations?
How does an individual’s internal character influence their external environment?
How an individual answers these questions is the framework in which he or she reasons and relates to the world and life events.
Pathway to Liberty is a holistic curriculum covering Bible, history, character, writing, vocabulary and geography.
Join us in laying a solid foundation on which your student can build for a lifetime.
The Student’s Guide includes 4 weekly lessons over a 26 week period. Every lesson researches a scripture, reasons from a principle and makes a personal application. Subjects include Bible, history, vocabulary, and writing.
The Teacher’s Guide provides the teacher with a weekly overview, notes and answer guides. Beginning with Creation through Ancient Greece, the year-long curriculum includes 4 weekly lessons over a 26 week period. Every lesson is flexible and easily adjusted.