Issuu on Google+

Course Catalog


CURRICULUM

PROGRAMS

Calvert ensures your homeschooling success. Calvert provides proven and time-tested curriculum, with all the tools and support necessary to ensure you are the best teacher your child has ever had. When you choose Calvert, you can be confident that you have selected the highest quality, accredited education for your child. Since 1906, when Calvert first published curriculum for parents to educate their children at home, Calvert has educated more than 600,000 students in all 50 states and more than 90 countries around the world. Browse our catalog to learn more about how Calvert’s great curriculum, programs, tools and support, provide a great homeschool experience for you and your child.

CONTENTS CURRICULUM AND PROGRAMS

3

Pre-K– Grade 8

4

High School

15

Calvert Academy

20

Verticy Learning for Struggling Students

21

TOOLS AND SUPPORT

22

The Calvert Lesson Manual

23

Calvert Teaching Navigator

24

Support from Teachers

25

The Calvert Community

26

ACCREDITATION AND ALIGNMENT TO EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS Calvert curriculum is accredited and approved by the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. The instructional program is based on the International Association for K–12 Online Learning (iNACOL) standards for online programs.

2 • CalvertEducation.com

Calvert regularly reviews all courses and introduces new materials after considering state standards and the standards established by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, National Council for Teachers of English, National Council for Teachers of Social Studies, and National Science Teachers Association, as well as the International Society for Technology in Education.

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652


TOOLS

SUPPORT

Flexible, Accredited Curriculum and Programs Curriculum crafted by our homeschool curriculum specialists, Programs to fit your family’s needs.

Calvert’s curriculum is proven, time‑tested, and well-renowned as the finest homeschool curriculum available today. Our curriculum has been recognized for excellence by educators and parents, and its success dates back to our roots with the prestigious Calvert School in Baltimore, Maryland. Our inquiry-based method of learning allows students to absorb subject matter and apply knowledge in vibrant, expressive ways. In sharing their own knowledge and techniques with their peers, individual students collaborate in a bright, open world of learning with endless possibilities.

Individual Students, Individual Needs There are many ways to learn with Calvert. We offer a variety of programs and services to fit your child’s needs and your family’s lifestyle. From complete grade level curriculum to individual courses, to Calvert Academy online private school and Verticy Learning for students who are struggling with reading, spelling, writing, or math.

Explore Calvert’s programs in the pages ahead. Learn more by contacting a Calvert Advisor or visiting our website.

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652

CalvertEducation.com • 3


CURRICULUM

PROGRAMS

Pre-Kindergarten

Learning through work and play

Our exciting Pre-Kindergarten curriculum is designed to balance work and play using guided, fun developmental activities as you begin the educational experience together. We provide hands-on activities and manipulatives that help focus your child’s readiness skills and prepare her for an academic Kindergarten.

INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Lesson Manual • Open Eyes • Read-to-Me Storybook • Road to Reading Activity Book • Path to Math Activity Book • Favorite Nursery Songs • Favorite Nursery Songs CD • Kindergarten Fun Activity Book • Stories & Poems • Supplies

ONLINE RESOURCES

• Encyclopedia Britannica • World Atlas 

Course content subject to change based on curriculum updates.

4 • CalvertEducation.com

Math

In preparation for Kindergarten, Math activities begin with an appreciation for simple measurements and patterns, with the recognition and writing of numbers 1–10.

Calvert Language Arts

Paving the way for reading, Calvert’s vocabulary-building activities and exercises are designed to stimulate visual and auditory discrimination. Your child will also learn to associate ideas, build logical sequences, and strengthen comprehension and memory skills.

Discussion

Discussions about community, family, home, helping, how other people live, and politeness help prepare your child to interact well with others.

Games and Play

Hands-on activities, manipulatives, dramatizations, imitations, and mimicry focus your child’s readiness skills to prepare for an academic Kindergarten.

Music

Your child will learn, sing, and enjoy favorite nursery songs.

Things To Do

Learning by doing is an important part of this program. Coloring, drawing, cutting, tracing, baking, pipe-cleaner construction, and even making musical instruments are activities that engage and help reinforce motor control.

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652


TOOLS

SUPPORT

Kindergarten Math

Students explore Math by learning about fractions, money, shapes, time, and simple addition and subtraction.

Language Arts

This phonics-based approach uses colorful, read-aloud phonics storybooks and poetry to introduce and reinforce short vowel and consonant sounds, sequencing, auditory and visual discrimination, classifying, and rhyming.

Science

Students study topics such as the seasons, weather, the human body, plants, and space.

Social Studies

Students discuss community, transportation, and significant people and events.

Technology

Word processing and graphics applications are introduced.

Music

Students learn traditional children’s songs and finger plays.

Art

Students paint, draw with crayons and chalk, and complete craft activities to foster creativity and develop fine-motor skills.

Hands-on, active learning INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Lesson Manual • Teacher Aids • Letters & Words • 19 Early Phonics Storybooks • The Music Break CDs (2) • Calvert Math Lesson Manual • Calvert Math Textbook • Calvert Math Workbook • Activity Pages • Poems & Prose • Little Big Books – Set of 20 • Read Aloud Books – Set of 10 • Word and Picture Book • Phonics Library • Practice Book, Volume 1 & 2 • Supplies 

ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Game-based Math Practice • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints • Encyclopedia Britannica • World Atlas • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING • Calvert Parent Community 

Course content subject to change based on curriculum updates.

Children enjoy a full-day program featuring a phonics-based learning approach that gives them a solid foundation for reading. Hands-on, interactive activities make learning fun as students are introduced to Technology, Science, handwriting, and the fundamentals of music.

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652

CalvertEducation.com • 5


CURRICULUM

Grade 1

PROGRAMS

Discovering the joy of reading and writing

INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Lesson Manual • Here We Go! • Let’s Be Friends • Surprises • Treasures • Wonders • Red Robin, Fly Up! • Reading Work Pages • Reading Word Cards • Calvert Speller • Phonics Library • Explore Your World I • Maps, Globes, Graphs: Level A • Stories and Longer Verses • Writing Fun Math Method Option: • SLesson  ingapore Manual, Math in Focus Textbook

A+B, Math in Focus Workbook A+B Calvert Math Option: Lesson Manual, Calvert Math Textbook, Calvert Math Practice and Enrichment Workbook Activity Pages Tests Science Kit Math Kit Supplies

• • • • • •

ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Game-based Math Practice • Interactive Computer Skills • Curriculum Checkpoints • Encyclopedia Britannica • World Atlas • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING • McGraw-Hill Science: A Closer Look • e-Textbooks • Answer Keys

A DDITIONAL RESOURCES

Math Manipulatives Advisory Teaching Service Course content subject to change

based on curriculum updates.

