NCJessieRN wrote:I obviously do not have "older students" yet, but last night I realized my daughter will cycle back through CtG when she's in 7th. Does CtG have advanced assignments scheduled like ECC? We are purchasing next week at our convention but I just can't wait that long to find out. Lol!
Here is a thread with a post from Crystal, who did CTG with an 8th grader.
No, there isn't a separate grid like ECC. There are some recommendations for older kids, although I don't have the most current manual to know all the latest. Some of the things from the ECC 7-8th grid are really the same, though.
- For the 7-8th grade science, you can just plug it into the science box on the main CTG grid.
- For the reading, same thing.
- The main difference would be that there is no added "geography/history" box for the older kids, but you could squeeze it in or add it at the bottom, if you want to add to that subject.
Here are some things I've heard suggested or would suggest myself:
- As I recall, after the year was over, Crystal said that she ended up spending less time on history that year and more on getting used to the other subjects that take a big step up that year (science, math, English), so she really didn't add a whole lot to history in CTG. I like that idea. It's a fun year, with celebrating the feasts and reenacting the plagues and such. She'll get the whole Bible & thorough history in a couple of years in high school, but won't have time for these memorable activities.
- But if you want to step up history, too, the Streams book has chapter assignments at the end of each chapter.
- Another option I'd consider is just having her read all of Streams, but that's 'cause I am a Streams fan
(The book would span 7th & then 8th, covering the parts for CTG and RTR, so not the whole book in one year.)
- There are the missionary biographies from ECC 7-8th that I'd try to use for part of her reading time in 7th and/or 8th, if she hasn't read them.
- I might try to do ECC-style current events in either 7th or 8th, using the God's World News magazine and cutting out articles for the history notebook (either putting them near countries you study, or putting them at the end of the notebook for later years of history).