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2021 CATALOG

Creating Homeschool Curriculum Since 2010


WHAT’S INSIDE? My Compass Classroom | 3 Premium Membership | 6 How It Works | 7 BIBLE & WORLDVIEW How Should We Then Live? | 8 Modern Parables | 10 LATIN & VOCABULARY Visual Latin | 12 WordUp! | 14 HISTORY Dave Raymond’s American History | 18 Dave Raymond’s Modernity | 20 Dave Raymond’s Antiquity | 22 LITERATURE & WRITING Creative Writing with Jonathan Rogers | 24 Grammar for Writers | 26 Grammar of Poetry | 28 Fitting Words | 30 Western Culture | 32 SCIENCE & CREATION Devotional Biology | 34 Is Genesis History? | 36 Beyond Is Genesis History? | 38 ECONOMICS: Economics for Everybody | 40 LOGIC: Introductory Logic & Intermediate Logic| 42 FILM: Filmmaking from the First Directors | 44 HOMESCHOOLING: Homeschool Made Simple | 46 COMPASS LECTURES | 48 Middle School Literature, American Literature, and World & British Literature General Science & Physical Science Understanding the Old Testament Spanish Grammar Testimonials | 50 Resources | 54 Audio Dramas | 56 Free Ebooks | 57


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 It’s a new online social community that includes:  Interactive groups  Friend connections  Video classroom  Homeschool resource center It’s designed for you and your friends. And it’s free to use! My Compass Classroom doesn't replace our old site; it creates a new community for homeschool parents. MY COMPASS CLASSROOM

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Post questions, share information, and connect with groups, friends, or all members of My Compass Classroom.

MY GROUPS

Have discussions in subject or homeschooling groups—or privately. Connect with your local community, while also connecting with the members of the Compass Classroom education community. 4

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Access all your digital streaming courses. Sort courses by category, instructor, or alphabetically.

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If you already have an account at Compass Classroom, you can use the same username and password on our new site. If not, you can create a free account. Update your profile, join a group, and sign up for a free class. We hope My Compass Classroom becomes a great support for you and your homeschool family. JOIN THE COMMUNITY FOR FREE

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MY COMPASS CLASSROOM

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   Make homeschooling easy with our expert teachers. Access an entire library of homeschooling classes on any device. We’ve assembled our best homeschool classes and resources to create a user-friendly, convenient option for different home education needs.

“I have to admit…THIS program is what all schools need to use... I can’t say enough good things about it. I love the videos. I love the study guide. I love how the questions are done. I like that I can print pages as I need without photocopying a book.” — Sunshine

MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:  Access to 50+ Courses & Products  Over 1,400 Videos  Dozens of PDF Books & Guides  Track Individual Progress for Four Users Per Family 6

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP


HOW IT WORKS Stream courses on any device, purchase DVDs and books, or use a combination that works best for you!

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This is the apologetics and intellectual history series every young Christian should know. Francis Schaeffer—perhaps the most influential Christian thinker in the last 100 years—clearly explains the basics of worldview thinking in this combined book and video series. Filmed at over 100 locations in eight countries, it is a spectacular presentation of the flow of history, ideas, and cultural analysis from a Christian perspective. The fact that the series is nearly 50 years old makes it even more valuable: many of his predictions have come true with startling accuracy. This lends great credibility to his Biblical and cultural insight.

"This is a modern-day classic, one of Schaeffer's books that awakened me to how biblical truth affects all of life." — Charles Colson, Founder, Prison Fellowship and the Colson Center for Christian Worldview 8

BIBLE & WORLDVIEW


$50 streaming TOPICS INCLUDE: The Roman Age | The Middle Ages | The Renaissance | The Reformation The Revolutionary Age | The Scientific Age | The Age of Non-reason The Age of Fragmentation | The Age of Personal Peace & Affluence | Final Choices

EACH LESSON IN THE STREAMING COURSE INCLUDES: 

An introductory essay

Content advisory for parents

Key quotes from the book

Quiz on video & reading content

Research topics

Lesson outline

Book lists for further study

Essay questions

Credits 1/2 (Bible, Apologetics, History, Philosophy)* Lessons 12 Includes Study Guide (PDF) Available How Should We Then Live? book (softcover)

*The series works best by using the videos and book together. (You will need to buy the book separately.) For those wanting to take this class as a half credit, we have added in additional learning materials including quizzes, research topics, original sources, and essay questions.