6 • CalvertEducation.com

Calvert’s spelling and reading are integrated so your child learns and retains phonics basics, the building blocks of language.

Math Options

Singapore Math Method – Students build a strong foundation in math skills and concepts. They study two- and three-digit numbers, addition and subtraction with and without regrouping, skip counting, measurements, telling time, and graphs. Calvert Math – Students work with two- and three-digit numbers, skip counting, measurements, addition and subtraction of twodigit numbers without regrouping, telling time, and graphs.

Social Studies

Students are inspired by biographies of famous explorers, political figures, inventors, and American leaders. They explore the five themes of geography and learn basic map skills.

Language Arts

Through activities that develop phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency skills, students build on printing skills and begin to use the distinctive Calvert script. The formal spelling program overlaps with phonics instruction in reading. Students learn to compose sentences on a given topic, lines of poetry, and thank-you notes.

Science

An exploration of living things, Earth, weather, matter, motion, and energy excites the imagination.

Technology

Computer studies include word processing, computer navigation, graphics skills, and visual mapping basics.

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652


TOOLS

SUPPORT

Grade 2 Math Options

Singapore Math Method – Students build a strong foundation in math skills and concepts through the Singapore math method. Students perform complex addition and subtraction and are introduced to multiplication and division. They work with numbers up to a thousand, manipulate and measure geometric figures, develop skills with money and measurement, and represent data. Calvert Math – Students perform complex addition and subtraction, manipulate and measure geometric figures, develop skills with money and measurement, represent data, and work with numbers up to a thousand.

Language Arts

Phonics storybooks and reading anthologies reinforce word analysis techniques and develop comprehension skills. Simultaneously, students begin writing dictated words and sentences, learn punctuation and spelling rules, and start to express ideas in original compositions.

Integration and application across content areas

Science

Students study heat, light, forces, the properties of rocks, the heart and lungs, plants, animals, and habitats.

Social Studies

Biographies of old-world figures, inventors, and leaders in American life expand an understanding of the world.

Geography

Students learn about exact and relative location, boundaries, and regions while continuing to build basic map skills.

Technology

Typing, spreadsheets, internet, and e-mail skills are used.

Art

Students develop skills in drawing and studying famous paintings.

Students create a postcard from a character in one story to send to a character in another story. They illustrate the postcard and include flora and fauna seen in the setting, which connects to the study of plants and animals in their Science Lessons.

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652

INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Lesson Manual • Adventures • Delights • Phonics Library • Reading Workbook • Rhymes and Verses • Explore Your World II • Maps, Globes, Graphs: Level B • Calvert Writer with Spelling ingapore Math Method Option: • SLesson Manual, Math in Focus Textbook A+B, Math in Focus Workbook A+B

Math Option: Lesson Manual, • CCalvert  alvertMath Textbook, Calvert Math

Practice and Enrichment Workbook

• Activity Pages • Art Pictures • Tests • Science Kit • Math Kit • Supplies

ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Game-based Math Practice • Interactive Computer Skills • Curriculum Checkpoints • Encyclopedia Britannica • World Atlas • McGraw-Hill Science: A Closer Look • e-Textbooks • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING • Answer Keys

A DDITIONAL RESOURCES

Math Manipulatives Advisory Teaching Service Course content subject to change based on curriculum updates.

CalvertEducation.com • 7


CURRICULUM

Grade 3 INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Lesson Manual • Smiling Hill Farm • Tales From Far and Near, Tales of Long Ago • Rewards • Horizons • Reading Word Cards • Child’s Study of Famous Americans • Gods of Greece • Let’s Read a Poem • Everyday Spelling • Reading Work Pages • Writing and Grammar Workbook • Maps, Globes, Graphs: Level C • Scott Foresman Communities • McGraw-Hill Science: A Closer Look • Art Cards • S ingapore Math Method Option: • • • • •

Lesson Manual, Math in Focus Textbook A+B, Math in Focus Workbook A+B Calvert Math Option: Lesson Manual, Calvert Math Textbook, Calvert Math Practice and Enrichment Workbook Tests Activity Pages Science Kit Supplies

ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Game-based Math Practice • Interactive Computer Skills • Curriculum Checkpoints • Encyclopedia Britannica • World Atlas • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING • McGraw-Hill Science: A Closer Look • e-Textbooks • Calvert Mastery Series: Spelling • Answer Keys

A DDITIONAL SERVICES AND RESOURCES

Math Manipulatives

Advisory Teaching Service Verticy Learning program for struggling readers

Course content subject to change based on curriculum updates.

8 • CalvertEducation.com

PROGRAMS

In-depth exposure to social studies and literature Students are exposed to fairy tales and folk tales. They explore how these tales reflect the culture of origin. Students then write their own fairy tale.

Math Options

Singapore Math Method – Students use problem-solving and visual representations to perform addition and subtraction with and without regrouping, develop skills in fractions, multiply, divide with and without regrouping, work with metric and customary measurements, and calculate area and perimeter of twodimensional shapes. Calvert Math – Students are challenged by multiplication and division, estimation, improper fractions and mixed numbers, decimals, geometric figures, and simple equations.

Science

Life cycles, ecosystems, matter, force, motion, and astronomy, health, and mineralogy are studied.

Social Studies

Students begin a more formal study of social studies, focusing on communities.

Language Arts

Composition lessons help students further develop writing and reinforce spelling skills. Students are introduced to ancient mythology to foster literature appreciation. Smiling Hill Farm, a classic, but rare, children’s book reprinted exclusively for Calvert, is the first novel students read on their own. It is supplemented by story anthologies. Students are introduced to a more structured interactive, web-based spelling program.

Geography

Students learn to identify hemispheres, continents, and oceans. They gain an understanding of longitude, latitude, and symbols on maps and graphs.

Technology

Spreadsheets, graphing, and presentation skills are employed throughout subjects.

Art

Students learn techniques in drawing, perspective, and color.

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652


TOOLS

SUPPORT

Grade 4 Math Options

Singapore Math Method – Students use problem-solving and visual representations to interpret data, create tables and graphs, add and subtract like and unlike fractions and mixed numbers, express decimals as fractions and mixed numbers, measure angles, and find area and perimeter. Calvert Math – Skills in mathematical processes, logical reasoning, and problem solving are taught as students explore addition and subtraction of decimals and fractions, functions, statistics, data analysis, and probability.

Science

Students study life science, physical science, and earth science.

