For example, I am teaching this course to my 4th and 6th grade boys this year but they are both working at Level A.
My boys excellence in writing ancient history based writing lessons knowing exactly what they need to do to do well on their writing assignments. Many of the assignments include a picture as part of the assignment.
This was more in my budget. She blogs about their homeschool journey and family traditions at Tie That Binds Us. Advantages The program meshes very well with our history studies in Ancient History.
The Student Book includes many very helpful pages in the Appendix including: This element particularly appeals to my artistic sons.
We finished Level A in the first half of the semester. The kids are encouraged to illustrate their stories, which is the favorite part for my girls. They eagerly finished their final copy so they then can do the drawing!
Since the program encourages the vocabulary words to be used in the writing projects and quizzes are included, my sons are internalizing the vocabulary words. Andrew Pudewa is an engaging speaker and my kids loved watching him on the videos and following along.
The program can easily be used with multiple grades at one time. The different levels are for different age groups. Together they are very intentional about spending time together as a family. The material covered is the same just directed at these levels and the intensity is changed as well.
As well, the lessons can be adjusted according to the readiness level of the child rather than the grade level. Brenda Posts Brenda is a homeschooling mother of 5, who has a wonderful husband encouraging her to be the best woman that God has created her to be. Hence, these are my honest opinions and assessments on the curriculum.
Level C is High School Level. Furthermore, they only shipped me one copy of Ancient-History Student book.
I cannot say enough about IEW. Not only do I highly recommend purchasing both components, I highly recommend purchasing a Student Book for each student. I remain disappointed in the cost of their continuation courses and do wish they would reconsider.
Still, I will probably never purchase these because of the added printing costs. It was a good break for me as I got to sit and not have to teach. They bill these as use for years of instruction, which for me will be considerably less. The expectations for the assignments are clearly given in Final Checklists.
However, there is no written materials for this course. Level A is for 3rd-5th grade. We are thoroughly enjoying Ancient History.
As homeschoolers every penny counts so this was much appreciated. She considers her daily life with her children as her ministry and has found many avenues to encourage others to live a lifestyle of learning.
IEW refunded the difference in cost without me even having to ask. I did not receive a free copy to review. You have to print out all the materials yourself. Come to find out my old charter school uses this program as well.
Their customer service is stellar and they have won me as a customer for life. For the school year Samantha is teaching her 4th, 6th, and 8th grade children at home.
There was a glitch on their website over Christmas break and I ended up not being able to order clearance copies so I paid full price for regular copies because I needed the material right away due to our move.
It was a good investment.
Level B is for 6th-8th Grade. Much of the material in the Student Book is simply not included in the Teacher Book.Using an Institute for Excellence (IEW) theme book, this two semester class will provide writing instruction using the IEW writing method. Students will be introduced to the IEW writing methods in class and then assigned weekly homework that will allow practice in these methods.
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Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons is one of many theme-based writing programs available from IEW. While this review will focus exclusively on Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons, the use of this curriculum assumes that the parent/teacher has attended (either live or via DVD) IEW’s Basic Seminar on Teaching Writing Structure and Style.
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History-Based Writing Lessons, Vol. 1 U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons, Vol. 2. Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons By Lori Verstegen. Category Description for Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons Starts with two poetry lessons and continues using source texts touching on ziggurats, Gilgamesh, pyramids, mummies, the Trojan horse, Olympics, Ancient Rome, persecution of Christians, and more.5/5.
Andrew's introduction to Theme-Based Writing Lessons Andrew's introduction to Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons This new edition of Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons offers writing topics that explore the civilizations of Sumer, Egypt, Israel, Babylon, Greece, Rome, Asia Minor, and Asia—the people’s ideas, traditions, systems of government, feats, and wonderful skills.Download