Using BP for Co-ops and Schools

BiblioPlan makes a great fit for home school cooperatives and Christian schools. And so it should, for it was born in one of the biggest co-ops in the USA: ACTS in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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BP’s design grew out of years of experience teaching in a homeschool co-op and in Christian schools. Knowing what teachers are up against, we packed our program with ideas for drawing students out and keeping them engaged. Our Lesson Plans Plus resource guides offer tons reading and writing assignments. Our Discussion Guides help liven up class time, while our Hands-On History books are stuffed with activity options that are simple, memorable and fun.

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How does BP work in a co-op or school?
  • To prepare for class each week, students read one chapter of their BP textbook: Remember the Days for K – 8, or Consider the Years / Companion for 8 – 12.
  • Students also prepare for class by doing whatever workbooks their teachers have assigned: Cool Histories, Hands-On Maps, or both. Alternatively, teachers may save these to do in class.
  • In class each week, teachers begin by reviewing the geography and the high points of the lesson.
  • After that, teachers have many options. They may engage the class with questions from the Discussion Guide, pull an activity from Hands-On History, focus on a literature selection from Lesson Plans Plus, work on a BP notebooking project book, or all of the above.
  • K – 2 teachers may choose to use The Story of the World Years 1 – 3 along with BP Cool History Classic, Hands-On Maps for Middles, and/or portions of Remember the Days. BP Coloring through Histories and Timelines are also great options for this age group.
Teachers need:
  • Remember the Days for grades K – 7/8, Consider the Years / Companion for grades 8/9 – 12
  • Discussion Guide
  • The appropriate Cool Histories and/or Hands-On Maps if you are using them
  • Lesson Plans Plus if you plan to add the literature component
  • Hands-On History if you plan to add activities
  • An e-book Teacher’s Guide, which BP provides free once your co-op or school has signed up.

Students need:

  • Remember the Days for grades K – 7/8, Consider the Years / Companion for grades 8/9 – 12
  • The appropriate Cool History and/or Hands-On Maps (Optional: Coloring through History and/or Timeline)
  • Parents may wish to add Lesson Plans Plus if their co-op or school isn’t adding the literature element, or Hands-On History if their co-op or school isn’t adding activies.

Classical, University Model and other Christian school types: BP offers discount codes for school purchases. Please mail biblioplan@gmail.com with (1) the name and address of your school, (2) the size of your school, (3) the telephone number and e-mail of your contact person, and (4) the time period or periods you wish to study. We will use this info to generate a school-specific code.

Homeschool Co-ops: BP offers discount codes to co-ops with 7 or more families. Please email biblioplan@gmail.com with (1) the name of your co-op, (2) the number of families involved, (3) the address where you meet, (4) the telephone number and e-mail of your contact person, and (5) the time period or periods you wish to study.

In general, co-ops with 7 or more families purchasing receive a 15% discount code; co-ops with 25 or more receive 20%; and co-ops with 40 or more families receive 25%.