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Middle School

The TRISMS History's Masterminds Curriculum is a world history survey program covering 3500 BC to the present; this set includes the student book, teacher's key, student pack (with research questionnaires, worksheets, vocabulary quizzes, unit quizzes and more), and map book with key. Students will journey from the invention of the wheel to the creation of Facebook while learning world geography, language arts, writing, advanced vocabulary, and critical thinking skills.

The Maps and Map Key Book includes crisp black line printable master maps as well as color maps. These maps were designed for History Masterminds as an answer key for the map assignments, but can be a helpful resource for any unit study. It includes over 80 map keys and charts and blank masters of all maps from the Middle School student pack. Maps note explorers' departure points and their routes and destinations as well as bodies of water, major land masses, and city/nation names. Bonus maps are provided to enhance the student's geography study in addition to what's assigned on the lesson grid.

The student pack presents history through the eyes of historical personalities. It contains all the student forms and tests.

This program is ideal for students in Grades 6-8; for younger students, two years are recommended to complete the program, or one year with older students.

TRISMS is a unique unit-study curriculum for grades 6-12 designed to help students think independently. Integrating multiple subjects around history, this program covers art history, art appreciation, music history, architecture, research composition, literature, creative writing, geography, history, economics, philosophy, civics, science history, critical thinking, and more. Research-based and student-directed, TRISMS students create their own coursebooks and learn to take responsibility for their own education. Students will gain the tools to research, build a love of learning, dig deeply into subjects they're interested in, and develop excellent communication skills.

TRISMS can be used with multiple ages and levels through adapting the reading lists and extending the schedule. It is based upon a classical division of abilities with resources aligned with Logic/Dialectic Stage (Grades 6-8) and the Rhetoric Stage (High School).

This is a "neutral" course that does not present material from the perspective of any particular worldview.

PLEASE NOTE: This program requires the Institute for Excellence in Writing's Teaching Writing Structure and Style and separate literature books, which are not included with this curriculum.

The Trisms History's Masterminds Student Pack contains all the student forms and tests including research questionnaires, worksheets, maps, vocabulary quizzes, unit quizzes and semester tests. It is intended for additional students using this curriculum who need their own student forms.

High School

The TRISMS Discovering the Ancient World Curriculum is an ancient history program covering 3500 BC to 500 BC; this set includes the student assignment book, teacher's manual with keys, student pack, map book with keys. Students will study science (including archaeology, silk making, printing, paper making, petroleum, cotton, irrigation, embalming, surveying, and hydraulics), the beliefs and practices of the Ancient people, economics of trade and taxes, Eastern and Western civilization, and more!

The Maps and Map Key Book includes answer keys and a complete set of blank maps used in this level. It includes 47 map keys and charts, including 10 bonus maps and charts, plus blank masters of all maps from the Discovering the Ancient World Student Pack. Maps have civilization boundaries marked along with bodies of water, land masses, mountains/rivers/lakes, and a compass rose. Bonus maps are provided to enhance the student's geography study beyond the assignments.

The student pack contains all the student forms and tests.

This program is ideal for students in Grades 8-12; for younger students, two years are recommended to complete the program, or one year with older students.

TRISMS is a unique unit-study curriculum for grades 6-12 designed to help students think independently. Integrating multiple subjects around history, this program covers art history, art appreciation, music history, architecture, research composition, literature, creative writing, geography, history, economics, philosophy, civics, science history, critical thinking, and more. Research-based and student-directed, TRISMS students create their own coursebooks and learn to take responsibility for their own education. Students will gain the tools to research, build a love of learning, dig deeply into subjects they're interested in, and develop excellent communication skills.

TRISMS can be used with multiple ages and levels through adapting the reading lists and extending the schedule. It is based upon a classical division of abilities with resources aligned with Logic/Dialectic Stage (Grades 6-8) and the Rhetoric Stage (High School).

This is a "neutral" course that does not present material from the perspective of any particular worldview.

PLEASE NOTE: This program requires the Institute for Excellence in Writing's Teaching Writing Structure and Style and separate literature books, which are not included with this curriculum.

The TRISMS Expansion of Civilization curriculum covers 500 BC through the Middle Ages; this set includes the student assignment book, teacher's manual with keys, student pack, map book with keys. In this level, students will explore the beginnings and progress of Eastern and Western civilizations and watch the world develop from the golden age of Greece and Rome to the world of medieval knights and castles. Students will study human rights, religion, philosophy (including works by Plato and St. Augustine), government and laws, economics, and scientific advancements with both Eastern and Western civilizations studied chronologically and geographically.

The Maps and Map Key Book includes over 50 map keys and charts and blank masters of all maps from the student pack. Maps feature bodies of water, major land masses, names of cities and the names of nations. Bonus maps are included to enhance the student's geography study beyond what's assigned on the lesson grid.

The student pack contains all the student forms and tests.

This program is ideal for students in Grades 8-12; it should take one year to complete.

TRISMS is a unique unit-study curriculum for grades 6-12 designed to help students think independently. Integrating multiple subjects around history, this program covers art history, art appreciation, music history, architecture, research composition, literature, creative writing, geography, history, economics, philosophy, civics, science history, critical thinking, and more. Research-based and student-directed, TRISMS students create their own coursebooks and learn to take responsibility for their own education. Students will gain the tools to research, build a love of learning, dig deeply into subjects they're interested in, and develop excellent communication skills.

TRISMS can be used with multiple ages and levels through adapting the reading lists and extending the schedule. It is based upon a classical division of abilities with resources aligned with Logic/Dialectic Stage (Grades 6-8) and the Rhetoric Stage (High School). For the High School courses, while it's recommended that students start with Discovering the Ancient World, and each volume chronologically builds on the previous time-frame, assignments do not increase in difficulty so parents may choose to start at whichever time period they prefer.

This is a "neutral" course that does not present material from the perspective of any particular worldview.

PLEASE NOTE: This program requires the Institute for Excellence in Writing's Teaching Writing Structure and Style and separate literature books, which are not included with this curriculum.

The TRISMS "Rise of Nations" Student Pack contains all the student forms and tests. It is intended for additional students using this curriculum who need their own worksheets.

    It's About Time is a spiral-bound timeline perfect for specific studies or single-year use. Timeline studies are a wonderful way to help students place events, people, and discoveries they encounter across all subjects into historical context. Plus it makes a great overview of what you've studied at the end of the year!

    Each divided column can be a year, decade, century, or whatever period you decide. The shaded row along the center can be used to record the time periods for that page. The shaded row at the top can contain a page title, or period designation. Divided lines that separate the ruled columns can also be used to categorize entries by topic or subject area. Blank form pages are included along with a sample page that gives ideas on customizing your timeline.

    28 pages, paperback, spiralbound. Grade K-Grade 12.