LEARN MORE & TRY FREE LESSONS WATCH A VIDEO TRAILER OF THIS COURSE

BIBLE & WORLDVIEW

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Modern Parables is a popular Bible study curriculum that includes short films based on Jesus’ parables, insight from dynamic pastors, and in-depth study materials. Modern Parables seeks to re-create the emotional immediacy that Jesus’ first-century audience felt when first hearing the parables. It does this by using some of the best parable scholarship and exploring it through creative filmmaking. “My kids loved watching the videos and using the printable materials to stimulate engaging conversation.” — Adrienne

DESIGNED FOR FAMILY OR GROUP USE, THE SET INCLUDES:  Six parable films and six application videos for 12 complete lessons, all with Spanish subtitles available.  Leader’s Guide with two introductory chapters on the parables, 12 detailed teacher’s notes for teaching each class, and six lessons on cinematic theology, accompanied by six director’s commentaries. 10

BIBLE & WORLDVIEW


$15 per DVD $105 for set

Lessons 6 parable films, application videos, and director commentaries Set Includes Leader’s Guide & Study Materials (softcovers) Available Additional Leader’s Guides & Study Books for group study

LEARN MORE & TRY FREE LESSONS WATCH A VIDEO TRAILER OF THE FILMS

BIBLE & WORLDVIEW

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Dwane Thomas is a Latin magician: he’s spent over 15 years turning students into Latin speakers and readers. His secret? He’s one of those unique teachers who makes learning difficult subjects fun and enjoyable. Thousands of children have already been transformed through his magic. Let yours be next. “Love it! Easy enough for a first timer and entertaining for teens and tweens! I was a ‘3-time-Latin failure’ with other programs—this one was the one that worked! Two kids in and it’s been great for our family!” — Amy

What’s unique about Visual Latin?    

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Uses a combination of short videos and worksheets for different learning styles Keeps children engaged through clear explanations and humor Includes Latin translations of simplified Vulgate Bible in every lesson Combines the best aspects of the natural and traditional methods of learning LATIN & VOCABULARY


$105 per level $210 $199 for both EACH LESSON INCLUDES:  Three short videos on Grammar, Sentences, and Reading  Worksheets with Latin Vulgate Bible Translations  Weekly Quizzes  Online Flashcards Credits 1 per level (Foreign Language, Latin) Lessons 30 per level Includes Teacher’s Guide, Worksheets, Quizzes & Vocab Lists (PDF); Flash Cards (online) Available Teacher’s Guide, Worksheets & Quizzes (softcovers); Teaching Guides for use with Henle & Lingua Latina (PDF)

What age is Visual Latin for?

Visual Latin was created for age 10 and up. Kids need to be able to read to be successful in this course, but other than that, elementary kids love it, middle school kids love it, high school kids love it, college kids love it, octogenarians love it…

LEARN MORE & TRY FREE LESSONS WATCH A VIDEO TRAILER OF THIS COURSE

$210

LATIN & VOCABULARY

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Dwane Thomas stars in a zany show teaching Latin and Greek roots plus hundreds of English vocabulary words. Utilizing a visually-mnemonic approach to learning, WordUp! seriously expands a student’s grasp of the vocabulary used in literature, science, and standardized tests. Altogether, this series will introduce 67 Latin & Greek roots and more than 600 English words.

“WordUp is an engaging, entertaining and educational foray into Greek and Latin roots. Dwane’s characters and quirky humour create a method of instruction that keeps the kids asking for more!”

