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Win Free Curricula!

  |   Charlotte Mason Mondays, Curriculum   |   47 Comments

We are so excited to finally be able to share what we have  been so diligently working on this summer and fall!  Epi Kardia is announcing two new curricula offerings: an additional grade level of our Daily Lesson Plans and a new high school literature course!   Whether you are teaching elementary school or high school students, please read about our new literature-based curricula, take advantage of our introductory prices and see how you might even win a free copy!

Second Grade Daily Lesson Plans

For those of you clamoring for Second Grade Daily Lesson Plans – Set I is here!  As with all of our Daily Lesson Plans, our Second Grade plans organizeSecond Grade Daily Lesson Plans Set I cover thumbnail the study of history into nine chronological units integrated with:

  • language arts (reading, spelling, vocabulary, literature study, narration, copy work, poetry, simple dictation, etc.)
  • science
  • fine arts (picture, artist and music study)

And all are taught using real, living books, available at your local library or online, that have been pre-read by one of the authors and evaluated from a Christian perspective.  For your active little second graders, our daily lesson plans also include numerous hands on projects and activities to reinforce what your students are learning and appeal to different learning modalities!

Our Second Grade Plans follow the same schedule as our other grade levels, so that you can teach all of your children the same unit in history at the same time. See one week sample of our Second Grade Plans from the Ancients unit here.

Purchase options:

1.  Try a trial unit of our Second Grade Lesson Plans for only $25 – this is a digital copy of the six weeks Ancients unit, covering Creation to the Fall of Rome. Click here to purchase the trial unit.

2.  Beginning TODAY until midnight Wednesday, September 29th, you can purchase Set I of our Second Grade Daily Lesson Plans for 20% off!  Set I includes thirteen weeks of lesson plans covering from Creation through the Renaissance & Reformation.  This is available either on CD or in a hard copy, coil bound on 35# paper.

  • If you would like the CD, please type this coupon in your shopping cart: 2ndLPs20CD
  • If you would like the hard copy, please type this coupon in your shopping card: 2ndLPs20HC

Note that the coupons are the same EXCEPT for the last two letters, denoting whether you would like the CD or Hard Copy versions.  Make sure you use the correct code so you will be sent the correct product.

World Literature: a Study of International Writers

World Literature is a course that should be included on every student’s high school transcript.  Epi Kardia’s newest high school literature course offering for homeschool and private school students includes selections from outstanding international authors including Homer, (Dante) Alighieri, Dumas, Sienkiewicz, Chatterjee, de Maupassant, Tolstoy, and Solzenitsyn. Just as the rest of our high school courses, World Literature is written to the student, but also provides answer keys and evaluation tools for the teacher, allowing you to teach this course with confidence.

To see the Table of Contents and a sample of World Literature: a Study of International Writers, click here.

Beginning today through next Wednesday, September 29th, you may purchase World Literature at $10 off the regular price of $39.95 – that is 25% off! To purchase this new course at the introductory price please type this code into your shopping card when you place your order: WORLITINTRO10

Important note: only one coupon may be used in our online shopping cart at one time!!

Does “FREE” Sound Better To You?

To thank our readers, we are giving away one copy of Set I of our Second Grade Plans on CD ($75 value + shipping!) and one printed copy of our World History course ($39.95 value + shipping!).  If you would like to be entered in our give-away, please do one or more of the following:

  • Leave a comment on this post stating which product you would like to win and why
  • Tweet the link to this blog post to your Twitter followers and leave us another comment with your Twitter name telling us you have done so
  • Mention this contest on your blog and leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog post
  • Post a link to this post on your facebook page and leave a comment that you’ve done so

A winner for each product will be chosen a week from today, Friday, October 1st. Please make sure to leave a valid email address when you leave your comment(s).

Thank you for your continued support of Epi Kardia Curricula!

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  • Joanne Muniz | Sep 30, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    I really would like to try Epikardia World Literature with my 10th grader. We are new to homeschooling and learning about the Charlotte Mason approach. I have been reading about your curriculum and I think it’s just amazing how it has been carefully thought of and very well structured especially for newbies that need some direction. Thanks for such a great program!

  • Kristin Andrews | Sep 30, 2010 at 4:08 am

    I would be extremely grateful to win the 2nd grade lesson plans. As a family new to homeschooling, we have really loved learning about Charlotte Mason. This looks like you wrote it just for our daughter!

