Timberdoodle's Eleventh-Grade Handbook
This guide helps you know which books to use when and how to schedule your school year. A weekly schedule is included to give you enough structure to make sure your child doesn't miss anything, without the stress of an overly specific plan that leaves no room for the give and take of real life.
Samples coming soon.
Easy Grammar Ultimate 11 Teacher's
Most children dread grammar study because it is too complex. But Easy Grammar is just that--easy. Easy Grammar Ultimate is designed specifically to introduce and teach essential grammar concepts to older students, regardless of their previous grammar background. In just ten to fifteen minutes a day, your child will be functioning at his grade level and be competent to undertake any state or college prep tests. As a bonus, while your child practices his grammar skills, he will also be learning age-appropriate history, science, literature, geography, and so much more. Best of all? The lessons are very manageable, often taking as little as ten minutes to complete.
The Power in Your Hands
Prepare your homeschool teens for college writing through a practical, incremental, and at times humorous course written in a conversational tone. The Power in Your Hands: Writing Nonfiction in High School teaches all four modes of nonfiction writing: exposition, persuasion, description, and narration. These are taught in one course which uses essays from real students and professionals to reinforce what your student has just learned. Your child will evaluate those essays and even learn how to be his own editor. Help your teen be better equipped to face the challenges of college writing with The Power in Your Hands. Both the student book and teacher edition are included in your curriculum bundle.
James Madison Thinking
Engage your teen in captivating crime-related scenarios and give him the exceptional critical thinking skills he needs with the James Madison Critical Thinking Course. Using mini-mysteries and a fictional detective with the Los Angeles Police Department, each chapter focuses on various thinking skills and leads your teen gradually into complicated analytical skills. Massive in scope, James Madison Critical Thinking Course teaches more than sixty-five critical thinking-related skills and concepts, such as learning how to distinguish a fact from an opinion, recognizing ambiguity in a statement, evaluating arguments as valid or not, and assessing common fallacies in reasoning. Student and Teacher books are included.
Teaching Textbooks Algebra 2
This year your child will continue with our favorite math program ever. Teaching Textbooks Math Algebra 2 is a full-year curriculum designed to be completed on the computer. The friendly lessons and automatic grading mean that this program will be a blessing to both you and your child! (Not sure if this is the correct level to start your child in? Have him take this free placement test
and make sure.)
High School 1 Year Planner
This spiral-bound planner is specifically designed to keep students on track and ensure they are ready to prepare for college, should that be their goal. Tips and checklists abound, along with custom spaces for your student to record a year's worth of lesson plans, grades, extracurricular activities, and the books he reads. Not only that, but the Well Planned Day High School Planner will help your teen assume responsibility for his own recordkeeping, an important skill for our maturing children.
Help get your teen's brain in shape with the strenuous IQ Fit, where the puzzle pieces have balls sticking out in three dimensions. The challenge is to put all the 3-D puzzle pieces on the game board in such a way that the pieces are all level. This is only possible by inserting one of the protruding sides of each puzzle piece inside the holes of the grid. All ten puzzle pieces have two different sides, so there are twenty different possibilities to choose from and every challenge has just one correct answer. With 100 challenges, IQ Fit is a mental workout!
Precepts of Anatomy and Physiology
Precepts of Anatomy & Physiology uses a combination of text and graphics that effectively draws teens with a story approach to teaching these complicated topics. Your student will learn about the interdependency of the systems of the incredible human body, including the endocrine; nervous; integumentary; skeletal; muscular; circulatory; respiratory; digestive; excretory; immune; and even that awkward topic, the reproductive system. (Concerned about how that is handled? This is the most age-appropriate presentation of that topic we have seen. It includes all the nitty-gritty details a teen needs to know, with the author's much appreciated bias as to the necessity of marriage as a prerequisite.) Includes two lightweight text books, for a total of thirty lessons, as well as two activity guides and teacher's resources.
Body of Evidence DVDs
+ Self Test Book
Co-winner of our 2011 Science Curriculum of the year, Body of Evidence is a journey through the human body from cells and tissues to major organs and systems. While Body of Evidence features lots of anatomical props, models, and microscopic images employed to make each lecture crystal clear, it is Dr. Menton's excellent teaching that makes Body of Evidence such a stellar program. Not only is he knowledgeable, but he seems to be equally passionate about passing that knowledge on to his students. With the unruffled serenity and plain-spokenness of a country doctor, Dr. Menton explores even delicate topics with unusual modesty and diplomacy. Appropriate and informative for the entire family, Body of Evidence is absolutely the best anatomy course currently available to homeschoolers. It is a resource that will be utilized over and over again as you continue to appreciate the Creator-honoring way it explores this fascinating topic. The Body of Evidence collection runs a total of 635 minutes on eight DVDs; also includes a study guide.
