ShelleyM wrote:We are using MFW RtR for our younger two and need to choose a Highschool program for our soon-to-be 9th grader. I really like the look of MFW (as does my oldest), but she is very drawn to the number of books in another curriculum (because she loves to read) and I'm curious, since this will be our first year using MFW, are there any key differences I should be aware of?
I'm looking for personal experiences. I would like to make an educated decision based off a variety of info. (so that I can apply that to her particular needs and obviously, leave it in God's hands to lay it upon our hearts as to the final say). Thanks in advance for your 'two cents'. Looking forward to your suggestions!
How do the programs compare in Bible and English too?
you can see the whole list of materials in AHL on page 6 of the sample
Here's the other side of what isn't obvious from that sample....
In MFW's Ancient History and Literature --- students will read the entire Old Testament. When's the last time your child read the entire OT? Additionally, there's the apologetics side in the program and encouraging students to do something with their faith. Also, time is encouraged to do service every week. you've got to see Teresa's post the other day. It is so encouraging!
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... 789#p59789
How much reading other than the stuff shown? Well, one of the differences is there is reading in MFW that doesn't always show up in samples or packages. MFW encourage library use to keep costs down.
so the sights unseen in high school....
MFW encourages as part of English reading time to read other books as well and selects things that should be easily available in library and it doesn't have to be the exact book either in order for the program to work. 2 tracks are listed in the AHL daily lesson plans (dlp): 1. is to use books specific to "ancient history" -- some of which were in CTG advanced book basket. and it gives you approximate times to read them. 2. The other track is to use books listed on the SAT prep book that MFW sells. That's Stobaugh's prep book. And that book has lots of classics in high school literature and it's listed by grades 9, 10, 11. I think there are 150 books listed in the SAT prep book? So even if your daughter reads one of those books per week for the next three years, that's a lot of reading! the SAT book is on the electives page and is highly recommended to start in 9th grade.