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LATIN & VOCABULARY


$30 per volume $90 $80 for all three

Lessons 10 per volume Includes Flashcards & Games (online)

EACH LESSON INCLUDES:  10 English words from a Greek root  10 English words from a Latin root  Online flash cards, memory games, & printable vocab lists

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LATIN & VOCABULARY

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In this extremely popular series, Dave Raymond uses storytelling to show how a Christian worldview applies to the history of the world. His respect for history as God’s providence lets him take an honest and insightful approach to the men, women, and events of the past. The curriculum sets can be watched in any order. Recommended ages for American History are 12+, Modernity 13+, Antiquity and Christendom 14+. If included scope and sequence is followed, each course qualifies for 1 high school credit.

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HISTORY


We recommend completing the history curriculum in this order:

Recommended viewing age 12+

Recommended viewing age 13+

AVAILABLE Recommended viewing age 14+

2022

LEARN MORE Each product page has information on the class, how to assign credit, additional resources, and reading lists. HISTORY

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Dave Raymond has spent over a decade teaching history from a Christian worldview. In this engaging series, he explores the story of the United States by focusing on key people, events and ideas that shaped our nation. His accompanying reader provides 284 pages of original source material so students are exposed to the documents that became history.

“Dave Raymond's American History is by far our favorite history experience so far. It’s engaging, involves interesting projects (not busy work), and biblical theology incorporated throughout. We will continue to use Dave Raymond's series.” — Ashlee

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HISTORY


$125 DVD set

EACH LESSON INCLUDES:  Five lectures (10-15 minutes each)  Weekly readings and exams  Projects, essays, and a year-long portfolio Credits 1 (U.S. History) Lessons 26 (25 hours of teaching) Includes Teacher’s Guide & Student Reader (PDF, EPUB) Available Teacher’s Guide, Student Reader (softcovers) *NEW!* Updated layout and expanded answer key VIEW SAMPLE

LEARN MORE & TRY FREE LESSONS WATCH A VIDEO TRAILER OF THIS COURSE

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If you’ve traveled across the New World in Dave Raymond’s American History course, you’ll want to continue the journey in this exciting addition to his history cycle. Under Dave's instruction, students will learn how to apply a Christian worldview to the major ideas, people and movements of our current age. Modernity covers world history from 1600 to the early 21st-century.

“I just asked my daughter taking Modernity to review it. Her reaction, ‘I love it! It doesn't describe history as just dates and events. It give context as to why events took place, and the people behind them. Before this, I thought history was boring. I look forward to working on Modernity. It’s my favorite class.’” — Carla

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HISTORY


$125 DVD set

EACH LESSON INCLUDES:  Five lectures (20-25 minutes each)  Weekly readings and exams  Projects, essays, and a year-long portfolio Credits 1 (World History) Lessons 27 (47 hours of teaching) Includes Teacher’s Guide & Student Reader (PDF, EPUB) Available Teacher’s Guide, Student Reader (softcovers) *NEW!* Updated layout and expanded answer key VIEW SAMPLE

LEARN MORE & TRY FREE LESSONS WATCH A VIDEO TRAILER OF THIS COURSE

HISTORY

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Dave Raymond begins with Genesis, then traces world history all the way to the Life of Christ. This incredible series synthesizes the events recorded in the Bible with ancient history, showing clearly how God’s providence directed the events in the ancient world. A must-have series for those wanting their children to have a Biblical worldview of history.

“I found it very in-depth for my high school student. I thought it was engaging and provided plenty of opportunities for my student to think critically in order to give a well thought-out answer. The material provided opportunities for us to have some great conversations.” — Mary

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HISTORY


$125 DVD set

EACH LESSON INCLUDES:  Five lectures (20-25 minutes each)  Weekly readings and exams  Projects, essays, and a year-long portfolio

Credits 1 (Ancient History) Lessons 26 (44 hours of teaching) Includes Teacher’s Guide & Student Reader (PDF, EPUB) Available Teacher’s Guide, Student Reader (softcovers)

LEARN MORE & TRY FREE LESSONS WATCH A VIDEO TRAILER OF THIS COURSE

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Author and professor Dr. Jonathan Rogers teaches careful readers to become confident writers using beloved classics. Hone your craft in this seminar from a literary scholar, published author, and popular instructor of Grammar for Writers. Students will learn lessons like how to write effective dialogue, how to build confidence in their own voice, and how to craft memorable characters and compelling narratives. This master class in composing fiction uses popular novels such as To Kill a Mockingbird, The Hobbit, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to teach creative writing in practical lectures of 20-25 minutes.

