LNC Posted January 6, 2011 Share Posted January 6, 2011 (edited) I am using Truthquest History Ancient Egypt & Greece and Ancient Rome next year. I have a lot of spines! This is for 5th and 7th graders: 1. Guerber (but they want to read these straight through over the summer before and then we'll schedule them in per TQ. She schedules them out of order bc her commentary drives the schedule not the spine.) 2. Famous Men of Greece and Rome (Memoria Press has quides and teacher's manuals for these) 3. Spielvogel, Western Civilization (w/online quizzes and helps) 4. Dorothy Mills Ancients books (Memoria Press is reprinting these or I'll buy antique oop to include the maps and pics) 5. I also have Streams of Civilization (we can either just read or purchase the teacher's manuals and tests to go with them from Rainbow Resources) First, I schedule the TQ commentary and spines into 36 weeks. We all read these and discuss. I also have a checklist of readers for them to read through. I used to use the library a lot for the 3 American History TQ books. Now, I own more than enough ancients books bc I was able to purchase from a retired homeschooler's living books library! She also used TQ. My questions are - 1. Which of these spines would you choose? I really want to use all but #5. 2. Output? The online quizzes for Spielvogel look good. There really isn't that much reading for Ancients there - looks doable. Would you buy the Famous Men teacher and student books from Memoria Press and work through them? TQ schedules the FM chapters but I would like some notebooking projects too? The Dorothy Mills teacher and student books are in beta from Memoria Press, so I think I'll hold off on them for now. The Mills books are a great narrative history though and we'll want to at least read them. I've read several from the library and loved them! Output: 1. a commonplace book per student with comments about readers 2. Spielvogel online quizzes 3. Famous Men Student books 4. History Scribe pages (maybe but I already own this) in a notebook following TQ schedule. Enough for middle school? Which of these spines would you use for outlining practice? Edited January 6, 2011 by LNC Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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