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  1. Thanks so much for your replies, I really appreciate it!!!!! I don't know why I didn't think of this before but while I was looking at History courses that included Literature, I didn't realize that the History based literature courses wouldn't include any of the classics like Animal Farm or 1984 because they are Sci-Fi based and not history. So, I'm not sure if I want to go with a history-based and miss out on some of the classics or go with a history because I love how they tie in together. I tried TOG before (with all three kids and it wasn't for us) It was too confusing switching around the TG to what page I needed for 3 levels. Even though we studied the same period, they were all reading different things with different worksheets, so it seemed like I was teaching 3 history courses. Notgrass - I looked at this, but they only have HS history for 3 years and I would like to do a 4 year program. MP - I am looking into this, it looks interesting! I like how they start American History in year 1 of HS.
  2. EIL is Excellence in Literature by Janice Campbell. We are also thinking about doing this. The set is comprised of 5 books that start in 8th grade and goes through 12th. It includes Literature and Writing. IEW uses the last 4 books as suggestions on their website. I'm really torn about using this or going with a history based literature program. I love all the book choices with EIL though.
  3. HI, I have a soon to be 8th grader. Whichever program I choose for HS, I'd like to start it in 8th grade so she's used to the format before HS. History Background: Pulled DD out of PS after 5th. We have been using MFW ECC, CTG and next year maybe RTR (have a 5th & 1st grader also). My problem is, is that if I continue with MFW, she will not have any US History for 5 years. For HS, MFW starts the 1st two years with Ancients and then World History. I was thinking about adding an extra US history book for her to read this year, but I am open to options. LA background: She has been using CLE w/co-op writing classes. I love the book selections for Excellence in Literature, but I am worried about the actual literary analysis and reading comprehension. (ex. will she learn about foreshadowing, conflict, irony, genres, viewpoints, etc?) I don't have the book so I can't tell. I am open to BJ, Sonlight, HOD, or any other suggestions. Would like Christian based if possible. What curriculums do you use? Thank you!
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