Illuminations Year 3

$125.00

With Illuminations Year 3 as your guide, the entire family can experience the exciting times of the Renaissance, the Reformation, and beyond (1455-1707) through a Christian lens. Through carefully chosen historical novels and The Mystery of History vol. III, you will meet the leaders who made a difference: Ivan the Great, Christopher Columbus, Michelangelo, Martin Luther, Queen Elizabeth, Squanto, Blaise Pascal, Sir Isaac Newton, and so many more.

Your Illuminations Year 3 plan integrates literature, copywork, U.S. geography, and spelling to the historical period you are enjoying.  Choose among options for five science fields, Bible reading, vocabulary, several writing and grammar options, life skills studies for high school students, and a government elective.  And once all of your curricula are selected, our powerful Illuminations scheduler software provides customized weekly planning

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Illuminations Year 3: The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations


Illuminations Year 3: Renaissance, the Reformation, and beyond (1455-1707)
With Illuminations Year 3 as your guide, the entire family can experience the exciting times of the Renaissance, the Reformation, and beyond (1455-1707) through a Christian lens. Through carefully chosen historical novels and The Mystery of History Volume III, you will meet the leaders who made a difference: Ivan the Great, Christopher Columbus, Michelangelo, Martin Luther, Queen Elizabeth, Squanto, Blaise Pascal, Sir Isaac Newton, and so many more.

All of your children in grades 3–-12 can learn together what the Renaissance gave to Western civilization, how and why the Protestant Reformation happened, and the impact of the Age of Reason through timeline activities and hands-on projects such as creating a miniature cannon that really fires and decorating “sailor sherbet floats.” Illuminations‘ literature-rich approach to history brings events from the past into sharp focus with read-alouds such as Along Came Galileo (Galileo Galilei), The Bible Smuggler (William Tyndale), I, Juan de Pareja (Spain), The Shakespeare Stealer (Shakespeare), and many more. Illuminations Year 3 also has special teaching ideas and subjects created just for grades K-–2 so your entire family can enjoy the Renaissance and Reformation theme together.

Using The Mystery of History Volume III as a history spine, your Illuminations Year 3 plan connects your literature, copywork, and spelling to the historical period you are enjoying. Illuminations Year 3 also includes a full year’s plan for your choice of five science fields, Bible reading, geography, vocabulary, several writing and grammar options, life skills studies for high school students, and a composers and music theory schedule available only in Year 3! (See the book lists tab for a full curriculum list.) Every purchase of Illuminations includes the powerful scheduler software that allows you to create customized weekly guides based on the Illuminations plan plus any modifications you desire.

Illuminations is a comprehensive*, chronological, customizable guide
to a Christian education designed to complement The Mystery of History
or All American History series. Each year covers everything you need
for grades 3-12 for these subjects:

  • history
  • Bible
  • literature
  • grammar
  • writing
  • vocabulary
  • geography
  • copywork (grades 3–8 only)
  • spelling (grades 3–8 only)
  • science (grades 3–8 only)
  • life skills (high school only)

*Note: Illuminations does not include math.

If you have younger children, they can join in with the older students thanks
to the additional teaching ideas for grades K–2 that are included in Illuminations.

For a detailed list of the scheduled resources and printable checklists,
see the book lists tab.


For each year of Illuminations, we’ve chosen curriculum you can pick
up and use without a lot of advance preparation. Purchase the novels, textbooks,
and resources on our book lists, and all of the planning for the entire
year is done for you! 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, other studies, or just catching up.


Our scheduler software is unique and powerful. The best way for you to understand
it is to see it in action, so please watch the tutorial video below.


As you can see, the weekly scheduler is completely customizable, so you
can insert your own assignments and notes, rearrange the order, change colors,
save your schedules, and more. Whether you want to tweak the lessons given,
use a different curriculum than what we suggest, 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.

Simply load the scheduler program onto your computer, and you’re ready to
go!

If you have questions about Illuminations, please call us at 877.492.8081
or e-mail contact@brightideaspress.com.


This sample is a .zip file — if you’re on a mobile device or tablet, click here to learn how to open it.

