Johanna Spyri wanted to encourage her son, Bernhard, with an optimism founded on faith in God’s help and timing, so she wrote Heidi, now a well-known literature classic. This wonderful story, full of vivid imagery is set in Switzerland, a country whose unique mountainous geography provides the backdrop to the tale of a lovable little girl raised by her grandfather. It helps children understand Christian character by observing the choices and actions of the characters through the narrative, and then relate them to their own personal choices and the consequences they bear.
Add a study of the geography of Switzerland, plus the unique contribution by the Swiss on the Chain of Christianity
®. It is here that the Geneva Bible, or the English Bible of 1560, was carefully translated and became a cornerstone of the Protestant Reformation, coming to America with the Pilgrims.
The uniqueness of Switzerland and the Swiss people and the attributes of the characters in the story demonstrate God’s Principle of Individuality—the inherent worth of nations and humans as His Story has unfolded through ancient to modern times.
The heart of the Noah Plan
® Literature program is teaching “The Seven Loves of Literature”, including love for God and His written Word, love for home and family, and a love of learning. It presents a comprehensive method of teaching English grammar and communication skills in the context of a literature classic. You will find it practical, relevant, efficient and edifying to character and scholarship.
The Heidi Teacher Guide will lead you in teaching the “Seven Loves of Literature” along with “cause to effect” reasoning that is a vital part of Biblical Christian thinking. A nine-week study plan is outlined in the Guide and includes other supplemental resource pages. The Heidi Student Notebook Packet, companion to the Heidi Teacher Guide, offers notebook pages, maps and other tools to help the student maximize and record the study using the notebook method.
The Heidi literature study is designed for elementary grades and can be scaled to teach several grade levels at one time.
Order this special package today and receive as a
FREE GIFT downloadable video, “The Principle Approach to Teaching Classic Literature and Grammar.” This teaching video is edited from a presentation at our annual Renewing the Mind teacher training seminar. It features master teachers demonstrating the classic American method of teaching and learning the Hans Brinker literature classic including: how to read the classic, setting up the notebook, elements of literature, teaching reasoning and thinking, grammar and compostion, word studies, adding the geography component and more. FREE with the purchase of the Heidi curriculum package (a $60 value).