COMPARE MFW TO OTHER CURRICULUMS

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COMPARE MFW TO OTHER CURRICULUMS

Unread post by Julie - Staff » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:54 pm

Many families are trying to discern between MFW and other curriculums which seem similar. You will find many archived threads helpful in comparing MFW to different types of curriculum. Many of the threads include posts from families who have experience using other curriculums before they chose MFW. However, out of respect for our fellow homeschool curriculum authors, archived threads do not usually name other individual curriculums. Below is a list which may assist you in connecting a particular curriculum question with helpful threads. We hope these threads are useful as you strive to make the best decision for your family. Note that these posts are all answered from the point of view of MFW users; you may want to post similar questions on sites where users of other curriculums will be likely to respond.


How does MFW compare to literature-based curriculums such as Sonlight, Beautiful Feet, FIAR, or Ambleside?
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=3022
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=2281
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=2192
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=1275
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=3646
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=3823
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=3277
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=2762
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... 049#p11049 (several posts)
(Adventures) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=1246
(Adventures) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=1167
(ECC) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=2199
(ECC) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?p=25372
(CTG) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=2211
(preK) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8709

How does MFW compare to unit studies with activities such as Konos, Winter Promise, A World of Adventure, or Galloping the Globe?
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=2400
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=2191
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=2280
(Adventures) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=575
(Adventures) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=1041
(Adventures) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=5729
(ECC) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=3197
(CTG) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=1346

How does MFW compare to other Biblically-based curriculums such as Heart of Wisdom, Tapestry of Grace, Heart of Dakota, Weaver, Classical Conversations, or Mystery of History?
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=2838
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=3254
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=3149
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=3893
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=1100
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... 069#p75677
(ECC) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=2049
(CTG) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... 030#p70030
(CTG) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=2924
(CTG) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=3155
(CTG) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=1099
(CTG) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?p=24686
(High School) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?p=35899

How does MFW compare to classical rotations such as The Well Trained Mind, Memoria Press, Veritas Press, or Trivium Pursuit?
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=2932
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=428
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=365
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=475
(ECC) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=531
(RTR) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1308

How does MFW compare to textbook, workbook, or CD-Rom based curriculums such as ABeka, BJU, K-12, Robinson, or Alpha Omega/SOS?
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=874
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=691
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=3745
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... 495#p74311
(Adventures) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=2298
(Language Arts) http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... 107#p49084

How does MFW compare to do-it-yourself, unschooling, or very flexible programs?
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1988
You might also do a board search for "flexib*" to find individual posts on a variety of topics, shared by very flexible MFW users.

Is MFW an academically challenging curriculum?
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=1987
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=2971
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=2088
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=2927
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=2764
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=3109
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=3770
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=3614 (academics a la Charlotte Mason)
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=4387 (stepping up academics in 7th and 8th grades)
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=5210 (high school)

Charlotte Mason elements:
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4004

How does MFW combine all of these elements?
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... 9232#p9232
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... 049#p47049

High School:
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=12378

curriculum: all the courses of study offered by an educational institution.
plural: cur·ric·u·la or cur·ric·u·lums
Latin: course, from currere, to run; see current.
[Dictionary.com. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004.]

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