CourtneySue Posted July 14, 2012 Share Posted July 14, 2012 (I have tried finding threads on this, but just can't seem to. Most likely I'm just not using the right search terms because I would be surprised if it hasn't been discussed already.) I thought this would be a good place to ask this question since I know a lot of families on this board do ancient history in the early years. There are several homeschooling speakers I've heard who advocate waiting on Ancient History until later--the reasons range from being careful of exposing kids to mythology before they are well-grounded in scripture to the fact that there are a lot better books available to younger kids in other time periods, especially american history. One of my personal concerns is just a lack of appreciation for the ancient world. Have any of you noticed any downsides? What are the upsides to starting early? (I did spend first grade doing primarily American history. We plan on continuing our American history studies, but I want to add in something else with it. I'm debating starting with Ancient history or medieval like Ambleside. We already follow Ambleside lit pretty closely.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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