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A Child's Geography
Would you leap over a charging bull?
Excerpt from A Child's Geography: Explore the Classical World On the island of Crete, the bull was celebrated and worshiped by the ancient Minoans, as well as by other nearby Mediterranean civilizations. The scenes in these old frescoes show young...
Windmills Used to Grind Grain
Excerpt from A Child's Geography: Explore the Classical World From the ferry, I can point out the last landmark I want you to see. The old windmills of Mykonos are giant sentinels guarding the island and can be seen from nearly any point in Mykonos...
Submersible Bridge on the Corinth Canal
Excerpt from A Child's Geography: Explore the Classical World Let’s cross the canal and see what’s on the other side of this four-fingered peninsula. We can cross by train or by car on one of the five bridges spanning the canal. We’ll cross on one...
Oro Dance of Montenegro
Excerpt from A Child’s Geography: Explore the Classical World Speaking of traditions, the people of Montenegro have another interesting tradition—a folk dance called Oro. As the dance commences, a group of young men and women form a large circle and...
Bridge of Sighs
Excerpt from A Child’s Geography: Explore the Classical World Around this same time, people from Venice began traveling all over the known world to trade. One particularly famous Venetian explorer was Marco Polo. You have probably heard of him. Marco...
Piazza San Marco
Excerpt from A Child’s Geography: Explore the Classical World Crowds can be dense at this time of year. At least we can be thankful that this is not the time of Acqua Alta [ak-wa AHL-tah], or seasonal flooding. During the winter months, the whole city...
Would You Like to be a Gondolier?
Excerpt from A Child’s Geography: Explore the Classical World Our gondolier tells us that his name is Giancarlo and that he will give us the best tour of the back canals of his city. He tells us that he has been a gondolier since he was a strapping ...
Harmonize with Yourself?
Excerpt from A Child’s Geography: Explore the Classical World What a beautiful view! From up here at the pinnacle of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, we notice that there is plenty more to see down in the square. The Duomo is the main cathedral and the baptistry...
Hold Your Horses!
Excerpt from A Child’s Geography: Explore the Classical World Here is the Piazza del Campo where the race will be held later today. This main square in Siena has been covered with several inches of dirt in preparation for the race. They have blocked...
No Photography Please!
Did you know that it is forbidden to take photos in the Sistine Chapel? Yes, it’s true, but the Khan Academy has created a simulation of the chapel so that you can get a good (and close-up) look inside. (Parental Caution: there is quite a bit of nudity...
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Homeschooling
What is your policy on copying material?
Unless otherwise noted on the copyright page, we allow for copies of reproducible materials to be made for use within your immediate family. In a classroom setting (public, private, or co-op), materials must be purchased for each student. Material may...
If I order a grade bundle, does it include everything I need for the school year?
When you purchase a Basic 4 Bundle, you will receive teacher and student materials for 180 days of math, language arts, history, and science. Some families will choose to add an elective to their Basic 4 Bundle.
Is Master Books accredited?
Curriculum itself cannot be accredited, only schools are accredited. Master Books is a curriculum publisher, not a school. We offer faith-building homeschool curriculum that is academically sound, effective, and engaging.
Do you have placement tests?
You will find our Language Arts placement guide here: Language Arts: Where Should My Child Start? If you are interested in our Writing Strands series for language arts, you will find its placement guide here: Writing Strands Placement Test Here...
What is the sequence of your lower elementary language arts courses?
Most 5 year olds will begin with Simply K, which teaches Bible and character, phonemic awareness, letters and sounds (the alphabet), and life skills. After completing week 23 of Simply K, your student may begin Foundations Phonics. However, you may ...
New to Homeschooling? How to Get Started with Master Books?
Welcome to Master Books! We are so glad you are here and excited tohelp you get started with your homeschool journey! We always recommend that homeschool families, or potential homeschool families, know their state laws and graduation requirements. ...
What do certain acronyms mean?
Master Books Course Acronyms Aic Adventures in Creation A&P Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology AS America's Story BLS Basic Language Skills EB&EG Elementary Bible & English Grammar EG&C Elementary...
Do you sell a Chemistry Lab Kit?
Home Science Tools has assembled a chemistry lab kit for the course. You will find it here: https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/lab-kit-for-master-books-chemistry/ We also are now selling our own lab kits that you can find here
Do you sell a Biology Lab Kit?
