Cedars Options 

(7th & 8th-grade levels)

Language Arts

* Mapping the World by Heart (5th-7th Grades)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord In this class students will learn to draw the world by heart through games, songs, drawings, videos, solving mysteries, and special projects. We’ll plan and participate in a South American Fair, complete a European bag-a-country project, Africa lapbook, and lots more activities. We’ll study longitude and latitude, time zones, mountain ranges and rivers. Students will be expected to keep all homework papers and maps in a 3-ring notebook. Supplies: Purchase: Rand McNally’s Know Geography World Atlas for Grades 4-9 Purchase: The Usborne Geography Encyclopedia of World Geography. *This book is optional. Use it instead of the internet for research. Science Board (1st semester)
One white poster board (2nd semester)
Glue stick
Pencils
Erasers
Colored pencils
Printer paper (for drawing practice)
3-ring notebook
Tab dividers for the notebook




* Mapping the U.S. (5th-8th Grades)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord Trek the U.S. in this fun class where we learn to draw the U.S. Activities include mapping, drawing, learning the capitals, and the geography of each state. During the final 6 weeks, students travel with Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery and explore northern parts of the Louisiana Purchase in search of the Northwest Passage while reading the novel, The Captain’s Dog, My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe. Written from the perspective of Meriwether Lewis’ dog, and true to real events, this exciting narrative includes excerpts from Lewis’ personal journal. Students map the route as they read through the book. Additional assignments include learning about the various Indian tribes, geography, vocabulary, plants, and animals of the expedition. We’ll also take a pretend hike on the Appalachian Trail. How fun! What will you pack? What will you eat? What if you run into a bear!? Is that poison ivy? Find out this fall! It’s going to be fun! SUPPLIES Desk Atlas of the United States. Get at rainbowresource.com The Captain’s Dog, My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe by Roland Smith. Also, get at rainbowresource.com Pencils Erasers Colored pencils




* Physical Geography (8th-12th Grades)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord
Students will learn to draw the world through games, songs, drawings, videos, solving mysteries, and special projects. We’ll plan and participate in a South American Fair, complete a Europe amazing race project, and an Africa research project.. We’ll study longitude and latitude, time zones, mountain ranges and rivers. Students will be expected to keep all homework papers and maps in a 3-ring notebook. SUPPLIES - Rand McNally’s Know Geography World Atlas for Grades 9-12. Science board (1st semester)
Poster board any color (1st semester)
One white poster board (2nd semester)
Glue stick
Pencils
Erasers
Colored pencils
Printer paper (for drawing practice)
3-ring notebook
Tab dividers for the notebook





History

* American Republic


Teacher: Kai Anderson BJU Press American Republic American Republic unfolds the history of the United States through richly detailed narrative and a colorful, engaging presentation. Starting with the discovery of the New World, the text traces the path of American history up to the present day. In addition to a historical account, American Republic demonstrates the distinctiveness of American values and government, and emphasizes the importance of understanding and appreciating United States history. Supplies: Activity Manual Workbook - Purchase Link HERE (Workbook not required for auditing students) $15 per semester book rental fee




* World Studies


Teacher: Kai Anderson BJU Press World Studies World Studies Student Text begins with a brief review of history from Creation to the coming of Christ and progresses in a chronological journey around the world studying the ebb and flow of empires, cultures, Christianity, and world religions. It concludes with an examination of the trends of the emerging 21st century. Supplies: Activity Manual Workbook - Purchase Link HERE $15 per semester book rental fee




* Ancient History I - Creation to Christ


Teacher: Jeanette Lord Join me as we walk through Biblical and World History together! This class provides a historically accurate, Bible-based approach to learning ancient world history. We will weave Bible history and world history together, as we read stories of ancient times, ancient lands, and ancient peoples. Games, projects, research, mapping, and a timeline are just some of the fun in this class! SUPPLIES The Mystery of History, Volume I (Any edition will do. The 3rd edition has 400+ colored illustrations and maps, along with changes in text. I will be posting changes in text on our class page.) Rand McNally’s Historical Atlas of the World (Make sure it is the Historical Atlas!) Purchase Link HERE The Student Bible Atlas, by Tim Dowley Purchase Link HERE 3-Ring Notebook Colored pencils (for mapping) Students can choose a science board OR the 3-ring notebook for the timeline Use of internet for research




