My son is currently a junior in Classical Conversation Challenge 3 and is struggling to keep up with the workload.
The assigned text for US History is A Patriot's History by Schweikart and Allen. It is and excellent and comprehensive book, starting with Columbus and going through the War on Terror. However, it is a TON of reading on top of the research papers and speeches that correspond to this subject (not to mention the heavy workload in every other subject as well).
I'm considering using this book as a guide to the subject matter being discussed in class, but instead of having my son read the book, having him watch the Hip Hughes YouTube videos that correspond to the chapter topics and use that information for his research papers and speeches.
Is there anyone out there with experience in both resources that might be able to share some pros and cons with this idea? Just trying to figure out a way to make this manageable!