Not familiar 100% but a little something on the cost seems to be jumping out at me from their website.Rives wrote:Well, I can't believe I'm asking this question, as we've used MFW since Kindergarten, but I'm contemplating using another geography curriculum instead of ECC for this next year. My reasoning is I think I may feel a little less pressure (put on by myself) if I had a little less structure. Not to mention the cost is cheaper.
Thanks so much.
It appears that you would need to buy maps, and various notebooking pages and such. These kinds of things are included in the package price of ECC. So make sure you are looking at everything you would have to buy when doing the side by side cost comparison. And to include the cost of the science book in your shopping cart as well. It is part of ECC's price.
That is the program that I was originally going to look at in 2003 to try to do alongside SL before I found MFW. So I've always wondered.... why I never made it over to that booth :)
Here is one thing to realize in the difference. ECC is designed to get you around the world in 36 weeks' time. The other program says that you can do their program in 1-3 years. If you try to do it in one school year, you will not be able to study every country and every science topic.
In the other program, the Bible verses are trying to relate to either the character trait in the literature or maybe in the science. In ECC, you will study the book of Matthew as a foundation of "go into all the world".
You'll be doing your own lesson plans to get through the other program. Not sure if that is less pressure on you.