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  1. How do you find these things Terabith?!? And how can this be so bizarre and so sweet at the same time?!?
  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to process. I am hoping to do the equivalent of two credits-one history and one literature. Ideally I would use something like beautiful feet, but their religious perspective doesn't work for us so I'm trying to find another option. I will check these out! The History of the Medieval World is another option I'm considering, but I think my 14 year old might be a little resistant to such an large volume. I'm going to order a copy though and give it a closer look. Maybe a textbook with illustrations and maps would be another option? Making history interesting has been one of my favorite parts of homeschooling and I want to keep that going.
  3. I would be very curious to see your list anyway if it is convenient!
  4. Have you done a year of Medieval History for High School? What did you use? I'd ideally like to do something literature/living book based with a spine, but am open to textbooks too. We prefer non religious materials but are willing to adapt some materials. Thanks!
  5. The History of the Medieval World looks amazing but like too much for my 9th grader. I think she would find it very intimidating.
  6. The challenge is that I want a a literature based study of Medieval History and that just doesn't seem to exist unless it is religious. I find that super annoying.
  7. Do you know of any other Medieval History curriculums for High School? I refuse to read the D'Aulaires bio books, but we do love their mythology books.
  8. We are considering doing Beautiful Feet Medieval history this year. One of the books is The World of Columbus and Sons by Foster. I have no experience with this book but the title makes me think it is going to take a Columbus is a hero perspective. Has anyone read it and have any feedback to share? Or a suggestion for an alternative book to cover the same topic/time frame? We are looking for materials for a 10 year old and an 11 year old. Thanks!
  9. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and musings. I am going to have dh read the responses too so we can discuss. I am thinking this may not be worth the battle. The goal would be just go get her used to a classroom setting, but it seems like that may be less necessary than I've been viewing it. She is definitely asserting her independence and we have enough other issues to butt heads on. Lol I am going to look around a bit at online classes and explore that idea.
  10. Yes to this! That is where I am getting hung up! I don't want to reinforce this anxiety. A classroom will be in her future eventually.
  11. Yes, I've been thinking about this. If she doesn't do a public school class than I will probably sign her up for another virtual class to work on those skills and accountability. We are also working on the anxiety part but that is an ongoing (possibly life long) project. I struggle because I worry that by not making her take the class I am not making her face/manage her anxiety and that could make it harder down the road.
  12. Yes, I agree that her stereotype is off based. She has mostly hung out with homeschoolers and then had a bad expert in a youth group of public school kids and is generalizing that to all public school children which is problematic.
  13. Hello! My dd14 is going into 9th grade. She has been homeschooled her whole life and struggles with intense anxiety. We have just moved to a state where homeschoolers can take 1 or 2 classes a semester at the public schools. My dh and I thought in 10th we would like her to take chemistry at the public school and so this year we would have dd take a fine arts class to get her feet wet. DD is extremely resistant and doesn't want to take any public school classes. She says she doesn't want anything to do with public school social dynamics and prefers homeschoolers who she sees as kinder and more mature. So what do I do with that? Do we make her do it which will create a lot of drama and anxiety (at least for the first few months) or drop it? What would you do? My siblings and I were all homeschooled but did take a few community college courses in high school. I feel like some classrooms experience is helpful. Can I have her be prepared for college without that? Are there any good online chemistry classes that are comparable to being in person? Thank you for your thoughts.
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