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Hooray for mid-week giveaways! Today’s giveaway goodness comes to you from Peace Hill Press.
About Peace Hill Press:
“We are a small, family-run company, working together to produce the best materials for classical education the world has ever seen. Our materials provide parents with a rare combination of academic rigor and ease of use.
Many parents rely on The Well-Trained Mind as their homeschooling authority. The book’s authors, Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise, direct Peace Hill Press. They travel the country, speaking to homeschooling parents about the methodology, philosophy, and the daily nuts and bolts of homeschooling in the 21st century.”
Today’s winner will receive the second grade essentials package (pictured above), which includes the following:
- Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages
- Activity Book 2 (The Middle Ages)
- First Language Lessons Level 2
- Writing With Ease Instructor Text
- Writing With Ease Workbook Level 2
- The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading
How to Win
To be entered for a chance to win, simply leave a comment in the comment section below!
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Yeah!!!!! I have Ancient Times and could so use Story of the World 2. I’ve bought a LOT from Peace Hill – I am a real Classical Child advocate. In fact, I will be taking these books to Africa to use them to teach some village children.
Thanks for offering this giveaway!
Would be awesome to win. Thanks!
we’re using the 1st grade version of several of these this year for the first time; winning 2nd grade would be fabulous! Thanks!!
Just finished Vol. 1! So excited to be able to win Vol. 2 and really excited about Writing with Ease!!
I love Peace Hill Press! We are using a few of these items. What a great giveaway. Thanks.
Yay! Would LOVE this! Perfect for my kids! Thx!
Super Cool, thanks!
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Would love to see what Hill Press is all about! I definitely need the help!!! I’m about to enter in the world of homeschooling my two boys!
These would be wonderful for my little one!
This would be great! Thank you!!!
This would be a great blessing!! Thanks for the opportunity!
This is our first year of homeschooling and I’m still looking for a core curriculum. This looks like it would be an amazing start!
What a wonderful giveaway. We borrowed the ancient times from the library and absolutely loved it! This set will be such a blessing to us! Thank you.
Great giveaway! It would be awesome for our homeschool!
my little one is a few years away from 2nd grade but it’s never too early to get ready for homeschooling! 😀
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My little ones won’t ever be old enough for second grade will they?!?!?! But on the off chance they get to that point, it would be cool to win. =)
This would be fabulous to win! I actually have all of these already but have friends I’d love to gift this to!
Peace, be still my beating heart! My second grade daughter would love this, especially since she’s the oldest of four and has been helping out a TON with her twin toddler siblings! We bought Story of the World Vol. 1, read by Jim Weiss and we love it, so this would be a timely blessing. Merry Christmas!
I love The Well-Trained Mind, and would love to keep adding Peace Hill Press resources to our family’s library!
Thanks for this opportunity!
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Wow! I am so excited about this giveaway. I have a first-grade girl who would be very ready for this in the coming year! We’re presently loving the First Language Lessons Level and plan to continue forward next year.
My son is currently reading a borrowed book 4 – but I’d love to add the whole series to our library! Thanks for doing this!
Thank you for the giveaway! We’d make good use of it!
We’re using ‘The Ordinary Parent’s Guide…’ and we LOVE it! How fantastic it would be to share this resource with a friend!
i love peace hill press!
I love reading your blog!!!!
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I use Peace Hill for my history and writing/grammar — it is well thought out and easy to use. I highly recommend all their products.
neat! thanks for the chance! 🙂
What an amazing giveaway. Thanks for hosting!
This looks great!
Oh PLEASE pick me! I love love love this stuff. Bauer and Wise are a big part of the reason I homeschool. I’d love to give my library card a break… Thanks!
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We have previously used some Peace Hill publications, and they are fantastic. My son is at the stage where the language lesson books would be perfect, and the history books cover his favourite stage of history (Middle Ages in both Europe and Japan!) so this would be well received, and used, in this household!
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I heard a lot about this and would love to try it for my son 🙂
Wow! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
We love history and reading the best in our house! Thanks 🙂
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I am using Peace Hill Press’ Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading! Its brilliant.
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Peace Hill Press is awesome. I use Susan B, Wise’s books in my history classroom.
