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  1. I don't have personal experience with DO courses. I've heard they are great though. I just am interested in hearing what else is out there that would fit the criteria of rigorous, a good STEM prep course, not graded by me, and cheaper. I have numerous children, and I have desires for all of them to take the best of the best courses, but unfortunately, finances come into play in making that decision. I used TT Geometry with my non-mathy child, and while it was a great fit for him, I do not think it would be as challenging as I want this other child to experience.
  2. What other Geometry courses would be recommended for a child probably going into engineering/STEM field that would still do the grading (either automatically or through a human grader) which is also challenging, but doesn't cost a fortune? Thanks!
  3. Did you ever figure out an answer to this? Looks interesting.
  4. It seems like it'll be engaging and interesting with the video lectures and the primary sources reader, but does anyone know if the content would be good for a Modern World History course? Are the questions/work merely comprehension questions or is there critical thought going into the material?
  5. Thank you. Have you heard anything about the science with labs?
  6. Does anyone have any reviews or experience? How are the classes structured? Do you have to log in at certain times? Are additional materials needed or is everything online? What type of assignments are there? How are tests done?
  7. Thank you for the reply! This Perspectives course would be his 4th Social Studies credit. He already has World, American, and Government. He really doesn't know what college or even what major he is going to have. Now what course title sounds best?
  8. Thank you. Would Sociology of Christianity or Religion and Culture be under the Social Studies label? His end of the year project is a culture interview/paper. He really could use another Social Studies course as he already has quite a few Bible type courses. .
  9. My son is taking this course, and I would like it listed as a Social Studies course on his transcript. I was thinking of "Global Studies" but apparently that is what many schools call World History courses. He already has that listed on his transcript. http://www.nationalccrs.org/perspectives-study-program/perspectives-world-christian Any other ideas?
  10. I just saw the pdf where SWB recommends W&R 7,8,9 after WWS 3. So, I guess these are more advanced than what is discussed in WWS. Interesting!
  11. Yes, I have looked extensively at both, but I am having trouble navigating differences since it seems like the approach is similar, yet very different. lol I know WWS works since I used level 1 and half of 2 with my oldest. I just think my daughter will enjoy W&R better, but I want to make sure it'll prepare her as well as WWS would.
  12. Is the scope and sequence similar by the end of both the series?
  13. Thank you! Is there anyone who has used both curriculum that want to chime in?
  14. Thank you for your response. Are the students writing any technical or academic paragraphs? in WWS, I remember them writing the chronological steps in a volcano eruption or something. Are there any assignments like that with science or history topics? Both these curriculums look great, but I can't decide what is the best fit for each of my 3 kiddos!
  15. I am looking into these two writing series, and I was wondering how they compare--mostly the books 5-8 and WWS 2 and 3. Do they teach similar concepts? At a quick glance, it seems like WWS is more traditional academic/technical writing and W&R uses more stories (fiction and non fiction), but that could be just derived from the samples I happened to look at. I am very familiar with WWS 1 and even a little of WWS2 as my oldest son went through those. I also use a lot of SWB recommendations for writing across the curriculum, but I know nothing about W&S other than what a quick search brought up. Is W&S better for teaching critical thinking and WWS better for foundational writing structure? If a child was ready for WWS2, what would the corresponding level of W&R be? Or do they not line up at all? It seems like a lot of people like W&R for the first 3 books, but I can't find many reviews of it in the later books (I understand it is newer, but was hoping to find some!).
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