I am trying to figure out a history plan for middle school (6th, 7th, 8th).
I am learning toward using:
OUP The World in Ancient Times set (6th grade)
OUP The Medieval and Early Modern World set (7th grade)
That leaves 8th to focus on American History.
Has anyone used the OUP Pages from History books? Are there study guides or TM's with these? I checked out The Bill of Rights; A History in Documents from the library, and I like what I see quite a bit. There are too many volumes to read them all, but I am wondering if using some of the these volumes could make a decent American history year. Perhaps something like this:
7th (for Civics study)--The Bill of Rights
Summer before 8th--Colonial America
8th--American Revolution, Civil War, WWI, WWII, Cold War
That could be over the top regarding amount of war reading, and I could replace one or more of those with other volumes. On the other hand, knowing and understanding the major wars of the US gives a good framework of the history. We could fill in the areas between those wars with resources that are less detailed. We have done quite a bit of American history already, so I think doing something in depth such as these volumes may be just the thing before high school.
This is my idea for the time being anyway. If anyone has used these books or has any opinions, I am all ears.