History is my nemesis. The one subject that I absolutely cannot figure out and cannot seem to get myself out of the research and "what is the best method" and "what is the best curriculum" and the "American first vs. 4-year chronological question" cycle. My ideal would be to read living books and have my kids narrate and to keep a timeline. In 3 years, it hasn't happened. So I want and am ready to move on to the history that will get done.
My daughter is 8 1/2, is a voracious reader and has to date read tons of biographies - David Adler, Who Was/Who Is, Childhood of Famous Americans, etc. I let her try the Veritas Press self-paced 1 week samples and she is in love with it.
Other than waiting for a sale on the online access, I'm hesitant for two reasons: never having done a chronological American history and missing all the good elementary American history books (eg. Beautiful Feet, HOD lists, etc.).
My question is this - would it be too much for my 8yo daughter (9 in August) to do the Veritas Press self-paced history but for us also to have American history read-alouds separately. I wouldn't do school with them. Just put them in a stack and read them one by one. Is that too much? Will that confuse her?
Sorry this is so long. I'm just absolutely at my wits' end with history. I've prayed tons and talked to my husband until his eyes glaze over. I think I've got the answer (Veritas Press self-paced history) but the American history nags at me in the middle of the night.