“We are using this course not even so much to learn creative writing, but as a tool to better analyze and understand literature. We are only a few weeks in, but so far, this material has exceeded my expectations and enhanced our study of literature.” — Andrea

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LITERATURE & WRITING


$20 per course $80 $72 for all four

EACH LESSON INCLUDES:  One lecture (20-30 minutes)  A supplemental writing exercise

Credits 1/2 for the set (English, Writing, Literature) Lessons 70 Includes Supplemental Writing Exercises (PDF)

LEARN MORE & TRY FREE LESSONS WATCH A VIDEO TRAILER OF THIS SERIES

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This course is a deep dive into English grammar— but not grammar for its own sake. The goal is to give learners a mastery of grammar that results directly and immediately in better writing. Grammar for Writers builds on a native speaker and reader’s instinctive understanding of language in order to demystify English grammar and sentence structure. The course provides concrete tools to analyze, diagnose, and repair writing problems.

“Presented in an excellent, well expressed manner. English is our second language and this course makes it easy to understand the grammar and usage of the language. So glad we found this course.” — Corlia

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LITERATURE & WRITING


$85 DVD set

EACH LESSON INCLUDES:  Instructional video (3-16 minutes)  Lecture notes in a conversational style  Quiz and answer key

Credits 1/2 (English, Writing) Lessons 42 Includes Lecture Notes & Quizzes (PDF) Available Lecture Notes & Quizzes (spiral-bound)

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LITERATURE & WRITING

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Matt Whitling instructs students in the building blocks of poetry and literature in a fun and engaging way. Principal at the renowned Logos School, Matt has spent many years helping students understand poetic, literary, and non-literal language. Grammar of Poetry teaches the mechanics of poetry by using the classical approach of imitation. This method teaches students how to interact not only with poems, but also with language in any situation. Lectures cover the fundamentals of poetry from scansion and rhyme to more advanced concepts like spatial poetry and synecdoche. It is designed for the 6-9th grade level, but is also appropriate for older children and adults seeking to achieve a better knowledge of how poetry works. “A masterpiece of enjoyable reading and enriching information.” — Andrew 28

LITERATURE & WRITING


$131 DVD set

Credits 1/2 (English, Literature) Lessons 30 Includes Teacher’s Edition & Student Book (softcovers)

INCLUDES:  Activities for each chapter  Real-life examples from Shakespeare to tongue-twisters  Riddles to solve  Glossary of terms  150+ poems to integrate LEARN MORE & TRY FREE LESSONS WATCH A VIDEO TRAILER OF THIS COURSE

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FITTING WORDS Classical Rhetoric for the Christian Student What is Rhetoric and why do we need it? The short answer is that God created us as people of words, and He wants us to use them in a fitting way. “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver” (Proverbs 25:11). Rhetoric is the art of using words well, and is measured by our ability to teach men the truth, to move men to goodness, and to delight men with verbal beauty. Effective speaking and writing is informative, powerful, and elegant. Fitting Words instructs students in the art of classical Rhetoric, providing them with tools of communication that will equip them for life. Intended for high school students and above, Fitting Words is a complete curriculum covering a year of instruction. In this course, students will learn the theory of using words well, study the greatest speeches of all time, and practice the skills of effective oratory.

“The supplementary materials...will enable a parent with no experience in rhetoric to teach this well, but the real key for homeschoolers will be the videos that go along with the text and workbook.”

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LITERATURE & WRITING


$224 DVD set

Credits 1 (English, Rhetoric, Speech/Debate) Lessons 30 Includes Textbook, Workbook, Exam Pack, Answer Key (softcovers)

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Classical Scholar Wes Callihan has guided students through the classics for over 25 years. In this series, he explores some of the most important works that shaped Western culture and the world. With over 20 hours of engaging lectures per year and an excellent selection of readings and exercises, Wes provides a strong foundation of the essential elements of Western Culture.

