I recommend doing the history in order. It makes more sense to me because history builds on itself. We're doing RTR and often refer back to what we discussed or learned in CTG. Our CTG knowledge helps RTR make sense. However, RTR would still be perfectly doable without this CTG knowledge. I just think RTR is richer in light of CTG.4Truth wrote:Chronology aside, reasons for doing CtG before RtR? I've promised my dd we'll do RtR next, but I'm wondering if there are some compelling reasons to do CtG first, aside from the timeline. This dd has done some Ancients and Old Testament (enough to be familiar with the Ancients period). My 2nd dd (8) has learned some of the OT at church and in family devotions, but not to the extent that her older sister has.
We were all set to start RtR after the first of the year, but I've been reading some posts in the archives about CtG and want to make sure we aren't missing something *important.* ;o)
However, I realize that there are situations that might cause a family to do RTR first. Perhaps you've already covered Greeks and Egyptians in a different program and you want to move on. Perhaps, for some financial reason, you cannot afford to get CTG first. Perhaps there's some community program running this year that features the Romans and you really want to be participating in that and it makes more sense to do RTR...
Do what works for your family but realize that CTG belongs before RTR when possible and when there are no other reasons to shuffle it around.