MamaSheep Posted March 1, 2012 Share Posted March 1, 2012 I'm thinking of using it with my high schooler, but I know it's not really a high school level course, and I'm not sure where to put this, so I'm putting it here. I apologize if that was a poor choice, I'm just :001_huh: today. So I'm chasing my tail over what to do for next year, and history is one of my hang-ups. One option I'm considering is to use SOTW 3 and 4 (long story, but although we used and enjoyed 1 & 2, we tried something else for the rest of the cycle last time through and haven't used 3 & 4). Right now I'm feeling really burnt out on pulling stuff together my own self, and would really like to find something decent already pulled together for me with notes and schedules and all that jazz, and one option that floated to the top was Core H in Sonlight. I wouldn't use the Bible (he has a separate religion class for that) or the Language Arts (I prefer other options), but coordinated history and literature would be really nice. With some of the other things we will (maybe) be taking on, having history be fun and a little bit light might be a good thing, so it's ok with me if it's a little below "grade level" as long as it does a decent job covering the broad strokes of world history, and I feel confident that SOTW would do that, at least. I don't know whether we'd do both the readers and the read-alouds, or just pick one or the other so we've only got one "lit" book going at a time. Also, it looks like there might be some books on the list that would be of less interest to us as an LDS family than others (though probably most of these would be in the Bible section). At any rate, I don't think I'd buy the whole core, just the IG, and then a selection of the recommended books. Anyway, I'm just starting to kick ideas around and wondered: 1 - Which books from core H are must-reads, not to be missed? 2- Which books from core H do you think an LDS family might prefer to skip? (To clarify, I am fine with reading about people of other faiths doing things that people of other faiths do, especially when they have historical value. I'm not all that wild about cheesy, preachy, in-your-face, "you have to believe as I do" books, IYKWIM.) 3- If you've used Core H, what did you think of the notes, discussion questions, map activities, etc.? 4- What other options should I be seriously considering? (Other options I'm considering are Trisms and Odyssey, though they cover different time periods. One challenge is that ds has some learning disabilities related to writing, especially handwriting. Trisms has a lot of forms to fill out, and I think I might have a rebellion on my hands before the first month was out. Odyssey also has a lot of writing incorporated, though it might work better because he could type it. But I'm not necessarily wild about the spine texts there. And I'd really rather fight my writing battles mostly in language arts so I can be more systematic with it. 5- What other questions should I be asking myself? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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