“Demanding, challenging, mesmerizing content that will leave your student, no matter how steeped in history and classical studies, begging for more.” — Lisa

SET 1: THE GREEKS

The Epics • Drama & Lyric • The Histories • The Philosophers

SET 2: THE ROMANS

The Aeneid • The Historians • Early Christianity • Nicene Christianity

SET 3: CHRISTENDOM

Early Medievals • Defense of the Faith • The Medieval Mind • The Reformation 32

LITERATURE & WRITING


$56 $224

per course per set

Lessons 12 per unit, 48 per course Includes Workbook, Teacher’s Edition, Course Guide, Art Guide & Reader (PDF)

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Dr. Kurt Wise designed this unique class to fully integrate a Christian worldview with the biological sciences. The result is a completely new way to approach biology. One of the many interesting things about the class is how Dr. Wise starts with our understanding of who God is, then shows how God has created the living world to reflect His unique attributes in His creation. He explains a fascinating array of subjects from a creationist perspective, including the nature of life, biblical kinds, biosystems, biodiversity, cell theory, the history of life, and much, much more.

“Dr. Wise’s approach to this subject has planted in [my family] a lifetime desire to get to know their Creator more and more through His Word and through His creation. This is exactly why I homeschool!!! I cannot say enough about how much of a blessing this curriculum has been to our family.” — Connie

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SCIENCE & CREATION


$155 $265

DVD set lab materials with microscope

INCLUDES:  71 in-depth video lectures  Lab Manual with video explanations  Teacher’s Guide with Scope & Sequence  Updated 534-page student textbook with new full-color layout. View a sample!

Credits 1 (Biology, Lab Science) Lessons 15 Chapters & Labs 71 Lectures Includes Textbook, Teacher’s Guide & Lab Manual (PDF, EPUB & MOBI) Available Textbook (hardcover), Teacher’s Guide & Lab Manual (softcovers), Lab Materials & Supplies (boxed set)

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SCIENCE & CREATION

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Feature Film & Bible Study This film features over a dozen scientists and scholars looking at the world and explaining how it intersects with the history recorded in Genesis. From rock layers to fossils, from lions to stars, this fascinating film will challenge and change the way you see the world. Dr. Del Tackett, creator of The Truth Project, serves as your guide—hiking through canyons, climbing up mountains, and diving below the sea—in an exploration of two competing views, and one compelling truth.

“An engrossing primer on why we can feel confident believing the Bible’s account of creation.” — World Magazine

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SCIENCE & CREATION


$14.99 $17.99 $24.95

DVD feature film BluRay feature film Bible Study Set

Bible Study

Explore what the Bible teaches about the first chapters of Genesis. This study complements the film Is Genesis History? by providing an in-depth look at what Biblical authors say about six key doctrines associated with Creation, Adam and Eve, and the Flood. Includes a book and a DVD of six companion videos. LEARN MORE & SAMPLE THE BIBLE STUDY WATCH A VIDEO TRAILER OF THE FEATURE FILM

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Dig deeper into the science and scholarship behind the film. When you’ve watched the documentary film, this is your next step! These fascinating segments are perfect for families, churches, schools, and homeschools wanting to learn how Genesis explains the world around us. Learn much more about the impact of the global flood on the Earth in dozens of new videos featuring scientists from the documentary. “Del Tackett and his team of scientists prove again that what the Bible says is the truth. The more science learns, the more evidence there is that the earth did not evolve, nor did the life on it.” — M. M.

Vol. 1: Rocks & Fossils explores the fields of geology,

paleontology, and atmospheric science. (20 videos) Vol. 2: Life & Design looks at biology, genetics, and intelligent design. (16 videos) Vol. 3: Bible & Stars examines archeology, astronomy, biblical studies, culture, and theology. (12 videos) 38

SCIENCE & CREATION


$23.95 per volume $59.95 for all three

Featuring Del Tackett, Steve Austin, Art Chadwick, Marcus Ross, Andrew Snelling, Larry Vardiman, Kurt Wise, Todd Wood, Robert Carter, Kevin Anderson, Paul Nelson, Stuart Burgess, George Grant, Danny Faulkner, Doug Petrovich, Douglas Kelly, and Steve Boyd Duration 15 hours Format 7 DVDs or digital download/streaming

LEARN MORE & WATCH TRAILERS OR CLIPS WATCH A VIDEO TRAILER OF THESE FILMS

SCIENCE & CREATION

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R.C. Sproul, Jr. provides an insightful and entertaining exploration of the principles, practices, and consequences of economics. Thoroughly unconventional, it links entrepreneurship with lemonade, cartoons with markets, and Charlie Chaplin with supply and demand. Everything is summarized in a complete study guide with discussion questions, short answers, and recommended additional readings.

