Timeline Program Set
This kit includes the following items:
Grade 3 continues the quality of the classical education, with new moderated pacing, with students working through Ludere and Latina Christiana I, Christian Studies I, English Grammar Recitation 1, D'Aulaire's Greek Myths and States & Capitals over 3rd and 4th grades. Reading includes classics like Farmer Boy, Charlotte's Web, Paddington and Mr. Popper's Penguins. They will also learn about the animal kingdom, poetry and composition. Rod and Staff Math and Spelling Workout are continued.
Timelines are valuable learning tools because they show students in a concrete way how historical people and events relate to each other. The Memoria Press Timeline Program covers events from Ancient to Modern Times (2500 B.C. through 2000 A.D.). The Composition & Sketchbook provides space for students to write and draw. (There is little textual content here. Rather, it consists of labeled event pages to go along with the material in the handbook and on the cards.) Each event has a two-page spread with space for illustrating a dated event on one side, and a page of blank lines for writing a summary on the other side. 123 pgs, pb. The Handbook contains separate timelines for grades 3, 4, 5 and 6, as well as answers to the questions in the Composition & Sketchbook. It includes teaching guidelines, charts of the dates studied by grade/time period, and summaries of each to help students complete their Composition & Sketchbooks. It also explains how to use the cards. The Student Flashcards are color-coded to match the Wall cards. Each card measures 1.75" x 3.5" and is on sturdy cardstock. 60 cards have a fact on one side and a date on the other. MP recommends that each student have their own set for drill and memorization. The Wall Cards come in purple, green, red, blue, and brown and have a date and event on the same side. They're the same size and material as the Student Flashcards and include one large card (8.5" square) depicting a painting of the birth of Christ in 4 B.C. Display these cards on your classroom wall as you progress through the lessons for visual reinforcement. Parents may choose to follow the included pattern, if they wish. The Complete Set includes all of the items listed above. ~Sara
Memoria Press now offers complete Curriculum Manuals and grade-level curriculum packages for PK-10 using the classical methodology. Recitation is used in every level for memorization of basic facts, systematic phonics and good books are used for reading education, copywork is used for teaching Bible truths, and music and art are included for enrichment in the early (K-3) levels. Each Curriculum Manual contains complete lesson plans for a one-year course of study.
The Curriculum Manuals are well-formatted and easy to use. In the front of each book you will find a checklist of the materials needed at that level, an explanation of this curriculum, instructions for lesson implementation, a recommended schedule and blank schedule for your own planning purposes, and 33 weeks of detailed lesson plans. Lessons include assignments from the books used at each grade level, as well as activity suggestions. The appendices include a variety of material for that grade level, and may include: prayers, letter activities, recitation, memory verses, read-aloud book list, poetry list and selections, and a paintings/music list for kindergarten and first grade. These pages are reproducible for family or classroom use.
Although most of the guides have been available for several years, the curriculum was restructured in 2015, with many of the programs originally included in 3rd grade now with a slower pacing to span 3rd and 4th grade. Guides for grades 3 and up have been modified to reflect this change, while the lower-level guides have only had minor changes. If you are already midway into the program with the original guides, you can still continue in that track with the older guides, now titled Acclerated Classical Core Curriculum Manual. You can find these along with the complete list of curriculum resources used with them on our website.
We have complete grade-level resource packages, consumable packages for “refill,” new user packages for levels that reuse resources from a previous level, read-aloud packages for each level and science and enrichment packages for the early levels. Curriculum resources are also listed individually (see website for specific contents of consumables and read-aloud packages). Please note that several of the programs include First Form Latin and Classical Composition, which should be completed in order, regardless of what is in the grade level package.If you have a student entering the program after fourth grade, you will need to start them in Classical Composition: Fable Stage and/or First Form Latin instead of what might be in the package.
This series is for the parent who wants a good classical curriculum which is outlined and ready to use. Simply open the book and follow the instructions. You will be well on your way to a quality education for your young ones. ~ Donna
Accelerated curriculum guides are available from Memoria Press for families who wish to move at a faster pace than the Classical Core Curriculum pace.If you begin at the Accelerated Pace and find it too difficult, it is possible to transition to the Classical Core Curriculum.