Category: Teaching Guides

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Your donation helps us provide a living education to children who have no access to learning. Read about our amazing students in the description below. The pictures were all taken by me or my assistant while in Nigeria.

 

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Foundation Year Bundle

The ultimate LBC package! This bundle includes all books and resources published by LBC Press that you will need to complete the Foundation Year with your child. The rest can be affordably purchased on Amazon or borrowed from your library. In addition, you will receive three audio trainings designed to give you an overview of Charlotte Mason principles and how to apply them in your home school. Books included are the Foundation Year Teaching Guide, The ABC Test, The Real Mother Goose, and Aesop’s Fables. The audios are A Closer Look at LBC, Writing the CM Way, and Demystifying Nature Study.

 

**Please note:  This purchase will be accessible as a login membership page upon our website.

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Grade Five Bundle

The ultimate LBC package! This bundle includes all books and resources published by LBC Press that you will need to complete Grade Five with your child. The rest can be affordably purchased on Amazon or borrowed from your library. In addition, you will receive three audio trainings designed to give you an overview of Charlotte Mason principles and how to apply them in your home school. Books included are the Grade Five Teaching Guide and Resourcs, Intermediate Language Lessons Part 2, Heroes of Progress, LBC Nature Journal. The audios are A Closer Look at LBC, Writing the CM Way, and Demystifying Nature Study.

**Please note:  This purchase will be accessible as a login membership page upon our website.

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Grade Four Bundle

The ultimate LBC package! This bundle includes all books and resources published by LBC Press that you will need to complete Grade Four with your child. The rest can be affordably purchased on Amazon or borrowed from your library. In addition, you will receive three audio trainings designed to give you an overview of Charlotte Mason principles and how to apply them in your home school. Books included are the Grade Four Teaching Guide and Resources, Intermediate Language Lessons Part 1, Italics, LBC Nature Journal, King Arthur:  Tales from the Round Table, and Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The audios are A Closer Look at LBC, Writing the CM Way, and Demystifying Nature Study.

**Please note:  This purchase will be accessible as a login membership page upon our website.

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Grade One Bundle

The ultimate LBC package! This bundle includes all books and resources published by LBC Press that you will need to complete Grade One with your child. The rest can be affordably purchased on Amazon or borrowed from your library. In addition, you will receive three audio trainings designed to give you an overview of Charlotte Mason principles and how to apply them in your home school. Books included are the Grade One Teaching Guide and Resources, The ABC Test, Growing Strong and Healthy, Aesop’s Fables, Child’s Garden of Verses, Richard of Jamestown, Mary of Plymouth, Reading-Literature The Primer, Reading-Literature Teaching Guide, Italics, and The LBC Nature Journal. The audios are A Closer Look at LBC, Writing the CM Way, and Demystifying Nature Study.

 

**Please note:  This purchase will be accessible as a login membership page upon our website.

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Grade Three Bundle

The ultimate LBC package! This bundle includes all books and resources published by LBC Press that you will need to complete Grade Three with your child. The rest can be affordably purchased on Amazon or borrowed from your library. In addition, you will receive three audio trainings designed to give you an overview of Charlotte Mason principles and how to apply them in your home school. Books included are the Grade Three Teaching Guide and Resources, Reading-Literature Second Reader, Reading-Literature Teaching Guide, Italics, LBC Nature Journal. The audios are A Closer Look at LBC, Writing the CM Way, and Demystifying Nature Study.

**Please note:  This purchase will be accessible as a login membership page upon our website.

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Grade Two Bundle

The ultimate LBC package! This bundle includes all books and resources published by LBC Press that you will need to complete Grade Two with your child. The rest can be affordably purchased on Amazon or borrowed from your library. In addition, you will receive three audio trainings designed to give you an overview of Charlotte Mason principles and how to apply them in your home school. Books included are the Grade Two Teaching Guide and Resources, Reading-Literature First Reader, Reading-Literature Teaching Guide, Italics, LBC Nature Journal, Seed Babies, and Peeps at Many Lands. The audios are A Closer Look at LBC, Writing the CM Way, and Demystifying Nature Study.

 

**Please note:  This purchase will be accessible as a login membership page upon our website.

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LBC Foundation Year Teaching Guide

A year-long guide for 4 and 5 year-olds in math, literacy, science, and language. The Living Books Curriculum’s Foundation Year provides your child with learning readiness skills and early literacy experiences that will ensure success in education and life. The Foundation Year curriculum can be used for one or two years, first year can be at the awareness level and the second the mastery level.

  • Print version: 225 pages, wire bound
  • Digital version: direct download
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LBC Grade Eight Teaching Guide & Resources

Grade Eight completes a two-year cycle of studies begun in Grade Seven. In in this period of study a student will survey ancient civilizations to the modern age in world history and in American history early explorations to the modern day. Primary documents and original source material are used as much as possible. The goal of both history studies is to solidify understanding and give a sense of the great flow of events. Grade Eight also continues the exploration of great literature with Shakespeare’ Hamlet, English Literature for Young People, the poetry of Robert Frost and William Wordsworth, Picture Study and Composer Study.

