History for the Well-Educated Heart
The primary focus for this age is to use teaching methods that will educate the heart. A hundred years ago, educators rightly understood that hearts must be warmed before minds can be taught. The gift of story, art and music are the primary tools of a heart-based education. Our top choice resource that can be used to guide parents and teachers through this type of education is The Well Educated Heart - A Story Resource Guide by Marlene Peterson.
This study guide will continue to be used each year from ages 8-12. Several resources are listed under monthly themes. Parents and teachers choose which resources they want to use each month that are age appropriate for their children. Resources are marked with symbols to make it easy to find selections suitable for children 8 and older. Monthly themes are based on stories of American History which link to other stories that have transpired all over the world.
Age of Exploration