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Exploration to 1850

Exploration to 1850

For 4th–8th Graders
(and 2nd–3rd graders with older siblings in the program)
Homeschool Curriculum Package: Exploration to 1850
Free Synergy Guide
Showing a selection of items from the Deluxe Package

Deluxe Package

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Small parts.
Not for children under 3 years.

Package Contents

Basic Package Includes:
  • Teacher's Manual
  • Student Sheets (purchase one per additional student)
  • Boy, Have I Got Problems! (purchase one per additional student)
  • U.S. Presidents Flashcards (purchase one per additional student)
  • Map of the U.S./World - placemat size (purchase one per additional student)
  • Exploring American History, 2nd Edition
  • In God We Trust
  • Building a City On a Hill
  • George Washington's World
  • The Last 500 Years
  • The Story of the World, Volume 3
  • Writing a State Report
  • U.S.A Wall Map
  • The World of Animals (Answers in Genesis)
  • The World of Animals (MFW)
  • Exploring Creation with Botany
  • And free gifts:
Deluxe Package Includes the Basic Package Plus:
  • Then Sings My Soul
  • Best of Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Chopin — six-CD set
    • Includes:
    • The Story of Schubert with Music
    • The Best of Schubert
    • The Story of Mendelssohn with Music
    • The Best of Mendelssohn
    • The Story of Chopin with Music
    • The Best of Chopin
  • Read-Alouds — six-book set
    • Includes:
    • Almost Home
    • Amos Fortune, Free Man
    • Madeleine Takes Command
    • William Carey
    • Mary Jones and Her Bible
    • Bound for Oregon
  • Soda Bottle Bird Feeder

Overview

Focus: Perseverance and the Book of James
  • Explore the New World
  • U.S. and World History
  • Botany and Animal World
  • Map Work
  • U.S. Presidents
  • State History
  • Godly Faith and Character
 
Exploration to 1850 teacher's manual

Exploration to 1850 follows Rome to the Reformation in our chronological history-based study for students in 2nd - 8th grade. Explore the New World with Leif Ericsson, Christopher Columbus, and others; discover the amazing story of the U.S. from colonial times to the California gold rush; and learn about the courage and faith of many who came to America. Investigate world history and cultures, and see how U.S. and world history are interrelated. We hope and pray that you will understand history in a new way and that God's kingdom will be affected by what you learn this year.

If your family has never used Exploring Countries and Cultures, we highly recommend it before continuing your chronological study of history. This foundational study of countries, cultures, geographic terms, and God's heart for all people makes all future study of history more understandable and retainable. (2nd graders entering the family cycle will join older siblings in the program they are studying.)

Exploration to 1850 is a complete curriculum for Bible, history, and science.

The Deluxe Package includes music and read-alouds. Your 2nd and 3rd graders will also need the 2nd–3rd Grade Supplement for Exploration to 1850.

Teacher's Manual

  • Daily lesson plans are in an easy-to-use weekly chart format that lists each subject with the appropriate book titles and page numbers to complete each day and information on when and how to use Student Sheets. Most activities are suitable for all ages; some additional reading is scheduled for older students. Simple hands-on activities are included in the Teacher's Manual to reinforce the study of history. We do the lesson planning for you so that you have more time to enjoy teaching!

Bible

  • Study the book of James using a children's inductive Bible study called Boy, Have I Got Problems! and memorize verses from James.
  • Be inspired by the stories of Christians from the past when you read Trial and Triumph (from Rome to the Reformation) and In God We Trust, which focuses on the godly faith and character of early Americans.

History

  • Study world and U.S. history from the early European explorers of North America through 1850 with a number of helpful books, all fully scheduled in the Teacher's Manual.
  • Learn about U.S. presidents and U.S. geography with a brief trip through all 50 states (a two-year study that will be completed in next year's program).
  • Integrate history with art, composition, and handwriting as you make a history notebook.
  • Enjoy simple hands-on projects, map work, and timeline.
  • Study your own state (the final 4-6 weeks of the year) as you learn how to write a research paper.
  • Enrich your study with our library list of optional, yet recommended books.
  • Add history content for 2nd and 3rd graders with the 2nd–3rd Grade Supplement for Exploration to 1850 (required for 2nd–3rd graders).

