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Kindergarten Homeschool Portfolio
Our Kindergarten Homeschool Portfolio
This homeschool portfolio journal is for anyone who ever asked “where do I get a Kindergarten curriculum?” Kindergarten should be a laid-back experience for the child with active learning happening just two hours a day. It includes the milestones your child should reach as well as suggestions for nursery rhymes and books they should be familiar with. There is a nature journal, alphabet and number sheets, spelling, and more.
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Digital .pdf w/ 3 copy license
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The mass marketed version of the Kindergarten Homeschool Portfolio includes several types of experiences, including a page for club activities, sports activities, & service activities. This custom version allows you to select from the following pages to include in your book, or request something unique to you!
Kindergarten Homeschool Portfolio
Ancient History Curriculum
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Year one of a four year history and language arts curriculum set. Suitable for middle and high school students..
History curriculum in order
A whole world approach to the study of history
Pairing with literature that coordinates with the time period
Extensive citations to relevant research material
More to come
Additional History Units
Year two of the classical history cycle. This time period covers from roughly the fall of the Western Roman Empire to the Hundred Year's War and Joan of Arc.
Year three of the classical history cycle. This time period covers the Age of Exploration and spans from around 1500-1750.
The final year of the classical history cycle. This course picks up around 1750 and continues to around 1980. We choose not to cover current events as some distance of time is required to truly conduct historical analysis.
Additional Titles in the Works
Other courses to be released include...
Influencers in American History
Role Play Government with Economics
Personal Finance and Entrepreneurship
What we do.
We teach history in order
By teaching events in the order that they happen it becomes possible to see causes, results, and connecting threads through events
We draw from scholarly research
We plan to review and update the material on a four year cycle as new research becomes available
We teach history from the viewpoint of different cultures
The dominate culture is often the perspective that drives history, however, that only tells one side of a complex story
We guide students to develop skills
We encourage a research essay each week, along with a midterm project, and a final project
We match the history with literature
Linking literature to the history being studied provides an opportunity for greater understanding of both subjects
We prepare students for the future
We teach the history that students must learn to be competitive in higher education
What we DON'T do.
We don't teach to make students feel bad
We don’t ask students to internalize blame or shame for the past history of the world
We don't sugar-coat facts
History includes some really unpleasant events and prevailing mindsets, we believe that acknowledging that reality and teaching those elements is part of the responsibility of teaching history
We don't teach young-earth creationism
While we acknowledge that science and research is always ongoing, our curriculum is based on the best scholarly research available at the time
How did Cheese Press get its start?
Searching for Curriculum
The co-founders of Cheese Press are also the Executive Directors for Hazelwood Prep, a non-profit educational organization serving the homeschool community and traditionally schooled students who need additional support. When establishing that organization they struggled to find an independent study curriculum that taught whole world history, in order, and backed by scholarly research. The material needed to take an honest look at historical events without suggesting that the students internalize the blame for humanity's past mistakes. Thus, they started writing their own. Over the past three years many lessons have been learned as they implemented the first round of teaching some of these courses. It is now time to publish the first edition of Volume One of the History cycle: Ancient History.
What qualifications do we have to develop curriculum?
The co-founders of Cheese Press, Ms. Andrea and Ms. Mere, collectively have decades of homeschool teaching experience. Additionally, they already had professional experienced in research, writing, and graphic design before beginning this journey. For the past four years the format and structure of a Cheese Press History has been being tested and tweaked in a small classroom environment. Upon being repeatedly asked for an accredited program, Ms. Andrea and Ms. Mere decided to continue their studies by pursuing Master in Education degrees which were completed in March 2023. Additionally, they have recruited a handful of young adults who have recently completed their Bachelor and Master degrees to the writing and editing team as well as several high school interns who are helping turn that information into video content.
How did Cheese Press get its name?
The Inaugural Class for Hazelwood Prep
Year one for Hazelwood Prep was the first iteration of Influencers in American History. In an effort to teach primary sources the class was given a booklet to read aloud in class as we studied the World's Fairs. This booklet was an actual piece of memorabilia that children were given from a print on demand printing press display. As the students muddled through the booklet the main character repeatedly mentioned the wonderous cheese press that he discovered at the World's Fair. After about the third mention of a "cheese press" the students began to dramatically shout the phrase. As such the name was adopted for the publishing company as a fun sort of play on words.
Meet the Authors
The people behind the research and writing of our material.
Andrea Hermitt & Mere Jones
Writing & Editing Team
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