* Bill of Rights (8th grade & up only)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord
This class is designed to acquaint students with the historical origins of the Bill of Rights and, through the study and analysis of actual Supreme Court cases, to help students develop perspectives about the use and value of the Bill of Rights in their daily lives. Students will discover what each amendment means, how a case reaches the Supreme Court of the United States, how the Bill of Rights was adopted and why. Students will learn that deciding cases in a judicial role requires them to resist snap decisions, ignore personal feelings and prejudices, and evaluate cases according to the facts presented, the rights granted by specific amendments, and the interpretation of these rights. SUPPLIES You Decide! Applying the Bill of Rights to Real Cases, www.criticalthinking.com
(The red book only. You do not need to purchase the blue book.)
Spiral Notebook




* Ancient History II - The Early Church and the Middle Ages


Teacher: Jeanette Lord
An historically accurate, Bible-centered approach to learning the history of the early Church through the Middle Ages. We’ll discover that soon after St. Patrick delivered the gospel to Ireland, the Western Roman Empire fell in Europe; the Vikings ravaged parts of Europe while the Maori settled New Zealand; and Joan of Arc tragically burned at the stake while the Incas were building their golden empire in South America. Games, projects, research, mapping, and a timeline are just some of the fun in this class! SUPPLIES: The Mystery of History, Volume 2 (Any edition will do. Just know that more recent editions have more illustrations and there are some updates in the newer edition.) Rand McNally’s Historical Atlas of the World (Make sure it is the Historical Atlas!) Purchase Link HERE The Student Bible Atlas, by Tim Dowley Purchase Link HERE Martyr of the Catacombs, A Tale of Ancient Rome, by an Anonymous Author Purchase Link Here Son of Charlemagne, by Barbara Willard Purchase Link Here The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer. Purchase Link Here **** Please do not get any other version of this book, as older versions are written in old English making it difficult to understand, and other versions have inappropriate circumstances and words. This is for a younger audience. 3-Ring Notebook
Colored pencils (for mapping)
Students can choose a science board OR the 3-ring notebook for the timeline
Use of internet for research




* Mapping the U.S.


Teacher: Jeanette Lord Trek the U.S. in this fun class where we learn to draw the U.S. Activities include mapping, drawing, learning the capitals, and the geography of each state. During the final 6 weeks, students travel with Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery and explore northern parts of the Louisiana Purchase in search of the Northwest Passage while reading the novel, The Captain’s Dog, My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe. Written from the perspective of Meriwether Lewis’ dog, and true to real events, this exciting narrative includes excerpts from Lewis’ personal journal. Students map the route as they read through the book. Additional assignments include learning about the various Indian tribes, geography, vocabulary, plants, and animals of the expedition. We’ll also take a pretend hike on the Appalachian Trail. How fun! What will you pack? What will you eat? What if you run into a bear!? Is that poison ivy? Find out this fall! It’s going to be fun! SUPPLIES Desk Atlas of the United States. Get at rainbowresource.com The Captain’s Dog, My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe by Roland Smith. Also, get at rainbowresource.com Pencils Erasers Colored pencils





Math

* Pre-Algebra


Teacher: Pam Searcy Abeka Pre-Algebra Bridge the gap between basic arithmetic and a more advance study of mathematics with Pre-Algebra. This work-text includes a cumulative study of previously learned concepts plus introductions to multiplying and dividing polynomials, complementary and supplementary angles, buying stocks and bonds, algebraic word problems, and more. Mondays class will be teaching of chapter concepts & Wednesday class will be for hands-on problem solving, working on homework with tutor help, and reinforcement of chapter concepts. Supplies: $15 per semester book rental fee Protractor and Compass for the Geometry unit Basic Scientific Calculator with Trig Functions (sin, cos and tan) for second semester. *Nothing fancy, Walmart sells on for less than $10.




