In 9th - 12th you would most likely study World History and American History again. This time around you would probably cover the entire time span again including the last time span that you missed.sewardmom wrote:If I start my 5th grader in Countries and Cultures in the fall, then she will be in 9th grade before she completes the 5 year rotation for history. If she begins a high school curriculum at that time, she would not have completed the last history package - Civil War...
Any suggestions or tips how this would work especially considering the high school/college requirements?
If you are concerned about meeting college requirements then I suggest that you look at some college websites to find out what they require. I have one ds in college at a 4 year Univ. I have found that they are not that picky about high school social studies courses.
The typical choices for high school would be Geography, American History, World History, Government and Economics. Studying World History for 4 years and spending two of those years on American History also is going to surpass most high school courses in any standard public school.
Although it is good to have long range plans, life changes things. I would encourage you to buy the curriculum that is best for your dc now. By the time your dc gets to high school you will have even more choices available to you as a homeschooler than are available now. The Hazells will even have a high school course by then most likely.
As you begin to teach with MFW it will begin to make sense to you how this all works out. Depending on your dc's interests you will learn how to tailor school to which way they learn and what they are interested in.
My dc all have liked history but none of them want it for a career. My dd16 is very interested in science so we focus on the science courses whereas someone else might focus on some other area such as creative writing. If your dc is really into government then you would want them to take public speaking and debate.
My oldest dd is married and a new mother who plans to homeschool her dd. My oldest ds is a college student presently. My next son is married, a parent and working full time in the trade my dh taught him. Same homeschool but very different paths.