Where the Brook and River Meet

4.89 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)

$65.00

1146 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Tour the Victorian world of Anne of Green Gables with Cadron Creek’s Where the Brook and River Meet!
By Margie Gray

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Named one of the 100 best products for 2009 by TOS Crew Reviews!

From the practical to the poetic, Where the Brook and River Meet takes students on a journey through the Victorian Era and the world of Anne of Green Gables.

Through varied, thought-provoking activities that stimulate interest and inquiry, they will explore the events and thinking of the time. Combining elements of the classical education of Anne’s day—dictation, recitation, memorization, essay writing—with the interdisciplinary approach of today—use of primary documents, filed trips, hands-on projects—this study will challenge students to reflect on the historical issues of the Victorian day as well as the personal challenges of growing up.

While following the lively, imaginative Anne into young womanhood, students will be led to look at their own journey into maturity. From discussions of self-acceptance, appearance, friendship, and romance, they will move beyond to reflect on character-building questions. What does it take to be a good friends? What should be the topic of our conversations? What are the effects of unforgivingness? For, at the heart of this study is the author’s desire to see young women grow into the grace of womanhood and the fruitfulness of the Lord.

Author Margie Gray uses the wisdom in Montgomery’s book as a springboard to teaching beyond knowledge:

“Before beginning Where the Brook and River Meet, I asked myself ‘What I want to teach my children?’ The answers came as I started writing—I want to prepare my daughters for singleness or married life; to teach them how to be godly wives and mothers; to help them learn marketable skills; and, above all, I want to nurture them in the knowledge of the Lord. That is what Marilla wanted for Anne and what she set about doing in Anne of Green Gables.'”

Every aspect of Where the Brook and River Meet is designed to enhance learning. Detailed lesson plans, subject headings, activity icons, informational appendices, and more guide the student and instructor through the variety of learning experiences. The scholarly tasks of reading, research, and writing are well balanced with many hands-on exercised like flower pounding, print making, and drawing. Dialogue-based reading comprehension questions and other discussion-type activities build communication between parent and child.

This interdisciplinary curriculum is designed primarily for high school students. It is a full academic year program which covers a number of subject areas: literature, history, writing, grammar, fine arts, social studies, Bible, religion, occupational education, and health. Students will be exposed to many aspects of these subjects including: the opera and visual arts of the period; literature from many eras; poetry appreciation; a woman’s role in society; information on the nature, prevention, and care of diseases; the attitude of service to the sick and injured as well as the less fortunate. In keeping with the spirit of the Victorian age, a one-year course in Latin is suggested. Separate mathematics and laboratory science programs should be added to round of the curriculum.

Recently revised and updated, Where the Brook and River Meet is now over 500 pages and an even more effective program for your home school.

You and your students will be challenged by the clear call to higher standards this study sets forth.

Additional information

Weight 60 oz
Dimensions 10.6 x 8.2 x 1.3 in

9 reviews for Where the Brook and River Meet

  1. 5 out of 5

    Where the Brook and River Meet
    05/08/2006 – by Donna from (hometown not specified)

    We have absolutely loved WTBARM! We have worked on it in a co-op situation and it has been better than we even expected!

  2. 5 out of 5

    I Knew I Could Count on You
    04/08/2005 – by Kelly from (hometown not specified)

    Just wanted to mention that we received our materials. Margie, Wow! I looked through the WBRM. I am so impressed at all of the attention to detail, backround information and the variety of well thought out activities. The resource books look so interesting. I knew that I could count on you to produce such a great product! Thank you SO much.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Comparing WBRM and FAR
    03/03/2005 – by Trisha from (hometown not specified)

    I did one unit in the Linda Coates FAR that is loose-leaf. I also looked thoroughly at the activities in almost all the units. I think WBRM is more personal, it has more variety of activities, yet doesn’t have so many activities to swim through. It seemed to me that the activities in FAR were a whole lot more general and, in a sense, repeated in each unit with a different face. FAR is good, I just prefer WBRM.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Comparing WBRM and FAR
    03/03/2005 – by Clara from (hometown not specified)

    I did WBRM when I was in 7th and 8th grade and I have done FAR for two years now. I personally think that the two are very different. There has not been much repetition in FAR of what I have done in WBRM, so doing both unit studies hasn’t been an issue at all.

    In FAR, the units are organized by subject, unlike in WBRM, where the subjects are not organized together. I personally prefer being able to sort through each subject to pick and choose what I was going to do, since my daily schedule is organized by subject. I am a person, however, who enjoys having broader suggestions, so FAR worked better for me in that way; but that is just my own personal opinion 🙂

    I second almost everything that Trisha said, as well, especially about WBRM being more personal. WBRM definitely has a “conversational” tone to it. WBRM also has very specific instructions for many of the activities (sometimes including the directions as well! :-)), whereas FAR has lists of “suggestions” for each subject and it is often up to you to find out how to complete the activity, etc.

    I enjoyed the style of WRBM as well, but the two unit studies are very different, so that should be kept in mind. 🙂

    Hope this helps!

    Clara

  5. 5 out of 5

    Losing a good friend
    03/03/2005 – by Shelly Jo from (hometown not specified)

    Kimberly & I read the last chapter today. 🙁 It may take Kimberly a few weeks to get through the last chapter’s activities, and then she’ll move on to Far Above Rubies. I hope that Laikyn wants to do Brook and River, so we can go through it together. Kimberly plans to read the other books on her own in her private reading time. It’s like losing a really good friend!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Experiences from a student…
    03/02/2005 – by Trisha from Mississippi

    Where the Brook and River Meet is my favorite unit study! The new edition is packed with information, too. Some of my favorite things about this study are the many Bible activities (including Bible memory); appendices full of articles such as how-tos, recipes, and interesting sermons; tea parties; field days to study nature; many activities, allowing choice; included information with activities; quizzes; flexibility; and the personal touch to it.

