Friday, October 16, 2015

 Vision Books Sale

In honor of the Feast of All Saints

all Vision series titles

Discounted until November 2. 

15% off individual titles

 20% off sets

The books in the Vision series have, over the decades, become classics. They introduce children to the lives of saints through novels that bring the true stories of holy men and women to life. Each book is written by a different author which means that the series does not become formulaic - each story reflects the individual writing style of the author. Your child will gain more than knowledge about the saints, but more importantly, a relationship with these very real people of faith.
Written for 5th - 8th grades. Many make good family read-alouds.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Connecting with History 
Interactive Notebooks 
Volume One

 Interactive Notebook, Volume 1, Units 1-5

Looking for a concise way to tie together the 
Concentrate, Notebook, Explore, and Tell 
steps of Connecting with History? 

The Connecting with History Interactive Notebook series is geared specifically to the Beginner and Grammar levels (Grades 2-6) and offers an excellent visual and hands-on tool to bring together many components of the curriculum in one continuous method.  Make their notebooks come alive! 

What is an Interactive Notebook?

It's a downloadable resource that provides engaging and interactive educational activities that reinforce the information they are studying in each unit of Connecting with History.  

Foldables and graphic organizers are used in combination with historical information to stimulate creative thinking and create a personal notebook that helps process and organize information.

Interactive Notebooks lead your child through a process:  

Read - Research - Reflect - Write -
 Test - Review - Remember!

Your children reflect, write about and draw their understandings 
of what your family is studying together.

All of their work is kept in a personalized notebook they are proud to share with family and friends.

You will see your children thrive as they explore history through hands-on activities!

Give your younger learners structured writing and visualization opportunities so you can work with your older students on more in-depth writing pieces.

Interactive Notebooks provide fun and organized resources to help your students remember everything they're learning in the curriculum. 

What's included?
  • Over 100 pages of resources for your family! 
  • Directions for implementation
  • Answer Keys Provided - No need to search for information
  • Editable templates allow you to tailor the material to your own needs.

Subjects include:
  • Creation
  • Garden of Eden
  • Adam and Eve
  • Cain and Abel
  • Archaeology
  • Noah's Ark
  • Tower of Babel
  • Fertile Crescent
  • Sumerian Civilization
  • Akkadian Empire
  • Abram
  • God's Call to Abram
  • God's Blessings to Abraham
  • Obedience and Love
  • Jacob and Esau
  • God's Blessing of Jacob
  • Return to Canaan
  • 12 Tribes of Israel
  • Joseph's Story
  • Joseph and His Brothers in Egypt
  • Forgiveness and Reunion
  • Hammurabi
  • Writing in Mesopotamia
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • What do we know about the people of Mesopotamia?
  • What do you know about Egypt?
  • Fertile Crescent
  • King Menes
  • Egyptian Beliefs
  • Gods and Goddesses
  • Pyramids
  • Writing in Egypt
  • Egyptians and Israelites
  • Early Life of Moses
  • Moses
  • Call of Moses
  • 10 Plagues
  • First Passover
  • Exodus
  • 10 Commandments
  • Other Traditions
  • Life in The Desert
  • Desert Wanderings
  • Balaam and Balak
  • Torah
  • Phoenicians
  • Hittites
  • Joshua
  • Rahab and Jericho
  • Judges (Deborah, Gideon, Samson)
  • Ruth
Volume One, Units 1-5 available now!
Units 6-10 will be available before Thanksgiving

The Curriculum Mom, the creator of this product, has been in the field for education for 7 years.  She has been working on creating curriculum for teachers and homeschooling families alike for the last 3 years. As a stay-at-home mom, she plans to make curriculum creation a full-time job as is excited to be working with Connecting with History to bring Interactive Notebooks to homeschooling families across the country.  She is also currently teaching Connecting with History for a co-op in the Northern Virginia area.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

New! Tabbed Dividers

In response to your requests, we now offer customized dividers for each volume of Connecting with History!
    • Easily find your place in your syllabus, lesson plans, or student notebooks with our customized tabbed divider sets. 
    • Each tab includes the unit number and time period of that particular unit for easy navigation and reference when teaching.
    • Sturdy dividers include reinforced mylar tabs and punched edges
    • Great for student notebooks!  Help your children stay organized with these chronological dividers for their history notebooks. 
    • Each set of dividers comes color-coded to the corresponding volume.
      (Volume 1 = Orange, Volume 2 = Green, Volume 3 = Gold)
Find them here

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Coming in 2015!