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What a great giveaway. We are currently using the grade 1 materials from Peace Hill Press and loving them. Thanks so much, happy holidays 🙂
I’m currently teaching second grade and would love to include these in my teaching, especially the writing!
We love these books! I’m reading Ancient Times with the kids this year, and my oldest has been enjoying the 4th grader’s Language Lessons. Her 1st grad brother loves to do the chants with us. Thanks for a great offer!
We love Story of the World. 🙂
I would love to win this – we are using it for first grade this year and love it!
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I have looked at their products before, and these would be so nice to have. Thanks!
What a great giveaway! Someone will be very happy with these materials.
Thanks! We’re seriously considering homeschooling and this site has been very helpful!
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Wow! What a great package! My daughter will be going into 2nd grade next year. This would be great to win to save some money!
That’s a great package!
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It would be great to add these in our family!
We use the Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading to our preschooler and he is LOVING it. I have been really interested in the Language Lessons. I would love to add these books to our homeschool “library.”
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Oh I would so love to have these. Classical education is definitely how we’re approaching this whole homeschooling venture! Great, great giveaway.
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I’m slowly learning about the classical approach and have heard good things about the Story of Our World books. Thank you for this blog.
Oh my! This looks SO awesome! THanks for the chance.
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This looks great, I would love to try out something like this! Thanks for the giveaway!
This would be fantastic! We are using the first book of STW this year and love it. Am interested in trying other things from Peace Hill.
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This looks great!
We use Peace Hill Press books in our homeschool & my oldest will be in second grade next year! It would be so great to win these!
We would love to win this giveaway! Thanks for the chance.
Wow, I have a 2nd grader, would be great!!
we are just starting out homeschooling our third grade daughter this would be a great start in getting our some of materials together.
We are starting her back in third again because she didnt grasp the last years materials before the public school sent her on to third. She is a struggling learner.
These would be wonderful, great giveaway!
I love the Story of the world series!
We love The Story of The World and my older son is quite the writer.
I started following last week and am really enjoying it. As a parent who has a child who is struggling with writing and reading(tears and such), this looks like a fantastic resource.
I think I’m going to win!
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I definately need help teaching my 2nd grade son History. (have been using library books- too overwhelming!) Would love to have this to simplify the teaching/learning. Thank you so much for the fantastic give away!
We love Story of the World! Thanks for the chance to win!
awesome giveaway I’d love to have these products.
We love Peace Hill Press!
We would love these books! Thank you for offering this giveaway.
I have friends who use this curriculum and love it. I’d definitely give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win!
I am a fan of FLL. This would be a great package to win.
What a lovely contribution to our schooling this would be! Thanks so very much for the giveaway 🙂
Thanks for the opportunity to win Story of the World! We love it, and I think my son has Volume 1 memorized 🙂
These would be a great addition to our home library!!
I love Story of the World, but haven’t tried the other products from Peace Hill Press. Looks like a great set!
This would be a wonderful asset to our curriculum!!!
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Would love to win these for my son!
This would be a wonderful addition to our Homeschool!
What great resources – thanks for the great giveaway!
Thanks for the giveaway of great materials!
As a brand-new homeschooler of a first grader, I’m still looking for great resources! Thanks for the giveaway!
We’re leaning towards a Charlotte Mason style for our kids but I’ve heard great great things about the Story of the World series.
I look forward to hearing Susan and Jessie at the Homeschool Convention in Cincy this spring.
Thanks for the opportunity to win these! We love their curriculum!
With a 7 year old in the house – this would be great! Thanks for the chance to win!
What a great resource – thanks for the chance!
This would be perfect for my 7 year old. Thanks for the chance.
I would love to add this to the collection.
I would love to win these – I have a first grader now, so it would be perfect!
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Oh, this would be AWESOME! What a great giveaway! 🙂
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This would be a great addition to our homeschooling program.
This is great! Exactly what we need! We are currently in Story of the World Vol 1 and love it!!
Oh, how I would love this package. We love using Writing With Ease, Level 1! Thank you for the opportunity!
We would love to add volume 2 to our studies. Thanks for the giveaway!
This sounds great! Would be really helpful.
We have used SOTW in the past and it is great!
