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  1. We're following a "classical approach" to literature and history, much like the WTM: ancient, then continuing chronologically from there. I was wondering if people had some good suggestions. I sometimes struggle to come up with good writing prompts and want to be sure I'm having reasonable expectations. We're in the middle of ancient literature and ancient history now, and I'm also thinking ahead to next year, though we have a ways to go. I'm mostly thinking of a weekly writing assignment to accompany a time period or piece of literature rather than a research paper. At least for us it seems better to stick to limited topics, such as a single or two works of literature, and avoid topics requiring internet research since that can be a huge time sink (although fine for a research paper). My goal is to practice writing while analyzing history or literature, and move beyond primarily writing assignments primarily for the sake of teaching writing. A lot of our literature is in the Norton Anthology of World Literature, and I do have the useful accompanying book Teaching With the Norton Anthology: World Literature; there are a few writing suggestions there, but I could use a lot more. I'd prefer not to buy a "course guide" for history or literature with worksheets or short exercises -- really just looking for writing prompts that won't end up being a research paper . Does this make sense? Suggestions for writing prompts? (One or many.) Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. An old colleage of ours retired from his first career and became a high school teacher. I thought his course website had so much good info that it was worth sharing. He has AP US Government, US Government and World History with syllabai, lesson plans, textbook reading assignments and video recommendations. Really a treasure trove. I first met him when he was teaching at the college level. I can say that his background and life experience is so incredible that I would love to sit and take one of his courses. And you could do a lot worse than use his syllabus as a guideline.
  3. ...what would be on your must cover list? history books, literature, biographies, movies, Great Course lectures etc. I've looked at Beautiful Feet's world history list, are the Marrin books good? I remember watching every movie every made about WW II in high school. Ds is also very interested in studying from the German/Japanese perspective.
  4. My US history order came up missing. I would like to order The Americans, but unable to get their textbook since I do not have a teaching certificate merely a Bachelor of Science is all :glare:, so... Here is my dilemma-I like the Prentice Hall, with it's online features although enjoy the Christian viewpoints in the BJU. It looks to be a good text for the gist of the Vikings on (or is it Columbus, or was it the Native Americans or perhaps it was really aliens, :D My thoughts are to really study the books on what the US history books do not disclose to us, the Constitution and the big push to disintegrate that main document. Our founding fathers are probably turning over in their graves or looking on us as a bunch of fools without revolt.................... My purpose is this: What have you used and what have you used for resources before I spend a lot of money in the next few hours. PLEASE HELP! :banghead: Char
  5. Youngest dd will begin to earn high school credit next year. I'm just not sure which direction to go with history. I've ruled out MOH vol 1 (we used that when she was in elementary grades). I'm considering MFW Ancients. I don't want something overwhelmingly lit based. I'm afraid Sonlight, and similar programs, might be too much. I don't want a straight text book either. I've considered BJU, but I think I will hold off and perhaps use them for US History. Could y'all help me put together a "master list" so I can preview materials and check some off. So far, I've got: Abeka BJU Sonlight TOG MOH Biblioplan Truthquest Notgrass
  6. I've searched her blog and the forums (well, a cursory search anyway) and didn't see an estimate. I'm actually looking a few years down the road to 2013. :001_smile: Just curious.
  7. I'm trying to sort out which books I might like to use for high school history. I have found the Dorothy Mill's books and I really like them for the middle school years. I have Spielvogel's Western Civilization (I found it really cheap so, if anything, it can be just a resouce) or maybe SWB's book on the Ancients and by the time we get to it the Middle Ages or the Churchill books (4 volumes)-though I might need to supplement these? or .....? What texts or books do you prefer for teaching highschool history? I need one for American History and one or two for at least two years of world history. Would you consider Democracy in America a government, economic or history book? I haven't read this as you can tell....:D I think I need to pick one or two I might like and get started with reading it. Any advice is appreciated. I will be adding to these spines with documents, essays, literature, biographies, etc. Thanks!
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