Idea expression and scientific discovery Language Arts

A focus on reading strategies helps students become better readers and connect more deeply with both fiction and nonfiction. Students use the writing process to develop original compositions.

Social Studies

Students study regions of the United States and basic geography using maps, globes, and graphs.

Technology

Spreadsheets, tables, charts, and graphs are integrated throughout the curriculum.

Art

Students improve skills using lines, light sources, and motion.

INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Lesson Manual • Famous Legends • Identities: An Anthology the Year of the Boar and Jackie • In Robinson • Jackie Robinson: Strong Inside and Out • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH • Thomas Edison: The Great Inventor • Everyday Spelling • Grammar & Usage • McGraw-Hill Science: A Closer Look • Art Cards and Art Pictures • Maps, Globes, Graphs: Level D - • Regions A Child’s History of the World • Social Studies - - History Workbook Math Method Option: • Singapore  Lesson Manual, Math in Focus Textbook or

or

• • • • •

A+B, Math in Focus Workbook A+B Calvert Math Option: Lesson Manual, Calvert Math Textbook, Calvert Math Practice and Enrichment Workbook Tests Activity Pages Science Kit Supplies

ONLINE RESOURCES

• • • • • • • • • • • •

 ncourage your young scientist E through hands-on experiments. Calvert includes science materials with each grade, providing hard-tofind materials needed to conduct science activities. Online resources show real-world application.

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652

Online Lesson Manual Game-based Math Practice Interactive Computer Skills Curriculum Checkpoints Encyclopedia Britannica World Atlas Calvert Instructional Videos BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities Discovery Education STREAMING e-Textbooks Calvert Mastery Series: Spelling Answer Keys for Daily Work

A DDITIONAL SERVICES AND RESOURCES

Math Manipulatives Advisory Teaching Service Verticy Learning program for struggling students

Course content subject to change based on curriculum updates.

CalvertEducation.com • 99


CURRICULUM

Grade 5

PROGRAMS

In-depth review of history and classic literature

INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Core Lesson Manual • Grammar/Composition/Spelling Manual – Includes Activities and Tests • The Secret Garden • Sing Down the Moon • Number the Stars • Shiloh • The Sign of the Beaver • Call It Courage • Reading Comprehension: Level E • Critical Thinking: Level E • Everyday Spelling • Grammar & Usage • American Tall Tales • Build Our Nation • Student Atlas • A Child’s History of Art: Painting • Painting Art Cards • S ingapore Math Method Option:

Lesson Manual, Math in Focus Textbook A+B, Math in Focus Workbook A+B Calvert Math Option: Lesson Manual,  Calvert Math Textbook, Calvert Math Practice and Enrichment Workbook Core Tests Core Activity Pages Science Kit Supplies

Your child learns and processes information, then uses presentation software to share newfound knowledge. Calvert students develop age‑appropriate computer skills and apply those skills in various subjects.

• • • • 



ONLINE RESOURCES

•Online Lesson Manual • McGraw-Hill Science: A Closer Look • Game-based Math Practice • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints • Encyclopedia Britannica • World Atlas • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING • e-Textbooks • Calvert Instructional Videos • Calvert Mastery Series:

Calvert Math – Math study advances as students learn about multiplication and division of fractions and decimals, percents, ratios, transformations and integers.

Language Arts

Math Manipulatives Calvert Academy

Science

Online Spelling Program



A DDITIONAL SERVICES AND RESOURCES

Advisory Teaching Service

Singapore Math Method – Students use problem solving and visual representations to multiply and divide fractions, simplify algebraic expressions, represent ratios in fraction form, multiply and divide decimals, and classify polygons.

Students explore connections among American history, literature, and geography by reading classic historical novels such as Sing Down the Moon and Sign of the Beaver. Students also continue their studies in grammar and learn how to write different kinds of compositions.

• Answer Keys for Daily Work

Math Options

Verticy Learning program for struggling students

History

Students continue to learn about American history, from colonial times through the twentyfirst century.

Geography

Students study the regions of the United States, the countries of Latin America, and Canada.

Technology

Research and basic HTML skills are introduced.

Art

Students learn different art techniques including contour, naturalism, and linear perspectives.

Art History

Using A Child’s History of Art: Painting by Virgil Hillyer, students study paintings from ancient Egypt through the modern art movement.

Animal and plant kingdoms, weather, ecosystems, physics of matter, forces, and energy are explored.

Course content subject to change based on curriculum updates.

10 • CalvertEducation.com

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652


TOOLS

SUPPORT

Grade 6 Math Options

Singapore Math Method – Students draw on problem-solving skills and prior knowledge to develop an understanding of ratios and proportions, summarize data distributions, compare numbers with percents and ratios, write and evaluate algebraic expressions, and express and compute rates. Calvert Math – Problem-solving and critical-thinking skills continue to be developed as students solve proportions, graph functions, work with metric measurement, and perform operations with integers, decimals, and fractions.

Language Arts

Students develop skills of literary analysis while enjoying poetry, drama, novels, and nonfiction. Grammar study is intensified as students learn how to diagram sentences. Composition skills are honed through various assignments, including a research report.

An emphasis on independent learning Science

Earth science, the environment, weather and climate, and chemical properties and interactions are studied.

History & Geography

Students are awed by the past through the study of world history and geography. Students explore ancient civilizations from early humans through the Renaissance.

Technology

URLs, web searches, and presentations are critical skills used for study across subjects.

Art

Students study Egyptian line drawing, soft-dough sculpture, relief sculpture, and symmetry design. Lessons are coordinated with Art History study.

Art History

A Child’s History of Art: Sculpture offers the study of great sculpture from ancient times to the present. Course content subject to change based on curriculum updates.

When students study Russia, they are introduced to Leo Tolstoy and how his writing reflects not only the culture of Russia but explores universal qualities such as helpfulness, compassion, mercy, and justice.

