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  1. Okay, it's not that I don't like them. I'm actually pretty artistic. I'm just more mental than hands-on. I'm also very slow and methodical, so a supposedly 30 minute or hour long craft can take up an entire school morning. I used the AG (activity guide) for SOTW 1 this year but since we were cramming it all into one semester (DD6 asked me to homeschool her mid-year), we didn't have time to do the activities, and per the above, I wasn't too motivated. We also were always missing at least one of the supplies needed. DD6 is very artistic but is usually content with drawing, painting, etc. Though she does enjoying making things at times, she wasn't too interested in most of the project ideas. The cave painting way back at the beginning was our greatest achievement :lol: Although this coming school year we can move more slowly and I can plan better (i.e. buy supplies), I'm leaning heavily toward not ordering the AG for SOTW 2 and just making up my own questions plus supplementing with literature and map stuff. My dilemma is that I'm going to start DD4 in early kindergarten and she absolutely loves all the arts and crafts they do in her preschool. Though my tendency is to focus on the academic (I posted to the other board about both my girls being accelerated readers/writers), I want to keep fostering her creativity and make this an enjoyable experience for her. I'm concerned about how I'm going to teach second grade while doing hands-on projects (and some academics) with my kindgartener, since multi-tasking is also very challenging for me. Can anyone recommend any resources or curriculum or ideas? My main comfort right now is from knowing that it will be okay to work at a slower pace than we've been and that my 2.5 year old son will take DD4's place in preschool (outside the home) three mornings a week! :)
  2. Obviously I am asking from a Christian perspective, which I do my best to incorporate into our homeschool. Do the stories and/or pictures of other gods, particulurly scary-looking ones, bother your dc? I don't mind my kids knowing about other cultures, their practices, religions, and gods that are in conflict with our own faith. In fact, I prefer they do know and grow in character and compassion from it. In using SOTW though, we are constantly running into lengthy sections that are mostly or only about historical people's religions. I don't mind to a certain extent, but I do mind when it is the bulk of or the main focus of the entire chapter. I realize that to 'get it', we have to learn where those people were coming from in their beliefs and philosophies. I know SOTW wasn't written to any specific religious audience, so my complaint is not with the author, of course. My kids are bothered by some of the coloring pages of ritual masks and other things, pages not noted in the beginning of the AG as "review before handing over to your kids". I didn't realize some of it would bother them, but after coloring these and hanging them on the wall for a week, they said it was scaring them. We make it a point to be very careful what we bring into our home for spiritual reasons. I have really been wondering if this history curric. is in sync with what I'm OK w/ spiritually. While I do not want my children to be naive or ignorant, I also don't think I want them quite so submerged in this stuff either. We do Bible separately, and I've been longing for a history curric. that is alot like SOTW, but with the main focus on God's hand in history.
  3. I'm using the DP Encyclopedia as my spine, and it has a page for the Babylonians, a half page each for the Minoans and Mycenaeans, but only three pages each for Greece, Rome, Egypt. I'm figuring a week each on the littler ones and more time on the big ones, but how much more time? Thanks.
  4. Does anyone have a line up for SOTW, for Classical Conversations' Cycle One? I would love to have a copy of you schedule. I would also welcome line-ups for any other popular curriculums with CC. I'm trying to get a jump start on next year. Thanks! Carrie :tongue_smilie:
  5. Does anything like this exist? For various reasons, we are not going to be able to make it to the library often, if at all. Hoping to find something online. :) Thanks!
  6. I learned about Mosaic (http://bringinguplearners.com/mosaic/) from a post somewhere one these forums. It looked really good, so I printed it out, 3-hole punched it, and put it in a binder. Now I'm starting to really look at it, and I have some questions. I did search the forums, and sort of found some answers, but have some more. 1) From what I've read here on the forums, Mosaic uses SOTW out of order, that they do one civilization at a time, then move on to the next, instead of going in chronological order...Did I read that right? Is there anyone who has used Mosaic who switches it around to SOTW's order? 2) Mosaic lists several non-historical books. Mosaic says "Interwoven along the way are dozens of new and classic works of children's literature. Many of these poems and stories tie into the history periods studied, others are more modern. All will help to encourage a love of reading, and an appreciation for the impressive human tapestry to which we are all heirs." So my question is, if I want to stick to the books that tie into history periods studied, which books are those? We're going to be reading plenty of other books, outside of our Mosaic/SOTW time, so I don't really want the extra books Mosaic lists. Some of those we will read at some point anyway, I just don't need it in our history lessons. For the "other" books, Mosaic lists: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Winnie-the-Pooh The Whipping Boy Misty of Chincoteague Beezus and Ramona Understood Betsy The Stories Julian Tells The Tale of Despereaux A Family of Poems Half Magic (this is not in their list in my print-out, but it is in the daily/weekly lesson plans, and on their list online) 3) Can anyone tell me anything about the book Sacred Myths: Stories from World Religions, which is an optional book Mosaic recommends? 4) Does anyone have anything to add about your experience with Mosaic? I'm going to start nice & easy with Mosaic/SOTW, since dd is just entering K. I figure I'll either go through it twice, maybe just lightly in K and a little more in depth in 1st, or take 2 years to go through the whole thing (SOTW 1).
