Mother of Divine Grace School recommends Laura Berquist's syllabi (which contain detailed daily lesson plans) for Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

MODG is now selling copies of our syllabi, as well as many of the essential and recommended supplemental texts used in our syllabi. Both enrolled and non-enrolled families can purchase these items from MODG's online bookstore: modgbooks.com. Enrolled families receive a discount on syllabi and books, but must log-in to their family account in order to get the discount.

Meet Ed M – Class of 2004

Ed graduated from the University of Nebraska, Omaha in 2010 on a full tuition, 5 year Regent scholarship. He earned a double degree—International Studies with East Asia emphasis and International Studies with Business emphasis—along with a minor in Japanese (the most he could get at UNO) and his Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certification. Ed was inducted into several honor societies, most notably Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society and Sigma Iota Rho, Honor Society for International Studies. He received a tuition waiver to study in Japan for one school year (his junior year). Ed is part of the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) program and currently teaching English as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in three schools in the Hiroshima area. He also is doing some volunteer work translating into English some eyewitness accounts of the bombing of Hiroshima.

In addition to the syllabi Laura Berquist has compiled some other resources for homeschoolers. The K-12 Rubrics Charts contain information and tips for grading. These charts provide an overview of the skills to be accomplished in each grade; they also provide an account of what would constitute A, B & C level work. The Learning Objectives provide the overall goals for each grade level as well as more detailed, subject-oriented goals which are linked to MODG's Estimated School-wide Learning Results. The Reasons We Use These Specific Texts contain a list of the primary texts along with Laura's explanation of why the particular texts were chosen with regard to content and skills. These resources are found in newer versions of the syllabi, but complete sets for K-12 can also be purchased separately.

The most recent copyright of pulished syllabi are noted below. Please note that MODG has had more than one system for syllabus copyrights.

From 2003-2008 the Mother of Divine Grace School syllabi were been listed under their initial or revised copyright dates, but have had a new "Printed in" date issued each year. This date was designed to distinguish between syllabi of varying years thereby improving consultant-family dialogue regarding the syllabi. Every syllabus received a new "Printed in" date each year, regardless of changes, so many syllabi often received a new "Printed in" date even though there had been no changes to the syllabus that year.

In 2008 in order to help families and to better communicate changes in the syllabi, Laura Berquist changed her copyright notation system. From 2008 to the present, when Laura issues a new version of a syllabus it will be listed under a new copyright year, for example © 2008. Laura Berquist will only change the copyright date of a syllabus when changes have been made to that syllabus. Thus, the 2008 copyright date may stand for many years as the newest version, as long as no changes have been made to the syllabus. When a new copyright edition of a syllabus becomes available we will note that here on our website.

Beginning in 2014, when minor typographical changes are made to a syllabus a "printed in" month and year has been added to the second page of the syllabus.


Grade School Syllabi & Teacher Planners
Title Copyright Price
Preschool Syllabus © 2016 $30.00
Kindergarten Syllabus © 2016 $30.00
First Grade Syllabus © 2016 $30.00
Second Grade Syllabus © 2016 $30.00
Third Grade Syllabus © 2016 $30.00
Third Grade Teacher Planner © 2016 $25.00
Fourth Grade Syllabus © 2016 $30.00
Fourth Grade Teacher Planner © 2016 $25.00
Fifth Grade Syllabus © 2016 $30.00
Fifth Grade Teacher Planner © 2016 $25.00
Sixth Grade Syllabus © 2016 $35.00
Sixth Grade Teacher Planner © 2016 $25.00
Seventh Grade Syllabus © 2016 $35.00
Seventh Grade Teacher Planner © 2016 $25.00
Eighth Grade Syllabus © 2016 $35.00
Eighth Grade Teacher Planner © 2016 $25.00
Religion Syllabi
Title Copyright Price
Faith & Morality Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
Sacraments & Apologetics © 2011 $25.00
Bible Study Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
Catholic Doctrine Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
History, Literature & Government Syllabi
Science Syllabi & Teacher's Manuals
Mathematics Syllabi
Grammar Syllabi & Teacher's Manuals
Latin Syllabi & Resources
Other Resources

Hear from Our Families:

“The MODG curriculum is interesting and challenging for both my son and I. I am pleased with the way the curriculum builds on knowledge acquired from earlier grades and how complete it is, incorporating church History into history, English and Religion. Indeed church history is part of our world's and country's history. The use of a consultant has helped me to individualize my teaching to my son's needs and interests while assuring that state requirements for graduation are met. I used to be afraid that he would get to tenth or eleventh grade and have a big hole in his education. I no longer fear that. In fact, I am told by his friends that some of his work is similar to what they are taking in AP and honors classes.”

Jane H
homeschooling mother of one, enrolled since 2007