Volume 2 Details

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Volume 2: 5 B.C. to 1500 A.D.

History

Volume 2 begins the night before the Savior’s birth as Nephi pleads for the life of his people. The latter part of the Book of Mormon runs parallel to the New Testament as children learn deeply about the life of Jesus Christ and the apostles, his visit to the people in the Americas, the apostasy, and more. The program concludes the Book of Mormon, as well as the events in history that led up to the restoration of the gospel. Other historical events, such as the Renaissance,  are woven into the timeline to create a clear picture of the time period.

Science

This second history rotation presents biology, as the science area of study. Students learn about the creation of the human family and explore their personal purpose for being on the Earth. A thorough study of the systems of the human body precedes additional study of animal and plant life. Families learn together about the physical and spiritual systems of the body that help us fulfill our divine mission.

Literature

LIFE School takes a chronological approach to classic literature. In this time period, families become acquainted with the New Testament as literature. They also explore literature of the period such as The Iliad and The Odyssey, Dante, and The Canterbury Tales.

The Bandelo Program

The bandelo originated in the Church Primary program in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. We’ve brought it back and it’s the most fun report card you’ve ever seen!

Buy Volume 2 Now

Choose your Parent Manual based on the time period you plan to study. Then order a Student Learning Journal (workbook) for each of your children. There is nothing additional to purchase.

Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volume 4

Volume 4 will be available for purchase for in January 2016.

Other Areas of Study

  • Geography

    Families get to know the world of the New Testament and its people, where they lived, and what they did, as well as studying practical geography for today’s world. The main focus is on the life of the Savior.

  • Language Arts

    All grade levels become very familiar with the parts of speech and sentence structure. Sentence diagraming helps visual learners to better understand the “whys” of grammar.

  • Creative Writing

    Through brainstorming, clustering, organizing thoughts, sharing with others for clarity, and revision, students become skilled in self-expression and creative writing. Each year builds skills for the following year – preparing children for thesis writing in high school and college courses.

  • Art & Music

    Families learn of the artists and composers of the day – creating an audio and visual progression of creativity and inspiration. Music and art theory is integrated as well.

  • Social Studies

    The Social Studies program introduces children to ways they can look at and appreciate their family and community. Focus is on charity and service – “love one another”. Many Church resources are integrated and utilized. The program also fills in gaps for students who are required to complete standardized testing.

  • Paleography

    Paleography – the study of the origin of letters and words – expands understanding for older students, of the beauty of God’s gift of language to His children.

  • And more!

    There is so much more to the program than can be written here. Students apply gospel principles with activities and opportunities to serve others. Art and Science activities and experiments give children practical hands-on experience. The fun and varied program helps children see their world three dimensionally.

Why choose LIFE School?

Patti Adams, President: Parents often ask me how our curriculum is different from the many programs that are offered today. LIFE School is different from most other home education programs in that it is not a group of individual courses, studied independently by each child, isolating them from family members. Our curriculum is taught by the parents in much the same way that they would present a Family Home Evening lesson. Much of what you teach your children, you do as a family, gleaning from the ideas of each member and taking the opportunity to clarify misconceptions and strengthen testimonies. In this way, parents get to know their children intimately.

This method works with most subjects. History is based on a scriptural chronology, with secular history integrated and presented in a “time-line” manner. Art, music, literature, and much of social studies can also be taught in this way. Even much of science can be taught and learned in this way. Kitchen experiments involve all family members and each child takes away from the experience, a knowledge based on his or her age and maturity. Older students learn and then re-learn as they assist and re-teach younger siblings. Subjects such as grammar and mathematics are learned more independently, but with parent, and often sibling help.

The LIFE School Parent Manual is written much like a Church Primary manual and is designed much like “Preach My Gospel.” A creative five day planner is included at the beginning of every five lessons – right in the manual. Daily supplies are listed at the beginning of each lesson, and preparation time is about twenty minutes. Internet hyperlinks to additional resources, videos, pictures, etc. are included, making it easy for the parent to teach directly from a computer or hand-held device.

This also gives you the freedom to become portable. So it’s the first warm day in spring? Grab your iPad, a picnic lunch, and take your children to the park, while still having all of your needed resources at your fingertips.

We know you’ll love our program. Visit our bookstore to try it for 60 days. We believe you’ll enjoy teaching as much as your children enjoy learning!

Ask us about our Search, Ponder, and Play program for ages 2-5!