  7. Good Morning! Someone, please save me from going crazy! I absolutely LOVE TOG, bought the whole revised Year I, in binders, with all the extras...it sits on my shelf. It was just too much for my K and 2nd grader, not to mention it's my first full year of homeschooling and I am totally overwhelmed. I just couldn't make the time to get organized with TOG and then my K'er wouldn't sit and my 2nd would get frustrated by the constant interruptions. I started to panic as months began to fly by and we were not getting to history. I came to WTM to find help and that's just what I got! :) Thanks to several lovely members, enter in SOTW with CD's and activity guides. Love it! It works. But this morning...it has happened again. I was exposed to yet another curriculum. Mystery of History. I'm so intrigued. I love the idea of more biblical history woven in, the timeline project looks AMAZING and my 2nd would absolutely LOVE the Jeopardy game. The memory cards and quizzes (which my son enjoy believe it or not) would work well for us. OH NO! What do I do? I realize a I could "create" these activities, but honestly, I am still barely keeping my head above water and I don't think I will make the time to create these things on my own. I love SOTW in that it tells history like a story and we have activities to choose from, but I worry that it's not enough to commit to memory...does that make sense? I also realize that my boys are still little. They are very bright, but very DIFFERENT. My K'er rushes through lessons and constantly asks if we are done for the day. My 2nd loves to spend time with me learning and he has been this way all along (even in K). LOL I am hoping my K will grow out of this with time. I apologize for the lengthiness of this message and would really appreciate some thoughts from other moms who have "been there, dont that"! :) Have a great morning! :) ~Melissa
  8. I feel like I've seen one posted here, but now I can't seem to dig it up. I've seen 4- and 5-day schedules posted, but no 3-day. Anyone use anything they like? I know I could make my own, but was hoping someone had already invented this wheel for me :D TIA!
  9. For those of you who use STOW, do you also have the Usborne Internet-linked encyclopedia of world history? We are using STOW vol 1. And what about the Kingfisher book? These are recommended in the activity guide, are they just supplemental? Thanks!
  10. We can't stop reading/learning about the civil war! The dc are obsessed, and so am I. I am looking for some good (EASY) project ideas - please share. Also, what am I going to do about completeing the entire book this year?
  11. How are those of you who are using this as a spine do it? I tried with vol 2 and the AG. it was a disaster.
  12. Does anyone know where I can get a set of unused activity pages for volume 1? I have the first edition and I can only find the pages for the latest edition. Does anyone know if there is a difference? Thanks
  13. I have a 6 year old who has progressed quickly through 1st grade and has begun 2nd grade this semester. However, for Story of the World, we are using the first book - Ancient Times. Is it preferable that she should use volume 2, Middle Ages for her 2nd grade year so that she stay on the repetition "track" (1st-4th/5th-8th/9th-12th grades respectively)? If so, should we work through the book at a quicker pace in order that we get to volume 2/2nd grade...or does it really matter that we are using volume 1 this year? If it doesn't matter, I'd like to take our time through Ancient Times. We are having so much fun with it...but I just didn't want to throw the sequence "off track" by spending too long on any one volume... Please help. :001_huh:
  14. I am starting to browse my choices for Ancients next year. I am definitely doing SOTW with my 1st grader but am not sure for my older 2 who will be in 4th and 6th grade. Right now Biblioplan is at the top of my list because I like how it reorganizes the Sotw lessons into units but sometimes I think "well I could just do that myself" and use the books I want but it really is a pain. I like the looks of TOG but not the price. I like that TOG has some additional stuff to go with the literature reading but I don't need all the extra that comes with the Rhetoric level. DH wants the boys to go to high school. Why am I even thinking about this in October??? I guess the whole point of TOG is to be usable for a range of ages but am I missing something? Why would you spend so much on it for the lower levels?