INSIDE YOUR BOX

Lesson Manual • Core  Grammar/Composition/Spelling • – Includes Activities and Tests and His Town • Theras  Phantom Tollbooth • The  An Anthology • Explorations:  A Story of Roman Planning and • City:  Construction Master Puppeteer • The  One •  Hundred Years of Poetry for Children Hands: The Ben Carson Story • Gifted  Rising • Esperanza  Spelling • Everyday  of Language • Elements  Earth • Inside  Building Blocks • Chemical  Interactions • Chemical  Earth’s Waters • and Climate • Weather  • A ncient Civilizations: Through the Renaissance - The World and Its People, • Geography  Eastern Hemisphere • A Child’s History of Art: Sculpture Art Cards • Sculpture  Math Method Option: • Singapore  Lesson Manual, Math in Focus Textbook A+B Math Option: Lesson Manual, • Calvert 

• • • •

Calvert Math Textbook, Calvert Math Practice and Enrichment Workbook Core Tests  Core Activity Pages  Science Kit  Supplies 

ONLINE RESOURCES

Lesson Manual • Online  Computer Lessons • Interactive  Checkpoints • Curriculum  Encyclopedia Britannica • • World Atlas Online Interactive Activities • BrainPOP  Education STREAMING • Discovery  Calvert Instructional Videos • Mastery Series: • Calvert  Online Spelling Program Keys for Daily Work • Answer  • e-Textbooks  Strategies • Learning  How to Diagram a Sentence •  ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND RESOURCES

Math Manipulatives Advisory Teaching Service Calvert Academy Middle School Verticy Learning program for struggling students

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652

CalvertEducation.com • 11


CURRICULUM

Grade 7

PROGRAMS

Inspired and integrated art and history

INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Core Lesson Manual • Grammar/Composition/Spelling Manual – Includes Activities and Tests Roll • of Thunder, Hear My Cry • The Door in the Wall • Out of the Dust • Across America on an Emigrant Train • A Single Shard • Classic Poems to Read Aloud • Everyday Spelling • Elements of Language • From Bacteria to Plants • Animals • Human Biology and Health • Motion, Forces, and Energy • Sound and Light • Across the Centuries • Europe and Russia • A Child’s History of Art: Architecture • Architecture Art Cards ingapore Math Method Option: Lesson • SManual, Math in Focus Textbook A+B alvert Math Option: Lesson Manual, • CCalvert Math Textbook, Calvert Math Practice and Enrichment Workbook

• • Core Activity Pages • Science Kit • Supplies Core Tests



ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints • Encyclopedia Britannica • World Atlas • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING • Calvert Instructional Videos • Calvert Mastery Series: Spelling Program • Answer Keys for Daily Work • e-Textbooks • Learning Strategies • How to Diagram a Sentence 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND RESOURCES

Math Manipulatives Advisory Teaching Service Calvert Academy Middle School Verticy Learning program for struggling students

12 • CalvertEducation.com

Students are immersed in a world of art and architecture as history and art converge. A rich palette of resources including picture cards, online resources, and hands-on art activities combine for a whirlwind virtual tour of the world’s most impressive structures.

Math Options

Singapore Math Method – Students develop a strong conceptual understanding of math skills and concepts. They draw on problemsolving skills and prior knowledge to develop an understanding of proportional relationships, add and subtract integers, perform operations with rational and irrational numbers, simplify algebraic expressions, approximate probability and relative frequency, and construct different geometric figures. Calvert Math – Students are introduced to advanced topics such as exponents, scientific notation, inequalities, constructions, volume, and surface area, as well as prerequisite algebra concepts.

Language Arts

Students continue to build strong grammar and composition skills through descriptive narrative, expository writing, and poetry. Students enjoy novels, poems, and works of nonfiction.

Science

Life and physical sciences, characteristics of living things, and sound, light, motion, forces, and energy provide understanding of how things work.

History

Students are captivated by the past as they study the fall of Rome through the Enlightenment.

Geography

Students explore the essential elements, themes, and branches of geography while studying the Earth’s climate, environment, resources, global populations, cultures, government, and economics, with a particular focus on Europe and Russia.

Technology

More sophisticated topics such as networks, web research and validation, desktop publishing, and databases are introduced.

Art

Students apply concepts from Art History, including creating trilithons and step pyramids and designing various buildings.

Art History

A Child’s History of Art: Architecture

is explored with applied lessons about designing structures. Course content subject to change based on curriculum updates.

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652


TOOLS

SUPPORT

Grade 8 Math Options

Singapore Math Method – Students draw on problem-solving skills and prior knowledge to develop a deep understanding of algebra through statistical applications and representing and comparing functions. Students will also add and subtract using scientific notation, use exponential notation, graph linear equations, analyze data, and apply geometric transformations. Calvert Math – Students learn problem solving, algebra, scientific notation, rational and irrational numbers, and graphing functions. Optional Algebra I track – For advanced students.

Language Arts

Narrative poetry and prose correspond to American History. Students are immersed in the country’s intellectual, physical, and political identities. Vocabulary, grammar skills, and reading comprehension are built through poetry reading, speeches, sonnets, plays, and award-winning novels.

High school preparation and confidence building Science

Physical, life, and earth sciences such as electricity, magnetism, the structure of plant and animal cells, genetics, space, topography, and erosion are studied.

History

Students study American History from the discovery of America to modern America.

Geography

Students review geographic themes, such as spatial growth, demographic patterns, and climatic issues, in the historical context of the U.S.

Technology

Students master presentation skills, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, and HTML.

Learning Strategies

Students master study skills, organizing, test taking, note‑taking, and research needed for high school. Course content subject to change based on curriculum updates.

INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Core Lesson Manual • Grammar/Composition/Spelling Manual – Includes Activities and Tests • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle • The Pearl • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman • Reflections: An Anthology • Stories in Verse • Elements of Language • The Growing Vocabulary • Cells and Heredity • Earth’s Changing Surface • Astronomy • Electricity and Magnetism • Environmental Science • America: History of Our Nation • History and Geography Workbook • Nystrom Atlas of United States History  ingapore Math Method Option: • SLesson Manual, Math in Focus Textbook A+B C  alvert Math Option: Lesson Manual, • Calvert Math Textbook, Calvert Math Practice and Enrichment Workbook

• Core Activity Pages • Core Tests • Learning Strategies • Science Kit • Supplies 

ONLINE RESOURCES

Students study American History and read American historical novels as well as speeches by historically significant American figures. For a History assignment, students use writing skills to write a speech to address a constitutional problem.

• Online Lesson Manual • Interactive Computer Skills • Curriculum Checkpoints • Encyclopedia Britannica • World Atlas • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING • Calvert Instructional Videos • Calvert Mastery Series: Spelling Program • Answer Keys for Daily Work • e-Textbooks • Learning Strategies • How to Diagram a Sentence  

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND RESOURCES

Math Manipulatives Advisory Teaching Service Calvert Academy Middle School Verticy Learning program for struggling students

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652

CalvertEducation.com • 1313


CURRICULUM

PROGRAMS

K–8 Individual Courses Calvert’s individual courses are a great way to mix and match classes to create a complete educational program for your child. Calvert Math

History and Geography

Grades K–8

Grades 5–8

Calvert Math teaches key math skills and how to apply them to everyday life situations. The program provides daily lessons and step-by-step directions and places strong emphasis on the higher-level critical thinking and problem solving skills. Each course includes a textbook, workbook, and digital lessons. Grades K–4 include printed lesson manuals.

