Research – Research skills are essential for college, effective communication, and life skills. TRISMS teaches students to find answers for worksheets and questionnaires through research. Resources are suggested, but students may go beyond them to discover answers and develop understanding.
Literature selections included – No more hunting. All literature selections studied are included in the provided student book for each volume.
Student Directed – The unit plans are laid out in easy format for you and your student. Your students learn to take responsibility for their assignments, learn time management, and cultivate organization skills.
Coursebooks – TRISMS students create their own textbooks/coursebooks. These books allow students to add creativity to their research, dig deeper, and develop more organization skills.
Worldview – TRISMS does not teach a particular worldview, but rather, guides students through research to enhance or develop their own worldview.
More than Western Civilization – While most history-based curriculums focus on Western Civilization, TRISMS studies cultures worldwide.
Modern U.S. and World History – TRISMS believes that modern history must be taught as a whole. Thus, Age of Revolution teaches U.S. and World History side by side.
IEW – The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) equips teachers with methods and materials that create competent communicators. TRISMS provides assignments referencing the IEW program, thus adding practice to the curriculum and improving student’s writing skills while completing TRISMS assignments. Although not necessary for completing TRISMS, this instruction is included in the curriculum.**
More than Language Arts – Students don’t just learn language arts, they learn and practice all forms of public speaking, project presentation, and types of writing including short stories, novelettes, poetry, songs, non-fiction, analysis, book reports, research papers, and more…….
Humanities – Students learn how art, music, and architecture influenced and continue to influence society.
** TRISMS provides assignments that guide students through the IEW curriculum by tying instruction from the program to literature assignments in TRISMS. The TRISMS assignments can be completed without IEW, but we have found the program to be very helpful for our students.
Since our most recent printings, IEW has provided an updated version of their curriculum. It should not be hard to follow what is being taught in the new version, but please note that page numbers and titles on DVDs may be different in the newest version. The newest version is: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style®, Second Edition [Forever Streaming or DVD Video Seminar, Workbook, Premium Membership]
“I would stress that the arts take us into imagined worlds created by different minds and enable us to understand how others live. We are what we read, the museums we visit, and the performances we see and hear.” Daniel R. Schwarz, Cornell University
Literary exposure – Because TRISMS students are reading many excerpts, they are able to become familiar with and analyze far more literature than they would if they read complete books.
Movies – TRISMS has many movie selections to help students get a feel for the time periods they are studying.
Academics – TRISMS includes unit and semester tests. These tests incorporate all types of testing skills from multiple choice to direct answer to essay.