I am just looking to find out what people add to RTR to make it more challenging for their 8th grader.
Thank you! Tracy
I can tell you a bit about CTG and 8th grader if that would help to tweak RTR a bit.
: essentially we added church involvement and service and making sure she was getting lots of topics in life.
: we had plans to add in some of the projects from the chapter beginnings of Streams of Civilization, as is suggested in the intro section of both CTG and RTR manuals for jr. high students. But, we ended up not adding extra history for her in CTG since she is doing AHL in 9th. Besides, we had too much to learn about living in a new city and getting to do archery and other things. So, look over the projects/papers in Streams of Civilization and do one of those per chapter.
Also, you could consider outlining chapters in SOTW if they need more to do in history notebooking.
make as much use of book basket as possible.
Let them take responsibility for any history/Bible projects in RTR and have them help set it up and clean up. They can read ahead in early weeks with some of the books (Roman Empire, and How the Bible Came to Us) and be ready to help you set up the projects quickly. Here's a quick link to what we did in week 1 or 2. We're in week 4 now?
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... 400#p63400
- will be on level for the student. Nothing to add there
Science - 8th grader should be in 8th grade science, like apologia physical or general
Foreign Language - do that
: the 8th grader doesn't have to beef up God and the History of Art.
-- make sure they jot something down while listening about composers.
: grammar, writing program and 2 Progeny Press Guides.
If that still isn't enough, then toss in an elective
that they are interested in, or do a music class, or PE class. Make sure the 8th grader is getting to hear Augustus Caesar World. I've scaled it back with my 6th grader who just isn't ready for all of that. That will allow for some fun discussion with some topics with mom and dad. (wait until you try figuring out the whole Antony/Octavian/Cleopatra/Octavia, oh yeah... we've had some discussion over here even without reading out loud each paragraph.)
So, basically, expect a bit more on their notebook summaries. Add in those "research" projects from the chapter beginnings in Streams. Bible: be more involved in church, or service projects. Keep a journal of how the scripture affects you.