The Starter Package includes:
The Connecting with History Program:
- Nine chronological units begin with the story of the arrival of the Spanish and French Catholic explorers and missionaries in both North and South America, including their interactions with Native Americans. The program continues through the era of immigration and industrialization in the early 20th century. Throughout the year we highlight the Catholic contribution to the history of the Americas.
- 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 Teacher's Guide
- This comprehensive Teacher's Guide is a start-up 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:
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.
- A detailed introduction to the philosophy of the Connecting with History Program
- How do we understand history through our Catholic faith?
- The CONNECT Method™: 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
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:
1. Spanish in the New World and Intro to Native Americans
2. French in the New World
3. English in the New World - Colonial Life – French & Indian War
4. American Revolution
5. New Nation
6. Moving Westward
7. Civil War
8. Frontier Life
9. Immigration and Industry