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  1. I am trying to decide which American history curriculum to use for my DD (rising junior) who is a slow reader. I would like her to be prepared to take the CLEP exams for US History I and II. Thoughts about Notgrass Exploring America as preparation for the CLEP? (My 3rd DD did well on the Western Civ I and the US History I using TOG, but my 4th child has not been able to keep up with the TOG or Sonlight readings like my older 3. I have used a combination of ABeka (World History) and Sonlight (Story of the World) for 20th Century World history this year. She enjoyed the SotW. She reads the ABEKA text and answers the questions without difficulty, but she finds the ABeka quizzes and tests ask her too many details--and she doesn't like memorizing a bunch of facts. I do wonder if because she is used to a curriculum with a bigger picture (TOG dialectic) and Sonlight, that the ABeka textbook with details is too great of a change in focus.) I would greatly appreciate hearing of anyone's experience!
  2. I am facing a strong desire to change my son's history program in the middle of the year. We are currently using Exploring America by Notgrass and have completed Volume 1. None of us is satisfied with it. The downfall is that he would not have a discussion group for this subject like he does for the Notgrass book. I am looking at a book that I received free from a local private school. It is A History of the United States by Boorstin. We love his writing and remember it well from his Landmark history book. The book has the chapters divided into sections w/a few questions at the end of each section, then end of chapter questions and end of unit questions. I would start him in Chapter 14, which is just a little before the end of Vol. 1 of the Notgrass program. I think the combination of the reading, questions and a few TC lectures might work out to finish up his high school history credit. I think that for quizzes & I can pull the concepts from the questions in the chapter and make my own. I don't have the teacher book & don't want to buy it. Does this plan make sense?
  3. I am trying to find U.S. History for 9th and 10th graders. I have seen several of you mention Notgrass so I went to their website. It says there are 150 daily lessons which includes text, reading and writing assignments. The site also says depending on your student that they may require 2-3 hours for each daily lesson. HOW on earth are we suppose to allot that much time to history with all our other subjects?!?! I think that is a bit much. Any comments and advice for U.S. History? I have also heard good things about MFW but I after looking at their website I wonder if it is heavy on the religion. We are Christian and I am not opposed to a Christian approach but don't want it heavy in text. KWIM?
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