SunnyDays Posted March 17, 2012 Share Posted March 17, 2012 (edited) My head is spinning with all the different options for history, and I'm hoping someone might have suggestions for me. :) Background: This is our first year hsing 9yo/3rd grade DS. This year, we went through the Abeka 3rd grade American History book, which is basically a series of biographical summaries on famous Americans. It served our purposes well, but we're ready to go deeper. I would like to do at least one, possibly two, full years of American History. I'd also like to go through at least one full chronological cycle... we'll obviously miss the grammar stage of that, so we'll probably lean more toward logic stage. Here are my thoughts on our options: 1. Do a year of American History for 4th grade, then do a full four year cycle for 5th-8th grades. 2. Do the four year cycle 4th-7th grades, then do American History, with government and civics, in 8th grade. (My reasoning for this possibility is first, we just did American this year although we could certainly do more, and second, most traditional students take American History in 8th grade, and we're still not 100% sure we'll homeschool all the way through high school.) 3. Do a year of American History this year for 4th... then do THREE years of World History with the Human Odyssey books in 5th-7th... then do another higher level year of American History in 8th. Keep hearing good things about these books, but need to know more. Not sure specifically what I'll use for our American studies yet. I have ideas but want to flesh them out more once I decide what year(s) for which I'll need the material. I thought about posting this on the Logic Stage board, but since our years are still iffy and we're not quite there, I wanted to start here. Your thoughts and experience appreciated... thanks!! Edited March 17, 2012 by SunnyDays Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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