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#1 meandk0610

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:37 PM

I'm confused about history. How do we continue after we finish the Story of the World series? What have some of you done? We're not quite done yet, but I want to start preparing ahead (at least mentally). My dd writes well, but sometimes is not sure about picking out main points in what she's read, if that makes a difference as far as recommendations. Thanks for any suggestions!



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:36 PM

We use History Odyssey with Kingfisher History Encyclopedia and the k12 Human Odyssey books. That's worked very well for us for middle school.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 02:18 AM

We chose a particular civilisation to study and used the Middle School books by Suzanne Strauss Art.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:39 AM

There are a lot of things you could do, but the main thing is thay SOTW will have been giving you broad outlines, and now you will be wanting to study history in more detail.  You'd also look more toward using primary sources some of the time and writing real hhistory essays with a simple bibliography and references.



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 03:09 PM

We did K12's Human Odyssey with the Oxford University Press World in Ancient Times series.  There are threads on here somewhere about it, including a schedule. I really liked Human Odyssey Vol 1 and the OUP books. It was a great next step from SOTW.


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 05:23 PM

We chose to go with WTMA's classes with SOTW. you could look at a syllabus and kinda figure out how to structure the around that. My daughter works a lot out of Kingfisher, but SOTW drives what she's learning so she keeps in step with my other kids.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 10:17 PM

I did it exactly as laid out in WTM for logic stage history, using the 2nd edition's recomendations. My dd read the KHE spread, created an outline of it, added dates to her timeline, and chose a topic for further study. Then she read from a library book on that topic and wrote a summary of it and placed that in her notebook under the appropriate tab as well as the other papers. For literature readings, most years I used the blog, The Classical House of Learning Literature's logic stage readings. For the first few years of middle school, I still read through SOTW chapters aloud too for a second time through the series. 


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:13 PM

I like the looks of Oxford University Press middle school history. 


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Posted Yesterday, 07:18 PM

I second the Oxford University Press books.  I do a book of centuries, timelines, vocabulary, and summaries with them.  More in depth than SOTW- perfect for middle grades.  

 

We did K12's Human Odyssey with the Oxford University Press World in Ancient Times series.  There are threads on here somewhere about it, including a schedule. I really liked Human Odyssey Vol 1 and the OUP books. It was a great next step from SOTW.

 

Question: What benefit does the Human Odyssey provide that OUP does't? They seem like pretty similar texts to me. Why use them together?  

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Posted Yesterday, 07:36 PM

I second the Oxford University Press books.  I do a book of centuries, timelines, vocabulary, and summaries with them.  More in depth than SOTW- perfect for middle grades.  

 

 

Question: What benefit does the Human Odyssey provide that OUP does't? They seem like pretty similar texts to me. Why use them together?  

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I had a schedule? =)  There was some overlap but not so much that every reading was redundant. I felt like the HO was more of a high level view and the OUP was more specific. There were things that HO didn't cover in detail and OUP did, and sometimes even vice versa. That said, it was *a lot* of reading. Please keep that in mind if doing both. I am sure there are other ways to feed the gaps than doing both.



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Posted Today, 06:36 AM

We did K12's Human Odyssey with the Oxford University Press World in Ancient Times series.  There are threads on here somewhere about it, including a schedule. I really liked Human Odyssey Vol 1 and the OUP books. It was a great next step from SOTW.

 

So, I've looked up the Oxford books, and it looks to me like they are very graphic heavy with text boxes, based on the sample pages I can see.

 

Am I looking at the right things, or is there something more in depth in the actual books? 



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Posted Today, 09:35 AM

Here's an example of the OUP books: https://www.amazon.c...n ancient times

 

We loved them, and we preferred them over Human Odyssey, but they end about midway through Human Odyssey 2.



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Posted Today, 03:41 PM

Here's an example of the OUP books: https://www.amazon.c...n ancient times

 

We loved them, and we preferred them over Human Odyssey, but they end about midway through Human Odyssey 2.

 

What do you do once you're through with the Oxford books?  Do you  pick up with Human Odyssey where the Oxford books left off?



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Posted Today, 03:57 PM

What do you do once you're through with the Oxford books?  Do you  pick up with Human Odyssey where the Oxford books left off?

 

We did Human Odyssey and OUP at the same time when they overlapped. Then, by the time OUP stopped, I just added even more direct source materials and other supplements. History is huge at our house so we are always doing additional historical fiction, additional readings, Great Courses, documentaries, etc.


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