Letha,mama3ggb wrote:My family is new to MFW. Until now we have used mostly Alpha Omega & ABeka curriculum with a mix of other resources thrown in. My dd saw MFW's Ancient History curriculum at a homeschool expo and really got excited about it. I have been afraid to leave the cover of 'accreditation", so we started this year (9th grade) with Abeka Academy and have been miserable ever since. God kept gently guiding my heart back to MFW's website. After much prayer and a couple of panic attacks, I withdrew dd from the academy. We ordered, and have received, the AH material. It is beautiful and engaging.
We are starting mid-year with MFW AH. DD has completed 1/2 of her year with Abeka already. Subjects included: Alg.1, Physical Science, Bible, Health, PE, English Lit & comp, Geography and an added 10th grade World History course. The Science and Math are working well for her so she will stick with them. Everything else will be replaced with MFW. Abeka is very fast paced with a ton of mindless memorization. DD and I are already burnt out at the mid-year point. I pray the move to MFW will renew her curiosity and give me courage to homeschool highschool.
So...these are my questions...
1) If we are not able to complete AH for 9th grade, will she have trouble moving into MFW world history next year?
2) If we don't have time to cover it completely, is there a best place to start? (ex) first half, second half, or particular weeks that would be more important to cover than others.
God bless you if you stuck with me through all this rambling. Any insight will be appreciated.
Thanks In Advance
Welcome to My Father's World. Two of my children have used our high school program. We have been very pleased with what they have learned both academically and spiritually. My son is now a junior studying metallurgical engineering. My daughter is a senior in high school and dual enrolled as a pre-nursing student at a local community college.
I would encourage you to start at the beginning to get the benefits of learning how to write a strong 5-paragraph argumentative essay. This essay is written five different times during the year. If you do not complete the program by starting at the beginning you can see your daughter's progress on the essays she does write.
Each year of the high school program builds upon itself, so we encourage you to finish AHL if possible. The Bible and composition in Year 1, Ancient History and Literature, are a foundation for the Bible and composition in Year 2, World History and Literature.
One option is continue with AHL through the summer. Your daughter will be done with math and science so the work in summer may not feel like too much. Fridays are lighter days in AHL. Your daughter may want to complete Fridays and Mondays on the same day, therefore getting a day ahead each week.
If you would like to talk about other options, please call me at our office (573-426-4600).