The new editions of our Syllabi and Daily Lesson Plans include some exciting new additions.

  • Divider tabs for all four volumes will soon be available to provide easier navigation of your Syllabus and Lesson Plans

  • Volume 3 Daily Lesson plans are on their way!

  • More Activities and Writing Prompts are being added to all volumes 

  • Expanded Teacher's Guide coming up!

  • Volume Two Co-op Lesson Plans will be available this spring

  • To accommodate these upgrades all syllabi and lesson plans will now come 3-hole punched, binder-ready to easily add new materials and updates as they become available. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Newly Updated 

Volume Two Timeline Cards

 Volume 2 Timeline Cards

Roman Empire - Early Church - Early Medieval

108 cards depicting people and events from 63 B.C. through A.D. 1066

Includes World, Bible and Church events.

Cards include:
  • a person or event
  • illustration
  • dates
  • location
  • coordinated with the Connecting with History units
  • Information about the person or event is included on each card.
  • References to books from the Connecting with History program are included on cards for easy research
The cards can be used on a timeline, in a history notebook, or for memory games and drills.

  Ideas for games are included!

Printed on heavy-duty white cardstock

Downloadable version is also available as a PDF making it easy to print sets for each student - or print one set for your wall timeline and another for memory drills and games

See a complete list of cards here

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Connecting with History

Companion Reader

Volume 1

The first in a series of Companion Readers is now ready for pre-order here!

For many years, I have been collecting short stories and articles written for children with the idea of publishing anthologies to accompany each volume of the Connecting with History program. I am thrilled to finally be able to offer this first book in a series of Companion Readers .
This Companion Reader is a bridge between a textbook and living books. It contains simple articles about cultures, places and events from history in more depth than is found in most textbooks, stories to illustrate themes contained in theConnecting with History units, and short historical stories written in a friendly, conversational style about real people and events.
Each chapter of this book corresponds to a unit in Connecting with History, Volume One. To make them more easily incorporated into your history studies, most of the stories are organized to correspond with the Volume One Daily Lesson Plans. Some topics include multiple selections to appeal to a variety of age levels. Don’t feel that you have to assign every story in the book. You may want to assign particular readings to your child; on the other hand, you might not want to assign the stories at all, but let children read and enjoy the stories during their leisure time.

More information plus the full Table of Contents here

Monday, March 3, 2014

Rhyme Your Way Through History!

Who doesn’t remember nursery rhymes? Rhythm and rhyme are related to music, and music is related to memory. One of the best ways to learn facts is to make them fun and poetic. Drill doesn’t have to be dull!


The package includes 102 timeline cards, each with a four-line rhyme about a famous person or event in ancient history on the front of the card.

On the back of each card is the name of the person or event, as well as the corresponding unit in Connecting with History, Volume One.

But you don’t need to be studying ancient history, or even be using Connecting with History, to enjoy and learn from these rhymes.

Many proper names from ancient history are difficult to pronounce so we have also included a pronunciation key on the back of any cards that you might need help with. To memorize the rhymes correctly you’ll need to know how to pronounce the words and once you’ve mastered the pronunciations the names will roll off of your children’s tongues as they delight in their unusual sounds – they’ll amaze your friends and relatives!

Here are just a few of the people and events included:

  • Patriarchs and Prophets of the Old Testament including Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Elijah, Hezekiah, Ezekiel and many more.
  • Scientists and mathematicians of ancient times such as Pythagoras, Archimedes, Hipparchus, Eratosthenes and more.
  • Philosophers and writers, for example, Euripides, Socrates, Aeschylus, Aristotle, Homer and Aesop and more.
  • Generals, kings, and statesmen such as Solon, Nebuchadnezzar, Alexander the Great, Xerxes and more.
  • Famous events and empires including the Punic Wars, Gallic Wars, the Assyrians, Babylonians, Phoenicians, Athen's "Age of Pericles" and more, of course!
Rhyme Examples:

Moses saw a burning bush,
he didn't understand
until he heard a loud voice say,
"I am the great I AM!"

Homer, a Greek poet,
wrote in ancient times.
The Odyssey and Iliad are
his best-known epic rhymes.

These are just a sampling of what's contained in the ANCIENT HISTORY RHYME-LINE CARDS
Exclusively from RC History!