Go To Egypt

January 30, 2007 at 8:15 pm 2 comments

Ever tried scouring the internet for an online sample of a homeschool book? There is a plethora of homeschool material on the market and not a lot of local bookstores to check them out at. It is great to actually get your hands on something before you buy. Well here is a great opportunity!

Try out Tapestry of Grace curriculum with a free three week unit study on Ancient Egypt. This enables you to try out three actual weeks from the Year One curriculum along with helpful notes to guide you along the way. This is WAAAAYY beyond just seeing a few sample pages!

Let me just give you a few reasons why I like TOG:
One of the best things is being able to study as a family one history time period. I have three school-aged children and using the traditional textbook approach I would have three students all studying different time periods. TOG allows us to read and discuss all together, as well as do mapwork, activities, and other projects. Building relationships is a big reason I homeschool so it is great how TOG fosters this.

The amount of great living books listed in the plan are wonderful. I don’t have to search for good books for my kids to read. (and we know that if it is up to me searching…then often it doesn’t get done!) After one year with this program I saw my oldest learn to really enjoy reading which was such a blessing.

And probably another big reason for me is that I am learning history right along with my kids. History was always a boring subject for me in school. I learned to pass the tests, but never learned the material. The teacher notes in the curriculum allow me to learn and get up to speed without reading all the books that my children are reading. This is such a huge blessing for moms that don’t have a lot of time. (And what mom does?)

well that’s my shameless plug for a great curriculum…go check it out!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cari Platt  |  February 3, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    Stephanie,

    Like your new look! Just wanted you to know i read your blog too… enjoy it!!

    Cari

    Reply
  • 2. MelissaW  |  March 10, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    I just started using TOG which I agree is great…wondered if you have tried applying the principle approach to TOG?

    Melissa

    Reply

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Psalm 78:4

We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done.

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