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: books.modg.org. Enrolled families receive a discount on syllabi and books, but must log-in to their family account in order to get the discount.

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.

New Books in 2018

  • Preschool Art (revised)
  • Second Grade Art
  • Latin Grammar Companion
  • Fingal's Quest (corrected edition)
  • Latin and Greek Roots Vocabulary Cards
  • Beginning Latin I, II, & III Vocabulary Cards
  • First Grade Map Skills (revised)
  • Second Grade Science
  • Second Grade Map Skills
  • Short Stories of Famous Americans (History 3)
  • Science 7 Workbook (to accompany Exploring the Building Blocks of Science 7

COMING SOON...

  • Fundamentals I & II Vocabulary Cards (coming in August)
  • Third Grade Art (coming in August)
  • Our Catholic Hymns (coming in September)
  • Lit 12 Stories (coming in September)

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 © 2018 $30.00
Kindergarten Syllabus © 2018 $30.00
First Grade Syllabus © 2018 $30.00
Second Grade Syllabus © 2018 $30.00
Third Grade Syllabus © 2018 $30.00
Third Grade Teacher Planner © 2018 $25.00
Fourth Grade Syllabus © 2016 $30.00
Fourth Grade Teacher Planner © 2016 $25.00
Fifth Grade Syllabus © 2018 $30.00
Fifth Grade Teacher Planner © 2018 $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 Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
Bible Study Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
Catholic Doctrine Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
History, Literature & Government Syllabi
Title Copyright Price
US History & American Literature Syllabus © 2012 $25.00
Ancient History & Literature Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
Medieval European History & Literature Syllabus © 2012 $30.00
British Literature Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
Advanced American Government & Economics Syllabus © 2018 $25.00
American Government & Economics Syllabus (ABeka) © 2018 $20.00
World Geography Syllabus © 2011 $20.00
Science Syllabi & Teacher's Manuals
Title Copyright Price
Concepts and Challenges in Science Book 1/5th Grade Science Teacher's Manual © 2010 $25.00
Concepts and Challenges in Science Book 2/7th Grade Science Teacher's Manual © 2011 $25.00
Concepts and Challenges in Science Book 3/8th Grade Science Teacher's Manual © 2010 $25.00
Concepts and Challenges in Earth Science Teacher's Manual © 2010 $25.00
Concepts and Challenges in Life Science Teacher's Manual © 2010 $30.00
Concepts and Challenges in Physical Science Teacher's Manual © 2010 $30.00
Earth Science Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
Natural Science Syllabus © 2011 $20.00
Natural Science & Biology Syllabus (2nd Edition) © 2015 $25.00
Biology Syllabus (Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Edition) © 2015 $20.00
Health Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
Mathematics Syllabi
Title Copyright Price
Algebra 1/2 Syllabus (Saxon 3rd Edition) © 2010 $10.00
Algebra I Syllabus (Saxon 3rd Edition) © 2010 $10.00
Geometry Syllabus (Jacobs 3rd Edition) © 2010 $10.00
Algebra II Syllabus (Saxon 2nd Edition) © 2010 $10.00
Advanced Math Syllabus (Saxon 2nd Edition) © 2010 $10.00
Grammar Syllabi & Teacher's Manuals
Title Copyright Price
Grammar & Composition Syllabus (Warriner's 3rd Course) © 2011 $25.00
Grammar & Composition Answer Key (Warriner's 3rd Course (c) 1977) © 2010 $30.00
Grammar & Composition Answer Key (Warriner's 3rd Course (c) 1982) © 2010 $30.00
Grammar & Composition Answer Key (Warriner's 3rd Course (c) 1986) © 2010 $30.00
Grammar Syllabus (Holt Traditions) © 2013 $20.00
Latin Syllabi & Resources
Title Copyright Price
Intro to Latin Syllabus (Cambridge Fourth Edition - Unit 1) © 2010 $25.00
Latin I Syllabus (Henle First Year Latin - Units 1-7) © 2010 $35.00
Latin II Syllabus (Henle First Year Latin - Units 8-14) © 2010 $35.00
Latin I & II Syllabus (Henle First Year Latin - Units 1-14) © 2010 $35.00
Latin III Syllabus (Henle Second Year Latin) © 2010 $35.00
College Latin I Syllabus (Shelmerdine, 2nd Edition) © 2015 $30.00
College Latin II Syllabus (Shelmerdine, 2nd Edition) © 2015 $30.00
MODG Latin Chant Charts - Set 1 © 2016 $17.65
MODG Latin Chant Charts - Set 2 © 2016 $17.65
Other Resources
Title Copyright Price
Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum: A Guide to Catholic Home Education © 1998 $15.00
The Harp and Laurel Wreath: Poetry and Dictation for the Classical Curriculum © 1999 $20.00
Writing Manual © 2008 $25.00
Teaching Tips & Techniques © 2010 $30.00
K-12 Rubrics Charts (6 Charts) (found in syllabi from ©2004-present) © 2008 $15.00
Learning Objectives Charts (8 Laminated Charts) (found in syllabi from ©2004-present) © 2008 $20.00
Texts Used in Mother of Divine Grace School & Reasons Why (found in syllabi from ©2010-present) © 2010 $10.00

“As the parents who have used Mother of Divine Grace materials for the past 15 years, we have come to believe that, beyond the quality of the academic courses, the greatest benefit of homeschooling with MODG has been the spiritual formation the children have received and the self-motivation they have learned. This belief has been especially confirmed by the experiences of the four of our children who have either graduated from or are still attending college…. We feel that the experience of taking charge of one’s own education would have been very difficult to replicate in a conventional school, though it is certainly possible. And while a good education in academic subjects such as reading, writing and arithmetic are possible in many situations, the ability to use MODG’s liberal arts curriculum in the context of a large family has contributed uniquely to our children’s spiritual formation. We are very proud of all their achievements, but what makes us proudest is their strong faith, the manner in which they conduct themselves, and the affection that they have for each other. Without that, we feel that any success the world offers is, in the end, meaningless.”