* 7th Grade Basic Math


Teacher: Jackie Simms or Brittney Crumb Abeka Intermediate Mathematics From arithmetic and geometry to statistics and algebra, your students will review concepts from previous years and jump into new ideas with Intermediate Mathematics. We have carefully transformed Basic Mathematics into a more improved seventh grade math course. Intermediate Mathematics successfully bridges the gap between elementary and high school math and effectively prepares students for testing and for more advanced courses. Also, with the new Fast Facts bonus feature, students are exposed to additional content that is related to the current topic of study. To aid in studying, all important terms are marked using bold or italics, and pronunciation is given for terms that may be unfamiliar. Students will also appreciate the step-by-step examples the textbook gives, showing the process for each type of problem within the concept. With daily exercises, examples, review exercises, an index, a glossary of terms, and a reference section, this work-text gives your students the tools to advance their mathematical understanding. Fuel your students’ love for math with the new Intermediate Mathematics. New materials will be taught both Mondays and Wedensdays. Books provided by Aspire: Book Rental Fee of $15 may incur




* Algebra I


Teacher: Pam Searcy Train your teen to think systematically as he applies the axioms, rules, and principles of algebra! Your teen will solve linear equations that include fractions, decimals, radicals, and absolute value expressions. He will graph, analyze, and solve two-variable equations, inequalities, and functions, and learn much more! Throughout this text, clearly explained concepts build upon each other section-by-section. Step-by-step instructions guide your teen through easy-to-read examples and build a framework for solving practice problems. Complete with daily exercises, detailed examples and diagrams, review exercises, and a glossary of terms, your teen will be equipped with the tools he needs to succeed in Algebra 1! Mondays class will be teaching of chapter concepts & Wednesday class will be for hands-on problem solving, working on homework with tutor help, and reinforcement of chapter concepts. Supplies: $15 per semester book rental fee Basic Scientific Calculator with trig functions (sin, cos and tan) . Optional: Graphic Calculator, *not necessary in beginning





Science

Who are the children available for adoption?


  • Boys and girls 20 months to 15 years old at time of placement.
  • All children under 5 years will have identified medical and/or developmental needs ranging from minor and/or correctable to significant.
  • Children older than 5 years with no identified medical needs are available.
  • Sibling groups are sometimes available.




Can I select my child's gender?


Yes! Families may select gender preference for their child. A greter preference for girls, families open to a boy will usually be matched with a child faster.




Can single applicants adopt?


Yes, Vietnam allows for single heterosexual women and men tto adopt on a case-by-case basis.




What are the family requirements to adopt from Vietnam?


Parents’ Ages

  • 25-55 years of age for heterosexual married couples
  • 25-55 years of age for single heterosexual women and men (considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • No less than 20 years age difference between parent and child
  • No more than 50 years age difference between younger parent and child preferred.
Length of Marriage
  • At least 2 years for first marriage
  • At least 2.5 years if second marriage for either spouse
Children in Family Prior to Adoption
  • No more than 5 children. Larger families will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Residence
  • All 50 states
Psychological Evaluation
  • Not required unless clinically indicated
Income
  • Minimum annual income of $30,000
Travel
  • Two adults (one parent) must travel and make one trip of 13-20 days.




What does a typical India program adoption timeline look like?


Estimated timeframes are based on Dillon's current experience and can change during te process.

  • Application: 2-3 months
  • Home study: 2-3 months
  • USCIS and dossier: 2-3 months
  • Referral: 3-12+ months
  • Child’s arrival: 3-5+ months
  • Total timeframe: 16-29+ months





Geography

* American Republic


Teacher: Kai Anderson BJU Press American Republic American Republic unfolds the history of the United States through richly detailed narrative and a colorful, engaging presentation. Starting with the discovery of the New World, the text traces the path of American history up to the present day. In addition to a historical account, American Republic demonstrates the distinctiveness of American values and government, and emphasizes the importance of understanding and appreciating United States history. Supplies: Activity Manual Workbook - Purchase Link HERE (Workbook not required for auditing students) $15 per semester book rental fee




* World Studies


Teacher: Kai Anderson BJU Press World Studies World Studies Student Text begins with a brief review of history from Creation to the coming of Christ and progresses in a chronological journey around the world studying the ebb and flow of empires, cultures, Christianity, and world religions. It concludes with an examination of the trends of the emerging 21st century. Supplies: Activity Manual Workbook - Purchase Link HERE $15 per semester book rental fee




