I'm guessing it works much the same way for a child who did not sit in on EX1850 as it does for one who did.Melissa5 wrote:Can you tell me more about the 2nd/3rd grade supplement..... for 1850-mod?
How does this work for a child who didn't do EX-1850?
Can you explain the two U.S. books?
My K'er is an older K'er and we want to add in some US history next year w/ 1st grade. I've done MFW 1st 2x so I know what I'm getting into. :) I wish I would have done some of the US history for EX-1850 w/ her.
For 2nd & 3rd graders
The biggest difference will be whether or not the child does all of the State Sheets and Presidents. They could do them as extra stuff if they wanted to. But it’s also ok if they don’t get around to it.
Basically in 1850-MOD, the world and US history begins to get a little tougher in content. (lots of wars and heavy stuff in modern times). The author of SOTW doesn’t recommend SOTW vol 4 for younger than 4th graders. So, on the lesson plan grid when you are reading from SOTW (and other heavier content books), the younger siblings get a change to not be required to sit around and listen to it. Instead they will get a chance to learn some American geography, history and cultural tidbits of knowledge. And they will get a set of read alouds that will be a bit more fun to enjoy. My oldest enjoyed listening to both sets of read alouds. My 3rd grader didn’t seem interested in the older read alouds except for Brother Andrew. That was ok because she had her own set of read alouds to listen to.
The two workbooks in the supplement are designed to integrate reading comprehension skills, with fun facts/information, and basic geography and even some thinking skills in the See the USA book. I’ll be honest. At first I thought why is MFW using this??? I could hear it in my head as "twaddle." But, I changed my mind quickly in the year. My daughter has really liked using these simple workbooks. I liked how she was able to learn just some fun stuff about the US. It worked over here better than I thought it would. It was gentle, but that’s ok with me. It wasn't the only thing she was doing for history/geography/social studies. It was just to replace having to listen to SOTW vol 4. cool
So basically, the two workbooks (US Facts & Fun, and See the USA) are there to replace the heavier out loud world history/us history readings from SOTW, Children’s Encyclopedia of American History that the older siblings are getting, and to not have to do the SOTW activity book student pages that were mostly maps and writing assignments. We found that the 3rd grader enjoyed some of the non map and non outlining student pages from her sister’s SOTW activity book to do for coloring pages, and or hands on project.
Keep in mind that the supplement is to replace that one aspect of the program, but that younger kids still do the rest of the program too. (I said that already, didn't I??? supper time I guess)
Younger kids will still have a great list of book basket books. Younger kids can help with the timeline too. My 3rd grader would color the flags on the timeline when needed or help to tape timeline pieces in the sketch book. Younger kids will still do the President’s card notebooking. Younger kids still do the State Sheets. Younger kids still learn the location of all of the states, and learn the capital cities too. I still think my 3rd grader learned it better than the 6th grader on those state capitals.
Other things we did to combine them. There were cooking activities in the SOTW activity book as well as cooking projects from the US History Cookbook. Everyone helped with that. There were other little activities in the SOTW activity book that 3rd grader could participate in. Even if it was just a little something – she was receiving exposure to some of the more gentle information out there.
oh , the US history cookbook --- arranged chronologically. it was fun.
and of course, my girls were in the same science, Bible. Each one in her own language arts and math.
For 1st graders
some ideas to toss in and out and about for you to think about:
*What about using American Pioneer and Patriots with her? (that was from EX1850)
*definitely let her listen in on the states and capitals songs. (it'll just happen)
*maybe let her play along with the Bordering States/capitals game (that's all made from the MFW student sheets and included)
*the Jumbo Pad of US maps -- there are plenty to share in that one pack
*if she's first grade, I'd hold off on the See the USA book. And the state sheets can wait :)
We really enjoyed using 1850-MOD this year with a 6th and 3rd grader. You'll do fine to add in those bits and pieces that you need.