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  1. Not sure if any of these are repeats or not: Randolph Macon Longwood Lenoir Rhyne Amherst College
  2. 1850s will cover westward expansion. Do you want books covering that subject? US Civil War and post/reconstruction period? Roaring 20s Dustbowl Great Depression WWI and WW II Cold War Vietnam Can you narrow down your interest....country? theme?
  3. I’ve been thinking the same things. However, the cemetery is quite strict. Closed toe due to uncertain and varied terrain. Mask requirements are strict too
  4. I'm trying to avoid that due to summer heat.
  5. My father in law will finally be buried in June (delay due to covid restrictions). I need closed toe shoes appropriate for a funeral and will look good with a black dress. BUT I have flat feet, damaged plantar fascia, arthritis in my spine, posterior tibial tendon issues. This shoe must be comfortable, somewhat supportive while looking fairly nice. I normally wear Hoka Bondi or Clifton sneakers. Chaco sandals in summer. Cowboy boots (doc recommended) in winter. None of which will look nice at a funeral (or be closed toe). Please give me some suggestions so I can get a pair and start breaking them in
  6. You already have some great ideas and some good input. I wanted to toss in a few ideas that worked well for us Alpha Omega Press has literature packs for both American and British. Each is designed to take a semester. This one worked particularly well for my oldest. She was more a "just the facts" type learner. Each lifepac was short and broken into short lessons with reading selections and questions. Background on the authors was presented at the start of each section. The authors/books are studied in chronological order. Drawn into the Heart of Reading has a middle school program that could be translated into 9th grade. What I like about this program is that it allows you to select the book. The program is laid out by genres. You select the genre, then select what book you wish to study. There is a list of questions and activities for each genre. You can pick and chose what questions/activities you want to use. The actives are divided into grade level so this one works well with multiple ages. Progeny Press has study guides for individual books. Similar concept to DITHR but you can only chose from the guides they already have published. Another similar company is Total Language Plus.
  7. youngest dd is a junior in college now (oldest has graduated). Both have had excellent tenured and adjunct professors. Both have had some "interesting" professors. Individually it would be a difficult thing to nail down.
  8. It is my understanding that College Board really tightened their requirements a few years ago. It was a keynote topic at my local co-op meeting. Have you looked at what College Board will accommodate and what documentation it wants for accommodations and from whom they want it (medical specialists, etc)? Covid restrictions still being in place might slow the process down as well.
  9. My oldest dd was a "just the facts" kind of leaner. She did not enjoy literature based programs. Alpha Omega was a good fit for her. The paper based (not online or computer based) program was broken up into units so it was not as overwhelming. We could add literature as we wanted to add, but it was not necessary
  10. I agree with SilverMoon, Lials was a big hit with my youngest for pre-algebra. Horizon's pre-algebra was a hit with my other dc
  11. I kept a reading list just because I found it interesting. However, it was not required by my state. Nor did any college or university ask me for one
  12. I am in need of new summer shorts. None of the clothing stores in my area allow the trying on of clothes (and haven't for the past year). I have lost 20 lbs and am unsure of my current size. Also, I don't find it easy to use size charts when online ordering (gravity is "stronger" now that I'm closer to 60). Do y'all have any suggestions for finding shorts that will fit sight unseen?
  13. something that will count. Dd chose College Algebra. It counted as part of core requirements and let her gently enter the college experience.
  14. Do you "need" to take "the big 3"? No. Should you? Maybe. It depends upon your goals for a well rounded education. There are college prep science courses and there are "lighter" sciences. Also it depends upon college requirements. And it depends upon changing future plans. Oldest dd changed her degree path the spring semester sophomore year to a totally different major/career path which also required a change in 4 year college which had different science and math requirements. She was prepared though because of her high school transcript and the classes she had already taken. Oldest was not science/math oriented. She took Biology, Chemistry, Conceptual Physics, and Equine Science in high school. In college she took Geology and Meteorology. Youngest on the other hand wanted math and science. In high school she used the same biology text as her sister, but used Zumdahl for Chemistry and Geller and Young for Physics. and took a Genetics class. She is majoring in math and computer science at college. You can pretty much count on the "big 3" sciences being accepted by colleges/universities. But, not all might accept other sciences.
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