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  1. Has anybody ever used An Introduction to Chemistry? If so, how did you like it? Is it possible to obtain sample pages of the book? Kolbe Academy uses the book, but they do not have any sample pages.
  2. I was on the phone with Kolbe Academy this morning (wonderful chat and great customer service, btw) about their Biology course. I wanted to use their homeschool course plan, but was concerned that the book they use is getting dated (dragonfly Miller Levine Biology book). They have adopted the new edition for their online course (mccaw book). So I wanted to know if they were updating the course plan soon. The word is that they are in fact updating their course plan to correspond to the new edition. The expectation is that the revised course plan will be available at the end of the summer. So... If you already have the dragonfly book in hand and wanted to use the Kolbe course plan, you might want to get it soon, while they still have copies of that version. If you are wanting a course plan for the new edition of the Miller Levine book, you might want to wait until August, when they hope to have the new plan out. Also, online honors and advanced honors biology courses use Campbell Biology. The Advanced Honors course is being submitted for review as an official AP course. (They weren't sure if it would be approved without live labs.)
  3. I am considering the Kolbe Academy lit program for 7th & 8th grades. It is meant to be used over 2 years. It is steep price, 100$ :ohmy: but it meant to be used over two school years. However, if it isn't what I need, I am out a whole chunk of cash. I have never spent that much $$ on one school thing. I did some board research and there was some feedback that it had been long on comprehension questions and short on instruction regarding intro to literary analysis. However, I am under the impression that they are selling a revamped version. The 100$ is just for the teacher's guide/schedule/lesson plans. I can get all the books for free. My husband is a librarian at a major university so lit books are freely available for an entire year. Has anyone used this recently? Do you think it was 'worth' the 100$? I know that is difficult to answer. I guess I should ask if you feel like your child had a better educational experience because you had that resource. I had been planning to just have him read from the reading list in TWTM for the 7th grade year and then have a conversation about what he read. However, it is sometimes difficult for me to think of adequate questions. I was hoping the Kolbe program could help with that. I also like the schedule. I feel like I drop the ball on that more often that I would like. I am planning to use "Figuratively Speaking" next year. Maybe I could just use what we use there as the focus on our literary study? Here is a link for the Kolbe curriculum if anyone is interested in giving feedback. http://www.kolbe.org/Junior-High-Literature-Curriculum/ Maybe I should cross post on the high school board. Hmmm...
  4. My son will be in 9th grade this year and I am considering using the history and literature courses from Kolbe with him. I would love to hear from people who have used Kolbe at the high school level--what are the study guides like? Are the course plans helpful to have / worth the $45 that they charge for them? At one time we had been considering enrollment because we liked the idea of getting a diploma from them. It would make college applications a lot easier. And they will allow parents to customize the courses as they wish. I just felt like I was going to be doing so much customization and substitution that it wouldn't justify paying for enrollment. So I decided to go on my own this year and then re-evaluate for next year. Anyway...input on the study guides and course plans for history and literature would be appreciated. Thanks!
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