Cheaper by the Dozen

Cheaper by the Dozen

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Item #: 005030
ISBN: 9780060084608
Grades: 6-9

Product Description:

A loving and hilarious memoir of a family caught between traditional values and pioneering studies on time management. This classic is sure to strike a chord in the hearts of homeschooling families everywhere.

Category Description for Engaging Young Minds Literature Guides:

Just when I think I've seen 'em all, I have to think again... Written specifically for homechoolers (and with an attempt to use literature engaging to boys, in particular) these incorporate Biblical references where appropriate. Each guide begins with a synopsis of both author and book. A list of proposed projects, which are to be completed along with the study, follows. In some of the guides these are keyed to particular chapters and helpful reminders of them are included as you work through the study guide. Books are discussed in chapter clusters rather than by chapter. A fairly standard format is followed after reading each assigned section of the book. First are Reading Response questions which contain a nice mix of comprehension, analysis, and thought-provoking questions and exercises. Lines are included for students to record their responses. A wide variety of literature skills is covered in each book and throughout the series. Hank the Cowdog (Finally, someone has written a study guide about our old friend, Hank!), for example, provides numerous examples of and opportunities to discuss hyperbole. These literature skills discussions always include a clear explanation of the literary term, often marked with a special icon, example(s) of its use in the book under discussion, and exercises for the student to practice the skill. Special "In Thy Light" activities/questions may appear in either the Reading Response or Literature Skill sections. These include scriptural quotations or ask students to refer to their Bibles to consider issues raised in the novel in the light of God's Word. Vocabulary exercises follow these sections. A refreshing variety of approaches are used in these - including crossword puzzles, multiple choice, word structure, etc. Many study guides place vocabulary study in the pre-reading section of the guide. I prefer it after reading, however, as it is likely that the student will either discover the meaning of unknown words in context or will (hopefully) consult a dictionary as he reads. Composition is incorporated through open-ended questions or proposed projects that provide opportunity for more in-depth written responses. Many of the guides have a proposed project or culminating activity to end the study of each chapter block. For instance, the Cheaper By the Dozen guide also incorporates a Journal Assignment at the end of each section so students can construct their own memoir as they read through the book. An answer key at the end of each book provides the answers to all questions and activities. Despite the "youth" of this company, these guides are very well-organized, professionally done, and provide insightful, engaging study of the literature while increasing student understanding of and skill with literary forms and concepts. I hope this company continues to expand their line of outstanding guides.




The third volume in Diana Waring's history course begins with the Napoleonic era and continues through the early years of the Cold War (1800 - 1950s). Discover how God works through the lives of specific people, through events the world over, and through His Church - even in our tumultuous modern time.




Category Description for Diana Waring History Revealed!:

Diana Waring is once again publishing her History Revealed! program and we are thrilled! Diana Waring embodies the concept that learning should be alive for students, enjoyable, and memorable in both approach and content. Her foundational perspective is that Gods redemptive presence is visible throughout all ages and all history. The goal of History Revealed! is for students to discover history from a Biblical worldview, and to explore history through a curriculum that honors your God-given design. This means learning and expressing what youve learned in a way that best fits you and who you are.

It is designed to guide students through a study of world history from a Biblical perspective. The curriculum does this by providing numerous learning opportunities which include: reading, discussing, researching, music, art, architecture, science projects, cooking, journalism, drama, mapping, graphic design, vocabulary and more. Designed as a multi-learning style program, the units in these courses are based on a four-week cycle through the four basic learning styles, and each course includes 9 units. All the activities and projects during each of these weeks utilize one of the four different learning styles feeler, thinker, sensor, and intuitor making this curriculum easy to use with any child, teenager or even adult who wants to study history from a Biblical perspective. Extensive lists of books (including descriptions) help students discover and explore history. This series gives evidence that history the way the Bible tells it is correct, and is divided into 3 periods: Creation to Christ, Resurrection to Revolution, and Napoleon to the Korean War. From students to teachers, high school to college-bound, professors to 10-year olds, the praise and acclaim for this series is very widespread; crossing not only state lines but also international borders.

