I hope you all and your families are doing great! Been a busy year for us with growing kids, with the younger very eager to join in and catch up with the older.
I really like WTM but one thing troubles me. I notice that in certain areas like Science, History and Social Studies, it does not seem to agree with Washington standards. As I understand, WTM recommends you go through history chronologically instead of going back and forth between U.S. history and world history. I really like that. We were planning to teach our eldest U.S. history starting in 2nd-3rd grade once we've gotten that far in history. But in the Washington standards I've found online, it looks like you're expected to cover U.S. history, government and civics from the beginning. How are we going to fulfill state standards while still following the Classical model taught in WTM?
It is the same with Science. We have been doing BIology for year 1, Earth Science & Astronomy for year 2, etc. But the standards seem to expect students to know a little bit of everything including Physics and Chemistry. This is frustrating. I know my kids will cover all those subjects in the next 4 years, but it looks like WA state wants it differently.
So what can you advise?
Also, what online testing services do you recommend?
What U.S. social studies / civics and government book do you recommend?
Can I buy a practice test so I know what to expect? (not showing my kids, of course)
Cam I test my child even before we file DoI just so I can assess his progress?
Can my child test for a lower grade? What if the child has to review some lower grade subjects while mostly doing the next grade?
Edited by bluejay, 18 May 2017 - 09:08 PM.