I was in A.C.E. schools for eight years from 2nd through 9th grade so I am essentially a product of A.C.E. I got a good education that prepared me for college and other various pursuits so when I decided to start homeschooling my oldest two kids over 11 years ago, A.C.E. was the obvious choice.
A.C.E. is not the latest trend in homeschooling, but it is by far the easiest program to implement. There is no lesson planning, and the A.C.E. workbooks, called “PACES” are designed in such a way that most of the work is done independently. Since each subject is broken down into 12 PACES (workbooks) per subject per year, three weeks of schoolwork fits easily into a one and a half inch binder. This makes the curriculum extremely portable.
Another great thing about homeschooling with A.C.E. is that you don’t have to purchase an entire year’s worth of curriculum at once. PACES and “score keys” can be purchased individually if need be, which allows for a low start-up cost. Also, the curriculum is…
When I first got my phone which is a Samsung Galaxy S4, I downloaded some mp3s from a website but then later forgot how I did it. When I did a search for "how to download mp3s from a website on my Android" or "on my Samsung Galaxy S4," all I could find was advice to download apps to search for music.
Not every mp3 is a popular song you can find on a music app or even a song at all. Sometimes an mp3 is simply a link on a website for a ringtone or other audio file. In my case, it was a
recording that a personal friend had made for me. I didn't want to
"stream" it when I was away from home and use too much data on my smart
phone plan so downloading the file was a must. There was a podcast on iTunes available, but my phone is an
Everything I read made it sound like you couldn't download an mp3 file directly from a website. I finally figured out how to do it so I decided to write a quick post which might be of help to someone else with th…
ACE Social Studies is great and is a true social studies course in that it covers a lot more than just history and geography. The best thing about the social studies PACES is that they instill a biblical perspective. I love how there is so much Bible in the PACES and how timelines are used to demonstrate where biblical accounts correspond with other events in ancient history. The curriculum starts out a little light when first and second graders are mainly just getting reading practice. It picks up in third grade and touches on a wide variety of topics each year. In addition to the typical history and geography, A.C.E. goes pretty deep into Christian subjects such as church history and missions. Overall, A.C.E. provides a well-rounded sampling of information, which is probably more important than alternatively drilling the most well known facts of U.S. and world history year after year.
That said, I like to supplement the PACES with a few other materials during the younger grades. Peop…