  • Kelly | Sep 30, 2010 at 3:42 am

    I’m posting on myt blog about Epikardia. http://www.therowetribe.blogspot.com
    Have been wanting to do a review for some time; this is a good place to begin

  • Kelly | Sep 30, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Hi Dana and Beth,
    As you know we would be interested in either the 2nd grade plans or the World History Course. I’m sure we’ll be needing the History soon for Scott as he is so interested in that and is starting into high school classes. Also we have 4 more who will be going through 2nd grade. Your lesson plans have been such a blessing to me (and my children) as we have added so many children to our homeschool day. What a wonderful resource. I only wish I could buy everything you have!

  • Tammi | Sep 30, 2010 at 2:45 am

    I would love to win the World History for my son and I to use next year! We love the CM method, and I have been looking for lesson plans like this for a long time! I am very excited to have found Epi Kardia!

  • Jesse | Sep 29, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    I would love to win the 2nd grade plans!! I have been drooling over your curriculum for quite some time and think the daily plans would be great!


  • Cheryl | Sep 29, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I’ve been drooling over Epi Kardia for a while and would LOVE the chance to use it with my 2nd grader next year! Thank you so much!

  • Kelli | Sep 29, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I’ve just been introduced to Epi Kardia and I really like what I see. I’d love to have the 2nd grade plans to use for my little ones in the near future. Thank you.

  • Heather | Sep 29, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    OOOOO! They both would be of great use in our homeschool. We just love Epi Kardia around here. Enter me please :O)

  • Gail Spauldng | Sep 29, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    I am interested in both of these products. I have been homeschooling for over twenty years, but I am just now getting more interesed in the CM way. I have grandchildren that homeschool now as well as some highschoolers. I would love to try these products! I’ll put this on my facebook.

  • Laura | Sep 29, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    OH WOW! I have just discovered Epi Kardia and I am so amazed. I’ve been reading and re-reading the programs. I would love both the 2nd and high school —but for now I would probably prefer the 2nd grade program. My little one is 7 and so interested in studying ancient history. He is not like my others were at his age and I’m struggling with him to keep his interest and desire to school. We are new to CM too so I’m sure that might be part of my feeling of uncertainty with him. My high schooler and middle schooler seem like a breeze compared to my whirlwind little one:)

    I will leave a link on my facebook too bec I’m so impressed with your curriculum. Thanks-Laura

  • Becky | Sep 29, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I would love to win the 2nd grade lesson plans! I’m raising/homeschooling my grandson, and I just plain run out of energy before I get all the planning done the way I ought to. We end up kind of “winging it” all too often!

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  • Sheri Graham | Sep 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I would love to win the 2nd grade lesson plans! I will have a second grader next year and am really wanting to do the Charlotte Mason approach with him and my 2 younger children as they are coming up. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  • Charlene | Sep 29, 2010 at 2:40 am

    I would love to try out the 2nd grade plans. My friend started using your curriculum with her two older kids this year and she loves it. This summer was a bit hectic for my family (due to family illness & death) so I’m pretty much winging it right now. Having daily lesson plans preprepared for me would be quite helpful. I have two younger kids that could benefit from this down the road as well. Thanks for the chance to try out your materials.

  • deborah | Sep 27, 2010 at 3:37 am

    I haven’t heard of you guys until today, though I wish I saw this sooner. I’d LOVE to have the second grade set you’re giving away…and the Intermediate Complete program would be awesome for my daughter for next year, when she’s in grade 3!

  • Gena Smith | Sep 27, 2010 at 2:22 am

    I really like the info about the weekly plan for 2nd grade. I am going to do it this week with my son. I love CM method. Thanks so much.

  • Missy | Sep 26, 2010 at 3:28 am

    I would love to win the World History. It is intimidating to me to take on these classics by myself. I like that i could use this guide to take us through them and that it looks at the literature and asks questions from a Christian worldview. It looks awesome.

  • stephanie fehler | Sep 26, 2010 at 1:53 am

    also left a status update on my FB page 🙂

  • stephanie fehler | Sep 26, 2010 at 1:45 am

    I signed up to get your emails because i love the look of your curriculum – i’m teaching K-9 this year (five students, two toddlers in the mix, too) – and the high school literature course looks like something i’d like to try next year, maybe 😉 – anyway, i will blog this too 🙂 and Facebook 🙂

  • reba fanlser | Sep 25, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I also shared this on fb.

