Revival to Revolution

Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for answers? Here are some of our most frequently asked questions for Revival to Revolution. If you don’t see your question below – or if you would like customized help – give us a call at (605) 428-4068. We’re always happy to help!

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Yes, Revival to Revolution is a complete, Christ-centered, literature-based program that covers all necessary academic areas.  These areas include history, geography, read-alouds, a fifty states’ study, a signers’ study, Bible, science, an inventors’ study, music appreciation, drawing, poetry, literature, studied dictation (spelling), and choices for math grammar, and writing.  All subjects are scheduled in the daily plans. 

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Revival to Revolution covers the time period from the Great Awakenings through the Industrial Revolution (18th – 19th century AD). While Revival to Revolution is the third guide in our 4-year history cycle, it is not necessary to begin at the beginning of our cycle.  Instead, it is more important to place your child in the guide that best fits his/her skill level.

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Revival to Revolution features 35 units with complete daily plans.  Each unit last 4 days, which gives you the 5th day of each week to use as you wish.  The 4-day plan can be stretched over 5 days if needed.

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Revival to Revolution has engaging daily lessons that take approximately 4 ½ hours to complete.  More time will be needed if you linger on activities or draw out discussions.

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We recommend reading through the “Introduction” of Revival to Revolution at the beginning of the school year.  This takes approximately 30-35 minutes.  In the “Introduction,” you will learn which materials you should have on hand for the school year.  The time you spend planning daily is almost zero.  We want you to be able to wake up in the morning, open your guide, and teach! We’ve done all the planning for you.

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Each box of the daily plans is coded with a letter that designates whether that subject is to be “T = Teacher Directed,” “S = Semi-Independent,” or “I = Independent.”  Dividing the plans in this manner helps you know your expected level of involvement and moves your child toward more independent work.    

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Revival to Revolution has 7 independent boxes each day as compared with 6 in the previous guide and 8 in the next guide. This progression recognizes your maturing child’s need for independence, as it hands over skills and assignments your child has been trained to do. This pattern builds a confident, independent student who can learn for a lifetime, while also taking some of the workload off the parent.

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The Student Notebook pages for Revival to Revolution are an integral part of the history study.  To understand the flow of history, students keep a timeline within their notebook of the major events studied throughout the year.  Other activities that are assigned within the notebook include mapping, sketching, written narrations, research, copywork, primary source documents, projects, period artwork, and cards for the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence.  An additional Inventor Student Notebook includes a timeline to update and a place for written narrations. 

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The consumable items in Revival to Revolution are the Revival to Revolution Student NotebookInventor Student NotebookHeroes of Faith, Fifty States Under God, math workbooks, The Exciting World of Creative Writing, Exploration Education Standard or Advanced Log Book, and the Drawn into the Heart of Reading Student Book.

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Yes, many families have used Revival to Revolution for 9th or 10th grade.  There are some adjustments that need to be made in order to award high school credit.  Our message board has many answers to the various options on how to award high school credit for this guide.  Here is a link to one thread on our message board where this topic is discussed – https://heartofdakota.com/board3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=17256&p=120047