“I think Economics for Everybody should be shown on national TV right now! Loved it! Very engaging videos and rich content. Plan to use with other students and recommend to other homeschooling families.” — Tammy

TOPICS INCLUDE: stewardship, sin, civil government, money,

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ECONOMICS


$50 DVD set $110 DVD & textbook

Basic Economics, 4th ed.

THIS SERIES:  Shows how economic freedom is directly

related to religious freedom

 Examines the roles of trade, markets,

money, and entrepreneurship

 Explores the differences between socialism,

interventionism, and free markets

 Explains how stewardship is at the heart of

a healthy economic system

 Includes an updated and revised 274-page

Study Guide in a more readable format with a complete scope & sequence, answer key, and tighter integration with Basic Economics. View a sample!

Credits 1/2 (Economics); 1 when combined with the Basic Economics textbook Lessons 26 Includes Study Guide (PDF, EPUB & MOBI) Available Basic Economics (hardcover)

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Brian Kohl, a skilled logician with more than twenty years of teaching experience, makes logic simple to understand in this two-level course. Brian introduces students to all the essential concepts of logic in his bestselling logic homeschool curriculum: definitions, logical statements, fallacies, syllogisms, and much more. He also provides practice tests and other helps for those learning at home.

“This will challenge you to think and reason your arguments.” — Kathy

INTRODUCTORY LOGIC Provides the proper foundation of

reasoning in the truth of God, then trains students in the crucial skills of defining terms, recognizing basic types of statements, identifying informal fallacies, and more.

INTERMEDIATE LOGIC Trains students to master propositional arguments; interpret and analyze logical operators and truth tables; internalize the nine basic rules of inference; determine consistency, self-contradiction, tautology, equivalence, and validity by using truth trees; understand ‘digital logic,’ and much more.

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LOGIC


$146 per course

Credits 1/2 per course (Logic, Elective) Lessons 26 per course Includes Student Reader, Teacher’s Guide, Test & Quiz Pack (softcovers) Available Student Handbook (softcover)

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Filmmaker Thomas Purifoy, Jr. guides students down the path of early film history showing how the first great film directors created the modern language of the cinema. A unique approach to learning the craft of filmmaking, Thomas explains continuity and multi-shot editing, framing and blocking, storytelling, stylization, production techniques, and much more. Students will create up to eight silent films in this class. “My son loved every aspect of it. Great content and challenging assignments. It's amazing to see how his creativity grew throughout this course.” — Corlia

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FILMMAKING


$125 streaming

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:  Digital Video Camera  Tripod  Computer with Editing Software  Internet Connection

Credits 1 (Fine Arts, Elective) Lessons 14 Includes Online classroom with pre-recorded lectures, films to watch, and articles to read.

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This series is designed for parents—those new to homeschooling as well as veterans in search of encouragement. Carole Joy Seid has almost 30 years experience teaching thousands of moms and dads a literature-based approach to homeschooling. Her heartfelt desire is to make homeschooling simple, enjoyable, and affordable. This is the first time she has put her material onto video; we think you’ll love it.

“…this veteran homeschool mom of 20 years is watching Carole Seid's lectures and being re-inspired and re-motivated to press on toward the prize! Thank you for your excellent products.” — Tisha

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HOMESCHOOLING


$44 DVD

WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:  Children & Reading  Choosing Books  Building Character in Children  Math, Writing, Science, Art & Music  Bible, Creativity, and a Typical Day  Children & Media  Teaching History Using Literature

LEARN MORE & TRY FREE LESSONS WATCH A VIDEO TRAILER OF THIS COURSE

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Compass Lectures During the 2020-21 school year, Compass provided select classes filmed in front of local students and posted online each week for a 30-week tutorial year. These once-a-week classes vary in pacing and difficulty just like a classroom environment does. Let your student follow along at his or her own speed. You’re in control as you watch recorded discussions or attempt the assignments that were given.

