woolybear Posted August 20, 2012 Share Posted August 20, 2012 Disclaimer--I am very sleep deprived at the moment. So, indecision, silliness, grammatically incorrect sentences, and just plain not making sense are possible. Also, I tend to ramble at the best of times; now might be even worse. Proceed at your own risk....... At this point, my dc do pretty much separate programs, but that is not the point of this thread. Younger ds will be doing HOD Bigger. I'm really excited about this. As I am waiting for the books to arrive, I started looking at plans and figuring things out. I was thinking about science. Oh, wait a minute, that's in there.:) Then I thought about the schedule. Done. Hey, nice. So, on to ds (age 12). He has wanted to study modern history. I've finally decided "Fine. Skip whatever else because he should really be learning something he is interested in." So, I finally settled on TOG year 4 because the books look like ones he will really love. I've picked a few Sonlight books to add in. Of course, there's a few things I'll probably take out, etc. I want a schedule that he can work off himself. I don't think the TOG schedule fits that need. So, I started trying to do that. Ugh. time consuming. Then, I started thinking about science for him. Hmmmmmmm....... The bottom line is I want something planned out like HOD. With a schedule I can hand to him and he can do much of it himself. So, I looked at the other HOD programs. He is very over studying Ancients. We did cover quite a bit of the middle ages last year. I think their new program Missions to Marvels doesn't quite suit him either. What looks best from their programs is Revival to Revolution. I would love for him to do this. I don't know if he would love it. I also want to let him study what he wants--modern history. So, do I make that a separate independent study? Break it down and say, focus on WWII for a bit, but keep another full program? I don't want it to be overkill. I also don't know if I'll have him home next year, so I want this year to be good for him. If I do have him home next year I am left with the problem of what to do then. I don't want to completely push off modern history because he's been wanting this for awhile. He particularly mentioned WWII last year. We never got to it. That is why I was thinking maybe a separate study---some of the good books I've collected for TOG 4, dvds, a lapbook. The bottom line is, I need this to be easier (much) and still get done and be something he wants to study.:001_smile: Anyone up for the challenge? Tia. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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