The Teacher Guides feature suggested monthly schedules, activity explanations, teacher helps, weekly assessment suggestions, topic suggestions for research and reading, and internet links are provided for further research. Small-format student pages are provided in their entirety, to help keep you and your student on the same page. Icons help to mark teaching tips, discussion questions, and opportunities to engage students spiritually. Each icon is accompanied by a shaded box with instruction and/or information. An Appendix contains maps with the answers to workbook mapping activities. All other materials which were previously found in the appendix are in the student pages and small format in the teacher edition. Timeline dates are aligned to Usshers chronology, and King Ahasuerus in the book of Esther is identified with the Persian King Darius rather than Xerxes.

The Student Manuals contain introductory articles for each unit to provide an overview of that period of history, lots of options for hands-on projects and topics for further research, book lists organized by age group, discussion questions, and self-evaluation questions at the end of each phase in every lesson.

People who have had the opportunity to hear Diana Waring speak live at a homeschooling convention have experienced an amazing thing - theyve told me so. Its impossible to not be drawn in by the enthusiasm, the incredible depth of knowledge, love for the subject, and the dynamic style which characterizes Dianas seminars and workshops. That same experience can be at your very finger-tips with the What in the World? CDs. Diana presents the history of the world in 3 different volumes. These 4-disc sets describe people and events based upon archeology and research. Through listening to her recordings you will hear and envision Gods influence throughout the periods of history. These CDs correspond to the curriculum and tracks are rearranged to align with Usshers chronology. Although central to Dianas curriculum, the CDs can also be used as a supplement to other history programs or for the history buff who just wants to informally learn a little more.

Test Kits cover the material taught in Phase 1 of each unit. Each test includes matching, essay and short answer questions.

New for 2016 are Essentials Packs. These include: Student Manual, Teacher Guide, What in the World CD Set, and Test Kit plus three NEW components: Rubric Set, Quick Start Guide, and Basic Lesson Plan. Designed to give you a jump start in the prepping, planning, and grading aspects of these courses, these new components are attractive and easy to use. The Quick Start Guide provides an overview of History Revealeds four phases: Introduction, Exploration, Hands-on, and Expression as well as an introduction to package components. The Basic Lesson Plan has two options 3-Day (1.5 2 hour sessions) and 5-Day (30-60 minutes sessions) providing a daily plan for each. The Rubrics Set is the crowning gem. One of the hardest aspects of a nontraditional learning approach is knowing how to establish grades. This set provides guidelines for students (to know what to focus on) as well as parents/teachers. With rubrics for research projects, linguistic presentations, cultural/science projects, art projects, music presentations (and more), youll feel comfortable and capable of giving a fair and encouraging grade for all aspects of these courses. Diana Warings multi-sensory and biblical worldview approach to world history has been loved and appreciated for years. These Essential Packs have added a whole new layer of user-friendliness.

Additional resources that complement the program include: True Tales CDs, Digging Deeper CDs and an Elementary Activity Book. True Tales are 3-CD sets which allow you to experience a guided tour of Ancient, Medieval, and Modern History as Diana Waring skillfully tells fascinating stories of people and places of long ago.

The Digging Deeper CDs present facts from history and specifically church history. For younger students, there is an Elementary Activity Book. A fun activity book, for grades K-4, parallels units for older students, making the study of history easily accomplished with multiple children at different grade levels. Bursting with pictures to color, maps and mazes, crafts, science experiments, recipes, crossword puzzles, word scrambles, coded messages, somewhat silly songs to sing, goofy games, and many more fun things, parents and children alike will greatly appreciate history set at a simpler level. All instructions for activities are included right in the book. Much of the teaching for this book is found in the audio set, What in the World?, which the author suggests you use to gain an overview in your study. When and what to listen to is listed in the Teacher Guide and Student book, but you could probably figure this part out for yourself and eliminate the need for the additional purchase.

We offer packages of all resources for each time period in several different bundles as well as book packs of recommended literature.




Primary Subject
Reading/Literature
Grade Start
6
Grade End
9
ISBN
9780060084608
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
224
Language
English
Series Title
Perennial Classics Ser.
Ages
12+
Audience
General Adult
Author
Frank B. Gilbreth
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
HarperCollins
Weight
0.0244 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.0" x 5.31" x 0.56"
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My older son read this in high school and howled with laughter He enjoyed the antics of the family as well as their devotion to each other We live in the area where this family spent many of their years so my son found it even more interesting He also noted the shift in values in such a relatively short period of time The mother in this book was a highly educated woman yet she considered raising children too important to put her own career before her family It was after she became a widow that she forged her own career
September 16, 2005

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