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Starter Package - Year 1 Program
Connecting with History Deluxe Teacher's Package - Volume 1
Ancient History and the Old Testament

One year of History, Geography, and Bible study
lesson plans for the whole family!
Price: $80.00

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The Starter Package includes:

The Connecting with History Program:

  • Ten chronological units follow the story of the Old Testament and surrounding cultures that became the seedbed of Western Civilization
  • Teaching materials that you need for the whole family for one year of history, geography, and literature.

Each unit includes:

  • Theme and discussion questions related to salvation history
  • References to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Overview article about the history and theme of the unit
  • Dates of people and events to add to a timeline
  • Historical geography assignments
  • Composition assignments
  • Hands-on activities
  • Memory work for all ages, including poetry, Bible verses, and famous quotes.
  • Book lists and reading assignments for each age level
  • Daily lesson plans coordinating all ages in a two-page spread
  • Snapshot checklists for each unit to help you stay on track at your own pace
  • Daily topics correspond with the reading & activities for each level
  • 4-day per week schedule allows for flexible scheduling
  • Teaching notes

The Connecting with History Starter Guide

  • This comprehensive Starter Guide is a "how-to" manual that provides you with vital information for using the Connecting with History program.
  • This is a one-time purchase for families who are new to Connecting with History.

The guide includes:

  • A detailed introduction to the philosophy of the Connecting with History Program
  • How do we understand history through our Catholic faith?
  • The CONNECT Methodâ„¢: Consider, Overview, Notebook, Explore, Concentrate, and Tell
  • Ideas and Instructions for creating Student Notebooks
  • How to make Read-Aloud time successful and enjoyable
  • The Importance of Learning Styles
  • Stages of Classical Education and how they are implemented in Connecting with History
  • The Socratic Method of Discussion: What is it? How do you use it in your home?
  • Tools for Studying History - how to use maps, timelines and other tools to increase understanding and enjoyment
  • Writing Guide for integrating composition with history
  • Types of Writing Assignments: how to teach them and what type of writing assignments are appropriate at particular ages
  • Tips for Writing Essays
  • Rubrics and Evaluation Techniques, Forms, and Charts for the Parent/Teacher
  • Self-Assessment and Reflection Techniques for Students
  • Hands-on Activity Ideas to use with any time period
  • List of materials to have on Hand
  • Recipes for craft activities
With your purchase of this guide, you will also be able to download all of the forms and charts from the Teacher's Guide for convenient printing from your computer. Just log into your account and click on Review Orders to download the Forms and Charts.

Custom Divider Tabs for organizing your program.
  • Each tab is labeled with the unit and time period, plus an additional Appendix tab.

Table of Contents

Unit 1. History of the Early World

Unit 2. The Patriarchs
Mesopotamia - Sumer

Unit 3. Egypt and Exodus

Unit 4. Desert Wanderings

Unit 5. Conquest and Judges

Canaanites, Hittites

Unit 6. The Royal Kingdom

Unit 7. The Divided Kingdom
Assyrians, Minoans, Mycenae, Early Rome

Unit 8. The Exile
Babylon, Greece, Rome

Unit 9. The Return
Persia, Greece, Rome

Unit 10. Maccabean Revolt
Roman Republic

Student Books

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5 of 5 Wonderful material! May 30, 2020
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Wonderful material!

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5 of 5 This is an exceptional program April 17, 2020
Reviewer: Yvette B.  
This is an exceptional program that will enrich and inspire you! I'm in awe and humbled by the wonderful work Sonya and her team have done. This is a beautiful legacy to her homeschooling journey that will serve as a documentation of her passion and also give other families an enriching path to educate and connect with history. We are truly grateful and blessed that the Holy Spirit guided us to RC History.

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5 of 5 We love this curriculum! February 7, 2018
Reviewer: Stephen H.  
We love this curriculum! Even our two year old is learning alot! Thank you

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5 of 5 I simply love this program! August 23, 2017
Reviewer: Wendy C.  
I simply love this program! I can cover all grade levels at once and vary the assignments! Simply love!

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