Our History & Geography courses offer a complete gradelevel course pertaining to topics such as: early American History, the birth of Western Civilization, the fall of Rome, modern U.S. history, geography, and more. Courses include texts, and digital lessons.

Math in Focus Grades 1–8 Math in Focus uses the world-renowned Singapore method and is based on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Math in Focus: Singapore Math textbook. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding, critical thinking, problem solving, and skills fluency. Your child will focus on fewer concepts that are taught to mastery, thereby eliminating the need to reteach concepts year after year.Each course includes a textbooks, and digital lessons. Grades 1–4 include printed lesson manuals.

Algebra I Grade 7 or 8 - Placement Test Available This Algebra Course will help students prepare to enter high school at a higher math level. This course does not qualify for High School credit. See High School courses for our high school level course. Our Lesson Manual contains detailed instructions and easy-to-follow examples. Our solutions manual provides step-by-step answers to textbook problems. Also included are lessons to teach the use of graphing calculators along with a download for an easy-to-use graphing calculator computer program.

14 • CalvertEducation.com

Science Grades 5–8 Our Science courses offer a complete grade-level course pertaining to topics such as plants & animals, life science, physical science, earth science, genetics, light, motion, forces, and more. Courses include texts, and digital lessons.

Reading Grades 5–8 Our reading courses emphasize developing strong reading comprehension skills. Literature selections include classic historical novels, poetry, drama, nonfiction, speeches, sonnets, plays, and more. Courses include texts, and digital lessons.

Grammar, Composition, & Spelling Grades 5–8 These courses include an in-depth study in grammar, sentence diagramming, vocabulary, and writing various composition pieces including research reports, narrative and expository writing, poetry, and more. Courses include texts, and digital lessons.

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652


TOOLS

SUPPORT

High School Designed to prepare your student for success in college and beyond, Calvert’s accredited, academically rigorous High School program is reflective of the highest international standards. Whether your child is craving a greater academic challenge, is struggling in a typical high school environment, requires a flexible schedule in order to pursue other interests, or is simply looking for a course or two to supplement their current education, Calvert’s High School programs provide students with the tools they need to succeed in college, career, and life. Our High School curriculum includes a variety of individual courses, allowing students to select classes that support their academic and career goals: • Advanced math courses include Algebra 1-2, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus • English courses that cover literary analysis, critical thinking skills, essay-writing and research reports, and comprehensive studies of various styles of prose • Advanced Science courses covering topics such as Biology, Chemistry, and Physics • Social Studies courses that include U.S. History, World History, Civics & Government, and Human Geography • Honors, AP courses, World Languages, Elective courses, and student clubs are also available

Course Format All Calvert High School courses are presented in an alldigital, online format with rich multimedia content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt including Dr. Burger Math videos, Smart Science Virtual Labs, and Language Labs featuring Rosetta Stone®. Calvert’s High School courses can be purchased for independent study or with additional teacher support from Calvert Academy faculty, who provide grading and transcript services.

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652

Attention Student Athletes:

Calvert Academy offers a selection of high school courses that are approved by the NCAA and can be used for NCAA athletic eligibility.

CalvertEducation.com • 15


CURRICULUM

PROGRAMS

High School Course Descriptions H Denotes honors level available

ENGLISH 1 This course is designed to integrate and engage students using interactive units organized around reading, writing, speaking, and communication skills. Students will study a variety of fictional and nonfictional texts, including novels, short stories, dramas, essays, memoirs, poems, and arguments. Students will examine text craft and structure; elements of literature; arguments and claims supported by textual evidence; power and impact of language; influence of history, culture, and setting on language and meaning; and personal critical and aesthetic responses to texts. Students will learn to express their thoughts by writing for varying purposes, audiences, prompts, and lengths. Students will explore the process of writing while creating formal expository, persuasive, and narrative essays. Students will learn effective listening, speaking, and viewing strategies in multimedia performance presentations. Students will acquire these skills through interactive, as well as traditional, learning exercises as they enhance their study of Language Arts while mastering the technological and research skills necessary in today’s academic environment.

ENGLISH 2

H

This course is designed to integrate and engage students using interactive units organized around reading, writing, speaking, and communication skills. Students will study a variety of fictional and nonfictional texts from numerous literary periods and traditions, including novels, short stories, dramas, essays, memoirs, poems, and arguments. Students will examine text craft and structure, elements of literature, arguments and claims supported by textual evidence, power and impact of language, influence of history and culture, and personal critical and aesthetic responses to texts. Students will learn to express their thoughts by writing for varying purposes, audiences, prompts, and lengths. Students will explore the process of writing while creating formal expository, persuasive, and narrative essays. Students will develop research skills while examining new information from different types of sources. Students will learn effective listening, speaking, and viewing strategies in multimedia performance presentations. Students will acquire these skills through interactive, as well as traditional, learning exercises as they enhance their study of Language Arts while mastering the technological skills necessary in today’s academic environment.

16 • CalvertEducation.com

ENGLISH 3

H

English 3 explores the relation between American history and literature from the colonial period through the realism and naturalism eras. English 3 also explores the relation between American history and literature from the modernist period through the contemporary era, and presents learners with relevant cultural and political history. Readings are scaffolded with pre-reading information, interactions, and activities to actively engage learners in the content. The lessons in both semesters focus on developing grammar, vocabulary, speech, and writing skills.

ENGLISH 4

H

This course provides a comprehensive look at the evolution of British literature from the AngloSaxon period through the Modern Age. The course emphasizes the cultural and historical elements that shape literary movements. Twenty-six of the thirtyfour lessons focus on literary analysis, while writing lessons focus on real-world applications, analytical essays, and research papers. Language lessons focus on usage, mechanics, and critical thinking. All course readings and literary texts are provided online.

ALGEBRA 1

H

This course is the foundation for high school mathematics courses. It is the bridge from the concrete to the abstract study of mathematics. The main goal of Algebra is to develop fluency in working with linear equations and provide a formal development of the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students to succeed in a wide range of advanced math and science courses. Students will extend their experiences with tables, graphs, and equations and solve linear equations, inequalities, and systems of linear equations and inequalities, as well as begin the process of working with polynomials and quadratic relationships. Algebra 1 students will extend their knowledge of the number system to include irrational numbers and generate equivalent expressions and use formulas.