Science

  • Explore the world of plants and animals from a Christian perspective. Includes an introduction to taxonomy (the scientific classification of living things).
  • Focus on nature journaling in your local area as you study state history at the end of the school year.
  • 7th and 8th graders use Apologia science instead of the above (purchase separately).

Read-Alouds

  • Selected books are integrated with the study of history to inspire and develop godly character (in the Deluxe Package).

Art and Music

  • Enjoy hands-on art projects related to history.
  • Sing the great hymns of our faith and learn their stories, coordinated with this year's history study, using Then Sings My Soul (in the Deluxe Package).
  • Art lessons from a godly perspective, using God and the History of Art (purchase separately).
  • Music appreciation lessons review music history and focus on Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Chopin with easy-to-use CDs (in the Deluxe Package).

Math, Language Arts, and Foreign Language

2nd and 3rd graders will also need the 2nd–3rd Grade Supplement. They are great books, and you won't want to miss any of them.

Samples

FAQs

Synergy Groups

A Synergy Group™ is two or more families who meet weekly to participate in science, history/geography, art, and music activities from your MFW Teacher's Manual. The group leader uses a Synergy Guide which schedules easy-to-teach group activities with minimal preparation.

Learn More about MFW Synergy Groups™

To Complete Your Curriculum

noticeFirst, select either a Basic or Deluxe package (above) and add it to your cart. Next, select below which additional items you need.
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7th-8th Graders
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Testimonials

Regular written summaries reinforce history material covered and sharpen writing skills. Thanks MFW!

C. W.

The read-alouds bring the history lessons to life. The best part is the life experiences of real people.

J. W.

MFW helps us accomplish so much more. Our days aren't overloaded, just very full and satisfying.

J. L.


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Recycle a soda bottle to create a wild bird feeder and watch the birds flock to your house.
  • Fun for all ages
  • Easy to assemble
  • No tools needed
Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages and the Exploration to 1850 Deluxe Package.
Item#:
02505
3.95
Each
This laminated placement-sized map features the United States on one side and the world on the reverse.

Included with the Adventures in U.S. History Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Also included with the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe Packages.

Purchase one per additional student.
Item#:
02750
6.95
Each
Amos Fortune was born the son of an African king. In 1725, when he was 15 years old, he was captured by slave traders, brought to America and sold at auction. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedom. At 60, he began to see those dreams come true. A Newbery Honor Book.

Read-Aloud included with the Exploration to 1850 Deluxe Package.
Item#:
14300
Manufacturer Item:
0140341587
6.99
Each
Almost Home is the story of the pilgrims' journey to America and of God's providence and provision in their journey. Several of the characters mentioned in the story- Mary Chilton, Constance Hopkins, and Elizabeth Tilley- were actual passengers on the Mayflower! Mary Chilton was a young girl when she left her home in Holland and traveled to America onboard the Mayflower with her parents. The journey was filled with trials, joys, and some surprises, but when she reached the New World she experienced a new life, a new freedom, and a new home. Wendy Lawton has taken the facts of the pilgrims' journey to the New World, and from this information filled in personal details to create a genuine and heart-warming story.

Read-Aloud included with the Exploration to 1850 Deluxe Package.
Item#:
14301
Manufacturer Item:
0802436374
7.99
Each
A fictionalized account of the journey made by nine-year-old Mary Ellen Todd and her family from their home in Arkansas westward over the Oregon Trail in 1852.

Read-Aloud included with the Exploration to 1850 Deluxe Package.
Item#:
14302
Manufacturer Item:
0140383190
5.99
Each
Read-Aloud included with the Exploration to 1850 Deluxe Package.
Item#:
14303
Manufacturer Item:
1576581470
9.99
Each
This historical novel, set in 17th century New France, features Madeleine de Vercheres, a teenage girl who takes up arms in defense of family, country, and faith against the Iroquois.

Included with the Exploration to 1850 Deluxe Package.
Item#:
14304
Manufacturer Item:
17-5
13.95
Each
This is a heartwarming, real life story of Mary Jones, a young girl living in rural Wales in the late 1700s. Mary was a popular girl who loved her parents, worked hard and was keen to learn but most of all she longed to have a bible of her own. But Mary knew that bibles were hard to come by and if she was fortunate enough to find one, it would be expensive so her dearest wish looked as if it would be an impossible dream! But, after six years of saving hard she sets off to walk a round trip of 50 miles on her bare feet, in the hope that she will be able to buy a bible and bring it home. Mary's dream comes true and her dedication to God and determination to get a copy of His word inspires the setting up of the 'British and Foreign Bible Society'. This is an inspiring story of a young girl's commitment to God and love for His word.