* Ancient History I - Creation to Christ


Teacher: Jeanette Lord Join me as we walk through Biblical and World History together! This class provides a historically accurate, Bible-based approach to learning ancient world history. We will weave Bible history and world history together, as we read stories of ancient times, ancient lands, and ancient peoples. Games, projects, research, mapping, and a timeline are just some of the fun in this class! SUPPLIES The Mystery of History, Volume I (Any edition will do. The 3rd edition has 400+ colored illustrations and maps, along with changes in text. I will be posting changes in text on our class page.) Rand McNally’s Historical Atlas of the World (Make sure it is the Historical Atlas!) Purchase Link HERE The Student Bible Atlas, by Tim Dowley Purchase Link HERE 3-Ring Notebook Colored pencils (for mapping) Students can choose a science board OR the 3-ring notebook for the timeline Use of internet for research




* Bill of Rights (8th grade & up only)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord
This class is designed to acquaint students with the historical origins of the Bill of Rights and, through the study and analysis of actual Supreme Court cases, to help students develop perspectives about the use and value of the Bill of Rights in their daily lives. Students will discover what each amendment means, how a case reaches the Supreme Court of the United States, how the Bill of Rights was adopted and why. Students will learn that deciding cases in a judicial role requires them to resist snap decisions, ignore personal feelings and prejudices, and evaluate cases according to the facts presented, the rights granted by specific amendments, and the interpretation of these rights. SUPPLIES You Decide! Applying the Bill of Rights to Real Cases, www.criticalthinking.com
(The red book only. You do not need to purchase the blue book.)
Spiral Notebook




* Ancient History II - The Early Church and the Middle Ages


Teacher: Jeanette Lord
An historically accurate, Bible-centered approach to learning the history of the early Church through the Middle Ages. We’ll discover that soon after St. Patrick delivered the gospel to Ireland, the Western Roman Empire fell in Europe; the Vikings ravaged parts of Europe while the Maori settled New Zealand; and Joan of Arc tragically burned at the stake while the Incas were building their golden empire in South America. Games, projects, research, mapping, and a timeline are just some of the fun in this class! SUPPLIES: The Mystery of History, Volume 2 (Any edition will do. Just know that more recent editions have more illustrations and there are some updates in the newer edition.) Rand McNally’s Historical Atlas of the World (Make sure it is the Historical Atlas!) Purchase Link HERE The Student Bible Atlas, by Tim Dowley Purchase Link HERE Martyr of the Catacombs, A Tale of Ancient Rome, by an Anonymous Author Purchase Link Here Son of Charlemagne, by Barbara Willard Purchase Link Here The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer. Purchase Link Here **** Please do not get any other version of this book, as older versions are written in old English making it difficult to understand, and other versions have inappropriate circumstances and words. This is for a younger audience. 3-Ring Notebook
Colored pencils (for mapping)
Students can choose a science board OR the 3-ring notebook for the timeline
Use of internet for research




* Mapping the U.S.


Teacher: Jeanette Lord Trek the U.S. in this fun class where we learn to draw the U.S. Activities include mapping, drawing, learning the capitals, and the geography of each state. During the final 6 weeks, students travel with Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery and explore northern parts of the Louisiana Purchase in search of the Northwest Passage while reading the novel, The Captain’s Dog, My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe. Written from the perspective of Meriwether Lewis’ dog, and true to real events, this exciting narrative includes excerpts from Lewis’ personal journal. Students map the route as they read through the book. Additional assignments include learning about the various Indian tribes, geography, vocabulary, plants, and animals of the expedition. We’ll also take a pretend hike on the Appalachian Trail. How fun! What will you pack? What will you eat? What if you run into a bear!? Is that poison ivy? Find out this fall! It’s going to be fun! SUPPLIES Desk Atlas of the United States. Get at rainbowresource.com The Captain’s Dog, My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe by Roland Smith. Also, get at rainbowresource.com Pencils Erasers Colored pencils





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Monday Electives

* Pre-Algebra


Teacher: Pam Searcy Abeka Pre-Algebra Bridge the gap between basic arithmetic and a more advance study of mathematics with Pre-Algebra. This work-text includes a cumulative study of previously learned concepts plus introductions to multiplying and dividing polynomials, complementary and supplementary angles, buying stocks and bonds, algebraic word problems, and more. Mondays class will be teaching of chapter concepts & Wednesday class will be for hands-on problem solving, working on homework with tutor help, and reinforcement of chapter concepts. Supplies: $15 per semester book rental fee Protractor and Compass for the Geometry unit Basic Scientific Calculator with Trig Functions (sin, cos and tan) for second semester. *Nothing fancy, Walmart sells on for less than $10.




