momee Posted February 4, 2008 Share Posted February 4, 2008 Don't hold it against me but I'm having serious thoughts about continuing with Tapestry through high school. My son LOVES reading but he's not having fun AT ALL with Tapestry's recommendations for this year. This happened last year also. He's asking me what good book can he read on his own. Tapestry - it's ancient egyptian lit then the bible then selections from Gilgamesh, etc. etc. you know the list... It's really not Tapestry, I think this would be the case with any curricula we choose. I think he'd really like to be set loose in terms of literature but I'm afraid to move out. Also, for history don't most schools require only two years of hs history? Tapestry has us do 4. I have read over and over again how people use Spielvogel and it's workbook type resource and that's really it other than some papers for composition. By using something as in depth as TOG am I just making this whole process much harder than it has to be? I love the benefit of worldview and philosophy all brought in together but if he's not enjoying it is it really helpful? And how do I know if it's a heart issue of diligence or a real lack of passion for what he's learning about? There's a well springing up that I think many of you call unschooling isn't there? I really think if I gave him a list of books to read for the year and after each book do some discussing and occasional papers he would be thrilled and read WAY more than I'd require him to. But, would that be enough for hs credit? I'm very torn - I need the structure but he craves the freedom to read what he wants. How can I reach a medium or do I just delete this post and keep plugging away? Just for info we're on week 4 or TOG yr 1. He's done fairly well so far but his heart is just - I don't know how to explain it - not into it. Thanks for listening - I'm not even sure how you could help... Stephanie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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