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Early Modern & Epistles

Early Modern & Epistles

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The fifth in our award-winning history series, this book gives you daily lesson plans covering the famous men and events of Early Modern times, including both American History and World History. Designed to help you teach all your children together for history, geography, and Bible, it also covers the geography of South America, Central America, and Australia, as well as several Epistles. (Grades 1–12)

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Study the Bible, geography, and history together as a family!

The fifth in our popular six-book history series, this study walks your family through the famous men of Early Modern times (about 1550–1850), including a study of several epistles and the geography of South America, Australia, and Central America. It details living books, Book of Centuries entries, narration ideas, Scripture passages, geography ideas, additional assignments for older students, and optional hands-on activities to help you save time and foster learning for all your students, grades 1–12.

  • Saves Time—Combines all students, grades 1–12, in a family study.
  • Charlotte Mason in Its Approach—Incorporates Bible study, living books, narration, Book of Centuries, and geography.
  • Flexible— Includes American History (from Columbus to pre-Civil War) two days per week, using Stories of America, Volume 1, and World History two days per week, using Stories of the Nations, Volume 1. Non-U. S. users can easily substitute their own country’s history during the two American History days.
  • Comprehensive—Provides additional assignments for older students, including Book of Centuries entries, written narration ideas, and extra independent reading.
  • Fun—Provides for optional hands-on activities that you can do all together or with only some of your students.
  • Recommended—Listed as a suggested resource in the SCM Curriculum Guide. Gives detailed lesson plans for the Early Modern & Epistles study and shows how all the books fit together for all the grades.
  • Complete—Details lesson plans for a full year of history, Bible, and geography studies.
  • Helpful—Includes handy tips and reminders of upcoming resources so you have time to collect them.

Additional Resources

The Early Modern & Epistles study recommends these SCM resources:

Our History, Geography, and Bible Series

With our six-book series, you will cover the entire Bible, learn history from ancient to modern, and study all the main regions of the world!

SCM History Series Chart

Modern Times, Epistles & Revelation Early Modern & Epistles Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation & Epistles Matthew through Acts & Ancient Rome Joshua through Malachi & Ancient Greece Genesis through Deuteronomy & Ancient Egypt

Practical Homeschooling Reader Award 2014

Additional Information

Dimensions 11 x 8.5 x 0.375 in
Media Type

Printed Book, E-book (pdf)

Suggested grades

1–12

Author

Sonya Shafer

Pages

144

Links & Tips

Check out these ideas that correspond to Early Modern & Epistles. Use them to supplement your study of 1550 through 1850.

1 review for Early Modern & Epistles

  1. Michelle Anglin

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    I see the book Jesus Is Better, on this list, but where is it?

    • Doug Smith

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      We’re still working on Jesus Is Better: Lessons from Hebrews and hope to have it ready to announce in a couple weeks. Edit: Jesus Is Better is now available.

      • Michelle Anglin

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        I’m so excited!!!! I LOVE you guys!

        Question-do you think you will write another science book? I am going through 106 days with my kidos right now, and we were all just talking about what we were going to do when we finished it, and of course my kids said, “the next one scm has!” When I told them that there wasn’t another one at this time, their faces dropped to the floor!!

        • Sonya Shafer

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          I’m so glad you’re enjoying the 106 Days of Creation Studies. Have you looked at the Outdoor Secrets Companion? It adds nature study ideas and other living books to correspond with the Outdoor Secrets living science book.

        • Michelle Anglin

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          We are doing Outdoor Secrets and the Companion too. We LOVE it! There hasn’t been anything that we have bought that we haven’t loved! So, again, back to my question, will you, or are you thinking about writing any other science books? :0)
          We love, love, love you! THank you for EVERYTHING!

  2. Michelle Anglin

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    BTW-We just started Mod 5, and I am going to buy this mod because we will definatly be doing it, and to take advantage of the price. But Miss Sonya you have done a beautiful job!! Everything that I have bought from here is absolutely wonderful!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!

  3. sweetmamajoy5

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    We recently started using this module (and of course we love it) but i had a question. It says to study South America first for geography. If we have not studied North America yet, would it be appropriate to do that instead, while we are studying it (or even Europe)? Or would it be confusing since “all” of the US etc., had not been discovered/studied yet? Just curious ; )
    Thanks so much for making such affordable, easy to use manuals for us busy mamas! You make using the CM method doable and enjoyable. blessings~

    • Sonya Shafer

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      Good question. The modules are set up to cover the six main continents throughout the six years. Since the next module will cover Modern Times and more current American history, we thought it would work best to couple North America with that module. Also, the geography book that goes with this Early Modern module, Sailing Alone Around the World, is set in that time period and focuses a lot on Australia and South America, so it seemed a good fit.

  4. Momof2girls

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    Sonya,
    Does your history curriculum include the study of the ancient americans? For example, when they came from Asia and, first inhabited South America; the Incas, Myans, etc. Also does it cover back to Leif Erikson and, how the vikings first discovered america?
    Thanks so much!

