mbrady Posted November 20, 2011 Share Posted November 20, 2011 I was never exposed to much history in high school or college, so I am learning with my kids. I have noticed two ways of studying history. The first being a very detailed approach, such as SOW, MOH, and SWB's high school level books. There seems to be a lot of information, and I have a hard time keeping everybody straight. My fear with this approach is that they will forget a great deal of what we've studied. The second approach seems to be learning major events in history, and then spending most of their time reading biographies, historical fiction, great books. I see this with Veritas Press (timeline cards and Omnibus) and Sonlight. With this approach I worry about them never being exposed to the more minor events in history. What is better in the long run? Through the elementary years, we have done a good job of incorporating both. However, it seems that you have to focus more on one or the other in junior high and high school, or it would be easy to spend half the day on history. Any thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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