We are now selling our own biology lab kits. We have a few options for you depending on what you are looking for. Biology Supply Kit (Mircroscope & Slides included) - $329.90 Biology Supply Kit (No Microscope or Slides) - $109.95 Advanced Student...
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General Questions
Having problems completing your online order?
If you are experiencing problems getting your order to process online here is a step you can take to maybe solve the issue. Internet browsers store website data on your computer or device which are called cookies and cache. Sometimes that data can get...
New to Homeschooling? How to Get Started with Master Books?
Welcome to Master Books! We are so glad you are here and excited tohelp you get started with your homeschool journey! We always recommend that homeschool families, or potential homeschool families, know their state laws and graduation requirements. ...
I’m looking at a sample PDF and it has typos or missing letters—why is this?
Typically, this is caused by certain web browsers not rendering the PDF fonts correctly. Letters are omitted or too close together making it appear words are misspelled or missing. These errors are not actually present in the book. If you download...
Can I get a homeschool catalog?
Absolutely! You can download a digital copy or order a physical copy. Order Catalog.
I’m a blogger, do you have a review program?
We do not have a typical review program in place at this time. However, we do run campaigns from time to time and you may submit your information through our Help Desk for consideration.
I am a teacher or professor, how do I request a review/desk copy?
New Leaf Publishing Group is happy to work with administrators and educators in providing exam copies of titles being considered for use in a specific course. You will find our guidelines and the form to request your copy here.
Would you publish my book? How do I submit a manuscript?
You can find the details, process, and guidelines for submitting a manuscript here.
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Orders and Returns
What are rewards points? How do I redeem them?
Read about our Rewards Program here: https://www.masterbooks.com/rewards
What payment methods do you support?
We accept Paypal and Credit Cards (AMEX, Visa, MasterCard, Discover). We do not accept payments via debit cards that require a PIN. We can also accept payments via pre-paid cards from Visa or MasterCard, but we don't recommend using a disposable card...
How long will it take for me to receive my order?
We typically ship orders in 1-2 business days. Shipping times depend on your location and the carrier it ships and range from 2-14 days. As soon as your order ships from our warehouse, you will receive a tracking email from New Leaf Publishing Group (...
Having problems completing your online order?
If you are experiencing problems getting your order to process online here is a step you can take to maybe solve the issue. Internet browsers store website data on your computer or device which are called cookies and cache. Sometimes that data can get...
Do you offer additional discounts? Pastor, military, missionary?
Our best pricing is available everyday on the website. We offer 26% off retail prices, and when you purchase 3 or more subject sets that discount bumps up to 30% off retail prices. We also offer free-shipping within the contiguous US on orders over $...
Do you ship internationally?
Yes. Shipping costs will be calculated during the checkout process once you’ve entered your address. MasterBooks.com utilizes an algorithm to calculate the best available shipping rate for your individual order. Depending on the country you are...
What is your Return Policy?
Returns must be done within 30 days of you receiving your order. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing your refund once the return has arrived. Products in new & unused condition may be returned for a refund; however, returned product must be packaged...
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Math Lessons for a Living Education
How does Math Lessons for a Living Education work?
This is a skills-based series that uses a Charlotte Mason flavored approach to teaching elementary mathematics. Each skill level is the equivalent of one school year and everything you need for the course is in one book. There is a free online placement...
What grades are covered?
This is an elementary math program for grades 1-6. Level 6 also serves as a transition into our Principles of Mathematics 1, which is our pre-algebra for Jr. High students.
Is this Common Core?
No. Students who are coming from a Common Core based program are highly encouraged to take the free placement test. Math Lessons for a Living Education follows a more traditional scope and sequence and requires mastery of skills before moving to the ...
Is this a spiral or mastery curriculum?
Math Lessons for a Living Education would be classified as a mastery program; however, it is not your typical mastery approach methodology. Instead, it uses various practice techniques, which help the student take in the concepts using as many senses...
How religious are these books?
This is a non-denomination, faith-based series that teaches Christian values and that God is the author of all true knowledge. Christian character is taught through the modeling of Biblical truths and family values.
Is this a complete course or a supplement?
This is a complete course, including everything you need for one school year of elementary mathematics.
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