The supplement is to replace the more advance history readings and world history information. Mostly just an age appropriate read aloud books so that they don't have to listen to too much in the history or sit too long.SandKsmama wrote:I'll be doing Ex1850 with my 12 year old 6th grader next year - I just have some questions about how the 2nd/3rd grade supplement works for my 7 year old 2nd grader.
Will he do the whole curriculum as written *plus* the supplement? Or do I skip the more advanced history reading with him and just do the supplement reading? I haven't seen this year in person (or haven't looked at it in detail anyway), and I'm having trouble "getting it" in my mind how exactly it will work. He *is* doing RTR right now with my dd, and doing fine. He does have trouble sitting and listening to the history at times, but is doing GREAT with the science.
The younger kids can listen in a bit to SOTW, Exploring American History and look at The Last 500 years but don't expect as much writing in the history notebooks. And youngest kids don't have to listen to Building a City on a Hill, that's an advanced book. My 2nd grader didn't listen in too much when we read from the G. Foster book either. She'd just go do book basket or play with younger sister.
I found it easier to let my child not really be required to listen to all of it especially on the weeks that were world history focus. During those weeks, we'd let her look at more book basket picture books about the country being studied and not really worry too much if she didn't listen to SOTW.
The supplemental readings are to help keep a focus on light overview of US history. Some weeks in the supplement reading grid will be a light load or might not have any additional readings.
-crystal (remember... spring forward is tonight)