*crosses fingers* Just getting started in Homeschool here, these would be great to help us get started
Very excited about this giveaway. Thank you!
yay for story of the world! thanks for the giveaway!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
Oh this would be perfect for us, we have 1 in 2nd grade right now and one that will be going into 2nd grade.
We are beginning the Homeschool adventure. Sure would be helpful to have some books to start off with!! Love this blog!!
This is a fantastic giveaway!
I have heard some great things about a couple of these books! I would love to add them to my collection!! I enjoy hearing about all these great things, thank you!
Would love this. Thank you!!
We would LOVE to win this!
Oh this would be lovely!!
Oh this would be awesome!!!
Oh Poo! I thought something went wrong when I submitted! So sorry!
Oh, I’d love to have these! Thanks!
I love Peace Hill Press. We are using the first year currently (ancient history) and my girls have really enjoyed it. Would love to have this for next year!
I’ve heard a little about your company and looks interesting! 🙂 Thanks for doing a giveaway. 🙂
Can;t wait to use these resources, thanks for the chance to win them!
Peace Hill Press has wonderful materials. Thank you for the opportunity to win some of them!
We like what we’ve seen of their books, and would love to see more!
This is a great giveaway! I would love these books!
Looks like a great set of books. It would be very helpful in our first year of homeschooling.
I use Story of the World, and it is an awesome resource. Hope to win the next level! I haven’t checked out 1st Language lessons, but would like to.
This set looks great! It gets me really excited about embarking on our homeschooling adventure! 🙂
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What a wonderful giveaway! This would be such a blessing!
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I am currently using this curriculum for my first grader and love it! It is a perfect balance of freedom and structure for us
Oh, how wonderful, and just in time for us! We’re getting ready to start SoTW 2, and I’ve been wanting to try WWE. Thank you!!
Thank you for such a great giveaway!
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This is a lovely giveaway!
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What a great give away! =) Blessings!
I would love, love, love to win!
Thank you for making home life so much easier. Ophelia
What a great give away! Thank you!
We love Peace Hill Press! Thanks for the chance!
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Thanks so much for this fantastic giveaway!! What an great set!
We love First Language Lessons here…I’d love to win this set! Thanks for this giveaway 🙂
Would love to have these! Thanks!
Great giveaway, thank you for the chance to win!
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We are looking into homeschooling our little ones and would love a few resources to get us started. Thank you for all the great giveaways.
We are new to homeschooling and this would be such a boon for us!
I love the Story of the World! My 5yo son and I started it a few months ago and it’s fabulous.
This would be great!!
We currently use The Story of the World, Vol 1 (for K-1) and we LOVE it! The teacher/parent ed. gives so many wonderful tips, additional cooresponding literature, and wonderful art & craft ideas! It’s an amazing resource and I highly recommend the series!
Story of the World has been on my “wishlist” for a few years now. I’ve also really been wanting to start writing more with my 2nd grader, but haven’t really known where to start. Thanks for the chance to win!
Ooh! What a great give-away. I will have a second grader soon!!
These books look amazing! Thanks for the opportunity!
This would certainly help out our already tight homeschool budget this year. What a great giveaway.
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This would be such a blessing for my family…thank you for the giveaway!
This would be wonderful as my son is at the grade 2 level next year.
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I am new to homeschooling and this would be an invaluable resource! Thanks a bunch!
We like Peace Hill!
This is our first year, and we’re using the SOTW Vol 1, and we love it. We’re looking into using the rest of their curriculum next year. If we were to win this, it’d help us out a lot. So here’s me crossing my fingers 🙂 Thanks for the chance 🙂
Ooh, I have a second grader that these would be perfect for!!
I would love to win this!
Thanks for the great opportunity.
I love Story of the Word and we don’t have this volume yet!!! What a great giveaway.
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We have been using the first volume and it is great. I would love to get my hands on their writing books.
What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for offering it!
Really? We’re just finishing up with the level 1 materials. Such a timely giveaway!
This is a great giveaway! Thanks!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
My second grader would love this.
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The Well Trained Mind is the best! Thanks for the chance to win.
We would love to add this to our second grade curriculum for 2011.
what great timing! we will be needing second grade materials for the next school year. : )
It’s so hard to find GOOD books for homeschoolers. This is a fantastic collection to have. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
This would be perfect for my daughter. Susan
I’m adding my comment to enter, thanks for having this giveaway!