* 7th Grade Basic Math


Teacher: Jackie Simms or Brittney Crumb Abeka Intermediate Mathematics From arithmetic and geometry to statistics and algebra, your students will review concepts from previous years and jump into new ideas with Intermediate Mathematics. We have carefully transformed Basic Mathematics into a more improved seventh grade math course. Intermediate Mathematics successfully bridges the gap between elementary and high school math and effectively prepares students for testing and for more advanced courses. Also, with the new Fast Facts bonus feature, students are exposed to additional content that is related to the current topic of study. To aid in studying, all important terms are marked using bold or italics, and pronunciation is given for terms that may be unfamiliar. Students will also appreciate the step-by-step examples the textbook gives, showing the process for each type of problem within the concept. With daily exercises, examples, review exercises, an index, a glossary of terms, and a reference section, this work-text gives your students the tools to advance their mathematical understanding. Fuel your students’ love for math with the new Intermediate Mathematics. New materials will be taught both Mondays and Wedensdays. Books provided by Aspire: Book Rental Fee of $15 may incur




* Algebra I


Teacher: Pam Searcy Train your teen to think systematically as he applies the axioms, rules, and principles of algebra! Your teen will solve linear equations that include fractions, decimals, radicals, and absolute value expressions. He will graph, analyze, and solve two-variable equations, inequalities, and functions, and learn much more! Throughout this text, clearly explained concepts build upon each other section-by-section. Step-by-step instructions guide your teen through easy-to-read examples and build a framework for solving practice problems. Complete with daily exercises, detailed examples and diagrams, review exercises, and a glossary of terms, your teen will be equipped with the tools he needs to succeed in Algebra 1! Mondays class will be teaching of chapter concepts & Wednesday class will be for hands-on problem solving, working on homework with tutor help, and reinforcement of chapter concepts. Supplies: $15 per semester book rental fee Basic Scientific Calculator with trig functions (sin, cos and tan) . Optional: Graphic Calculator, *not necessary in beginning





Wednesday Electives

Who are the children available for adoption?


  • Boys and girls 20 months to 15 years old at time of placement.
  • All children under 5 years will have identified medical and/or developmental needs ranging from minor and/or correctable to significant.
  • Children older than 5 years with no identified medical needs are available.
  • Sibling groups are sometimes available.




Can I select my child's gender?


Yes! Families may select gender preference for their child. A greter preference for girls, families open to a boy will usually be matched with a child faster.




Can single applicants adopt?


Yes, Vietnam allows for single heterosexual women and men tto adopt on a case-by-case basis.




What are the family requirements to adopt from Vietnam?


Parents’ Ages

  • 25-55 years of age for heterosexual married couples
  • 25-55 years of age for single heterosexual women and men (considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • No less than 20 years age difference between parent and child
  • No more than 50 years age difference between younger parent and child preferred.
Length of Marriage
  • At least 2 years for first marriage
  • At least 2.5 years if second marriage for either spouse
Children in Family Prior to Adoption
  • No more than 5 children. Larger families will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Residence
  • All 50 states
Psychological Evaluation
  • Not required unless clinically indicated
Income
  • Minimum annual income of $30,000
Travel
  • Two adults (one parent) must travel and make one trip of 13-20 days.




What does a typical India program adoption timeline look like?


Estimated timeframes are based on Dillon's current experience and can change during te process.

  • Application: 2-3 months
  • Home study: 2-3 months
  • USCIS and dossier: 2-3 months
  • Referral: 3-12+ months
  • Child’s arrival: 3-5+ months
  • Total timeframe: 16-29+ months





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