I have a very good friend who uses Tapesty of Grace
and loves it, but I have to admit that just the thought of it has left me with my head spinning. I know the Crew was thrilled to hear that Tapestry of Grace was on our line-up of review products for this year. I, too, was anxious to see this curriculum and “put the puzzle pieces together” for myself.
Tapestry of Grace
has generously given each Crew member the choice of unit that they wanted to receive for review. Here are the choices that were available:
- Unit 1: The Books of Moses (Creation/Egypt/Exodus)
- Unit 2: All Governments are Established by God (Bronze Age)
- Unit 3: Preparing the World for Its Savior (Solomon to Alexander the Great)
- Unit 4: In the Fullness of Time (the Roman World)
- Unit 1: The Middle Ages
- Unit 2: Renaissance & Reformation
- Unit 3: Colonial America
- Unit 4: The Age of Revolutions
- Unit 1: Napoleon’s World (1800-1825)
- Unit 2: The Birth of the Modern (1825-1850)
- Unit 3: Nations Uniting and Dividing (1850-1875)
I admit, it was a hard decision to make. I love history and wanted it all; but, eventually I decided to check out the Colonial America unit. I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the whole process, but I’m impressed with this well put-together curriculum. Rather than try to explain it, I’m going to share an excerpt from their informative flier:
“Tapestry of Grace is a homeschool curriculum: a plan of study that helps parents provide a Christian, classical education using a guided unit study approach, with the history of the world as the core organizational theme. From Grades K–12, all students cycle through world history every four years, with all ages studying the same slice of history each week, each at their own learning level. Detailed lesson plans and discussion outlines enable parents to be their children’s primary teachers and mentors and shape their students’ biblical worldviews.
Tapestry covers the humanities: history, church history, literature, geography, fine arts, government, philosophy, and writing & composition. Tapestry does not include a phonics program, science, math, grammar, spelling, or foreign language. Lampstand Press does, however, recommend and sell complementary logic, spelling, and grammar programs.
Week to week, Tapestry integrates all subjects: people, events, and movements are studied in the time period in which they were most influential. Lessons are presented from all modalities: visual, auditory, and tactile. For younger children, a variety of hands-on ideas are provided each week. A range of educational options are presented, from which students and parents choose the best content and quantity for their unique families. Although the teacher is in control of the students’ assignments, rich weekly studies are always provided for each individual family.”
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