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1850 to Modern Times Package

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Enjoy learning U.S. and world history as you solve cryptography puzzles, bake Vietnamese Apricot Coconut Cake, and recite the Gettysburg Address. Learn basic Christian beliefs and live out the amazing privilege and responsibility of sharing God's story of love with all people. Learn how prayer greatly impacts our world and its history, recognizing God's ultimate power in our universe.

1850 to Modern Times Package

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Enjoy learning U.S. and world history as you solve cryptography puzzles, bake Vietnamese Apricot Coconut Cake, and recite the Gettysburg Address in this year-long curriculum for 4th-8th grade.

Learn basic Christian beliefs and live out the amazing privilege and responsibility of sharing God's story of love with all people. Learn how prayer greatly impacts our world and its history, recognizing God's ultimate power in our universe.

Teacher's Manual includes details on using our Math and Language Arts recommendations, which are purchased separately.

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

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4TH - 8TH GRADE

1850 to Modern Times

  • 1850 to Modern Times is the final year of a chronological history-based study for students in 2nd - 8th grade.
  • Enjoy learning U.S. and world history as you solve cryptography puzzles, bake Vietnamese Apricot Coconut Cake, recite the Gettysburg Address, and sing catchy states and capitals songs.
  • Read about Hudson Taylor, a pioneer Christian missionary to China, and Sergeant York, a humble mountain man and Christian who became a great World War I hero.
  • Easy-to-teach lesson plans guide you through each day.

We recommend starting with Exploring Countries and Cultures

  • 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.

Do you also have a 2nd or 3rd grader?

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Educational Development with My Father's World

  • Detailed Timeline
  • Civil and World Wars
  • History Cookbook
  • Modern U.S. and World History
  • Intro to Chemistry and Physics
  • Patriotic Songs and U.S. Composers
Curriculum Details
Teacher's Manual
  • Daily lesson plans are in an easy-to-use weekly chart format for each subject with page numbers of books to read and instructions.
  • Many activities will be suitable for all ages; additional activities are suggested for older students.
  • Many simple hands-on activities are included in the Teacher's Manual to reinforce the study of geography.
  • Teacher's Manual includes details on using our Math and Language Arts recommendations, which are purchased separately.
Bible
  • Learn about basic Christian beliefs with stories from around the world that illustrate key Bible passages by using A Young Person's Guide to Knowing God by Patricia St. John.
  • Be inspired by the stories of faithful Christians from In God We Trust, Trial and Triumph, and Tales of Persia.
  • Scheduled, guided prayer for the United States (or your country of residence) and other countries around the world with varying beliefs and customs.
  • A six-week Bible study focusing on God's faithfulness to mankind and the call for all believers to be a blessing and a witness to others.
  • Sing the great hymns of our faith and learn their stories (coordinated with this year's history study) using Then Sings My Soul (purchase separately).
History
  • Study world and U.S. history from 1850 to modern times with a number of informative books and a detailed timeline book (all fully scheduled in the Teacher's Manual).
  • Integrate history with composition and handwriting as you make a history notebook. Enjoy cooking delicious recipes from the past.
  • Learn about U.S. presidents and U.S geography with a brief trip through all 50 states, completing a two-year study that began in Exploration to 1850.
  • Library books provide enrichment for topics that you study. We provide an extensive list of recommended books for independent reading, but none are required.
  • Add history content for 2nd and 3rd graders with the 2nd–3rd Grade Supplement for 1850 to Modern Times.
Science
  • Study chemistry and physics with many hands-on experiments.
  • 7th and 8th graders use a science course instead of the above (purchase separately).
Art and Music
  • Enjoy hands-on projects related to history, science, and Bible.
  • Focus on U.S. patriotic songs and composers such as Foster, Sousa, Armstrong, and Gershwin.
  • Sing the great hymns of our faith and learn their stories (coordinated with this year's history study) using Then Sings My Soul (purchase separately).
  • Continue to develop a variety of art skills with lessons from God and the History of Art (purchase separately).
Read-Alouds
  • Selected books are integrated with the study of history to inspire and develop Christian character.
REQUIRED - Add Math
REQUIRED - Add Language Arts
OPTIONAL - Add Foreign Language
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 Free Synergy Guide which schedules easy-to-teach group activities with minimal preparation.
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The Family Learning Cycle
  • The Family Learning Cycle solves many time management problems.
  • This curriculum package can be taught to children at several different grade levels, all at the same time.
  • The concept may take some getting used to, but it has several important benefits for your family.
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Add-Ons to Complete Your Curriculum

Required for All Students
(not included; purchase separately)
Language ArtsSee Details
Required for Additional Students
(one of each is included in the package)
Required (One Per Family)
Required for 2nd-3rd Graders
Required for 7th-8th Graders
ScienceSee Details
Recommended Optional Items
Foreign LanguageSee Details
Enrichment ItemsSee Details
Synergy GroupSee Details

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Reviews

The first time I read through the lessons I started getting teary-eyed . . . it is such a gift that someone out there had the time and passion to create something so valuable for the rest of us! There are so many values and experiences you want to give to your children, but the pace of life doesn't usually give you the time to think it through and plan and research out all the details. This package puts it all at your fingertips! Fun, exploration, good balance of learning and play, values taught in a relaxed way, and more. Wow. Thank you! It's great!

