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Trail Guides of Learning: Paths of Progress
by Debbie Strayer and Linda Fowler
Did you ever want to break free of traditional teaching approaches but worry that you wouldn't do it right?
More than a curriculum, the Trail Guide to Learning series teaches you HOW to teach. Taken from the heart of Dr. Ruth Beechick's philosophy and personal mentoring, this curriculum not only guides you in what to teach, but how to make the most of these precious homeschooling years.
Wouldn’t you love to guide your students in learning How to think rather than simply What to think?
Trail Guide to Learning uses real books, reading and writing for a reason, and activities that don’t just fill time and paper – but bring points home. Little teacher preparation is required because the lessons are well layed out. Your students will create personal notebooks that double as portfolios to show what they have learned.
The Trail Guide to Learning is based on proven educational principles, and fully utilizes methods developed by noted author and educator, Dr. Ruth Beechick.
It will help you:
• Set in motion the thinking skills that lead to comprehension and writing ability.
• Increase science, history, literature and geography knowledge while establishing tool skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking).
• Use real books to provide key connections and motivate listening and reading.
• Utilize Charlotte Mason’s philosophy of developing thinking skills naturally through observation and narration, while connecting subjects in a thought-provoking way.
Paths of Progress is the third step on the Trail Guide to Learning. To grow as a country, another group of leaders had to step forward during our history—scientists and inventors. Study those who used their talents and abilities to answer questions that provided better ways of living and working. The lives of these devoted individuals and their contributions will be examined throughout our history, into the Industrial Revolution and the beginning of the 20th century. Primary science focus involves Physical Science (such as energy, motion, and work) and the economic impact of each development. Some key figures studied include Ben Franklin, Samuel Morse, George Washington Carver, the Wright Brothers, and Thomas Edison. This full one-year course is targeted for grades 5-7, but the lessons can easily be adapted for 4th and 8th grades as well.
So, pack your bags and prepare to travel through time and history with inventors and scientists as your guide!
This investment will cover all your kids in grades 4-8, and covers history, science, and language arts. All you need to add is math!
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