So, do you al like the Eggleston books for American Hist.(the younger crowd)boring?
Posted 27 June 2008 - 09:38 AM
Anyone like these and can reassure me they are good?
They are a part of the americ hist package that we are using next year, but i am afraid these spines wont work.
Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:15 AM
We are using them too! I think the same package...
If it is, the scheduled readings are short... you can read anything for a few minutes- kwim?
I would consider fleshing out the topics with more living books if you are worried about interest remaining "high."
Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:49 AM
Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:02 AM
I am super tired so sorry about that.
I am also using them with a 8.5 and a young 7 year (turning 7 July 3) old next year.
I don't have any BTDT experience yet...
Do you think more "visual" books would appeal?
Hope this makes sense!
Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:06 AM
I actually considering doing Beyond with the two of them instead of Bigger, because i think the history reading is shorter. I guess I could always beef it up for dd8.5.
I just wonder if it will be an adequate overview of american history. and i would miss out on the 50 state overview from BIGGER. But, i could always add that on the side.
oh, these decisions!!! LOL!
Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:25 AM
You could always do the history readings during a lunch or snack time and that might help the younger one pay attention- while eating...
I took a look at my books and it is a lot of text- but it is broken up in manageable , small, chunks.
I am not much help because I haven't actually used these books yet. I do know that you can read them online- so you could "try them out" on your little guy and see how he does?
Maybe someone who has used these will chime in...
Hope this helps,
Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:49 AM
I guess i need to do more research!lol