Illuminations Year 3 Grades 3-8 Curriculum List

History
The
Mystery of History
,
 volume III
(Renaissance and Reformation)Bible
Bible version of your choiceLanguage Arts: Literature
In-depth, Christ-centered study guides including questions and
answers, hands-on activities, mapping, and more! (You buy the books;
the study guides are included.)Language Arts: Copywork
Selections from the literature list, the Bible, and The Mystery
of History III
Language Arts: Spelling
Natural Speller (all-inclusive lesson plans provided)Language Arts: Writing
Select One:
Foundations to Writing
WriteShop Primary or Junior
WriteShop I
WriteShop II
Write Your Roots
Language Arts: Vocabulary
Choose from:
English from the Roots Up, vol. I or II

Language Arts: Grammar
Choose from:

Winston Grammar, basic level

Winston Word Works

Winston Grammar, advanced level

Easy Grammar 3, 4, 5, or 6

Easy Grammar Plus

 

  Science
Choose from:Christian
Kids Explore Creation Science

Christian
Kids Explore Biology

Christian
Kids Explore Earth & Space

Christian
Kids Explore Chemistry

Christian
Kids Explore Physics

Optional for all CKE volumes: The
Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia
 (2006 or 2011 edition)Geography
The
Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide
 
(grades 3–8)North
Star Geography
 (high school)Humanities
A
Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers
Supplemental Resources (optional)
Movies available from Netflix (DVD rental option only)Selected audios by Diana Waring and Jim Weiss

Early Learners schedules for

  • Literature
  • Bible
  • Writing
  • Science
  • Geography


Illuminations Also Includes

  • Dozens of graphic organizers
  • Completely prescheduled lesson plans
  • Evaluation/grading tools and rubrics

 

 

Illuminations Year 3 Grades 3-8 Literature List

Family Study Guides

  • Along Came Galileo by Jeanne Bendick
  • At the Sign of the Star by Katherine Sturtevant +
  • The Bible Smuggler by Louise A. Vernon
  • Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress by Oliver
    Hunkin
  • I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño +
  • Leonardo da Vinci by Diane Stanley
  • The Man Who Laid The Egg by Louise A. Vernon
  • Mosque by David Macaulay
  • Much Ado about Nothing for Kids, Lois Burdett’s adaption
    of Shakespeare
  • A Piece of the Mountain by Joyce McPherson
  • The Samurai’s Tale by Erik Christian Haugaard +
  • Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark +
  • The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood +
  • The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly +
  • Thunderstorm in Church by Louise A. Vernon

+ Selection is used for both levels

3-8 and high school.

‡ Selection is included as an e-book or is free online. No purchase
is necessary.
* Title used multiple times throughout the year

 

 

Read Alone Guides

  • The Children of History: Later Times by Mary S. Hancock* ‡
  • Courage and Conviction: Chronicles of the Reformation Church
    by Mindy and Brandon Withrow*
  • Do-It-Yourself Read-Alone Guide – Fiction ‡
  • Explorers Who Got Lost by Diane Sansevere-Dreher*
  • Good Queen Bess by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema
  • Mosque by David Macaulay
  • Pedro’s Journal by Pam Conrad
  • Peter the Great by Diane Stanley
  • SeeSaw Girl by Linda Sue Park
  • The Siege: Under Attack in Renaissance Europe by Stephen
    Shapiro
  • Sundiata: Lion King of Mali by David Wisniewski

Summer Study Guides

  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle +
  • The Bridge by Jeri Massi +

Early Learners Literature

  • Elmer and the Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett***
  • Good Queen Bess by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema**
  • Just Like Mama by Beverly Lewis and Cheri Bladholm
  • Leonardo’s Horse by Jean Fritz and Hudson Talbott
  • My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett***
  • Nicolaus Copernicus: The Earth is a Planet by Dennis B. Fradin
  • Pocahontas by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
  • Pedro’s Journal by Pam Conrad and Peter Koeppen*
  • Peter the Great by Diane Stanley**
  • Sarah Morton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl by Kate Waters and Russ Kendall
  • Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei by Peter Sis
  • Sundiata: Lion King of Mali by David Wisniewski**
  • The Children of History: Later Times by Mary S. Hancock (e-book provided)**
  • The Dragons of Blueland by Ruth Stiles Gannett***
  • The Legend of the Persian Carpet by Tomie de Paola
  • Who Was Ferdinand Magellan? By S.A. Kramer, Nancy Harrison, and Elizabeth Wolf
  • You Wouldn’t Want to be an American Colonist! By Jacqueline Morley

