Compass Classroom

Educational videos on challenging subjects for busy homeschool moms

Vocabulary & Word Roots

Dwane Thomas of Visual Latin fame stars in a zany new show teaching Latin and Greek roots, as well as hundreds of English words. Utilizing a new approach to learning, WordUp! seriously expands a student's grasp of the vocabulary used in literature, science, and standardized tests. Includes 10 video lessons (15-18 minutes each) that explore 20 Latin & Greek rrots and 200 + English words.

History

Dave Raymond's American History DVD series provides a comprehensive overview of US history from pre-colonization to Theodore Roosevelt and Booker T. Washington. . . and all from a Christian worldview. Designed as a class for middle and high school students, this one-year course includes all components on the DVD-ROMs. It consists of 26 lessons with 4 projects, a student reader (400+ pages), a Teacher's Guide, and weekly exams. Students will also complete four projects throughout the year (a map project, speech project, thesis paper, and another project) and work on a year-long portfolio each week.

Each lesson includes 5 video lectures (approximately 10 minutes each; 32 hours of material total). All resources are in digital format; this kit includes 8 DVDs with a student reader and teacher's guide in PDF, mobi, and ePub formats. Digital Books are located on Discs 1 & 5 (accessible via a computer). Grades 8-12.

Dave Raymond's Modernity is a full year-long homeschool history course that consists of 27 lessons, 4 projects, a Student Reader (330+ pages) e-Book, a Teacher's Guide e-book, weekly exams, and a year-long portfolio. Each lesson includes five video lectures (approximately 20 minutes each; 100 minutes per lesson). Equivalent to approximately 1 high school history/social studies credit.

This DVD provides an overview of the period of Modernity and the maturity of Western Civilization from the perspective of a Christian worldview. Students will examine major developments in philosophy, science, and government in addition to specific movements such as the Enlightenment, Darwinism, Nationalism, and Victorianism. Important persons such as Newton, Bach, Austen, and Napoleon are also studied. 47 hours on DVD. 12 DVDs; the Student Reader and Teacher's Guide ebook PDFs will need to be downloaded from the vendor website.

Grades 9-12.

Economics

Everybody talks about it. The news is full of it. But most Christians know very little about it. Economics: it's everywhere, influencing everything, yet so rarely understood.

Economics for Everybody seeks to remedy that through an insightful and entertaining exploration of the principles, practices, and consequences of economics. Thoroughly unconventional, it links entrepreneurship with lemonade, cartoons with markets, and Charlie Chaplin with supply and demand. It's funny, clever, profound and instructive.

If you want to know why economics is so important to understand, this is the series for you. In our day and age, it's a message every Christian needs to hear.

Bible Study

The Modern Parables Group Study DVD Set includes 3 DVDs, a Leader's Guide, and Study Book.The DVDs include 6 parable films and 6 application videos for 12 complete lessons. Parables included: Hidden Treasure, Samaritan, The Shrewd Manager, The Widow & Judge, The Sower, and Prodigal Sons. The DVDs also include 6 director's commentaries that can be used with material in the Leader's Guide to teach 6 additional lessons on Cinematic Theology.

The wire-bound Leader's Guide includes two introductory chapters on the parables, twelve detailed teacher's notes for teaching each class, and six lessons on Cinematic Theology. The Leader's Guide is the complete guidebook for how to teach the class. (108p.)

The Study Book includes twelve in-depth chapters on the parables. Almost all of the in-depth biblical study materials are included in the Study Book. The reasoning behind this is that once students have their interest piqued by the parable film, they will have a new interest as well as context for reading more about the parable. (208p.)

The entire study has been designed by a teacher for teachers. It has a "modular" design to it so that you can teach some of the lessons or all of them. The DVD box set provides a complete class with all the necessary teaching materials. All you need is a DVD player, a TV and students. Spanish Subtitles.

Film/Application Video Lengths:

  • Hidden Treasure - 13 minutes/10 minutes
  • Samaritan - 13 minutes/10 minutes
  • The Shrewd Manager - 17 minutes/8 minutes
  • The Widow & Judge - 17 minutes/11 minutes
  • The Sower - 13 minutes/10 minutes
  • Prodigal Sons - 21 minutes/14 minutes

Featured Pastors:

  • Daniel Doriani, Ph.D.
  • George Grant, Ph.D.
  • Frank Lewis, Ph.D.
  • Gene Mims, Ph.D.
  • Jeff Schulte, Th.M.
  • Scotty Smith, M.A.R.

Creation Science

Is Genesis History? is a comprehensive documentary featuring over a dozen scientists and scholars looking at the world and explaining how it intersects with the history recorded in Genesis. From rock layers to fossils to lions to stars, this fascinating film will challenge and change the way you see the world. Is Genesis History? shines new light on our origins, providing a positive argument for Biblical Creation and the Flood. Dr. Del Tackett, creator of The Truth Project, serves as your guide—hiking through canyons, climbing up mountains, and diving below the sea—in an exploration of two competing views ... one compelling truth. Includes English and Spanish subtitles. Approx. 101 minutes.

Bonus Features:

  • Q&A with Del Tackett & Scientists
  • The Ice Age & Climate Change: Larry Vardiman, PhD
  • Engineering the Universe: Stuart Burgess, PhD
  • The Church and Creation - Douglas Kelly, PhD
  • Meet the Scientists, Del Tackett, Production Company

Creation Science Documentaries

Beyond Is Genesis History? Vol 1: Rocks & Fossils explores the fascinating fields of geology, paleontology, and atmospheric science. When you’ve watched the documentary film and want to learn more, this is your next step! Learn much more about the impact of the global flood on the Earth in these 20 new videos featuring scientists from the documentary. The segments are between 18-20 minutes each and focus on specific areas of science and scholarship. They are perfect for families, churches, schools, and homeschools wanting to learn how Genesis explains so much of the world around us. Three discs, Approx. 6 hours 40 minutes.

Beyond Is Genesis History? Vol 3: Bible & Stars explores the fascinating fields of Archeology, Astronomy, Biblical Studies, Culture, and Theology. Learn much more about the stars, the moon, the tower of Babel, the Hebrew text, and the history of interpretation of Genesis in these new videos featuring scientists from the documentary. The segments are between 18-20 minutes each and focus on specific areas of science and scholarship. They are perfect for families, churches, schools, and homeschools wanting to learn how Genesis explains so much of the world around us.