If you scroll down this page you will see a link to our catalog where you will find detailed
descriptions of each Task Card Set. These will help you understand how the cards may be used at various stages. Over time, the standard required in your student’s response is increased and students use more detailed materials to complete the tasks as they mature. During the grammar stage, students naturally focus on major figures, events, and basic vocabulary. Dialectic students use in-depth materials that encourage understanding of broad themes and patterns.
Most families prefer to study one era of history each year (or term). This focus provides a shared experience among the students and eases the burden of preparation. It isn’t always practical to plan a prepared environment for more than one subject in science, but some families prefer to have several sets going at once for various levels. The following lists details possible plans for one student.
K – Geography and Culture and simple nature study for science
If you want to include a year for American History study, your schedule might look like this.
Consider mapping out a plan for your oldest student and having the younger students fold in as able. There are many good options. Whatever your preference, you will find that your plan provides focus and eases your preparation.
Perhaps your Children’s Library could serve as a ready made Prepared Environment for your students. Our children’s department boasts several long, low shelves stocked with a vast array of reference materials. These are ideally placed between work tables and the children’s non-fiction section. Comfortable chairs surround the area and are ideal for independent reading. Natural light, pleasing colors, and a sense of order contribute to a fabulous environment for research and investigation. One Mom mentioned the possibility of classes to occupy younger children while the older ones work trough the Task Cards. Perhaps you’re in a season of life where spending a bit of time away from home will provide a bit of structure, variety, and social opportunities. If your local library has managed to keep its focus on great books for children, this might be a fabulous option for your family.