    If you asked me what I didn’t like about WBRM, I would have very little to say. Mainly, I think it could use more crossword puzzles–but that is so minor!

    After doing a seperate Bible study and history lesson with Mama and my brothers, I spend approximately four hours in WBRM. It depends on the day’s other activities and my interest in a subject.

    I do not use the pre-made schedule, and it takes little time to make one of my own. Also, the resources for each activity are almost always easy to find, at least in my case.

    Overall, Where the Brook and River Meet is a wonderful unit study that I’ve gotten fun, learning, and character building from.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Customer Reviews Add Your Review

    Where the Brook and River Meet
    05/08/2006 – by Donna from (hometown not specified)

    We have absolutely loved WTBARM! We have worked on it in a co-op situation and it has been better than we even expected!

    I Knew I Could Count on You
    04/08/2005 – by Kelly from (hometown not specified)

    Just wanted to mention that we received our materials. Margie, Wow! I looked through the WBRM. I am so impressed at all of the attention to detail, backround information and the variety of well thought out activities. The resource books look so interesting. I knew that I could count on you to produce such a great product! Thank you SO much.

    Comparing WBRM and FAR
    03/03/2005 – by Trisha from (hometown not specified)

    I did one unit in the Linda Coates FAR that is loose-leaf. I also looked thoroughly at the activities in almost all the units. I think WBRM is more personal, it has more variety of activities, yet doesn’t have so many activities to swim through. It seemed to me that the activities in FAR were a whole lot more general and, in a sense, repeated in each unit with a different face. FAR is good, I just prefer WBRM.

    Comparing WBRM and FAR
    03/03/2005 – by Clara from (hometown not specified)

    I did WBRM when I was in 7th and 8th grade and I have done FAR for two years now. I personally think that the two are very different. There has not been much repetition in FAR of what I have done in WBRM, so doing both unit studies hasn’t been an issue at all.

    In FAR, the units are organized by subject, unlike in WBRM, where the subjects are not organized together. I personally prefer being able to sort through each subject to pick and choose what I was going to do, since my daily schedule is organized by subject. I am a person, however, who enjoys having broader suggestions, so FAR worked better for me in that way; but that is just my own personal opinion 🙂

    I second almost everything that Trisha said, as well, especially about WBRM being more personal. WBRM definitely has a “conversational” tone to it. WBRM also has very specific instructions for many of the activities (sometimes including the directions as well! :-)), whereas FAR has lists of “suggestions” for each subject and it is often up to you to find out how to complete the activity, etc.

    I enjoyed the style of WRBM as well, but the two unit studies are very different, so that should be kept in mind. 🙂

    Hope this helps!

    Clara

    Losing a good friend
    03/03/2005 – by Shelly Jo from (hometown not specified)

    Kimberly & I read the last chapter today. 🙁 It may take Kimberly a few weeks to get through the last chapter’s activities, and then she’ll move on to Far Above Rubies. I hope that Laikyn wants to do Brook and River, so we can go through it together. Kimberly plans to read the other books on her own in her private reading time. It’s like losing a really good friend!

    Experiences from a student…
    03/02/2005 – by Trisha from Mississippi

    Where the Brook and River Meet is my favorite unit study! The new edition is packed with information, too. Some of my favorite things about this study are the many Bible activities (including Bible memory); appendices full of articles such as how-tos, recipes, and interesting sermons; tea parties; field days to study nature; many activities, allowing choice; included information with activities; quizzes; flexibility; and the personal touch to it.

    If you asked me what I didn’t like about WBRM, I would have very little to say. Mainly, I think it could use more crossword puzzles–but that is so minor!

    After doing a seperate Bible study and history lesson with Mama and my brothers, I spend approximately four hours in WBRM. It depends on the day’s other activities and my interest in a subject.

    I do not use the pre-made schedule, and it takes little time to make one of my own. Also, the resources for each activity are almost always easy to find, at least in my case.

    Overall, Where the Brook and River Meet is a wonderful unit study that I’ve gotten fun, learning, and character building from.

    I like having background information right there to read along with the book.
    12/05/2004 – by Bethany Wall from (hometown not specified)

    I personally have really liked The Annotated Anne because I like having background information right there to read along with the book. It has helped explain things numerous times and I think anyone teaching Where the Brook and River Meet should have it. Both of my daughters read the regular Anne and I use the Annotated one myself.

  8. 5 out of 5

    We just love this study, and my daughter is really being stretched with all of this poetry!
    12/05/2004 – by Bethany Wallin from (hometown not specified)

    We just love this study, and my daughter is really being stretched with all of this poetry! I have never really been into poetry, but viewing if from the eyes of Anne makes it so different somehow. I really have a new appreciation for poetry.

  9. 5 out of 5

    …The most fun we ever had with homeschooling!
    12/05/2004 – by Edie Batt from (hometown not specified)

    Your Anne curriculum is the best. What we have done so far has been wonderful, truly a blessing and the most fun we ever had with homeschooling!

    Thank you for coming up with such a creative and at the same time challenging curriculum that is so exciting to do. My daughters have never before been so excited about school! I cannot tell you how much my daughters and I have enjoyed it. It has saved our home school!! Thank you so very much for writing such a wonderful curriculum. I was mainly concerned with my oldest daughter at the time and she is the one I needed the curriculum for, but as it turned out my sixth grader was able to come along beside her sister and so enjoyed it herself.

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