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#1 pineapplehorse

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:57 PM

DS12 LOVES Greek mythology and we are taking up D'Aulaires' Greek Myths next year. For any of you who have done Memoria Press or Moving Beyond the Page's Unit, what did you like or dislike about it and why. Or...would it be overkill to pick and choose some from both. I have the MBTP unit, just wondering if I should pick up the MP one at HEAV conference next month...

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:30 PM

MP is very dry and straight forward. Lots of answer the questions. It is challenging! I have not seen the MBTP unit.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:13 AM

We are using and enjoying the MP one this year. You could do it orally if you wanted to try and do both. it has been great for my kids, they have really learned the stories.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:26 PM

Thanks guys...has anyone used the MBTP unit?

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:29 AM

The MBTP unit is meant to take 3 weeks, while I believe MP is supposed to take a year. That's a huge difference! I haven't used the Greek Myths unit, but the 9-11 lit units I have used have been absolutely wonderful. Everything is laid out very well and the graphic organizers work extremely well for helping us get the work done. I have a hard time with program that tell us what to do in text - but seeing a graphic organizer just "clicks" for us.

MP Greek Myths vs. MBTP lit unit for A Single Shard (unfortunately they don't have a sample of Greek Myths)

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:21 AM

The MBTP unit is meant to take 3 weeks, while I believe MP is supposed to take a year. That's a huge difference! I haven't used the Greek Myths unit, but the 9-11 lit units I have used have been absolutely wonderful. Everything is laid out very well and the graphic organizers work extremely well for helping us get the work done. I have a hard time with program that tell us what to do in text - but seeing a graphic organizer just "clicks" for us.

MP Greek Myths vs. MBTP lit unit for A Single Shard (unfortunately they don't have a sample of Greek Myths)


We have done lots of the MBTP units :) Never thought about the MP unit being for an ENTIRE year??!!

Is that true...Paradox5, Mama2two?

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:33 AM

The MP guide for the Greek Myths is broken down into 25 lessons and 5 review lessons, and when done once per week it will last the whole school year. You could do the lessons as often as you would like, though. :001_smile: I think that if you did it orally just using the TM, it would be easy to compact it into a shorter study.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:41 PM

Thanks! I have the MBTP unit but think I will pick up the MP unit at the convention to have as well. 25 lessons isn't that bad (the MBTP units are usually 10 or 12) so I think if I combine the two orally it will work well.

Thanks for all the input!!

#9 Julie Smith

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:54 PM

Well for something she just might like to listen to on the side, (if you library has them)

http://www.fullcasta...g=person&id=106

the books about; Hercules, Odysseus, Perseus, and Theseus

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:18 PM

Check out shmoop.com's mythology material. My 12 yo likes it quite a bit.

Is she going to do either the National Mythology Exam or the Medusa Exam next year?

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:36 PM

It's actually my oldest son...and I know absolutely NOTHING about the two exams you mentioned but will Google tomorrow (when my eyes aren't half shut :). Thanks

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:53 AM

You can also get the D'Aulaires' Greek Myths books on CD. Great for the car, may also be a good way to combine things...



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