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652


TOOLS ALGEBRA 2

H

SUPPORT BIOLOGY

H

A primary goal of Algebra 2 is for students to conceptualize, analyze, and identify relationships among functions. In this course, the basic concepts from Algebra 2 are enriched. Topics include equations and inequalities, linear equations, linear systems and matrices, quadratic functions and factoring, polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational and radical functions, functional relationships and their graphs, conic sections, counting methods and probability, data analysis and statistics, sequences and series, trigonometric ratios and functions, graphs, and identities. This course also ties together many of the ideas from arithmetic and geometry.

This course investigates the relationship between structure and function from molecules to organisms and systems, the interdependence and interactions of biotic and abiotic components of the environment, and mechanisms that maintain continuity and lead to changes in populations over time. Students explore Biology concepts through an inquiry approach. Embedded standards for Inquiry, Technology & Engineering, and Mathematics are taught in the context of the content standards.

PRECALCULUS

This course investigates the composition of matter and the physical and chemical changes it undergoes. Students will use science process skills to study the fundamental structure of atoms, the way atoms combine to form compounds, and the interactions between matter and energy. Students will also study the states of matter, characteristics of solutions, acids and bases, reactions, and various branches of Chemistry. Students will explore Chemistry concepts through an inquiry-based approach while using skills in mathematics and technology.

The Precalculus course is designed for students who want to prepare for Calculus. However, the standard Precalculus course is not just a preparation course for Calculus. It stands alone as “real mathematics,” and is designed to model real-world scenarios. Topics include trigonometry, vectors, two-variable and multivariable systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, sequences, series, probability, analytic geometry, limits, differentiation and anti-differentiation. This course will help students master everything from sets and functions to derivatives and integrals.

GEOMETRY

H

Geometry introduces the study of points, segments, triangles, polygons, circles, solid figures, and their associated relationships as a mathematical system. Within this course, students will have the opportunity to make conjectures about geometric situations and prove in a variety of ways, both formal and informal, that their conclusion follows logically from their hypothesis. Geometry is meant to employ an integrated approach to the study of geometric relationships; integrating synthetic, transformational, and coordinate approaches to geometry, students will justify geometric relationships and properties of geometric figures. Students will extend their preexisting experiences with algebra and geometry to trigonometry, coordinate geometry, and probability. The main goal of the Geometry course is for students to develop a Euclidean geometric structure and apply the resulting theorems and formulas to address meaningful problems. Geometry is meant to lead students to an understanding that reasoning and proof are fundamental aspects of mathematics and something that sets it apart from the other sciences. Students will apply basic facts about points, lines, planes, segments and angles.

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652

CHEMISTRY

PHYSICS

H

H

Physics introduces students to the physics of motion, properties of matter, force, heat, vector, light, and sound. Students learn the history of physics from the discoveries of Galileo and Newton to those of contemporary physicists. The course focuses more on explanation than calculation and prepares students for introductory quantitative physics at the college level. Additional areas of discussion include gases and liquids, atoms, electricity, magnetism, and nuclear physics.

U.S. GOVERNMENT AND CIVICS

H

(One Term Each)

Students of this course will learn about the most important elements of the United States’ community and government, as well as the processes involved within its government. Students will learn about elections, voting, campaigning, financial duties and responsibilities of the government, political and communal organizations, social contracts and the U.S. Constitution, the creation and implementation of laws, legal rights and responsibilities, and the three branches of government. Students will explore the creation, history, and purpose of the social system that makes up citizens’ daily lives.

CalvertEducation.com • 17


CURRICULUM WORLD HISTORY

H

The purpose of World History is to explore, learn, and understand the variety of cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that have existed all over the planet from the earliest days of recorded history. This course will connect students to the experiences and cultures of the past in order to gain an understanding of how humans have progressed and adapted to live and prosper on almost every part of the planet today. This course will help students gain an appreciation for past and current cultures, while applying historical methods to important figures, key events, and seminal moments throughout human history.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT HUMAN GEOGRAPHY The AP Human Geography course is designed to provide students at the high school level a college-level course that will prepare them for the AP exam at the end of the year. The course will examine the basic themes and subjects of a normal geography course while applying these concepts and ideas to specific regions throughout the world and the peoples who live within those regions, and how both interact with one another. In addition, students will take the knowledge that they acquire on various regions and peoples and compare and contrast them in order to gain a better understanding of how humans and their environment relate to one another, both throughout history and within our own current era.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY World History is a course designed to explore some of the most important developments in history in order to gain an understanding of how culture, technology, and ideas are transmitted from one area to another, and how the modern world exists as an extension of the past. This course will take the concepts learned from prior world history classes and investigate the importance of their occurrences with an analytical approach. Concepts that this class examines are; cultural and technological development, global trade, diplomacy, war, religion, language development, cultural/geographical borders, art, and agriculture. The goal of this class is to introduce students to a college approach to learning as well as to give them a better understanding of how the peoples of this world have interacted with each other to produce our modern world.

U.S. HISTORY

H

PROGRAMS SPANISH 1 Spanish 1 has been carefully designed to focus on successful communication through speaking, writing, reading and listening. This course introduces the learner to the beginning level of the Spanish language. It ranges from vocabulary and grammar rules, to literary and cultural activities. After completing the course, students will be able to engage in short conversations in simple, standard situations that convey basics about their personal information and their environment. This course provides students with the tools necessary to understand simple questions and respond to them when other individuals speak slowly and have a familiar accent. Students will be exposed to native speakers of Spanish during the laboratory activities. Students will have the opportunity to engage in authentic language learning through laboratory and live experiences.

SPANISH 2 Spanish 2 builds on and reinforces concepts learned in Spanish 1. Activities range from vocabulary, grammar rules, projects, and cultural and literary activities. After completing this course, students will be able to communicate on a variety of topics including automobiles and other vehicles, describing events that took place in the past, giving a detailed description of objects and people, hobbies and pastimes, vacations, states of mind and emotions, and nature and outdoor activities. Students will be exposed to native speakers of Spanish during the laboratory activities. Learning activities in each unit are focused upon a specific theme.

SPANISH 3 Spanish 3 focuses on successful communication through speaking, writing, reading and listening. It contains vocabulary, grammatical rules, projects, speaking, reading and listening activities as well as cultural and literary pieces. This course introduces and helps the learners to assimilate, in context, the vocabulary and structures most commonly used for ordering at a restaurant, describing accommodations, talking about the weather, organizing a meal, and talking about leisure activities. Upon completion of this course, students will have the tools necessary to understand and elaborate questions, and have the opportunity to practice using appropriate words, expressions, and structures in a number of communicative situations. Learners will be exposed to native speakers of Spanish during the laboratory activities. Learning activities in each unit are focused upon a specific theme.

