Illuminations is a practical, comprehensive, customizable homeschool curriculum guide with a Christian worldview.Tired of planning it all yourself? Do you long to teach your kids together at the same time? Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the planning you need to do? Do you ever wish you could find all your plans in one place?
Illuminations is your answer!The Mystery of History series or All American History series. (Math is not scheduled in Illuminations.)
|Illuminations Year 1||Creation to the Resurrection||MOH 1|
|Illuminations Year 2||The Early Church and the Middle Ages||MOH 2|
|Illuminations Year 3||The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations||MOH 3|
|Illuminations Year 4||Exploration to Expansion||AAH 1|
|Illuminations Year 5||The Civil War to the Cold War||AAH 2|
|Illuminations Year 6||Wars of Independence to Modern Times||MOH 4|
Key Features of Illuminations
1. Tweakable Weekly SchedulerAs you can see in the video below, the weekly scheduler is completely customizable. Whether you want to tweak the lessons provided, use a different curriculum from what we suggest, change or move the assignments, add in your own math program, or even include a chore chart or meal plan, the unique schedule grid of Illuminations keeps all of your plans in one place. The weekly schedule provides a concise overview of assignments for each subject; the lesson plans provide details. While high school students are scheduled for five days per week, the lesson plans for grades 3–8 have four-day schedules to provide a day for field trips, supplemental studies, or just catching up.
2. Literature Study GuidesOur literature guides help you savor the very best historical fiction and classics for each time period. They include discussion questions and activities for all learning styles. You can find a list of required items at the beginning of each guide so you can prepare everything you need ahead of time. Illuminations also provides a collection of hand-crafted graphic organizers and a handy literature evaluation form to grade students' work.
3. K–12Illuminations can be used for all your children in grades K–12! Illuminations is broken down into three segments:
- Early Learners (K–2)
- Grades 3–8
- High School
4. ReusableIlluminations is a downloadable curriculum that you can use with as many of your children as you would like -- at the same time or over many years. Software updates are included in your purchase for as long as you own Illuminations. For each student, you simply purchase the resources from the book list that you want to use. For co-op usage, please contact us for information.
Illuminations Build-A-Bundle Tool
Buy all you need for Illuminations with this handy bundle tool. Choose which year you want to study, then add on the history spine, timeline resources, science textbook, geography resources, and so on until you have created a customized homeschool bundle for your particular situation.
Foundations to Writing Program
Amazing things can happen when kids who don’t like to write, are afraid to write, or don’t know how to write are given a program that works! Foundation to Writing is a no-stress approach. For the first 18 weeks or more, the student doesn’t even write! To teach writing, you can’t start with actual writing. Because writing is a developmental skill, there is an entire foundation that needs to be laid before we can ask students to write sentences and paragraphs, let alone a research report!
Foundations to Writing is a program designed specifically for use in Illuminations, and is based on LearningSuccess Writing Program by Victoria Kindle Hodson, M.A. and Mariaemma Willis, M.S.