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  1. I think I sent out an SOS already on this. I know that I did on the Facebook site. And I posted on the General board. But here goes again... If you have used this curriculum (text and study guide), I'd love to hear from you. There are 85 lessons! I'm trying to make it work for a 7-8 grade once/week co-op next year. We only meet 32 times, so my plan to cover one chapter/week is not a good one. Two lessons/week means I'd have to cut 21 lessons; I can live with that. Help! Thanks, Becky
  2. I think I sent out an SOS already on this. I know that I did on the Facebook site. But here goes again... If you have used this curriculum (text and study guide), I'd love to hear from you. There are 85 lessons! I'm trying to make it work for a 7-8 grade once/week co-op next year. We only meet 32 times, so my plan to cover one chapter/week is not a good one. Two lessons/week means I'd have to cut 21 lessons; I can live with that. Help! Thanks, Becky
  3. I'm going to be teaching 7/8 grade History next year in our weekly co-op. I'll be using The History of the Ancient World, and I'm looking to hear from anyone else who's taught it in a co-op/group setting. I'm also looking for supplemental ideas to make the class a little less-the-same each week. The activities in SOTW 1 are too juvenile for this age group (for the most part). I can find some video clips online (but one can only watch so much Crash Course). I'm not one for reinventing something that's been proven, so if you have ideas to supplement this text, please share them! Than
  4. Hi All, I'm using TSOTW Volume 4 as the spine for teaching middle school History at a co-op. We're about to hit Chapter 22, where SWB and Co. introduce Write from the Outline. I am kind of at a loss as to how to teach this in a group setting...or how to teach it at all, actually. When I was using this book with my kids several years ago, they were also using WWS; teaching outlining/writing from outlines instruction in History seemed like overkill. I have an overhead projector at my disposal, so I can put the outline on that. I thought of asking the kids to volunteer sentences so that w
  5. But at least you're trying. And I'll bet that your kids could at least have located the United States.
  6. E. All of the above. But I had to act like it was no big deal. Good thing I can act. I held it together until after the class was over, and then I started shaking. These kids are going to get a healthy dose of geography from their history teacher this year, that's for sure. And another thing: one mom has thanked me for inspiring a new love of history in her daughter, who has always "hated" history. It's not me; it's all TSOTW and the Logic Stage of history instruction from TWTM.
  7. Just watched that for the first time. Couldn't actually watch the whole thing, even though it's less than 1 minute long. I can't even... BTW, I adore Benedict Cumberbatch., He is a flawless actor and a seemingly decent human being. And he reminds us of our handsome son when he's playing Sherlock (it's the hair, facial expressions, and pithy, witty dialogue.)
  8. I am in my 7th year of homeschooling (having started when my sons were in 1st, 4th, and 6th grades) and have used TSOTW exclusively for history. I currently teach JHS History at a co-op, and I use the text, maps, and review questions from Level 4 as the spine for the course. On the first day, we went over the map of The Sun Never Set on the British Empire. The students had to identify Great Britain, Australia, India, South Africa, and Canada. There are 14 students in my class (1 6th grader; the rest in 7th & 8th). Fully HALF of them could not locate ANY of those countries on the map. Criti
  9. Hi, I'm looking for recommendations for my 7th grader for grammar. In the past, we've used First Language Lessons, then Michael Clay Thompson, then Rod and Staff. He'll take writing at our co-op, so I just need something to reinforce his current knowledge of grammar. I'm using Easy Grammar for my 10th grader. I don't love it, but I had to make a quick decision for him last year. I'd prefer something that doesn't have to involve me much (he really does know what to do...applying that knowledge consistently is another matter :angry:). And if you have a suggestion for my 10th grader, too,
  10. Singapore Math, which you did mention - but make sure you recommend the Standards Edition. It's more rigorousr than the US Edition. Latin for Children is good, as is Latin Alive. More than the actual curriculum and literature book lists (which are essential and to which I still refer regularly), TWTM reassured me that I *can* homeschool. Don't change any of that. But people who are newbies and are literal learners think they have to do it EXACTLY like the curriculum is written - let them know that they need to relax. Their kids will go to college even if Mom has to dictate the passa
  11. Hello - I might be teaching a 1 semester, high school civics course at our co-op next year. I'm looking for curriculum recommendations. Thanks, Becky
  12. I don't know if this counts as what you're looking for, but here's our story. I homeschooled my eldest only through middle school; he was in a classical Christian school before that. Additionally, he took an Omnibus class from Veritas press in 7th grade. We put him in a (different) school for high school for myriad reasons. He's our future engineer and is receiving a quality STEM education, but I'm not entirely pleased with the humanities program at his school. (It was very hard for me to let go of that when he left homeschooling, because I'm a humanities girl. Let me focus on history, writing
  13. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

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    If interested, please pm me, and I'll send you the cost for shipping. Smoke-free home. The Chocolate Touch – hardcover $5 Junia $3 March of the Penguins (The Official Children’s Companion to the Major Motion Picture) $2 The Wheel on the School – 4 cassettes - $5 The Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms with Proof Texts $7 New Foxe’s Book of Martyrs $6 The Door in the Wall Novel Unit Teacher Guide: $5 Student Packet: $6 Together: $10 Adam of the Road Novel Unit Teacher Guide: $5 Student Packet: $6 Together: $10 Why, Why, Why Did Knights Wear Heavy Armour? – hardcover $5 Essay Voyage – Teacher Manual $15 Building Poems – Teacher Manual $10 Poetry and Humanity – Teacher Manual $10 A World of Poetry – Teacher Manual $10 Thanks, Becky

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    Sorry - I guess I don't quite have the hang of the updated website. Items are priced as marked. If interested, PM me with your zip code, and I'll give you a price for shipping. All items come from a smoke-free home. Astronomy for Every Kid by Janice Van Cleave $6 Earth Science for Every Kid by Janice Van Cleave $6 Rocks and Minerals – Dover Coloring Book – new $2.50 More Mudpies to Magnets – new $7 Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens $4 Life on a Coral Reef (First Sight) $2 A Trip to the Ocean (has an inscription written inside) $3 Thanks! Becky

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  15. Hi - I'm looking for a good biography of Willam Penn for 5th-6th graders. I would like something written along the lines of The World of Wm. Penn, but I want a bio of him, not a book about his world. There are a lot out there, and I don't have time to research each one. Any suggestions (of what you like *and* what you don't) are appreciated. Thanks! Becky
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