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How Does Veritas Press History Work PDF

Veritas Press' classical Christian curriculum teaches students history through a multi-sensory approach that uses colorful flashcards, engaging timeline memory songs, and effective teacher resources.

The recommended History schedule is:
Grade K: Bede's History of ME
Grade 1: Bede's History of US
Grade 2: Old Testament & Ancient Egypt
Grade 3: New Testament, Greece & Rome
Grade 4: Middle Ages, Renaissance & Reformation
Grade 5: Explorers to 1815
Grade 6: 1815-Present

Each level (2 & up) includes history cards that feature a full-color photograph with a historic period/item on the front, and a short summary, date, and list of recommended resources on the back. Cards are color-coded so that the multiple series can be easily gathered together as needed; card numbers for the particular series are included along with card numbers that combine all Bible and history cards.

Cards are designed to be used with the Memory Song CDs. These usually feature a single track that covers major events, dates, places, and people chronologically. One track with vocals and one instrumental track are provided for each song.

There are four teacher's guide options: the homeschool (print) teacher's guide or the homeschool enhanced CD-ROM, and the school (print) teacher's guide or the school enhanced CD-ROM. The difference between the homeschool and school print guides is that the homeschool guide is a softcover and the school version is loose-leaf pages in a three-ring-binder; in addition, the copyright allows homeschool teachers to make copies for their homeschool classes, and the school version allows teachers to make copies for their classrooms. The content is identical.

The enhanced teacher CD-ROMs include the memory song (also found on the memory CD) in addition to an electronic version of the Teacher's Manual (which includes a worksheet, at least one project, and a test for each card in that year's series) and a "how to" video which provides help and guidance. Enhanced materials are in adobe acrobat format and can be accessed on the CD-ROM of most Macintosh and Windows computers. For each course, it’s recommended that students read engaging works (often historical fiction) that complement the events that they’re learning about; in addition, Veritas Press recommends a number of “Priority 1” materials—a collection of resources they feel is the most useful for each history level. Here are the lists of recommended books:

Old Testament & Ancient Egypt Book List
New Testament, Greece & Rome Book List
Middle Ages, Renaissance & Reformation Book List
Explorers to 1815 Book List
1815-Present Book List

Explorers to 1815, Grade 5

  1. Explorers-1815 School Manual
    Explorers-1815 School Manual
    Marlin Detweiler, Laurie Detweiler
    Veritas Press / Trade Paperback
    $45.00
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW8767173

This Explorers to 1815 School Teacher's Manual is part of the Explorers to 1815 history series from Veritas Press, which is comprised of this teacher's manual (OR the enhanced school teacher's manual on CD, Homeschool Manual, or Homeschool Enhanced CD options), plus the Explorers to 1815 Card set, and Explorers to 1815 Memory CD, all of which are sold-separately; a list of recommended literature for this course is below.

This teacher's manual includes student projects and worksheets that align with the cards and memory CD (not included). Projects include background information and accounts to read along with fun projects like salt-relief maps, making gold masks, making hand-dipped candles, map-work, and more. Worksheets provide reinforcement for remembering dates, names, and places. Tests provide an opportunity for assessment, and feature short-answer questions. Answers to all assignments are included in the back (line-listed format), including the writing exercises for cards. The appendix features a variety of reproducible blackline masters, history-based sentences in which students identify the different parts of speech, report forms, games, and more.

This comprehensive manual is designed for a 36-week school year, with one week at the end of each quarter designated for review and testing; parents are encouraged to adapt to their own students, as this manual contains more information and projects than could be completed by one student in a year.

Projects are marked in the answer key to indicate if they're suited for younger or older (4th grade and up) students. If using for 2nd grade and below, some work, especially in the beginning, may need to be done orally. While this program can be used with multiple ages, the recommended schedule is:

  • Grade K: Bede's History of ME
  • Grade 1: Bede's History of US
  • Grade 2: Old Testament & Ancient Egypt
  • Grade 3: New Testament, Greece & Rome
  • Grade 4: Middle Ages, Renaissance & Reformation
  • Grade 5: Explorers to 1815
  • Grade 6: 1815-Present

It is also recommended that students read engaging historical-fiction that complements the events that they're learning; chapter questions are included in this manual for the following recommended books (not-included):

  • Duel in the Wilderness
  • Johnny Tremain
  • Voyage to Freedom
  • Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Yankee Doodle Boy

607 pages, loose-leaf pages in three-ring binder. Reproducible for classroom use. Grade 5.

This is one of four teacher's guide options: the homeschool (print) teacher's guide or the homeschool enhanced CD-ROM, and the school (print) teacher's guide or the school enhanced CD-ROM. The difference between the homeschool and school print guides is that the homeschool guide is a softcover while the school version is in the format of loose-leaf pages in a three-ring-binder; in addition, the print and CD-ROM versions of the school and homeschool versions differ in that the copyright allows homeschool teachers to make copies for their homeschool classes, and the school version allows teachers to make copies for their classrooms. The content is identical.

  1. Explorers-1815 Homeschool Teacher's Manual
    Explorers-1815 Homeschool Teacher's Manual
    Marlin Detweiler, Laurie Detweiler
    Veritas Press / Trade Paperback
    $29.00
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW168670

This Explorers to 1815 Homeschool Teacher's Manual is part of the Explorers to 1815 history series from Veritas Press, which is comprised of this teacher's manual (OR the enhanced homeschool teacher's manual on CD, School Manual, or School Enhanced CD options), plus the Explorers to 1815 Card set, and Explorers to 1815 Memory CD, all of which are sold-separately; a list of recommended literature for this course is below.