**Title is also used as a Read Alone Guide selection

***Title is part of an anthology

Illuminations year 3 grades 3 to 8 book list

Illuminations Year 3 High School Curriculum List

History
The
Mystery of History
,
 volume III
(Renaissance and Reformation)

Bible
Bible version of your choice

Language Arts: Literature
In-depth, Christ-centered study guides including questions and
answers, hands-on activities, mapping, and more! (You buy the books;
the study guides are included.)Language Arts: Writing
Select One:
WriteShop I
WriteShop II
Write Your Roots

Language Arts: Vocabulary
Choose from:
English from the Roots Up, vol. I or II

Language Arts: Grammar
Choose from:Easy Grammar Ultimate Series for grades 8-–12

Winston Grammar, basic level

Winston Word Works

Winston Grammar, advanced level

Supplemental Resources (optional)
Movies available from Netflix (DVD rental option only)

Selected audios by Diana Waring and Jim Weiss

Illuminations Also Includes

  • Dozens of graphic organizers
  • Completely prescheduled lesson plans
  • Evaluation/grading tools and rubrics
 

Geography

North
Star Geography

Atlas of your choice

Humanities
A
Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers

Life 101 Schedules
Life skills reading assignments and hands-on studies. Create-your-own
credit from 4 years of prescheduled books covering topics such as:

  • Religion & Personal Growth
  • Media & Culture
  • Finances
  • Graduation Preparation

Life 101 Books 

  • Auto Upkeep: Basic Car Care, Maintenance and Repair by Michael E. Gray
  • Boy Meets Girl by Joshua Harris
  • Covenant: Knowing God’s Covenant by Precepts Ministries
  • Cracking the SAT
  • Discovering God’s Way of Handling Money: A Financial Study for Teens
  • Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris
  • Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris
  • Hollywood Worldviews by Brian Godawa
  • Homeschool, High School, and Beyond by Beverly L. Adams-Gordon
  • How to Study Your Bible by Kay Arthur
  • How Your House Works by Charlie Wing
  • Manners Made Easy for Teens by Junes Hine Moore
  • Money and Possessions: The Quest for Contentment by Kay Arthur
  • 1,000 Things Every Teen Should Know Before They Leave Home by Harry H. Harrison Jr.
  • The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook
  • The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller
  • What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles
  • Who Needs a Superhero? by H. Michael Brewer

Illuminations Year 3 High School Literature List

High School Study Guides

  • Africa (DK Eyewitness Books)
  • The Bible
  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (2003 abridged version
    by Walter Starkie preferred)
  • Duncan’s War by Douglas Bond
  • The King’s Fifth by Scott O’Dell
  • A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt
  • Mosque by David Macaulay
  • Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare ‡
  • Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford
  • The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
  • Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, revised by Barry E.
    Horner
  • Praise of Folly by Erasmus (Penguin Classics)
  • Queen’s Own Fool by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (any unabridged version)
  • Russia (DK Eyewitness Books)

+ Selection is used for both levels

3-8 and high school.

‡ Selection is included as an e-book or is free online. No
purchase is necessary.

 

+ Family Study Guides

  • Along Came Galileo by Jeanne Bendick
  • At the Sign of the Star by Katherine Sturtevant
  • I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño
  • The Samurai’s Tale by Erik Christian Haugaard
  • Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
  • The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric Kelly

+ Summer Study Guides

  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • The Bridge by Jeri Massi
Illuminations Year 3 high school book list

What exactly is Illuminations?
Illuminations is a year-long homeschool curriculum guide based on
The Mystery of History and All American History series. Options
for teaching all ages from grades K–12 make Illuminations a budget
friendly curriculum choice for families of all sizes.

Illuminations lays out a plan for the whole family to enjoy the same
quality living books, a common history theme, and fun, hands-on projects.
The Illuminations scheduler, which is preloaded with all of the lesson
plans for the year, make it easy to choose what you will study, rearrange
as necessary, and sort out what each student has to complete.