  15. Greetings:). I would really like to use SOTW with the AG for grades 1 all the way through 8. Has anyone been able to successfully use, for example, SOTW Vol. 1 with a 1st and 5th grader together? Does the AG offer enough ideas and literature suggestions for both levels? Or would I need to find another historical literature resource for the 5th grader? TIA! Marianne in TX
  16. I am about to finish up the first unit in TOG Y2. I bought SOTW as a back-up for the history core. We've been using it this week because dd got tired and bored with The Story of the Middle Ages. I really like the writing in SOTW. At this juncture, we've been at school for 10 weeks. I'm exhausted! I'm looking at our schedule and wondering where I can cut out some time. I'm reading aloud most of it because I have a 6 yo who enjoys it so rather than getting two levels of books, we're just doing the UG for the most part. I'm doing the history core, occasional history in-depth, read-aloud, literature selection (read-aloud depending on the book), and church history (read-aloud). I know I *can* cut out the in-depth for good, but I don't want to drop anything else from it. 9yo dd gets a lot out of the read-aloud time and when we do it, I can be sure she's *getting* it. When she does most of the reading alone, I can't be totally positive and I think the activity pages are pretty time consuming to count on for knowing she's comprehending. So I guess my question is, how much time and how often are you doing SOTW? If you've done TOG and switched to SOTW or vice versa, why?
  17. As we consider curriculum choices for homeschooling next year, I plan to start with the Ancients in history. Is SOTW 1 too easy for a third-grader?
  18. Do you think SOTW could be used if you are only doing 2-3 history lessons per week (and still complete each book in a year)? How would you schedule it - read a chapter & narrate one day, with maps / colouring pages on the 2nd, or, any other suggestions? We've been using the 'Famous Men' series this year - I love them, because we can do history in 2-3 lessons per week, and easily finish one or two books a year. But, I miss SOTW! I'd like to go back to it, but don't want to be overwhelmed by the workload. Last time, we tried to do 'everything', and it proved to be a bit much, having such a large family with lots of work to get through. I'm thinking of using it with students in 1st - 4th grade. Any suggestions welcomed - thankyou!
  19. favorite things to supplement? I have the AG and we are doing what is appropriate for first grade. Any other cool ad ons or ideas you used and loved?
  20. Just how much do they differ, really? I bought my copy a few years ago, before the revision (and before I knew better), and I have the AG that goes with it, but I also bought the CDs on Amazon, and have just realized that of course, the CDs are the revised version. Am I going to have any significant problems using the two versions? TIA!
  21. I'm thinking of combining SOTW with An Island Story by H.E. Marshall. I know next year, with SOTW being The Ancients (first year), we will either read one chapter of An Island Story or none at all. However, has anybody used SOTW 2 with An Island Story? Then for third year I was going to try This Country of Ours combined with An Island Story to see both perspectives of American History. Then in fourth continue with SOTW 3. Does this sound right? Has anybody used An Island Story? This Country of Ours? Thanks for any insight you can provide :)
  22. I've not yet started our SOTW, but the text seems very advanced for a first grader - is this just me? Anyone used this for first grade and have any comments on it? Did they like it? I'm envisioning my dd6's eyes glazing over when I read the text to her, but then I've not tried yet so maybe not ???
  23. I am having a little we-are-into-our-year-enough-to-make changes, and I need to make a change with history. We started with TOG 1, and after 7 weeks I have enough experience to know that I hate it. It's a *wonderful* program, it's just entirely too much for my K/1 and 2nd grader. Yes, I've cut, elimnated, reduced and did the pick-and-choose. It's not for me. Anyway - as much as I want an integrated bible history/chronological approach to history - I really just want to step back and switch to STOW 1. I have the audio version and workbook and I would like to just start over - 2 chapters a week until we get to new material. I would like to do the story, narrate, answer the questions, color and do the maps and call it done. I might, on occasion and when my TOG fog burns off, use the TOG books that I have to supplement a little. A little. Is this seriously enough history for K/1 and 2? I am BURNED OUT from history right now and I would like to find my love for teaching history again. THANKS!!!!!!!
  24. We're currently on chapter 4 of SOTW 2. I noticed that many of the chapters this year are broken into 4 sections, with over 40 chapters. If I only do two sections per week and activities on a third day, we'll never get through this awesome curriculum. Do you do two sections per day when there are 4 sections in a chapter?
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