    • Sonya Shafer

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      It does not cover the Inca and Mayan civilizations in detail. It does give the story of Leif Erickson and the vikings’ explorations in our Middle Ages study.

      • Stacy

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        Thanks so much for getting back to me :) Do I need to find something else to cover the Inca and Mayans in detail or, there again (as I just posted on the Mod 2 book) do we really need to cover those at great length in our history studies?
        Thanks again!
        Stacy

        • Sonya Shafer

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          It’s up to you, Stacy. Every person has to make choices about which events and people groups will be covered and in how much detail. There are not enough years to cover every one in all its detail. We have tried to make our guides simple enough that you will be able to add in more studies as you desire.

  5. MonikaNC

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    We started our 2nd year of homeschooling this year, and it’s the first using CM methods. I have relied heavily on SCM’s curric. picks for this year, but strayed for our history choice. Boy was that a mistake!! I should have continued what I started when choosing our curric., and that was stay with SCM for history!! WE LOVE THIS BOOK!! Or, books, really. :) I cannot believe the enthusiasm that my DD’s have developed with this subject. It was the subject of whining and tears of frustration , and now it’s excitement! Our girls are 7 and 4, we’re teaching 2nd and preK….the amazing way these books “talk” to the readers/listeners has absolutely captured my daughters’ minds. My husband has listened to countless re-tellings at the end of many of his work days, as well. He has listened in on other day’s lessons and commented just the other night that he is loving our history choice, we both wish we had this ourselves when growing up. Histoy makes for a fantastic story, if told the right way…..and SCM really put together a wonderful way to share it! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

  6. Teresa

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    I am already planning for next year and will be using module 5. I was excited to look at your “helps & tips” link and saw alternate books, activities,as well suggested Dover coloring books. I think it will be a great year!!!

  7. AL

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    I noticed that the history outline breaks history up to study in six years, but there seems to only be five different history guides. Am I missing something or is this last book not ready yet? If it is coming, when do you expect to have it ready? I am planning history and would need to fix it in not this coming school year but the next.
    Thanks

    • Sonya Shafer

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      Yes, the sixth handbook is scheduled to be released later this spring.

      • Sendy

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        Would “this Spring” be 2012? My sister is looking for a good way to combine her three children using a curric that has a manual or handbook. I told her about SCM and then we both discovered that there isn’t one for Mod 6, which is the year she would need to begin with. I’m sure looking forward to starting Mod 5 next year!

        • Jordan Smith

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          Yes, the handbook for Module 6 will be available very soon. Edit: Modern Times, Epistles, and Revelation is now available.

        • Sendy

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          Yahoo! This is very good news! Thank you for the quick response!

  8. Tanya

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    why three Bible studies listed as ‘Additional Resources’ for this History module?
    Thank you.

    • Sonya Shafer

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      Hi, Tanya. Most of the resources we recommend in our modules are books you can get elsewhere. A few are ones that we have written to fill a void. So we list the SCM resources to let you know which ones will be from our website.

      The three Bible studies include the GOAL study, which is spread over three years, and a separate study of the book of Hebrews. Both are intended for the whole family to do together. In addition, we recommend the Discovering Doctrine study for grades 6-12 to be an ongoing project over all six years. Since it is also included/mentioned in these lesson plans, we list it along with the others.

  9. HiddenJewel

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    The description for the guide says “It details living books, Book of Centuries entries, narration ideas, Scripture passages, geography ideas, additional assignments for older students, and optional hands-on activities to help you save time and foster learning for all your students, grades 1–12.”

    I have not found yet the narration ideas (except have your child narrate), additional assignments for older students, or optional hands-on activities. Where might I find these?

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you have the heads up to get the books needed in near future lessons.

    • Sonya Shafer

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      We try to keep it simple by giving narration cues and suggesting where oral or written might fit well. You can find lots of additional narration ideas on our site, along with a narration bookmark that you can print and keep in your book to remind you of various ideas.

      Each lesson plan includes the Family assignment and then any additional reading and narrating assignments for the older students. You’ll see them listed by grade range.

      There is a link to the optional hands-on activities listed during the three exam weeks. However, feel free to incorporate them throughout the Terms as desired.

      • HiddenJewel

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        Okay. I misunderstood the description of the guide on this page. I thought it had additional assignments for the older students listed in the guide. But it will be fine without them.

  10. Shelly

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    Just ordered this along with the vol 1 books and the Hebrews bible study….so excited. We finished mod 4 about 2 months ago and my kids are BEGGING to get going again with this mod. We just took a little time to unwind. Love your stuff Sonya, thank you.
    We use spelling wisdom, organizer, memory box, we have done 106 days twice now, business math, the reading program, etc. we love it all.

  11. swelb21
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    We have loved using this! It is so well laid out and organized, and our kids have really looked forward to history every day. They have learned South America perfectly, which had it not been written in for me to do weekly, I probably would have forgotten to do it more often than not. The reading choices have been so fun and informative, and my library has had every single one of them, making this such an affordable history curriculum. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is wondering if it is a good fit for their family. The ages of my kids are 3, 5, and 7 (and even the three year old enjoys reading most of the books with us). Thank you for yet another great resource!!

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