DragonflyAcademy Posted December 1, 2011 Share Posted December 1, 2011 Ok.. here goes.. I currently have a pre Kindergartener, a second grader and a fifth grader.. Soon we will add a toddler (adoption). I feel pretty good about every area in our homeschool curriculum except history.. I find that many weeks.. it just doesn't get done...I have felt this way for years.. We went through STOW 1 when my oldest was in third grade.. then STOW 2 the next year and now we are on STOW 3.. I loved STOW 1.. STOW 2 was ok..and STOW 3.. meh.. Last year I decided to add in History Odyssey because I really didn't like how STOW jumps around.. I find it confusing...back and forth through time..lol.. HO with STOW 2 did help last year and I think the year went well.. This year I am struggling with STOW 3 with HO Early Modern 1.. My focus really needs to be on American History this year.. I've gathered LOTS of literature for both children on this..My goals were to study Exploreres, American Indians, Colonization, Revolutionary War, US Govt, Pioneers/Westward Expansion, Slavery and stop at the Civil War.. But It's just not happening!! I feel like HO and STOW have me going all over the place except where I need to be.. Is there a history program that can be done with the ages I have (grammar and just sticking a toe into the Logic stage) where I can assign the older one reading.. and work to reinforce/expand on that.. work with the middle child and then combine to do something fun to illustrate what we just learned.. in a 2 day a week format..??? I mean they could take more than those days to read the information but we focus on it 2 days.. so 1 day for all the discussion/expansions the second for the activity??? I am fitting in science on the other 2 days.. and all our Core subjects M-F... Something secular or very lightly non secular would be best.. I looked at Elemental History.. seems too young.. Living Books doesn't seem to have "just history" as an option.. I don't need an entire new curriculum all around ideas? I feel stretched very thin... :001_huh: I really need something that is just ready for me to use.. hahah.. or that I can gather and file into my weekly files so it is grab and go when I need it.. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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