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Tapestry of Grace uses a 4 year cycle. This covers all human history over a 4 year period. The idea is that your child would cycle through the curriculum 3 times at a different level throughout his homeschool career. This helps keep the cost down and keeps your family all studying the same topic on their own level. You can also place your child by ability rather then grade level.
Lower Grammar: Non-fluent reader, Approximately grades K-3, Enjoys learning basic facts
Upper Grammar: Independent reader, Approximately grades 3-6, Enjoys memorizing concrete, sequential facts
Dialectic: Reads to learn, Approximately grades 6-9, Enjoys making connections and learning to debate
Rhetoric: Reads the Great Books, Approximately grades 9-12, Enjoys analyzing and synthesizing ideas and arguments
Tapestry Year 1 covers the history of the world from the Creation to the Fall of Rome in 450 AD.
Tapestry Year 2 covers the history of the world from the Fall of Rome in A.D. 450 to the signing of the US Constitution.
Tapestry Year 3 covers the history of the world during the 1800's.
Tapestry Year 4 covers the history of the world during the Twentieth Century and into the present.
Lapbooks :are great for your hands-on learner! Flaps, tabs, mini-books and so much more make a regular set of folders and paper burst with historical life. Geared toward lower levels.
There is a learning curve with this curriculum. You must spend time learning how to implement it. However the excellent teaching notes included in the curriculum make you an "expert" even if you can't keep up with your child's readings. After doing 3 to 4 weeks with this curriculum, I was sold on it. I knew I wanted my children to learn this way. I want them to have a strong grounded in their faith and why they believe. One of the goals of this curriculum is to discuss the events - good and bad - and what the biblical response is. I want my children to be able to learn why the believe what they do and not because their parents believe a certain way. We have always enjoyed learning through real books, but did not feel equipped to teach them unguided. I feel Tapestry of Grace will fill that need with our family.
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