 

We also include an optional review of basic grammar, for those who are first-time users of our curriculum. For science, we continue with the Apologia series by adding Exploring Creation with Physical Science. Grade Eight Resource CD comes with each Teaching Guide. It includes ebooks, nature journal template, year-long planner, maps for each history study, articles on Charlotte Mason ed.

Print version: 144 pages, wire bound
Digital version: digital membership access or direct download

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LBC Grade Five Teaching Guide & Resources

Teaching Guide and resources for students ages 9-11 or families wishing to combine students for study.

Grade Five is a year rich in the study of the Renaissance and Reformation in World History and 19th century America in American History. Science  explores the invention of the microscope and how it literally changed how we see the created world, a study of physics, health and personal hygiene and the classification of living species. Picture Study, Composer Study and Poetry all correlate with the people and times of 16th -18th European history and 19th century American.

Print version: 214 pages, wire bound
Digital version: digital membership access or direct download

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LBC Grade Four Teaching Guide & Resources

Best for children 9-11 or families wishing to combine children ages 8 to 12.

Grade Four Teaching Guide and Grade Four Resource CD: Term-by-term overview of each subject and a week-by-week schedule that details how to use the literature to teach each subject.

Flexible scheduling using the LBC trademarked “Planning for Learning” method which uses 36-weeks in all, divided into four terms.

Print version: 207 pages, wire bound
Digital version: digital membership access or direct download

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LBC Grade One Teaching Guide & Resources

Best for children 6-8 or families wishing to combine children 5-8.
Grade One marks the beginning of formal learning in a Charlotte Mason-inspired curriculum. The disciplines of attention, recall, character, and joyful learning are addressed, as well as helping your child learn to read well, narrate well, and listen well. Colonial America is the area of study for American history. In world history, the year is spent Ancient Civilizations, a topic of fascination to most children. For science, the four strands of scientific inquiry—life, physical, earth, and health—are explored, each with its own focus for study.

Print version: 178 pages, wire bound
Digital version: digital membership access or direct download

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LBC Grade Seven Teaching Guide & Resources

Grade Seven is the first in a two-year cycle of studies for junior high. The digital edition is identical to the print edition and includes the Resource CD.

Grade Seven begins a two-year cycle of studies to be completed in Grade Eight. World history covers ancient civilizations to the modern age and American history covers early explorations to the present. Primary documents and original source material are used as much as possible. The goal of both history studies is to solidify understanding and give a sense of the great flow of events. Grade Seven also continues the exploration of great literature with, Shakespeare, Best-loved Literary Fairy Tales, Jabberwocky: Poetry Studies for Junior High, Picture Study and Composer Study. For science, the text Exploring Creation with General Science is used. We also include an optional review of basic grammar, for those who are first-time users of our curriculum. Grade Seven Resource CD comes with each Teaching Guide. It includes a year of picture study, nature journal, planner, maps and many other curriculum helps.

Print version: 136 pages, wire bound
Digital version: digital membership access or direct download

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LBC Grade Six Teaching Guide & Resources

Teaching Guide and Resource CD for students ages 10-11 or families wishing to combine students 9-12 for study.

Grade Six completes a six-year cycle of study in American and World History. World History covers the 18th-20th century and American History covers the 20th century. Both histories converge in a study of the 20th century, primarily WWI, The Great Depression, and WWII. Grade Six also correlates the study of these time periods with poetry, Picture Study and Composer Study. Science includes the four strands of earth, physical, health, and life studies as explored in The Story-Book of Science and the a study of the history of chemistry. This year also includes a complete review of basic grammar.

Print version: 207 pages, wire bound
Digital version: digital membership access or direct download

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LBC Grade Three Teaching Guide & Resources

Best for children 7-9 or families wishing to combine children ages 6 to 10.

Living Books Curriculum’s Grade Three continues the pattern of living books and life experiences begun in the Foundation Year and Grades One and Two. Grade Three is a transitional year for a child. The earlier years established learning habits and subject awareness as well as the large developmental task of learning to read. In Grade Three, students begin to apply and polish these fundamental skills.

Print version: 158 pages, wire bound
Digital version: digital membership access or direct download

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LBC Grade Two Teaching Guide & Resources

Best for ages 7-8 or families wishing to combine ages 6-8.

Grade Two is designed to help your child improve reading fluency, sustain longer narrations, and listen to and tell more complex stories. This year, grammar and regular copy work are introduced. The American Revolution and the establishment of the constitutional government are the areas of study for American history. In world history, the year is spent exploring the wonders of ancient Egypt, a topic of fascination to most children. For science, the four strands of scientific inquiry—life, physical, Earth, and health—are explored, each with its own focus for study.

Print version: 178 pages, wire bound
Digital version: direct download

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