Starter Package - Year 4 Program
Connecting with History Deluxe Teacher's Package - Volume 1

Exploration through Industrial Revolution

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

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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:

  • 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
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:

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

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5 of 5 I am so thankful to have found... October 26, 2020
Reviewer: Anne  
Dear RC History, I am so thankful to have found a history curriculum that reflects the reality of Christ the King as the central turning point in history!! The living history books are amazing...our children are eager to continue our read-aloud selection for this unit, even my thirteen year old son, which is so gratifying. We just visited Old Fort Niagara and my daughter finished reading Shadows on the Rock on the car ride. It is thrilling to see truth and beauty come alive for all of them in the light of our beloved Faith. Thank you and God bless you for your efforts to preserve our country's past!

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5 of 5 Takes a Unit to get the flow, but so awesome to te October 8, 2020
Reviewer: Josephine C.  
RCHistory! Takes a Unit to get the flow, but so awesome to teach! We’re doing American History(8th gr) Sonya has GREAT suggestions on the website that go along so nicely with what we’re studying. IEW US History Writing & Lingua Mater Americana for English. Everything ordered in one place! Such a blessing Sonya shares these jewels of education with us. Almost forgot the most important part: as much as possible is Catholic!!

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5 of 5 I just love Connecting With History. April 28, 2020
Reviewer: Elizabeth R.  
I just love Connecting With History. Super excited for this new volume. An answer to prayers. Thank you

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5 of 5 Wonderful program! April 19, 2020
Reviewer: Silvia A.  
Wonderful program! So grateful to have been using it with our four children, ages 18 - 5yo. Our oldest is going to a great Catholic university and feels very well prepared thanks to the great literature she was exposed to in CWH. Wish all homeschoolers knew about it! Thanks so much to Sonya and all the CWH family!

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5 of 5 This is our second year using this curriculum November 10, 2019
Reviewer: Lindsay K.  
This is our second year using this curriculum. Our children span beginner, grammar, and logic levels. We all absolutely love it!

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