“Solid teaching from a Christian perspective, fellowship, joyful learning that's somewhat flexible and compatible with our homeschool environment.” — Debbie

EACH COURSE:  Was taught to a live audience of local students.  Has a syllabus and book list.  Provides one video and set of assignments weekly.  Gives access to videos and assignments through our Learning Management System. 48

LECTURES


$50 per course

Available Courses

Learn about God’s created order and conduct science experiments.

Read a Great Book, hear it discussed, and even defend it in a paper of your own.

Explore the Old Testament’s structure of redemptive history.

Learn Spanish grammar from a master teacher of its cousin, Latin.

Credits 1 per course Lessons 29 per level* Includes Handouts vary per course *Because these classes were filmed before a live audience, the number of videos varies per course due to inclement weather, or instructor absence.

LEARN MORE & TRY FREE LESSONS

$210

LECTURES

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VISUAL LATIN

“Visual Latin has done the impossible—inspired a group of kids ages 7-14 to want to learn Latin.” “Oh my goodness! BEST Latin program on the market! Entertaining and informative. Completely changed my students' opinion of taking Latin.” “This made Latin much more approachable for my kids. Before Visual Latin, Latin didn't stand a chance.” “Since the introductory lesson we were hooked.” “My kids (ages 7, 10, 12, 14, 18, and 23) all LOVE this.” “We switched to Visual Latin this year and my daughter has learned so much and has enjoyed it, right from Lesson 1!” “My son is enthralled with Dwane's teaching style. He asks to learn extra vocabulary and Latin because he is being entertained in the process.”

WORDUP!

“We may never get to math. My son wants to watch “just one more” WordUp video.” “Amazing! Even my college student sits in on these videos! Love them.”

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TESTIMONIALS

“Hilarity really works! My child learned more from these short videos and Quizlet access than years of workbooks because it stuck.” “My elementary kids absolutely love Dwane’s nonsensical vignettes and they haven’t forgotten a single root he’s taught them!!!” “A family favorite!!! We love watching the videos and learning new words together!” “WordUp made my children laugh and think—things that are a must for any kids!”

AMERICAN HISTORY

“Dave Raymond's history curriculum is outstanding! He weaves the story behind the history into an amazing presentation. Almost every lesson leaves me thinking ‘I can't wait to watch that episode again!’” “Best history class ever! My kids were engaged—wish I had taken Mr. Raymond for history!” “Awesome! Love history presented from a biblical worldview. Dave shares unique and interesting stories and details from history that keep us eager for more.”


“I have a real appreciation for how Mr. Raymond is able to make cross-curricular connections in his lectures. Because of his teaching style and knowledge, Mr. Raymond keeps my son's interest and attention week after week. He even takes notes!”

MODERNITY

“Dave's insight into events is amazing. I, as the teacher, learn something that I didn't know every time I get to watch a video.” “Excellent class! Better than any other modern history class I’ve ever seen. It discusses the “why” these dates and events are important and the far reaching effects they have had on the modern world.”

ANTIQUITY

“My daughter loves it. She gets on and does it without needing me to remind her. Awesome.” “This curriculum is fantastic. We have enjoyed learning the history that was going on during biblical times.”

GRAMMAR FOR WRITERS

“I was truly amazed by how quickly I was able to identify the problems in my writing and come up with the solutions to fix them.” “Grammar for Writers has been very helpful for my daughter. She can FINALLY understand passive voice! Yay!! She loves the program!” “English is our second language and this course makes it easy to understand…” “This is a concise way to study grammar and diagramming." “Style and content of teaching have helped at every level.” “Grammar for Writers is approachable & welcoming, not stuffy & intimidating. The lessons are manageable yet thorough.”

GRAMMAR OF POETRY

“I must say that this poetry curriculum is just tremendous!”

