Astronomy has been one of the classical “seven liberal arts” of education since the fifth century. A basic understanding of astronomy equips students to understand time-keeping, calendars, and navigation.
The best way to study astronomy is by going outside and taking the time to look up. The goal of this Field Guide is to equip students to do just that. Through weekly assignments from mid-September through mid-May, students will learn about the motions of the sun, moon, stars, and planets.
Luke recommends using this with the Signs and Seasons Field Journal and Test Manual. I’ve never seen this program and have added it to my wishlist. I would definitely use our Wonders of Creation Astronomy Book and Stars Guide.
Of course, I think it would also go nicely with my Bible study, Star Chronicles: A Bible Based Study of the Stars. The younger children would enjoy the coloring pages, and the older ones may be prompted to do some more in depth study of their own.