4ofus Posted September 24, 2012 Share Posted September 24, 2012 I have 2 boys, 8 & 9 & we began hs last year in 2nd & 3rd grade. We started with the Ancients & this year we are doing the Middle Ages (3rd & 4th grade). We take a pretty relaxed approach to this & are enjoying ourselves. We won't be speeding up, so it'll take us all year to get through the Middle Ages. I know my biggest should be starting the cycle over & more in depth next year but we haven't finished our first trip through~I'm not sure the best way to handle it. I know ultimately it's just whatever I want, but I'd like to hear some thoughts to clarify my thinking. I'd also like to keep the 2 boys together in history subject matter, even if each is approaching the study differently. So, what's the consensus? Start over? Trudge ahead w/Early Modern Times? Skip to Modern Times? Will my 5th grader need to move out of SOTW? Or is it enough to use SOTW as long as we supplement with additional reading material? He already uses Kingfisher while my younger uses Usborne. We don't, however, do as much history writing as is recommended. We do the questions & narrations orally, but I only ask them to write them sometimes, not every week. I know I'm making this harder than it needs to be, but I am SUCH a 'finish the book' person!! It's hard to know that either we won't finish the cycle & the last 2 years will be brand new 2nd time around, OR that we'll be "behind" :/. These are my options & I'm not lovin' it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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