FITTING CREATIVE WRITING WORDS “Just started the Writing Through the Wardrobe course and we love it!!!!! More please!!!”

“Jim [Nance] is a master teacher and the excellence of this book is the result.”

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WESTERN CULTURE

“This course has one of my daughters thinking seriously about going into creation science.”

“Wes Callihan teaches with confidence and enthusiasm, and it is infectious.”

IS GENESIS HISTORY?

“…everything other Classical-style courses wish they were.”

DEVOTIONAL BIOLOGY

“LOVE this approach. For non-science kids, it gives a great philosophical approach to why God's creation matters and how it reveals His glory and purpose.” “Excellent content. Very high level, challenging, thought provoking and Christ centered.”

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“…Is Genesis History? provides a much-needed reminder just how young the theory of an old earth is.” “As a documentary, it is quite engaging and intelligently done.”

ECONOMICS FOR EVERYBODY

“100% A+! The viewpoint was spot on, and so applicable to current events.”

“My freshman daughter is loving Devotional Biology. The lectures have taught her to take notes and the labs have made the reading material come alive to her. In addition, she is learning to appreciate her Creator even more and love him.”

“A wonderfully comprehensive, biblical course. Very pleased.”

“We are loving Devotional Biology. Wow! Dr. Wise has done an amazing job of tying together the Bible, science, logic, and the character of God!”

“He explains economics in a way that allows students to relate to the information which is being presented by using practical examples.”

“Love it! Science from a Godly, creationist perspective has been so incredibly valuable.”

“Wonderful program and I highly recommend it to all my homeschool friends."

TESTIMONIALS

“Economics for Everybody is really more than just an economics course: it's economics meshed with Biblical theology and a smattering of history thrown in for good measure.”


“Fabulous. Very informative and thorough.” — Rebecca “Cannot say enough good about this course…. Timely for our culture—helps you understand why America is a great country. Fun to watch and easy to understand.” “A holistic approach connecting the world’s markets to God’s word and history.”

LOGIC

“Candy for the brain.” “Love this course and so do my children!”

MODERN PARABLES

“Fabulous!!! They really spoke to the kids." — Kim A youth leader says, “Modern Parables has been an awesome instructional tool for our young people.” A pastor says, “The films capture both the essence AND the impact of Jesus’ parables.” A church group leader says, “It is really a great way to make the parables come alive.”

FILMMAKING FROM THE FIRST DIRECTORS

“A good in-depth history of the early filmmaking industry. The projects assigned are very engaging. The film examples provided are inspiring and entertaining.”

HOMESCHOOL MADE SIMPLE

“Carole Joy Seid has been a breath of fresh air to me in her approach to homeschooling!”

COMPASS CLASSROOM

“Compass Classroom products are ranked at the top of our homeschooling resource list! The instruction is lively and engaging and the production is topnotch.” “The folk at Compass Classroom know their stuff! Coming from a solid Biblical worldview I feel I can trust the content of anything Compass Classroom promotes.” “The free downloads and interesting resources available on their website are extraordinary. My kids are reading, listening, watching, doing…nothing is routine or boring with Compass Classroom!”

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VISUAL LATIN

DEVOTIONAL BIOLOGY

AMERICAN HISTORY

ECONOMICS FOR EVERYBODY

MODERNITY

GRAMMAR FOR WRITERS

ANTIQUITY

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Compass Classroom’s free audio resources are an excellent way to extend your homeschool with fun, historical entertainment for the whole family. Sail with Columbus, solve a mystery with Sherlock Holmes, write the Declaration of Independence, defend the Alamo, listen to a fairy tale, laugh at Groucho Marx, sing historical songs and guess the name of American presidents!

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The Duties of Parents

J.C. Ryle was an Evangelical Anglican pastor living in England during the 19th century. This little volume is one of the best encouragements toward Biblical parenting ever written. If you are not familiar with what he says, we would encourage you to download and spend an hour reading through it. You will be greatly rewarded!

How To Teach Your Children the Bible

A short booklet that provides practical advice on how to teach children to know the Bible. It provides simple steps to ensure that children are given a strong foundation of Biblical knowledge and understanding.

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