This course develops critical thinking skills by encouraging multiple views as students realized that there are often multiple accounts of a single historical event that may not be entirely consistent. Electronic discussion groups encourage collaboration, and a variety of practice activities are provided, from multiple choice actions to advanced interactions.

18 • CalvertEducation.com

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652


TOOLS FRENCH 1 French 1 focuses on successful communication in each of the four components of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This course introduces the learner to the French language through vocabulary, grammar, culture, and literature. Learning activities in each lesson are focused upon a specific theme. Students will be exposed to native speakers of French in the Language Lab activities. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to participate in short exchanges in simple, everyday situations; greet others and introduce oneself; give personal information and information about one’s surroundings; give one’s age, nationality, and occupation; talk about family and pets; describe oneself and others using physical characteristics and clothing; talk about feelings; talk about daily activities; give the date; situate an object in space; and exchange simple questions and answers with someone who speaks slowly, with a standard accent.

HEALTH (One Term) taken with Personal Fitness

The course concentrates on the principles of being healthy and focuses on physical development, mental and emotional stress, relationships, substance awareness, social disease awareness, and personal safety. Students develop critical life management skills necessary to make sound decisions and take positive actions for healthy and effective living.

PERSONAL FITNESS (One Term) taken with Health

This course concentrates on the principles of being fit and includes subjects such as evaluating fitness, flexibility, anatomy and physiology of body systems as they relate to being fit (oxygen transport, heart health, muscle fibers, etc.), nutrition, hydration, and designing a personal fitness program. Students acquire knowledge of physical fitness concepts, understand the influence of lifestyle on health and fitness, and begin to develop an optimal level of fitness.

DIGITAL ARTS (One Term) taken with Music Appreciation

This course provides students with an introduction to visualization graphics programming on personal computers. The course focuses on using a digital camera and practical application of digital imaging programs. Students learn to place images and how to mock up drawings of three-dimensional spaces.

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652

SUPPORT MUSIC APPRECIATION (One Term) taken with Digital Arts Music Appreciation introduces students to the history, theory, and genres of music, from the early music forms through the classical through contemporary. The course explores the interface of music and social movements and examines how the emergent global society and the Internet bring musical forms together in new ways from all around the world.

INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY This course is designed to provide an introduction to information technology concepts and careers. Students will explore the impact that modern information technology has on the world, people, and industry. The content includes understanding of basic computer hardware and software, hands-on Microsoft Office training, and integration of core education skills.

WEB DESIGN This course offers competency-based applied learning to understand the development of web design. Technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers such as web designer are covered. The content includes, but is not limited to web document development, design, promotion, and scripting.

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION (One Term) This course teaches students the kind of writing and speaking used in business, from the routine report to the formal report. Students learn to prepare a professional resume and how to have a successful job interview. Focus is also on the legal aspects of writing official communications that touch on people’s civil rights.

ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS (One Term) This course is an introduction to the goals, processes, and operations of business enterprises for students. The main focus is on the functions that a company–whether a multinational corporation or a corner grocery store– must manage effectively in order to be successful. These include accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations management, and strategic planning. Attention is also given to the legal environment in which businesses operate, and the importance of business ethics and corporate citizenship.

CalvertEducation.com • 19


CURRICULUM

PROGRAMS

Online Private School for students in 5th Grade through High School

Calvert Academy is an accredited, online private school for students in 5th Grade through High School. This complete, diploma-granting program combines the flexibility of at-home learning with a rigorous academic curriculum.

Unparalleled Support Students enrolled in our private school will work with their Learning Guide (typically a parent, adult relative, or tutor), who acts as the primary instructor using Calvert’s daily lessons. The Calvert Academy teacher supports the Learning Guide and student by delivering weekly live lessons, providing feedback on assessments, and assisting students with questions via phone and email. Calvert Academy teachers are also available for one on one or small group support, in an online classroom environment, on an as-needed basis.

Accreditation and High School Diploma Calvert Academy is an accredited program, ensuring that your student receives a high-quality education with transcripts recognized by schools, colleges, universities, and employers throughout the world. As a complete, diploma-granting program, Calvert Academy offers U.S. and International students the ability to earn a U.S. High School Diploma certified through the State of Maryland. Calvert Academy also offers a selection of high school courses that are approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and can be used for NCAA athletic eligibility.

Calvert Clubs Calvert Clubs provide an excellent opportunity for students to work together with teachers and other enrolled peers in a safe environment. Your child can connect with children from around the world who have similar interests. All clubs are designed to enhance your child’s academics, foster creativity, and provide peer interaction.

20 • CalvertEducation.com

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652


TOOLS

SUPPORT

Help for students who struggle with reading, writing, or spelling in Grades 3 through 8 Built on the simple premise that children who learn differently should be taught differently, the Verticy Learning program was created specifically for students who are struggling with reading, spelling, writing, or math for a variety of reasons including dyslexia or other learning disabilities. Available as a complete homeschool curriculum or as individual supplemental courses, the Verticy Learning program will help your child develop academic confidence and a re-kindle their love of learning.

Complete Curriculum In the complete homeschool curriculum, your child is placed in an appropriate level of instruction in four distinct areas: Phonics and Spelling, Grammar and Composition, Math, and the Core subject areas (Social Studies/History, Science, Literature, Geography, Technology, and Art).

Supplemental Curriculum Supplemental Verticy Reading Verticy Reading features concentrated phonics and spelling instruction allowing your child to overcome reading challenges. Supplemental Verticy Writing Does your child struggle with composition and grammar? Verticy Writing provides the tools your child needs to succeed. Supplemental Math Verticy Math is for students who struggle with math because of reading challenges.

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652

CalvertEducation.com • 21


CURRICULUM

PROGRAMS

Tools and Support Calvert is here to support you every step of the way At Calvert, we understand the importance of having the homeschooling support you need when you need it. When you and your child are accompanied on the educational journey with Calvert, you not only receive a companion, but also a mentor who is ready to provide you with a complete toolkit and directional support. The very hallmark of a Calvert experience is the high level of personal service you receive with every course. Whether you contact an Education Counselor, an Enrollment Advisor, or Technology Support, you will be connected with a reassuring voice, ready to help you on your homeschooling journey.

Learn more about Calvert’s homeschooling support tools, including Calvert Teaching Navigator, our easy-to-use lesson manuals, teacher support, and passionate community in the pages ahead. Or contact a Calvert Advisor to learn more.

