CalicoKat Posted January 26, 2011 Share Posted January 26, 2011 I have to give up completely on the picture in my head of sitting around on the couch reading aloud history, literature, etc. It just hasn't worked /doesn't work in our home for a variety of reasons that don't include my desire. So many grades, so many abilities, special needs. They each work at their own level in the other subjects that works well. Why not for History? But I do like following the 4 year history cycle. My 2nd and 4th graders are working through SOTW vol. 2 right now. They'll do the 3rd and 4th volumes in the next few years. They work through it at their own pace, not together, they have the activity books and cd's so it's not hard for them to read or listen to each chapter to their heart's content. One is almost finished and the other is on chapt. 25. My oldest daughter is doing MFW mostly independently which their representative told me today is not the way that curriculum was intended to be used. Ugh. I'm asking too much of my daughter too soon in her opinion and I need to get my kids all on the same day for the history readings. This would translate into completely stalling out and NOT finishing our history again for the year. That's been how we've tried in the past to do things and that's how it's always played out because of the reasons above. So I feel like I'm doing this all wrong. Perhaps a history text book for each grade level? I don't like Rod and Staff's history. Any other suggestions? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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