Elizabeth M.

You have done an amazing job putting together the sweetest things for our little kids. Thank you!

Rebecca H.

I like the simplicity of the activities. I like that the projects are easy and I do not need to buy lots of supplies. I LOVE the books.

I like that this teaches character and it is not overwhelming. I had [a different] curriculum I was going to use, but I am glad to be using this instead. This is much easier and less work, but allows my son to feel like he is doing school. This really does not take too much time. The crafts are easy and the books are all excellent choices.

Magda L.

This curriculum seems to go along well with "habit training" - getting my son used to the idea that he has to follow directions and that I have certain activities preplanned for him. I think this is preparing him well for school in the coming years.

I love the great books included in the curriculum. Such a nice selection of books! It's also a great pace and a lovely amount of time-not too much, no stress, not killing his love of what he's learning. I applaud you for that! Thank you so much!

Katie B.

I like being able to open lesson plans and follow a well thought out program. It is easy for me to adjust a program, but it is much harder for me to invent one. My college training in Science and Engineering did not really prepare me to teach preschool. Thank you for all your hard work because I have more time to spend teaching and engaging my children with less stress and frustration for all of us.

Maegan F.

One thing MFW has done for me is really hold my hand and help me do those things that I desire to do with my kids, but never really have the time to plan and prepare.

Thank you for offering this program. It is giving me the tools and resources to be intentional with developing our relationship and also working godly character traits into her life.

Tina P.

We are just loving your program. :)

My daughter loves all the books and wants to read them over and over throughout the day. :) we give them a huge thumbs up. :)

This program has helped me carve out little bits of time just for my daughter and she really looks forward to this new routine. :) She eagerly runs for her cards and activities. :) It is a huge blessing. :)

Thank you. :)

Leah M.

I just love that the approach with this program is gentle, and yet has really impacted and helped my son's learning in a way that he loves. It takes all the ideas of what a child loves to do, and incorporates it into fun learning units. I have seen this with colors, numbers, Bible stories, and pre-writing skills. I am glad you can create something that is filled with learning skills, and keep it interesting and fun for the child.

Heather J.
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Welcome to the modern era of electronics! Create flying saucers, electronic games, numerous sounds, and much more using this fun educational tool. Children will spend hours of play designing new structures following the colorful instructional pictures in the manual while learning key electrical concepts.
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Learning about magnets will fascinate your child with this easy-to-use kit. Full of simple, educational experiments using various types of magnets.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Toy contains a small ball and small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
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Consumable Student Sheets are designed to be used with the 1850 to Modern Times 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.
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95503
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34.95
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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.

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14703
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5.95
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Make history come alive with these selected "living" books specifically selected for 2nd and 3rd graders.

1850 to Modern Times Package is also required.

Item#:
15980
Your Price:
93.78
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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.

Item#:
12650
Your Price:
53.95
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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:
13.95
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Quality acrylic paints in four primary pigment colors.

Item#:
02654
Your Price:
13.95
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Robert J. Morgan

ISBN: 9780785249399

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.)

Item#:
14801
Your Price:
21.99
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This laminated placemat features the United States on one side and the world on the other.

Item#:
02750
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7.95
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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.

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13704
Your Price:
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Timothy Crater and Ranelda Hunsicker

ISBN: 9781619990333

Biographical and historical sketches of prominent men and women of faith in U.S. history. Spanning the centuries, the entire family will enjoy these short, inspiring stories.

Item#:
14706
Your Price:
16.95
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D.H. Montgomery

ISBN: 9781932971453

From Leif Ericsson to the present, learn about the lives of important people and events in this American history overview. Learn the impact of the chief founders and builders of America with these captivating stories.

Item#:
14707
Your Price:
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Jane Bingham, Fiona Chandler, and Sam Taplin

ISBN: 9780794527068

Packed with photos, maps, illustrations, and short highlights of the last 500 years of history. Covering daily life to global events, this book explores the world from 1500 to the present.

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14700
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ISBN: 9780528002298

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

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14750
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ISBN: 9780528012792

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

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11752
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Susan Wise Bauer

ISBN: 9781945841941

This 12- hour, 11-CD set is an unabridged reading by Jim Weiss. Enjoy these fascinating stories about the Modern Age at home, in the van, or in your back yard! Correlates with the book The Story of the World, Volume 4 - a core part of the 1850 to Modern Times Basic and Deluxe packages.

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79120
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