Hi Firewarrior.firewarrior wrote:I keep looking at CTG and the books that come with the set do not look as great as ADV, ECC, RTR, EX1850. And not many books, either. And is the CTG emphasis on Greeks?
Currently we are doing ADV. Great and interesting books! Should I skip CTG next year and going straight to RTR?
The emphasis in Creation to the Greeks is on God's people. This program is more of an Old Testament overview and learning what was going on in the rest of world history at the same time.
It is suggested that CTG not be done until after a strong foundation of learning who the true God is. That way, when you study cultures that were not following the Lord, you will know that they were not following the truth.
In MFW we study Egypt in the context of Abraham and Joseph and Moses. It is not the other way around where you learn about Egypt and maybe hear a Bible story or two about some guy named Moses.
Here is a copy from the CTG portion of the main website. I like how they explain the priority of what is studied in CTG:
-----------------------------------------Creation to the Greeks integrates the history of other civilizations, such as Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, and Greece, with Old Testament history. Learn how the 10 plagues were a judgment against Egypt's gods, and why Israel and Judah feared Assyria. All of history is viewed from a Christian perspective, using Streams of Civilization: Volume I and other resources.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your strength.
These commandments that
I give you today are to be upon your hearts.
Impress them on your children.
Talk about them when you sit at home
and when you walk along the road,
when you lie down and when you get up.
Welcome to an exciting year! Creation to the Greeks is a chronological, history-based unit study for students in Grades 2-8. You will travel back in time to Old Testament times, beginning with creation. As you learn about the history and culture of Israel, you will participate in the feasts commanded by God that the Jewish people celebrated. The Old Testament will be the foundation of your study of history (His Story.) This will be integrated with the study of other civilizations, such as Egypt, Greece, and Babylonia. We hope and pray that you will understand history and the Bible in a new way, and that God's kingdom will be affected by what you learn this year.
Back to my words now..... for an overview of the scope and sequence
scroll down a bit to see the lesson schedule. I think it will help to relief your concerns about the emphasis not being Biblical based.
Just curious....Why are you skipping ECC?