SOTW 3 & 4 with Howard Zinn history. in General Education Discussion Board Posted July 29, 2020 23 hours ago, WendyAndMilo said: So my DS is going into 8th grade this year and I've decided to use History as the vehicle to teach a variety of note-taking skills, quick summaries, etc. I didn't want to challenge him on all fronts so the actual history sources are a little lighter that 8th grade level. So I would suggest to keep SOTW and Zinn the way they are and you can use the questions at the back of SOTW or elsewhere to go deeper/more interesting if you think your DD can work with that. I personally think it's easier to build up on the fly than it is to take away stuff. That makes a lot of sense. I am feeling similar, I want her to get the content, but more than that I want her to learn how to take notes and do outlines from history. It just really seems like the best subject to do that with. I already know I love SOTW, This will be her 2nd time through and my son also went through it once. Are you using anything specific, or just what TWTM suggests and mom brain?