Mother of Divine Grace School recommends Laura Berquist's syllabi (which contain detailed daily lesson plans) for Kindergarten through 12th Grade.
Mother of Divine Grace School only sells syllabi directly to enrolled families who receive a discount off of the retail price as part of enrollment. Non-enrolled families can purchase the syllabi from a number of suppliers. These companies know our materials and are dedicated to carrying the syllabi and the books which Mother of Divine Grace School recommends. However, MODG does sell copies of our Concepts & Challenges in Science Books 1, 2, & 3, and Laura Berquist's Overiews (please click here for the order form) and our new Beginning Latin series and our new Fundamentals in Latin series (please click here for the Latin order form). Both enrolled and non-enrolled families can purchase these items from MODG
Meet Ryan N – Class of 2009
Ryan is a 3rd year architecture student at University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design. He competed with 16,000 transfer applicants for admissions to UC Berkeley. Ryan is also an Eagle Scout.
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.
Note: Since 2003 the Mother of Divine Grace School syllabi have 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 order to help families and to better communicate changes in the syllabi, Laura Berquist changed her copyright notation system. Starting with the 2008 syllabi, 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 and will include a list of any changes, other than typographic changes that have been made since the previous copyright year version. Families will be able to use this list to see what, if any, changes have been made to a syllabus. These changes will be noted here on our website (on the individual syllabus page) so that families can see the scope and extent of the changes. Thus the most recent edition of every syllabus, along with a summary of changes will always be listed on this website.
Note from Laura: The summary of changes (if any) are posted on each syllabus page to help you decide when and whether you need a new syllabus. We know that many of you already own syllabi. If the changes posted here are minor, you can continue to use the syllabus you currently have, or purchase an older copyright edition, with no difficulty. If you like, you can actually update your existing syllabus using the notes posted here. When there is a major change, such as a change in the primary text recommendation, or substantial time frame recommendations, or when we make a substantial improvement to the syllabus, such as adding grading charts, or daily quizzes, you might want to purchase the new syllabus. Please remember that often changes are made in the syllabus because texts we used have gone out of print. If you have an older syllabus and already own the texts corresponding to that syllabus, there is no need for you to purchase a new syllabus. When a change is made to a syllabus because the new text is substantially better, not just because the old text is unavailable, I will let you know here.
Grade School Syllabi & Teacher Planners
Grammar Syllabi & Teacher's Manuals
Science Syllabi & Teacher's Manuals
History, Literature & Government Syllabi
Latin Syllabi & Resources
Hear from Our Families:
“The MODG curriculum is not only practical and realistic but inspires a zeal for learning and results in the formation of an integrated person. The beauty of the curriculum is its built-in provision to help the child develop both their spiritual and education potential with a wide range of reading materials and assignments that guides the student to look deeper while at the same time, grasp the big picture. Many times throughout the year, reading selections or writing assignments will coincide with the religious feasts of the year or with national holidays that help the child to understand the here-and-now but at the same time realize their particular part in the world and in Salvation History. It would be hard to express the depth of the student’s realization when they can see their own birth date on a history time-line which begins more than 3,000 years ago. The Mother of Divine Grace curriculum and teaching methods help the child to develop knowledge not only of who they are but help to challenge them to live consistently with what they believe.”
homeschooling mother of six, enrolled since 2002