This teacher's manual includes student projects and worksheets that align with the cards and memory CD (not included). Projects include background information and accounts to read along with fun projects like salt-relief maps, making gold masks, making hand-dipped candles, map-work, and more. Worksheets provide reinforcement for remembering dates, names, and places. Tests provide an opportunity for assessment, and feature short-answer questions. Answers to all assignments are included in the back (line-listed format), including the writing exercises for cards. The appendix features a variety of reproducible blackline masters, history-based sentences in which students identify the different parts of speech, report forms, games, and more.

This comprehensive manual is designed for a 36-week school year, with one week at the end of each quarter designated for review and testing; parents are encouraged to adapt to their own students, as this manual contains more information and projects than could be completed by one student in a year.

Projects are marked in the answer key to indicate if they're suited for younger or older (4th grade and up) students. If using for 2nd grade and below, some work, especially in the beginning, may need to be done orally. While this program can be used with multiple ages, the recommended schedule is:

  • Grade K: Bede's History of ME
  • Grade 1: Bede's History of US
  • Grade 2: Old Testament & Ancient Egypt
  • Grade 3: New Testament, Greece & Rome
  • Grade 4: Middle Ages, Renaissance & Reformation
  • Grade 5: Explorers to 1815
  • Grade 6: 1815-Present

It is also recommended that students read engaging historical-fiction that complements the events that they're learning; chapter questions are included in this manual for the following recommended books (not-included):

  • Duel in the Wilderness
  • Johnny Tremain
  • Voyage to Freedom
  • Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Yankee Doodle Boy

607 pages, softcover. Recommended for Grade 5. Reproducible for homeschool use. For a full list of recommended books to use with this course, along with additional reading suggestions, please see the attached Book List PDF above.

  1. Explorers-1815 Homeschool Teacher's Manual Enhanced CD
    Explorers-1815 Homeschool Teacher's Manual Enhanced CD
    Marlin Detweiler, Laurie Detweiler
    Veritas Press / Compact disc
    $25.00
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW8767171

This Teacher's Manual Enhanced CD for the Veritas Press history course Explorers to 1815 includes the memory song track for the course as well as the electronic version of the Explorers to 1815 Homeschool Teacher's Manual (which includes a worksheet, at least one project, and a test for each card in that year's series) along with a "how to" video that provides help and guidance. Enhanced materials are in Adobe Acrobat format and can be accessed on the CD-ROM of most Macintosh and Windows computers. Grade 5.

This is one of four teacher's guide options: the homeschool (print) teacher's guide or the homeschool enhanced CD-ROM, and the school (print) teacher's guide or the school enhanced CD-ROM. The difference between the homeschool and school print guides is that the homeschool guide is a softcover while the school version is in the format of loose-leaf pages in a three-ring-binder; in addition, the copyright allows homeschool teachers to make copies for their homeschool classes, and the school version allows teachers to make copies for their classrooms. The content is identical.

  1. Explorers-1815 School Enhanced CD
    Explorers-1815 School Enhanced CD
    Marlin Detweiler, Laurie Detweiler
    Veritas Press / Compact disc
    $49.00
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 12/15/18.
    Stock No: WW8767172

This Teacher's Manual Enhanced CD for the Veritas Press history course Explorers to 1815 includes the memory song track for the course as well as the electronic version of the Explorers to 1815 School Teacher's Manual (which includes a worksheet, at least one project, and a test for each card in that year's series) along with a "how to" video that provides help and guidance. Enhanced materials are in Adobe Acrobat format and can be accessed on the CD-ROM of most Macintosh and Windows computers. Grade 5.

This is one of four teacher's guide options: the homeschool (print) teacher's guide or the homeschool enhanced CD-ROM, and the school (print) teacher's guide or the school enhanced CD-ROM. The difference between the homeschool and school print guides is that the homeschool guide is a softcover while the school version is in the format of loose-leaf pages in a three-ring-binder; in addition, the print and CD-ROM versions of the school and homeschool versions differ in that the copyright allows homeschool teachers to make copies for their homeschool classes, and the school version allows teachers to make copies for their classrooms. The content is identical.

  1. Explorers-1815 Memory Song CD
    Explorers-1815 Memory Song CD
    Marlin Detweiler, Laurie Detweiler
    Veritas Press / Compact disc
    $7.00
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW8767170

This memory song CD is part of the Veritas Press "Explorers to 1815" homeschool curriculum. This CD features two songs--one on the history and one on the Presidents; the former covers major events, dates, places, and people chronologically. One track with vocals and one instrumental track are provided for each song. Recommended for Grade 5.

  1. Veritas Press History Cards: Explorers to 1815
    Veritas Press History Cards: Explorers to 1815
    Veritas Press / Other
    $25.00
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW710034

This set of history cards from Veritas Press features a full-color photograph and historic period/event listed on the front, and on the back, a short summary, date, and list of recommended resources. Cards are color-coded as multiple series are available; card numbers for the particular history series are included as well as a card number that combines all Bible and history cards chronologically.

This "Explorers to 1815" set features cards on Prince Henry the Navigator, Explorers of the Northeast: Cartier, Champlain, and Cabot, Jamestown is Founded in Virginia, the First Great Awakening, the French and Indian Wars, Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris, The Missouri Compromise, and more. 32 event cards included. Designed to be used with the sold-separately "Explorers to 1815 Teachers Manual and Memory Song CD."

Recommended for Grade 5.