I am planning for 5th grade History and would appreciate your thoughts regarding sourcing books for the extra reading.
My daughter will be studying history with her Uncle so she will need to have all the books with her to take to his house.
The plan at the moment is to have a quick look at the pages to be covered in the week ahead (we will be using Usborne EWH as the spine) and borrow books on the topics she thinks she may be interested in studying further. In addition to this I'm going to buy a second hand encyclopedia set and we have the SOTW books which she absolutely loves.
This is the plan. Back in the real world, it's a realistic expectation that I just won't make it to the library every week and if we do make it, often the books we want are not available (perhaps a plan might be to look ahead the whole month rather than the week). I am working single mother and despite good intentions and the best laid plans sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day.
So, I would like to know if you think the encyclopedia and SOTW would be sufficient extra reading for those weeks where we are making do with what we have? Obviously the internet has a wealth of sites etc I would just prefer extra reading to from a physical book for the most part.
Are there any other resources I could purchase that would be a worthwhile to add?
I don't have a huge budget, but I will invest in quality resources if it covers many topics.