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Thank you for entering me in the giveaway!
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Got a second grader next year!
Love STory of the world. I have checked them out from the library and would love to have my own!
This looks great! We’re coming up on 2nd grade soon!
This would be amazing to win! My son will start 2nd grade next year, so it would be perfect!!!
What a wonderful giveaway!
I would really love these for my daughter who will do second grade next year!
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I love Peacehill Press and have Story of the World, it is a wonderful text and we are loving it! It would be great to have the next level!
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Perfect – my second grader would LOVE this!!
I would LOVE to win this package. Thank you so much!!!
This would be great!
cool! (: i’ll have a 2nd grader next year.
Wow…thanks for the opportunity! We’ve got a second grader next year and have only heard great things about The Story of the World!
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My little guy will be in 2nd grade next year – I would love a chance to try out this curriculum! Thanks for the great blog, Jamie! You are a constant encouragement to this rookie homeschooler! May you and your sweet family find peace and rest and joy this beautiful Christmas season!
Oh my, I would love this and could use this now. I’m really thinking of moving over to a more classical approach to homeschooling.
my son will be in second grade next year so, this would be a real blessing!
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Just finished Story of the World Vol. 1. This would be a perfect present under our tree!!
Oh my goodness! My twins will be in second grade next year and it would make my life SOOOOO much easier (and simpler!) to have scripted lessons like First Language Lessons and Writing with Ease!
I just found your blog and I’m loving it!
Have a wonderful holiday season!
OOOHHH OOOHHHH I want this!! A friend of mine recommended Ordinary Parents Guide to teaching reading after I went to our local school district for help with my daughter’s reading and being told that I would need years of education to be able to teach my daughter to read at home and my best bet would be to send her to their reading program every day for 90mins (mind you she is only a first grader) and of course due to the hectic life of a homeschooling family I have not had a chance to go out and get it – I would love the opportunity to win this book and also show the school system that yes an ordinary parent like myself can teach my child to read without several years of education 😉
Thank you for the opportunity to prove that homeschoolers can do it and don’t need Masters behind our names to provide children with excellent educations!!!
WOW, just what we needed, I have looked over and REALLY LOVE the Story of the World Series and Writing With Ease looks wonderful as well! Thank you for the string of give away items, fun, fun FUN!
I love the Story of the World books and all my kids could use some help with writing. Thanks for the giveaway.
This collection sounds marvelous. I need all the help I can get!
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What a fantastic give away! Thanks for this opportunity! I have 2 little one who would love this, I’m sure!
Thanks for the chance!
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I would love to win this. I have two kids going into second grade.
What a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for the chance to enter!
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Wow, what a fantastic giveaway to have stumbled upon! We’re brand-new homeschoolers and I’ve been interested in checking out Story of the World.
This would be great for my little one who is 5 now!
Looks like these are wonderful books!
yay! Love this stuff!
I’m sold on the Well trained Mind books. I’d love to win this collection!!!
I would love to entered, thanks.
Could use this! THanks.
Oh! Oh! OH! This is perfect! My son is starting the first grade level books this year. I would love to win these!!
So excited about this!!!! We are using this for 1st grade this year and looking forward to using it again next year!!!! We just love this!!!
Now wouldn’t that be perfect, as my daughter goes into 2nd grade next fall, and we’re using some of their first grade resources right now!
What a blessing this would be! Thanks for the great giveaway!
This would be perfect for 1st grade with my daughter, this is actually one of our preferred choices, I’ve heard a lot of good things about Peace Hill Press
Thank you for introducing Peace Hill Press to us homeschooling newbies!
This would be awesome!
oh my goodness i would really love to win. I have the 1st story of the world and i love how it gives just enough information to really learn something but not so much that it stats to get boring. it really is just perfect. I could absolutely use a 2cd grade package!
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We’re just doing kindergarten home school so far but I’m planning on going as long as we can, and of course I’m always on the lookout for great resources 🙂
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Wow! This would be awesome. Thanks!
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I am sometimes not sure where to start with teaching my young ones but this seems like a great place to start would love to win this package.
Thank you for the opportunity.
We’ve used some of the materials offered by Peace Hill Press. They are a gentle way of schooling in the classic tradition.