Detailed literature guides are a cornerstone of Illuminations. Going
far beyond a mere book list and reading schedule, llluminations’
literature guides make teaching the carefully selected novels and non-fiction
books an easy task.

What comes with my purchase of Illuminations?

Illuminations is a digital product. Your download includes:

  • the Illuminations module for your year, which contains all
    of the lesson plans and literature guides for grades 3–12 with additional
    resources for incorporating grades K–2
  • the Illuminations scheduler program, in which you can create,
    customize, and print your weekly schedules
  • access to free unlimited updates of the module and program

With a few exceptions, Illuminations does not include the books prescribed
in the lesson plans. This means that you have the option to purchase new
or used, borrow from the library, or substitute materials you already have
on hand.

Is there an Illuminations bundle that I can purchase with all
of the books for a certain year?

No, there is not because Illuminations is so customizable. There
is more than one option for some subjects, and some families might choose
to read some literature books while skipping others. Many of the literature
books can also be found at your local library. If you need to purchase a
book scheduled in Illuminations, we publish a lot of the curriculum
here at Bright Ideas Press. For other items, look to your favorite book
retailer who should carry most, if not all, of the books we do not have.

How Much Does it Cost to Use Illuminations?
The cost of Illuminations is an affordable $125 for a full year of
all grade levels 3–12 (plus early learners resources). Where you purchase
the additional resources from the book lists affects the total cost. Buying
used books or borrowing from the library makes Illuminations less
expensive than buying all of the scheduled materials new or at full price.

What age ranges are appropriate for Illuminations?
Illuminations is broken down into three segments: early learners
(K–2), grades 3–8, and high school. Each segment shares the same history
plan, which binds them all together, but has a unique literature plan with
titles that are appropriate for that age range. Some subjects span more
than one age segment, while others were chosen for a specific age group.
See the book list tab for a complete list of curriculum that is preplanned
for each age range.

Do I need to start at Year 1?
One beautiful thing about Illuminations is its flexibility! You can
start with any year you prefer. Because history is the spine of the curriculum,
you can choose Illuminations based on whatever era from history you
would like to study. The curriculum does get progressively more difficult
though, so we do recommend starting at the beginning if you have the option.

Illuminations

Title

Spine

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

Can I use Illuminations for more than one child?
Yes! Each year is designed to adapt to multiple grade levels so that all
the children in your family can use it at once, even if they are in different
grades.

Is a math curriculum scheduled within Illuminations?
No. Math must be purchased separately. Illuminations is very flexible
so that you may add or remove whatever subjects you prefer for your family.

Does Illuminations for high school cover all of the required subjects
for high school graduation?

No. The high school segment of Illuminations is designed to cover
history, Bible, literature, writing, grammar, vocabulary, geography, and
life skills. Subjects such as science, economics, math, etc., will need
to be found separately.

Can I purchase Illuminations for just one subject? Can I purchase
just the subject scheduler program?

No. Illuminations comes in one package and cannot be divided. However,
you can purchase individual literature
study guides
in the Bright Ideas Press store.

Can I use my purchase of Illuminations on more than one computer?
Yes, you certainly can. Our store allows only three downloads per purchase.
If you need more than that, please contact us for assistance toll-free at
877.492.8081 or contact@brightideaspress.com.

May I reuse Illuminations?
Illuminations is a downloadable curriculum that you can use with
as many of your children as you would like for as long as you like. Software
updates are included in your purchase for as long as you own Illuminations.

Can I sell Illuminations when I am finished?
No. When you purchase Illuminations, you are purchasing a license
to use the product for your family. This license may not be resold or transferred.

How does Illuminations handle grading?
Depending on your goals, your philosophy of home education, and your students,
you may or may not prefer to assign grades. If you wish to (or are required
to), you will find that several Illuminations elements have built-in
quizzes, tests, or rubrics for grading.

May I use Illuminations in a homeschool co-op setting?
For co-op usage, please contact us for information. Call us toll free at
877.492.8081 or email us at contact@brightideaspress.com.

Want to know even more?
Follow our Illuminations Pinterest board.  Read testimonials from homeschool moms.

Is your question missing?
If you still have questions, always feel free to contact us toll-free at
877.492.8081 or at contact@brightideaspress.com.


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