  • reba fanlser | Sep 25, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    We Just love EpiKardia and I would love to try out the daily lesson plans. Thank you for all you do. My kids are just loving the books and projects.

  • Christine | Sep 25, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Oh, Dana, your World History looks awesome! Language arts and Literature is something that I really struggle with in home schooling my guys. It’s something that I have always “just gotten” myself, so I find it difficult to instruct someone else. Your structure for the student and your guidance for the teacher seems an invaluable resource, and I would love to utilize your amazing gift of putting together such wonderful, God-honoring curriculum!

  • Sandy | Sep 25, 2010 at 1:01 am

    As a Charlotte Mason-style new homeschooler on an extremely tight budget, I would be grateful to win the Second Grade Daily Lesson Plans CD. Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Bonnie | Sep 24, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Posted on my Facebook page:) I would love the World Lit. to use w/ my 13 year old who has previously used Hewitts’ Lightning Lit but found the books on her grade level a little young for her. Thanks!

  • Julia James | Sep 24, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    I also posted this on facebook!

  • Julia James | Sep 24, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I would love the 2nd grade lesson plans! We have a K4 and a 1st grader this year, and love the program!

  • Melissa | Sep 24, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I would love the World Literature!

  • Trena | Sep 24, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Would love either one of these as I currently have a K age child and a 6th grader… preference would be the World Literature, though.

  • Trena | Sep 24, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    I posted it to my facebook page… would love either the 2nd grade or World Literature as I have children in both age levels (in a couple more years)…. preference would likely be the World Literature….

  • Jeni Webster | Sep 24, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Both of these new products look wonderful! I would *love* to win a copy of the World Lit course. We will be embarking on the high school years very soon (how did that happen?!)

  • annette | Sep 24, 2010 at 8:21 pm

  • Jaci Whitfield | Sep 24, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    I am posting this information to my Facebook page.

  • annette | Sep 24, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I put it up on facebook. 🙂

  • annette | Sep 24, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I tweeted the contest/blog entry.

  • annette | Sep 24, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Which of the two I would prefer to win is the world history course.

  • Jaci Whitfield | Sep 24, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I have been waiting for the World Literature course as it aligns very nicely with the 10th grade history we are studying now. I would like to win the free course because some of the novels in the course are already on my daughter’s schedule and I would appreciate the guidance that a program like Epi Kardia can provide so that I maintain (and help my daughter maintain) the balance between the joy of reading, the relevance of literature to history, and the critical study of more complicated works of literature.

  • Melody | Sep 24, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I am very interested in your high school Literature course. I have two in high school this year and am supplementing with Sonlight curriculum for the first time this year. I would love to try your program to compare the two for next year.

  • Erica Burgan | Sep 24, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I would LOVE to win the World Literature course! I am using the American Literature course this year with my high schoolers and really like it! I am also using your Essay Style for High School along with it and am SO thankful that I bought that, too. It has helped tremendously! Thanks for your excellent curriculum!

  • Ann | Sep 24, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Wow! The World Literature course sounds wonderful. Not only would I love it for my children, but I know I’d learn right along with them!
    Thanks for the great program offerings.

  • Wendy | Sep 24, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    We would love to have the Second Grade Plans on CD. We will be ready for it in December and really have enjoied first grade this year!

  • Katie | Sep 24, 2010 at 6:40 pm


    I would LOVE to win your 2nd grade lesson plans. My approach is a mixture between Charlotte Mason and classical education, and I think your lessons would fit my needs very well. I have a 2nd grade daughter- and three younger children as well who could later benefit ` My biggest obstacle in homeschooling is the time in planning, etc. Having it done for me seems ideal! If we could have a free trial year, it would help me better decide for curriculum choices for next year!

    Katie Howard

  • trish lemar | Sep 24, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I would love to win the World Lit. My son would really enjoy it.

  • Ann Elkin | Sep 24, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Would love the World History. We are currently using the American and my daughter loves it.



  • Leana | Sep 24, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Oops, I forgot, I left a comment on my facebook page too- with a link directly to this blog post.


  • Leana | Sep 24, 2010 at 6:19 pm


    I would love to win the 2nd grade curricula, as we are doing 2nd grade next year anyway! I love how you write such clear and “do-able” plans. Glad to see this one is finally ready- Congratulations 🙂


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