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Exploration to 1850 Package

Item #: 95401 

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. Learn about the courage and faith of many who came to America. Help children understand man's struggles in world exploration as your family memorizes the book of James.

4th - 8th Grade

Exploration to 1850

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.

student girl pointing at map of the United States

Educational Development
with My Father's World

  • Explore the New World
  • U.S. and World History
  • Botany and Animal World
  • Map Work
  • U.S. Presidents
  • Christian Faith and Godly Character

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, art, music appreciation and read-alouds.

Your 2nd and 3rd graders will need the 2nd–3rd Grade Supplement for Exploration to 1850. (For classroom use, please contact us for ordering information.)

The Goals of Our Program Are:
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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. Many 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!

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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.
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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).
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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 a science course instead of the above (purchase separately).
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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.
  • 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.
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Read Alouds:Selected books are integrated with the study of history to inspire and develop Christian character.

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REQUIRED - Add MathAdd the suggested math courses.

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Add Foreign Language:Foreign Language is optional but highly recommended.

2nd and 3rd Graders

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

Family Learning Cycle

The Family Learning Cycle solves many time management problems with curriculum packages that can be taught to children at several different grade levels all at the same time. It has several important benefits for your family.


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Synergy Group

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.

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

J.W.

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Compare Basic & Deluxe Contents

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495.46
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WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Make history come alive with these selected "living" books specifically selected for 2nd and 3rd graders.

Exploration to 1850 Package is also required.

Item#:
14980
Your Price:
77.41
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Barry Stebbing

ISBN: 9780970040565

A Godly Perspective to ART History A great resource, this four-year curriculum features an extensive survey of art history, fortified with 268 lessons teaching beginning drawing, painting, use of colored markers, perspective, color theory, and so much more.

Includes 2-volume textbook, Paint and Marker Cards, and 36 color postcards of artists' paintings. Recommended for ages 10+, but younger children may be able to use it with help.

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12650
Your Price:
52.95
Each

Consumable Paint and Marker Cards are designed to be used with the God and the History of Art package. All directions for the Paint and Marker Cards are found in the God and the History of Art textbooks.

Item#:
12651
Your Price:
12.95
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Quality acrylic paints in four primary pigment colors.

Item#:
02654
Your Price:
13.95
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Consumable Student Sheets are designed to be used with the Exploration to 1850 package. All directions for the Student Sheets are found in the Teacher's Manual.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Item#:
95403
Your Price:
32.95
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Kay Arthur and Janna Arndt

ISBN: 9780736901482

Explore the book of James with this inductive Bible study workbook designed especially for kids. Learn how to deal with everyday problems by applying God's word.

Item#:
14800
Your Price:
12.99
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These cards are glued on President summary sheets (from the Student Sheets) and become part of the student's History Notebook.

Item#:
14703
Your Price:
3.99
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This laminated placemat features the United States on one side and the world on the other.

Item#:
02750
Your Price:
6.95
Each

Richard Hannula

ISBN: 9781885767547

From Augustine to C.S. Lewis, these forty-six biographical sketches follow the trials and triumphs of individuals in the family of faith.

Item#:
13704
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21.00
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ISBN: 9780528012792

An up-to-date political wall map of the world. Measures 50"x32".

Item#:
11752
Your Price:
8.99
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Scheduled in the Teacher's Manual for God's Creation from A to Z, but not included in the package; optional, but highly recommended.

Redeem the included certificate along with $4 to receive 25 ants or $6 to receive 50 ants. (Ants can only be shipped to the continental U.S. (except Oregon) and to Canada.)

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
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00104
24.9900
Your Price:
21.95
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Scheduled in the Teacher's Manual for God's Creation from A to Z, but not included in the package; optional, but highly recommended.

Redeem the included certificate along with $7.95 to receive caterpillars and food. (Caterpillars can only be shipped within the continental U.S. and Alaska.)

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
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00103
24.9900
Your Price:
21.95
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Susan Wise Bauer

ISBN: 9781933339177

This 11- hour, 9-CD set is an unabridged reading by Jim Weiss. Enjoy these fascinating stories about the Early Modern Times at home, in the van, or in your back yard! Correlates with the book The Story of the World, Volume 3 - a core part of the Exploration to 1850 Basic and Deluxe packages.

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78120
49.9500
Your Price:
31.95
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