Should You Use 2020 Spools or 2021 Spools?**
In 2020, Spools Student Manuals were essentially a re-arrangement of the 2020 Edition Tapestry of Grace DE material, and could easily be used as a sort of Student Activity Packet (SAP)for that edition. There is no 2020 Edition of Spools Teacher Manuals.
In the 2021 Edition, booklists and reading assignments remained unchanged, but the Spools Student Manuals were updated to bring them into alignment with the 2021 Spools Teacher Manuals:
- We updated vocabulary to better reflect students’ abilities in the LG and UG levels
- We updated some people and timeline items across all applicable levels
- We updated the writing options (taken from DE) at all levels
- We edited the introductory history background information for LG and UG to make it more readable at lower levels
- We added History thinking questions (taken from Pop Quiz for both LG and UG, with perhaps some additional questions that we will add for UG students).
- We included all these (plus answers to the thinking questions for LG and UG) in the NEW Spools Teacher Manuals for all appropriate levels.
- We incorporated some notes from Planning Aids (though not the planning charts) into the NEW Spools Lower Grammar and Upper Grammar Teacher Manuals
- Student and Teacher maps are included with the Full Rack and Geography Spools
Therefore, owners of Integrated Tapestry (also called Tapestry DE) should be careful to examine Spools samples and compare them with Integrated Tapestry samples before making a choice about whether to purchase the 2021 Edition of Spools Subjects Student Manual 2021 products for their students. You may prefer to purchase the 2020 Edition of Spools Student Manuals, or simply print Student Activity Pages from the Loom that comes with Integrated Tapestry. If you want to use Spools Student Manuals and Teacher Manuals together, you will definitely want the 2021 Edition of the Student Manuals, though the 2020 Edition of the Spools Student Manuals (easier to use with 2020 Edition Integrated Tapestry) is still available to purchase.
**For more details about similarities and differences between Integrated Tapestry of Grace, 2020 Spools, and 2021 Spools, click here, or search “Spools” in the Help button (lower right-hand corner of any of our web pages).