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. 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.
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 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.
|Preschool Syllabus||© 2018||$30.00|
|Kindergarten Syllabus||© 2019||$30.00|
|First Grade Syllabus||© 2019||$30.00|
|Second Grade Syllabus||© 2020||$30.00|
|Third Grade Syllabus||© 2020||$30.00|
|Third Grade Teacher Planner||© 2020||$25.00|
|Fourth Grade Syllabus||© 2020||$30.00|
|Fourth Grade Teacher Planner||© 2020||$25.00|
|Fifth Grade Syllabus||© 2019||$30.00|
|Fifth Grade Teacher Planner||© 2018||$25.00|
|Sixth Grade Syllabus||© 2019||$35.00|
|Sixth Grade Teacher Planner||© 2016||$25.00|
|Seventh Grade Syllabus||© 2020||$35.00|
|Seventh Grade Teacher Planner||© 2016||$25.00|
|Eighth Grade Syllabus||© 2022||$35.00|
|Eighth Grade Teacher Planner||© 2022||$25.00|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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)||© 2018||$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|
|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|
|Teaching Tips & Techniques||© 2010||$30.00|
I love most that it is an education for life—that each year builds on previous years with specific goals and not just a fill in of requirements for each subject each year. My children are not just learning to pass a test but learning for the long term. …They are not only getting a rigorous education but an education that they truly enjoy and will remember all their lives.