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About Haelend4

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  1. My DD is enrolled in HSLDA Online Academy's AP World History: Modern course. I'm not sure how I feel about it though. Of course she's only had one class so it's hard to tell. The teachers seem pretty dry as does the college level history textbook. However, we're used to very engaging, story-based history (Story of the World, unit studies inc. "real" books by exciting authors & unit studies, etc.). Maybe my expectations are too high... I'd love to know if anyone has had a great online experience in any history course -- or any other high school subject online course. Or a
  2. Hi, Has anyone taken courses at HSLDA Online Academy? Are there any teachers and/or courses that you felt were particularly good, that you would recommend? My daughter does fine with hard classes if the teacher is passionate and engaging. But she's not crazy about "let's learn streams of facts" courses delivered in monotones. She's in AP World History: Modern now. Are any of the teachers engaging? Otherwise, do you know any other teachers online in history -- preferably World History -- who are engaging? Thanks in advance for your help!
  3. My daughter has had Erica Schauer for French I and French 2. I'd love to hear thoughts / experiences / lessons learned from anyone who has taken French 3, since my daughter will be taking it next year. Unfortunately, although I can answer questions about French 1 or 2, I can't share anything from French 3 since my DD hasn't had it yet. I do know that my DD told me that Dr. S mentioned in class that her fave class to teach was French 2 - that French 3 seemed much harder for the kids to "get." I plan to email Dr. Schauer and ask her if she has any thoughts about what my DD can do to prepare
  4. My DD is taking Great Conversations I with Rayna Bailey this schoolyear. It is her favorite class! My DD is in the 8th grade and is on the older side of 8th grade. I would consider her an average to above average student but not the genius kid :-) Frankly, I am totally impressed with how Dr. Bailey has made even the hardest books accessible to younger students. My daughter is challenged by the more difficult texts but the handholding (excellent lectures, videos shown prior to reading certain books, extensive class discussion of the themes) has made her confident in tackling them. And, as
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