Volume 4 Details

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Volume 4: 1900 A.D. to Present Day

History

This period of history looks at the modernization of the Americas and the world. Advances in science, medicine, space exploration, etc will be studied as part of the enlightenment of knowledge which followed the restoration of the gospel. Students will also follow the history of the LDS Church throughout the twentieth century, as well as the wars and political conflicts that have existed and still exist in present day. (Canadian history editions will be available in 2016.)

Science

Our modern world is advancing rapidly as information and technology multiply faster than they ever have in all the history of the world. Students will study these advances in all areas of science, with a focus on Physics. Hands-on experimentation adds fun dimension to this year’s science study.

Literature

Students will become well acquainted with American authors and folklore during the past three centuries. Original documents are part of the literature program and students will see how the writings of the people in this time period have greatly influenced their lives today. This road of discovery will introduce great American authors and poets as mentors and friends!

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!

Volume 4 will be available late 2015

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 in early 2015.

Other Areas of Study

  • Geography

    Students will become very familiar with key dates and places that shaped the United States of America. They will memorize states and their capital cities and will become acquainted with the people of America in its different regions. Students will also learn of the varying and beautiful geographical aspects of the nations face.

  • 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. 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 free for 30 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!