We have taken the conventional textbook style and divided it into bite-sized, achievable, work texts called PACEs. Each PACE is more or less equivalent to a unit in a textbook. Each level consists of 12 PACEs in each subject. PACEs integrate Godly character building lessons into the academic content and self instructional activities are carefully designed to develop thinking skills and create mastery learning.
Students begin their PACE work by noting their goals, the concepts they will learn, a Bible verse, and a corresponding character trait. From the beginning of each PACE, they know what is expected and they assume the responsibility for their own learning.
Throughout the curriculum the introduction of new vocabulary words is computer controlled so that no new vocabulary word is used without the student first learning its meaning and pronunciation. Also, these words are repeated a certain number of times to ensure mastery.
Full-color explanations and illustrations add excitement to each lesson, and innovative learning activities reinforce the interesting text material. Each PACE contains Checkups, which are mini tests covering a section of the PACE. If mastery in an area is not achieved, the Checkup will reveal that weak area. Students can then take the time necessary to review and learn those concepts before proceeding to the next.
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