Los Angeles, Calif. – Martin and Carolyn Forte, founders of Excellence In Education On-Line Home School Supply Catalog
, are offering a wide variety of homeschool books and educational games that are not found on other sites. One of those packages specifically focuses on Patriotism. Do you know the history of our American Flag? Do you know what it symbolizes? How about the Pledge of Allegiance? This is a fascinating study for the whole family that goes far beyond the Betsy Ross story. The Game Curriculum
has put together materials that will enlighten and encourage all ages to learn more about our great country, our founding principles, and important traditions.
We begin with Lee Greenwood’s
(click on the link for Lee Greenwood's story and hear him sing the song.) inspiring musical tribute to America and those who sacrificed to keep us free. He has turned his beautiful song into a colorfully illustrated picture book to help young children understand more about what America stands for. The book includes a download link for his song as well so the whole family can learn and enjoy Proud to be an American
. The beautiful illustrations are by Amanda Sekulow, daughter of Jay Sekulow, counsel to President Trump.
Also included in the package is an activity workbook that explains the language of the Pledge for primary age children. The sturdy double-sided placemat shows the flag on one side and complete lyrics for My Country ‘Tis of Thee, God Bless America, and The Star-Spangled Banner along with a colorable drawing of the flag and the text of the Pledge of Allegiance on the other side. The Wee Sing patriotic songbook and CD will be enjoyed by the whole family. It includes music for recorder and chords for guitar or ukulele. This is a great time for children to learn an instrument if they haven’t already.
Finally, the Patriotic Unit Study Package includes two books about the origin of the Pledge and the story of our flag. These can be read-alouds for the family or can be read independently by older children and teens. The Story of the Pledge of Allegiance by John Hudson Tiner tells the almost forgotten story behind the creation of the Pledge and the various people who inspired and contributed to it. The Story of the American Flag by Wayne Whipple is a reprint of a book published in 1910 which contains The History of the Stars and Stripes in Picture, Prose, Poetry, and Song. It is a treasure containing little known facts about the history of flags as well as the story of our flag along with patriotic poetry and songs to learn and enjoy.
This package can be the beginning of more interesting studies and research into the amazing story of the United States of America.
We provide a great selection of discounted homeschool books and educational board and card games as well as our Game Curriculum
. For one of the best online catalog experiences check out our online homeschool supply catalog. It is important to understand that our brick and mortar bookstore has a much larger offering than our online catalog. The catalog probably represents about 15% of our total offering.
The Game Curriculum
reflects our love for educational games and how they can be used as a real curriculum for younger children or as a complement to your normal curriculum. Categorized by grade and subject you will be able to find the appropriate grade level educational board or card game for all core subjects. Take some time to explore this wonderful tool and make some great decisions on the appropriate educational board game to make your homeschool endeavor more successful and fun.
The Game Curriculum Unit Study Packages can be purchased “as is” or, you can customize the package to better fit your family by either emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or phoning us during business hours (M-F 11am-5pm) and discussing the changes you want to make. We welcome any questions or comments.
We will be glad to customize it to your family’s needs if you contact us at:
Excellence In Education (626) 821-0025 or at email@example.com
About Martin & Carolyn Forte:
In 1981, by chance, a neighbor shared a magazine article with Carolyn totally not related to homeschooling. After reading that article Carolyn found a very interesting article on homeschooling by John Holt which became the genesis of our homeschool journey from homeschoolers to the founding of Excellence In Education.
The two primary influences on our homeschool style were John Holt and Raymond & Dorothy Moore. Through their wisdom, Carolyn was able to completely modify her teaching technique from a credentialed classroom public school teacher to a successful homeschool mom. Fast forward to 1991 when many friends asked us to provide an independent study program to assist them in successfully homeschooling their children – thus the creation of Excellence In Education was born.
We homeschooled our oldest daughter all the way to 17 at which time she became a full-time college student resulting in a degree in Aviation. The interesting part is that she did not learn to read until age eight. Her younger sister was homeschooled through 10th grade finishing her high school years at a Christian high school and finishing her education with a degree in Theology. Like her sister, she was a delayed reader, learning how to read at age 10. We were very thankful for the insights of both the Moore’s and Holt for this success.
Over the last 35 years, Excellence In Education has evolved from a simple one-bedroom office to what might be considered the largest single location offering every conceivable service to the homeschool community. The following will provide a nice review of our offerings.
Excellence In Education Resource Center
is the largest homeschool book store and resource center in the state of California offering an extensive array of products and services.
EIE (Excellence In Education)
offers homeschool books from a wide variety of publishers, both secular and faith-based. Our publisher list includes, but not limited to, Bob Jones University, Master Books, Life with Fred, Usborne, Beautiful Feet, Greenleaf, “Uncle Eric” series, and a multitude more of quality publishers and authors. Our history section is a goldmine of fantastic books including a substantial list of historical fiction books.
The A Self-Portrait™ Profile assesses several aspects of learning style, quickly and simply, in language that is easily understood by everyone.
These aspects are: • Disposition • Modality • Environment • Interests • Talents
• Discover how you learn best.
• Find out what to do to help you memorize, study, take tests, get your homework done, and much more!
• Improve communication with family members.
• Find out how each of your children learns best.
• Learn how to more effectively help with homework.
• Get information to share with teachers when discussing learning issues.
• Gain the confidence to let go of labels such as dyslexic, ADD, ADHD, learning disabled, slow, lazy, and “just average!
We offer two services in relationship to the Self-Portrait™ Profile:
•Take the online assessment
and study the results provided.
•Take the online assessment
and set up an appointment with us and we will review the results with you.
You can call us at (626) 821-0025 to set an appointment or ask questions about the program
Bringing the Joy of Learning To Your Homeschool! Over 35 years’ experience in homeschooling.