Read-Aloud included with the Exploration to 1850 Deluxe Package.
Item#:
14305
11.95
Each
Six books, integrated with the study of history, that will help develop godly character. Includes Almost Home, Amos Fortune free man, Madeleine Takes Command, William Carey, Mary Jones and Her Bible, and Bound for Oregon.

Included with the Exploration to 1850 Deluxe Package.
Item#:
14380
56.86
Each
Included with the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
14500
Manufacturer Item:
0972536523
24.99
Each
Included with the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
14501
Manufacturer Item:
2010
39.00
Each
From microbes to mammals, discover the habits of God's animal kingdom in this beautifully illustrated book. Includes fascinating facts about thousands of animals.
Included with the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
14502
24.99
Each
The third year of a four-year study of composers, includes a narrated life history CD of each composer as well as music-only CDs.

Includes The Story of Schubert with Music, The Best of Schubert (music only), The Story of Mendelssohn with Music, The Best of Mendelssohn (music only), The Story of Chopin with Music, and The Best of Chopin (music only).

Included with the Exploration to 1850 Deluxe Package. Purchase CDs individually from the Music and Art page.
Item#:
14680
57.73
Each
Included with the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
14700
Manufacturer Item:
027648
12.99
Each
Included with the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
14701
Manufacturer Item:
096438034X
21.95
Each
Included with the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
14702
Manufacturer Item:
1557341621
11.99
Each
Included with the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe Packages.

Purchase one per additional student.

These cards are glued on President summary sheets (from the Student Sheets) and become part of the student's History Notebook.
Item#:
14703
2.99
Each
Included with the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe Packages.

Also available in audio format.
Item#:
14704
17.95
Each
Included with the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
14705
Manufacturer Item:
0915815516
39.95
Each
Included with the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
14706
Manufacturer Item:
0781438632
14.95
Each
Included with the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe Packages.

Download sample 
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14707
Manufacturer Item:
79650
13.75
Each
Included with the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe Packages.
Item#:
14750
Manufacturer Item:
528969980
7.99
Each
Included with the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe Packages.

Purchase one per additional student.
Item#:
14800
Manufacturer Item:
0736901485
11.99
Each
Discover the stories behind the great hymns of our faith. Includes 150 hymns with piano music and lyrics, arranged in historical order. (Also used in 1850 to Modern Times.)

Included with the Exploration to 1850 Deluxe Package.
Item#:
14801
Manufacturer Item:
0785249397
19.99
Each
Required for 2nd and 3rd Graders

The 2nd - 3rd Grade Supplement uses the key "€œliving"€ books from Adventures in U.S. History, selected specifically for 2nd and 3rd graders, to help make history come alive for younger students. Enhance your study of the animal kingdom with The Complete Book of Animals. You won't want to miss any of these great books.

Exploration to 1850 Basic or Deluxe Package is also required. Each book is conveniently scheduled in the Teacher's Manual for Exploration to 1850.

Supplement includes:
Item#:
14980
67.9100
61.00
Each
Included with the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe Packages.

Purchase one per additional student.

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! WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Small parts.

Not for children under 3 years.

Item#:
95403
 
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
32.95
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24.95
Each
Student pages are not included in the Teacher's Manual. You will need to purchase the Student Sheets separately.

Included with the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe Packages.

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Free WORLDteen magazine and Weekend to Remember discount voucher are included with purchase of a 2017 Teacher's Manual.

Item#:
95402
124.50
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See the Exploration to 1850 curriculum page for complete details and to purchase items individually.

Free WORLDteen magazine and Weekend to Remember discount voucher are included with purchase of a 2017 Package.

! WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Small parts.

Not for children under 3 years.

Item#:
95400
 
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
413.8400
351.00
Each
See the Exploration to 1850 curriculum page for complete details and to purchase items individually.

Free WORLDteen magazine and Weekend to Remember discount voucher are included with purchase of a 2017 Package.

 ! WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Small parts.

 Not for children under 3 years.

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WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
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