A teacher-directed curriculum, Horizons consists of colorful workbooks that ground students in math and reading fundamentals. In addition to preschool programs for three and four-year-olds, courses are available for Math (K-8), Phonics & Reading (K-3), Penmanship (1-6), Spelling & Vocabulary (1-3), Health (K-8), and Physical Education (PreK-12).
Horizons Language Arts and Math use a spiral learning method that helps students master concepts through a natural process of introduction, review, and reinforcement. As students are introduced to new concepts and review material from previous lessons, they stay excited about learning while growing academically.
Step-by-step lesson plans in Horizons teacher's guides minimize preparation time and provide more than just answer keys. Fool-proof teaching tips, defined lesson goals, activity suggestions, recommended material lists, and additional review sheets allow teachers to easily plan and provide structure to each lesson.
Analytical reasoning skills are used in making daily decisions. Beginning with the introduction of each concept, Horizons teaches these thinking skills to help students gain a complete understanding of the concept. Students begin to reason from the principles taught in Horizons lessons and apply them to real-life situations.
Based upon the perfect source of the Bible, Horizons Preschool allows you and your students to study the world around you from the viewpoint of the Creator. Lessons begin with a Bible concept and flow into an organized selection of learning activities and academic subjects. Students gain the important knowledge that God is the beginning of all things, and they get a perspective of the world that cannot be gained in any other way.
• Horizons Preschool for Three’s is a 40-week program for three-year-olds that addresses cognitive development, pre-reading and numeracy skills, language acquisition, and school readiness.
• Horizons Preschool prepares four-year-olds for kindergarten with 180 lessons in social studies, language arts, math, phonics, and science.
Horizons Health is a Christian-based health curriculum with practical, informative lessons filled with tips on how to live a healthy life. Hands-on and activity-based courses teach students Christian health themes in easy-to-follow, step-by-step formats. For grades K-8, Horizons Health builds knowledge of essential health concepts such as healthy eating, first aid, human anatomy, and more. This sequential, comprehensive health curriculum helps students recognize healthy living as a form of godly obedience. The eleven major themes covered are Growth and Development; Disease Prevention; Substance Use and Abuse; Nutrition; Emotional and Mental Health; Personal Health; Family Life and Human Sexuality; Consumer Health; Social Health; Safety and First Aid; and Community Health.
Horizons Math, for grades K-8, uses a well-balanced, organized approach for teaching math skills. Using memorization and drill, Horizons Math follows a deliberate pattern of introduction and gradual development to ensure student success. Fundamental concepts previously obtained are reviewed in subsequent grade levels for true mastery. The goal of Horizons Math is for students to develop solid math reasoning skills and apply those skills to real-life situations. The major themes covered are Numbers, Order, and Value; Addition and Subtraction; Ratios, Measurement, and Decimals; Fractions and Comparison; Equations, Colors, and Geometry; Graphs, Estimation, and Solving; Multiplication and Division; Linear and Quadratic Equations; Radical Expressions; Monomials and Polynomials; and Functions.
Horizons Penmanship is a Bible-based, writing curriculum designed to teach students the importance of good handwriting skills. Starting with proper letter formations, students will learn both cursive and manuscript writing. In addition, Horizons Penmanship will develop spelling and reading skills, along with correct penmanship. Students will love learning how to write letters and simple phrases with fun-filled, colorful lessons. Emphasizing letters, spacing, capitalization, this Christian school curriculum for grades 1-5 teaches a life-long skill and can be used a supplemental material or as a core subject. Using Bible verses, Horizons Penmanship integrates biblical truths into practical, easy-to-follow lessons. Themes covered are spelling, vocabulary, and writing.
For grades K-3, Horizons Phonics & Reading is a phonetic-based word-recognition and early reading program. Horizons Phonics & Reading covers spelling, alphabetizing, and rhyming, as well as vocabulary development, sentence structure, phrases, and the parts of speech. Student readers correlate with lesson concepts, while hands-on activities develop penmanship skills. The seven major themes covered are phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, text comprehension, spelling, and penmanship.
Horizons Physical Education is an activity-filled curriculum packed with learning exercise techniques, important fitness skills, and healthy living habits taught from a Christian perspective. This school curriculum teaches students everything from various sports and games to motor skills and teamwork. Unlike all the other Horizons subjects, Physical Education is taught with only teacher's guides. Divided into four complete teacher's guides covering PreK-12th grade, these easy-to-use guides contain all the teaching material and goals needed for each grade level for a full school year. In addition, time-saving resources such as teacher instructions, sample lesson plans, and daily student activities are also included.
Exciting and motivating, phonics-based Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary gives a comprehensive presentation of spelling concepts. Built-in flexibility allows teachers to add words to the weekly lists and to tailor writing assignments to meet individual student needs. Fun, colorful lessons encourage students to improve and develop spelling skills. New spelling words are introduced throughout exciting activities and word puzzles. Each grade has a student dictionary to help develop vocabulary skills. Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary can be used for grades 1-3 as a stand-alone spelling program or a core subject.