We are switching to homeschool for the first time in the coming year. We are giving it a try for the year, and - if it goes well - plan to continue for another year or beyond. My daughter is 13 (rising 8th-grade). Here is what she has covered in school so far:
3rd grade - a short unit on a handful of ancient civilizations & a short unit on local history
4th grade - Virginia history
5th grade - US history until Reconstruction
6th grade - completion of US history
7th grade - World Geography, part 1
I had her look at her geography textbook & it appears they covered mainly South America & Europe. If she were to return to her school in 9th grade, she would be studying Ancient World History.
I am struggling with how to adapt the suggested progression in WTM to what she has studied, and what she has yet to study. Should I use her existing textbook (McGraw Hill: Discovering World Geography, 2018) as a spine, and attempt to complete her geography course on my own, covering areas of the world she hasn't covered yet? Or should I attempt to jump into the WTM progression, knowing that leaves some big gaps in her knowledge of the world?
I would be grateful for any insights or suggestions! Thank you!