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Note: If your coupon is not 12 digits, go directly to this FAQ.
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If your coupon code is not 12 digits, please see the FAQ titled My Coupon code is not 12 digits.
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If the code in your book does not have 12 digits you have an older copy of one of our products. The former website was archived in 2020 so older codes are no longer active.
Your book is still useful and workpages may be copied if you are the original purchaser. The Easy Links referred to however, are no longer active.
To access workpage downloads or curated content in the Lite Memberships to go along with the lessons, please purchase either the Lite Membership or the latest copy of the publication you are interested in.
Easy Links are now called Lite Memberships. These are accessed by using the 12 digit coupon code inside the front cover of the curriculum you purchased. If your code is not 12 digits please go here.
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Lite Memberships are:
- for original purchasers of the most recent version of the curriculum
- added value but not essential to the enjoyment of the course
- not transferrable
- do not have an expiry date
As you can understand, we can only support the latest editions of our products.
Answer keys are found in Account > Downloads when you redeem the coupon code inside the front cover of your curriculum. You must be the original purchaser. Codes can only be used once.
- Canada, My Country
- Courage & Conquest 7th Edition
- Geography, Province to Province
Africa, A Land of Hope videos are now delivered online in the Africa Lite Membership. The DVD is discontinued. Use the coupon code in the front cover of your book to access the Lite Membership (original purchasers only). See FAQ How do I access my course (at top) for instructions.
Lite Memberships are collections of curated online content that supplement the curriculum by Northwoods Press, namely: Canada, My Country, Canada’s Natives Long Ago, Geography, Province to Province, Courage and Conquest, or Africa, A Land of Hope.
The Lite Membership is included with the book purchase and accessed with a coupon code on a sticker inside the front cover of the book. You must be the original purchaser. Codes can only be used once.
You will find the Lite Membership in the Courses tab after login.
The Guide to Government online courses were first published using Flash technology which is now obsolete. The courses were completely revised and updated and now have an 12 month period of use. In either case, you will need to purchase the most current versions of these courses for access. If you believe your course expired in less than 12 months from purchase, you may contact us to research the issue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These studies are flexible for any teaching and learning style. There are enough work pages to suit the “Back to Basics” model, and more than enough suggested resources to satisfy “unit study” and “hands on” approaches.
The resources suggested are chosen for their engaging narrative and fit the Charlotte Mason method of using living books.
Canada, My Country has 27 lessons and can be done daily in about 1 ½ months, which is a good way to cover material quickly esp. with older children. It can be planned for 2 x week for ½ year if preferred. Canada’s Natives Long Ago would be a good study for the other ½ year.
Canada’s Natives Long Ago has enough material and suggested resources to spend a year on, however, with many other topics to cover, it is suggested that you spend ½ on this subject.
Courage and Conquest covers all settlement of Canada from Vikings to Confederation. It is best studied over the course of a full year. While there are only 30 lessons, the guide provides the framework with time allotment for additional reading on important events. Ideally, Courage & Conquest can be done once with children Grades 4 and under as an overview, and again with children Grades 5-8 with more in-depth topical research. There are too many stories to learn to leave it all to one year.
Geography, Province to Province has 63 lessons with 4 lessons per province. With the plan to study one province/territory per week, the study takes about ½ year to finish. If studied twice per week, the study would take 1 school year to finish.
The course schedule for Canada in the 20th Century includes about 40 minutes per day, 4 days per week for one school year. Students can double up lessons if desired to complete in one semester, or access all the additional resources to stretch into a two-year course. Course content is considered equal to one full high school course.
All the lessons of each study can be read aloud or read alone and require very little preparation time apart from some library visits and goal-setting. (It is easy to get side-tracked with all the great literature.) Teaching younger children requires more adult supervision, while the older children can follow the study guides on their own.
Living books are story style written by someone passionate about the subject. They draw you in, engage emotions & make the subject come alive so it’s easy to remember the events. We offer you the best in living books with curriculum guides to pull the groupings into an easy plan.