Weekend giveaway: $175 package from A Thomas Jefferson Education

A Thomas Jefferson Education

This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

Welcome to this weekend’s giveaway, brought to you by a resource that has completely changed the way my family home educates for the better–A Thomas Jefferson Education (also known as TJEd).

“TJEd” or “Leadership Education” is a philosophy and methodology that supports personalizing education for each child’s age, gifts and learning style.

Its focus on the 7 Keys of Great Teaching and the Phases of Learning really reduce stress and magnify inspiration.

One of the tools we provide is This Week in History–a daily resource that brings your homeschool or classroom to life!

This Week in History

Whatever you want to learn, whatever there is to teach, it starts with history…

With a subscription to This Week in History, recently named by Homeschool.com as one of the top curricula of 2013, each day’s resources are an adventure in math, science, language skills, geography, current events, the arts and so on – all tied to events in history.

For just $9.99 per month, you have the world of learning available to help you lead and inspire your students to explore, learn and excel!

This Week in History is provided as a weekly online bundle of resources that you can access in either of two ways:

  • On the dedicated blog feed at TJEd.org
  • Via an email sent directly to your inbox

The content is searchable by date, topic and key word, and the whole year’s archive can be accessed by subscribers at any time.

Of all the things you’ll spend $10 on each month, This Week in History is not only a great value, but a time saver and a worry eliminator.

This Week in History:

  • relieves fear, stress and burnout
  • energizes your homeschool
  • fills in the gaps
  • cultivates cultural literacy
  • facilitates state or provincial compliance
  • correlates resources for co-ops, classrooms and family learning
  • harnesses the power of technology in a classical leadership education
  • harmonizes with Unschooling, Charlotte Mason, Montessori, Trivium/Quadrivium, IEW, eclectic, etc.
  • delivers new ideas and areas of learning to you and your child
  • instigates discussions and projects that expand wisdom and understanding
  • connects the subject areas–from music to math, from geography to world religions, from hobbies to science projects, etc.
  • motivates you and your students to greater excellence
  • empowers you to mentor your students in the classics
  • enlivens the 7 Keys of Great Teaching
  • activates the Phases of Learning

…so you can “Inspire, not Require.”

Today’s giveaway:

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One Simple Homeschool reader will win the following:

a full year’s subscription to This Week in History (a $120 value); PLUS the following books (valued at over $50) shipped to you:

How to Win

To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post, answering this question: How old are your children and why do you want them to have a passion for history?

(If you’re reading this via email or reader, you must click over to the blog to leave your comment!)

This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

For an extra entry, “Like” Thomas Jefferson Education  and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Then leave another comment here letting me know you’ve done so!

Special Offers

* Simple Homeschool Bundle

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The Simple Homeschool Bundle is your best way to get off the educational Conveyor Belt and bring the principles of Leadership Education into your heart and home.

This bundle includes the following:

  • 7 Keys Certification Complete 4 Levels
    • 7 Keys Introduction and Overview
    • (4) Study Guides (1 for each level)
    • (8) Audio Trainings (12 hours audio content)
    • (5) PDF e-books
  • A Thomas Jefferson Education (PDF, 208 pages)
  • Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning (PDF, 317 pages)
  • Thomas Jefferson Education for Teens (PDF, 162 pages)
  • The Student Whisperer (PDF, 156 pages)
  • A Thomas Jefferson Education Home Companion (PDF, 251 pages)
  • “Core and Love of Learning Seminar Highlights” (zip file, mp3 content ~4 hours)

Normally priced at $199, you can get the entire bundle for just $42 with the coupon code “SIMPLEBONUS13”

* Mentoring in the Classics with Oliver DeMille

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This new offering is ideal for adults, youth, parents, book groups, Commonwealths, teacher training – anyone who’s ready to experience the classics with master mentor Oliver DeMille as your guide!

Our goal with this product is to help as many people as possible to get into the classics. And for a limited time, our friends from Simple Homeschool have arranged for you to get this subscription at 1/2 the regular rate – for as long as you subscribe.

Normally $20 per month, subscribe now and get this amazing content for just $10 per month

This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.


  1. Charity H says:

    I already “like” Thomas Jefferson Education and Simple Homeschool. :-)

  2. 11, 7.5, 5.5 and 2 months.
    I want my kids to have a passion for history because we learn from others mistakes and get a sense of who we are by learning about those who came before us.

  3. I like both pages on FB
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  4. Christine says:

    11, 4, and 1
    To avoid making the same mistakes, and gain appreciation for those who chose a courageous path.

  5. My children’s ages are 14, 10, 7 and 5. My children have a love for history and this curriculum may just take it to another level! I believe we learn a lot about what’s happening in the world now by knowing what has happened in the past and seeing God’s hand through it all. :-)

  6. Clicked like on both sites. :-)

  7. I want my kids (12,19) to know that world history is their own history. I think knowing our history prevents us from living in a self-centered bubble. Plus, truth is stranger than fiction, and history can be unbelievable!