Exploring the History of Medicine
Exploring the History of Medicine takes a look at medical practices from the ancient past to the present, including biographical sketches of famous people of medicine. Black-and-white illustrations and vintage photographs show just how different medicine used to be. And while the illustrations may be black and white, the accounts are quite colorful, resulting in a surprisingly appealing text. Christian families will appreciate the God-honoring perspective presented throughout Exploring the History of Medicine. Featuring study questions at the end of each chapter, coupled with dozens of illustrations, Exploring the History of Medicine gives students a strong introduction into the study of medicine.
Exploring America Curriculum Package
Exploring America is an American history high-school curriculum that combines history, literature, and Bible in an enjoyable, easy-to-implement format of 150 daily lessons that include the history text and the reading assignments for that day.
The Gettysburg Address
Your teen will want answers to all his questions about why America found itself at war with itself and in The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation, he will begin to grasp the deep-seated conflict between limited government and a robust government. He will also learn how Americans allowed slavery to take hold, then found it practically impossible to abandon it.
When one of our children was a preschooler, we received the best advice a parent of a kinesthetic child could receive: Let her wiggle. And wiggle she did. I don't think she sat for schoolwork for many years. Thinking Putty offers your child a way to move without becoming a distraction. An impressive, adult-sized handful of high-quality, moldable putty, the non-toxic, non-gooey Thinking Putty will bounce, stretch, tear, drip, snap, even shatter. Finally, your little wiggler will be able to sit and listen!
Smencils (Scented Pencils) are made from 100% recycled newspapers; you can even see the layers of recycled newspaper when you sharpen them! Individually packed in their own freshness tubes (made of corn-based biodegradable plastic), guaranteed to keep the delicious aromas fresh for two years. (One Smencil included with each Complete Curriculum.)
Visual Latin 1
Finally, Latin for every student, without boredom or overwhelmingly long lessons! Simply pop a Visual Latin DVD in the player, hit play, and start learning; nothing could be easier. Every Visual Latin lesson contains three parts: grammar, sentences, and reading -- with the reading segment covering reading, comprehension, and translation. In each of the three parts, you begin with a video that takes less than ten minutes to watch. Afterwards your child completes the corresponding PDF worksheet to reinforce what he just learned. So Visual Latin is not only visual, it is multi-sensory. You hear it, see it, speak it, write it, and ultimately think it. Because each lesson has a reading translation component, your child will be translating complete sentences, much of it Christian in nature, from the very first lesson!
Wordsmithy, a highly entertaining guide to writing, melds compelling lifestyle practices with decidedly palatable, assignment-free lessons, each with its own simple, effective tips. Far removed from being a prescribed list of mechanical techniques, Wordsmithy will suggest that your teen get a life, read until his brain groans, learn a foreign language, and four other no-nonsense proposals. Wordsmithy is quite possibly the best writing book your teen will ever read.
Teen Coder Java & Android Programming
Using industry-standard languages, the engaging, hands-on TeenCoder Windows Series' programming activities will require no additional software purchases. TeenCoder Windows Complete comes with a course CD that includes activity starters, a solution guide, and chapter tests with answer keys. And for those parents who know as much about computer programming as their grandparents did - fast, free technical support is available for the lifetime of the TeenCoder Windows Complete course!
Exploring America Student Review Pack
The optional Student Review Pack contains lesson review questions, literature review questions, literary analysis, weekly quizzes, six exams, and the Answer Key.
Exploring Government Package
Does the prospect of a semester of studying government set your child's feet to dancing? Mine neither. But in many states a semester is required for graduation, and as painful as it may seem, a complete understanding of government will have greater impact on your student than a comparable understanding of calculus. Exploring Government from the Notgrass Company is as painless as it gets. Bite-sized lessons cover federal, state, and local government, as well as contemporary issues in government. Special emphasis is placed on the Biblical basis for government and on the U.S. Constitution. Exploring Government is designed as a self-study course for teens with seventy-five engaging lessons divided into fifteen units of five lessons each. Suggestions for relevant activities often include writing an essay β groan. But if your child is college-bound and without other writing activities, doing these assignments may be valuable in crystallizing on paper his or her opinions and possible applications. Better yet, use these suggested activities as a springboard for discussions around the dinner table or with your community group.
20 Ways to Draw a Strawberry
20 Ways to Draw a Strawberry is designed to offer budding artists a fun collection of illustrations to spark creativity. There are 45 themes and 20 ways to express each of those themes. Rather than offering step by step techniques, the drawings are simplified and reduced to the most basic elements, and in their simplicity they will motivate your teens to create.
Cracking the ACT
Many of you are required by your state to test your child yearly. Cracking the ACT gives you a way to prepare for that in a no-stress manner. Includes actual test questions, tips on test preparation, strategies and techniques for answering different kinds of questions along with full-length practice tests.