22 • CalvertEducation.com

Your success as a teacher, and our success as an educator are linked, and that is why we do everything we can to empower you from the first time you contact us to the completion of your child’s courses with Calvert.

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652


TOOLS

SUPPORT

Calvert Teaching Navigator Our easy-to-use online platform helps plan, pace, and track learning. The Calvert Teaching Navigator is our innovative, easy-to-use online resource that makes homeschooling with Calvert easier and more flexible than ever before. Available at no additional cost, this invaluable tool enables you to view your daily schedule, select which lessons your student is to complete each day, easily track progress and performance, and access teaching and technical support as needed – all conveniently from your computer, tablet or mobile device.

Structure with flexibility 

You and your child will be able to track work that’s been completed, and what next steps are based on the lesson goals.

Access anywhere, any time

Access to education materials on desktop or tablet.

Progress tracking

Easily view and track your child’s progress.

Flexible schedule management

Manage your time and your schedule with day-at-aglance views based on your individual needs.

Attendance and gradebook features

Highly requested among families, this online record keeping feature gives you the benefit of accessing records from anywhere.

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652

CalvertEducation.com • 23


CURRICULUM

PROGRAMS

The Calvert Lesson Manual Your road map for guiding daily learning Whether you choose to work from the print or online version, Lesson Manuals are the heart of the Calvert curriculum. They provide complete, step-by-step daily plans for all subjects to facilitate an efficient school day. Online manuals contain rich embedded instructional resources and links. Each Lesson Manual contains a course outline for every subject, a suggested daily schedule and tips for the Learning Guide.

98 n 98 on ssso ess Le L Note als

Student Assignments

Materi

strainer (Optional) n fabric (white) (Optional) 12 × 12-in. piece of cotto spoon (Optional) (Optional) and blue tempera paint 1/2 cup each of brown 1 cup mud (Optional) onal) (Opti h small tree branc bowls (Optional) paintbrush (Optional) ruler drawing paper colored pencils

Books

Spelling Phonics Famous Legends World A Child’s History of the History Workbook

Notes

❑ MATHEMATICS ❑ SPELLING s, p. 110, Spelling ___Review spelling word ing y Building, p. 111, Spell ___Complete Vocabular ___Study for posttest Checkpoint ___Complete Spelling ❑ PHONICS 120, Phonics ___Complete pp. 115– Checkpoint ___Complete Phonics ❑ READING ds Arthur, Famous Legen King of h ___Read Deat questions ___Answer discussion Checkpoint ing Read ete ompl ___C ❑ HISTORY ’s History of the World ___Read Story 55, A Child History Workbook ___Complete Story 55, questions ___Answer discussion Checkpoint ___Complete History

The Lesson Manual Contains: • Suggested daily schedule • Tips for the Learning Guide • List of daily materials and books • Assignment summary

❑ ART try ___Draw a unicorn tapes

• Clear objectives

Mathematics

Use Lesson 98 today.

• Step-by-step instructions

Spelling

ity for complete a review activ w spelling words; to Objectives: to revie poem words that complete a student will write the list Introduction: Today your . ding in Vocabulary Buil the list at and spell the words on student to read aloud Poetry Instruction: Ask your Review in the form of ling Spel the bottom of p. 110 in ask your

to you. student to read the poem

exercise Using a Dictionary student complete the spelled Application: Have your phs are words that are Explain that homogra Homographs on p. 111. that ain in the dictionar y. Expl e as they would appear know that the given for the word brak (superscript) lets him text of line the e the small number abov m. When the questions at the botto re he answers each of and help him correct for the word brake befo his answers with him w revie s, word e thes he has written any errors. ty of Looking Forward: wing lesson on all twen will take a test in the follo of Spelling, your student

• Automatic curriculum updates (online)

PLUS

• Learning strategies • Online learning resources • O  nline daily assessments to gauge understanding

04CLMB

Calvert Education Servi

ces • Lesson 98

444

24 • CalvertEducation.com

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652


TOOLS

SUPPORT

Support from Teachers Our team of highly trained and certified professional educators are the core of parent and student support at Calvert. You can homeschool with confidence when you have the support and guidance of Calvert’s team of experienced educators who understand the unique joys and challenges of homeschooling.

Education Counselor Support Available at no additional cost to all enrolled families, our Education Counselors will answer your questions regarding curriculum and course placement, provide alternative teaching ideas, help you stay on track, and offer general homeschooling guidance and support. You will never feel alone. Our Education Counselors are available Monday through Friday by phone or email.

Advisory Teaching Service The Advisory Teaching Service (ATS) is an optional service available to students enrolled in Grades K-12. Students enrolled in Calvert’s Advisory Teaching Service are assigned an Advisory Teacher who provides evaluations of your child’s work in all subjects, including detailed feedback on composition, mechanics, and processing skills. Advisory Teaching Service enrollment begins a partnership that will reinforce and support your homeschool journey and provide valuable transcripts and official records for your child’s future education.

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652

CalvertEducation.com • 25


CURRICULUM

PROGRAMS

The Calvert Community At Calvert, you’ll find a vibrant and supportive community, eager to help you throughout your homeschooling journey. Whether you are new to homeschooling or a seasoned veteran, you will appreciate the helpful advice and guidance our passionate community provides.

Facebook

Like Calvert on Facebook and meet other Calvert families, receive news and information, post questions, and stay updated on webinars and events. facebook.com/calverteducation

YouTube

Check out our YouTube channel to find valuable learn-at-home strategies, view recorded webinars, and watch helpful “how to” videos created by Calvert’s own Education Counselors. youtube.com/calvertschool

Calvert Education Blog

Get updates on Calvert, tips and tricks for educating your students, and fun and engaging posts to encourage you in your homeschool journey. CalvertEducation.com/blog

Twitter

Follow Calvert on Twitter for news, interactive media suggestions, and to stay in the loop on educational trends and homeschool happenings. twitter.com/calvertedu

Pinterest

Follow Calvert on Pinterest to find fun, handson activities for all subjects and grade levels, homeschool organization ideas, dinner ideas for busy homeschooling parents, and more! pinterest.com/calvertedu

26 • CalvertEducation.com

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652


TOOLS

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652

SUPPORT

CalvertEducation.com • 27


10713 Gilroy Road • Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031

Academic Excellence

Unparalleled Support

Passionate Community

Contact Calvert Today. Call us toll-free: 1-888-487-4652

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm Eastern

Course Catalog Course Catalog

© 2016 Calvert Education

28 • CalvertEducation.com

Speak with a Calvert Advisor: 1-888-487-4652

ZMFAM0716

Or visit: CalvertEducation.com


Calvert Education Course Catalog