  8. My children are 5 and 3. We are just beginning our journey into homeschooling and TJEd seems like it may offer a great way of learning meaningful things, while at the same time, enjoying the process. I love history and believe there is a lot to learn from it, and I want to inspire the same love in my children.

  9. 20, 17,15,14,12,9,7,5,2, and 9 months. I want them to love history because it is only through a solid understanding of past events that you can truly understand the world around you.
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  10. My children are 6 and 14. I want them to understand the world we live in and see the good examples of those who have gone before us. I never liked history when I was in school, but as I prepare to homeschool next year I have realized that I love it when it comes alive.

  11. I have liked both sites on FB.

  12. I already liked the TJED website, and I just “liked” this one.
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  13. I liked Thomas Jefferson Ed on Facebook

  14. I liked Simple Homeschool on Facebook

  15. My kids are almost 7, 6, 4, and 2. I have been searching for a way to teach my kiddos history that would interest and inspire them. We can learn from the examples of others for good or bad to influence our own lives and I want my kids to learn these lessons early. :)

  16. P.s. – I just liked both pages on Facebook. :)

  17. Rebeca Carpenter says:

    My kids are 9,7,6,2,and 1 and I am looking for creative ways to teach them about History. I love the TJ Ed philosophy and am researching it more to find ways to implement this.

  18. I want my kids to learn more about history because I think it gives them a global understanding of the world. If you don’t know historical events, you are in the dark about so many things.

  19. 17, 15, 5, and 2–I would love for my kids to have a passion for history because it helps them understand the sacrifices of those who came before them and teaches them to think about issues from different perspectives.
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  20. We don’t have any children yet but are in the process of adopting an 11 year old. I want her to fall in love with history so that we can learn from the mistakes of the past and gain an appreciation for cultures around world.

  21. I liked both Simple Homeschool and Thomas Jefferson Education on facebook. Thanks so much!

  22. My kids are 7, almost 5, and 2. Fostering a passion for history with our kids is very important to my husband and I, for a variety of reasons. Learning about our cultural heritage teaches us about who we are and how we got here, and learning from the mistakes that were made in the past is also an important thing!

  23. Brook Vernon says:

    I liked both pages on facebook! :)

  24. PS – I just “liked” Thomas Jefferson Education on Facebook and I already “liked” Simple Homeschool. :)

  25. Brook Vernon says:

    I have a 6 year old that will be home-schooled after a year in public, as well as a 3 year old and a 1 year old. I hope my children will have a passion for history because it teaches us about the human spirit- the good, the bad and the ugly of what others have been through and the choices they have made and what effect those choices create as an outcome.

  26. Maleah Caulford says:

    my kids are 4, 2 and 1 week. I want them to have a passion for history because if we don’t know where we’ve been we can’t know where we are going.

  27. Tina Norlander says:

    Our son is 3, We had to wait a very long time for our little guy and it has hightened our desire for him to have the fullest education he can have. With what I am learning about T J ED philosophy, he will be able to open the doors to unlock his personal potential. He already has a love of reading, with us reading to him since he was a newborn, so to continue to read and introducing our amazing world through history will be very exciting. We want him to learn about the success of others and how they did it, and also the failures and what not to repeat, as well as things to stay away from. So much to learn from the amazing people in our past and the events that make up our world.

  28. Tina Norlander says:

    I liked both simple Homeschool and Thomas Jefferson Education on Facebook.

  29. My girls are 10 and 7. I hated history in school because it didn’t make sense and was so disconnected from itself and everything else I was learning about. I’ve only started to become fascinated in history as an adult, and I would love for my kids to learn about history in a way they can relate to so they don’t have ll those wasted years that I did.
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  30. My kids are 7 and 9, and I want them to understand History so they can better understand the world around them and make informed decisions.

  31. My kids are 17, 15, 13, 11, 6 and 4 and I want them to have a passion for history because there is so much to learn from the examples of so many great people.

  32. I also “liked” Simple Homeschool & Thomas Jefferson Education on Facebook.

  33. MARGIE FREEDLE says:

    Mu children are 7&8. Our History is what makes us. We need to learn from the past to have a better future. I want them to see those who fought for what the believed in and those who tried to destroy it

  34. My kids are 5, 3, and 10 months.
    “Not to know what happened before you were born is to be a child forever.” -Cicero
    I’m hoping to raise my children to get beyond the childhood stage!

  35. I already like Simple Homeschool and TJEd on facebook!

  36. Michelle T says:

    9,7,3,and 8 months. We love studying history. We love to see how God’s hand is in all things, how all of our other subjects came about and make sense in the context of history. Knowing history gives them such a bigger picture and helps them to see all that has come before them, and helps them to see how everyday people made huge differences in our world.

  37. Alana is 3.5 years old and I passionately want to her to learn and love history because I believe it can foster a child’s sense of connection to the world and her sense of knowing herself in it. Thank you

  38. Kristina says:

    My children are 12, 9, 8, 5, and 3. My husband and I love history, and want to cultivate that in them, to give them an understanding of context – of ideas, and cultures, and life (theirs and others). I have enjoyed things from TJ Ed that I have seen. Thanks for offering!