I would love to win this for my Little Bit
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Wow, fabulous giveaway. We are in the UK but would happily pay the postage if we were lucky enough to win. Just like Molly we are on the first story of the world and just coming up to the second.
I’d love to win this! My mom used the Story of the World books with my younger siblings.
I LOVE Peace Hill Press products. I’ve used the Ordinary Parents’ Guide to teach my 2 girls to read, and I’m looking forward to using it on the rest of the kids! We would love to get our hand on the rest of these materials!
Looks fab! Count me in.
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We would love this! Thank you for an awesome giveaway!
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This would be a great thing to have for my daughter next year. Thank you for offering!
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Love The Well-Trained Mind!
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I’m in a different time zone but I enter with hope! Peace Hill Press have some awesome resources and I have been drawn to Susan Wise Bauer for some time so this would be a wonderful addiotion to our homeschool resources. Thankyou for all the work you do and the fantabulous giveaways. Renelle
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Looks interesting. We’re just getting into homeschooling, and I’d love to try it!
Ooh, this looks excellent!
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My son has been begging me to get Volume 2 of Story of the World, even though we’ve just started volume 1 this fall. He can’t get enough! This would be a gift for both of us!!
Sounds like a fantastic curriculum and a great company. Thanks for the giveaway!
What a wonderful give-a-way! I do hope that I can win these but blessings to whoever does! Use them in good health and happiness!
This is such a wonderful giveaway!
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I have been so impressed with the Ordinary Parent’s Guide for my kindergartener, I just purchased the first grade package for next year. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win the second grade package!
Thanks for featuring Peace Hill Press! We really like their curriculum and would love to win this give away. Merry Christmas!
WOW! I would SOOOOO very much love to be a winner. We are enjoying ‘Story of the World’ volume one, and look forward to incorporating more of these wonderful materials in our second grade year. Pick me, Pick me, oh random number selection tool! 😉
Love Peace Hill Press! And would love a set of the 2nd grade materials!
We love this series and are almost ready for the 2nd grade version. Thank you for the opportunity!
I would love to try this for my up-and-coming 2nd grader.
How lovely! What a thoughtfully chosen package.
This would be wonderful. Thanks.
We would love to win!! We live the story of the world!!!
I would love to win this, I have heard great things about Story of the World and it sounds like a welcome alternative to what I purchased for this year and will not purchase again….My girls would be so excited!
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Hi Jamie, I’ve never entered a blog giveaway, but this would be a great time to enter and win. :.) PS: I love your blog. Thanks for being real.
oh i would love to win! we already have sotw 1 and we all love it!!!
Would love to win this!
Oh boy! I just discovered Peace Hill Press. Oh let me be the winner tonight!!! Merry Christmas Merry Christmas!!!
We will be ready to start the grade 2 material soon. This is perfect.
Great giveaway! I’d enjoy adding these resources to our homeschool materials.
Hooray for giveaways! We’d love to get our hands on this package. We’ve heard lots of good things about it.
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WOW. This would be amazing to win. We are using Story of the World Vol 1 right now.
Oh we would love to use this! Thanks!!!
Would love to have these for my son-second grader!
This is a wonderful give away!
I love peace hill press! We use Writing with Ease and Story of the World and I really like both. This set is what we will use next year.
What a wonderful giveaway. I have heard great things about the books mentioned and the company as well. Thank you!
What a blessing this will be to someone. We have heard great things about the Story of the World.
oh, what a blessing that would be…
I have triplets that will be in 2nd grade next year and this giveaway would be SUCH a blessing to us!!!!!
That would be wonderful for next year!
We love Story of the World!
This is the curriculum that my friend suggested. She is a physician and said that after looking at several, this was the only one she would ever use!! Thanks.
We love Story of the World already but would really love to try the other items as well.
We have used Peace Hill press material and really enjoy the story-telling format of the history books. The material covers a broad amount, but other recommended resources are often available at my local library, and the hands-on activities are varied to interest and challenge any young child. I hope to use all four volumes!
I’m very excited at the possibility of more Peace Hill Press books! I was a confirmed “traditional” homeschooler for many years, and SOTW has freed us by teaching me how to educate my children using different methods.
I heart Peace Hill Press!!!!!
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What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.
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