Trying to understand Omnibusomnibus
Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:09 AM
I emailed Veritas to find out about how much time to schedule for Omni I. They said that for Primary, it takes about 70 minutes/5 days a week plus about 30 minutes of homework for each hour in class. Secondary is about 70 minutes/3 days a week plus the 30min for each hour in class.
That's a lot of time but you do get the 3 credits for it. (if you add it up it's about 13.8hrs/wk for 32 weeks... at 120hrs/credit that's about 3.6 credits) Why do you only get 1 credit for just primary or secondary when there is much more time required for primary?
If you do just primary, how much credit to you award? If you do some of both or some other varient can you share how you determine how many credits to give? Do you plan ahead of time what to skip or do you just put the time in for the number of credit you want (say 2-3hrs/day @ 5days/wk for 3 credits) and see how far you get?
Posted 01 February 2009 - 04:03 AM
For my oldest child, we did 1.5 hours/day for 1.5 credits, and I figured it the same way. We do not do all the books. I read my way through the material and chose the ones I thought best--sometimes I cannot find a translation I think would work, and that immediately eliminates the book. I do history separately, so I skip some of the purely historic readings. Some of the theology does not match my Lutheran background, either, so we sometimes skip and sometimes exchange readings.
Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:18 AM
The Omnibus lecture is on Wordmp3.com. For some reason I can't find it right now. There search engine is fussy sometimes
Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:01 AM
Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:23 PM
And the secondary books on theology look good so if we have time for them then I guess we'll go for the full 3 credits.
Maybe we'll have time for some of the literature books to beef it up but I don't know. Actually my oldest (rising 9th grader) has already read the whole Narnia series and seen the movies and my ds (rising 8th grader) has read some of the books and seen the movies so I don't know if we should count those books.. .then again maybe I could have them read (re-read) them over the summer?
Thanks for letting me babble!
Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:45 PM