JAK's mom,JAK's mom wrote: ↑Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:12 pmWe will be homeschooling our soon to be 2nd and 4th graders this Fall 2008 and I am very excited. My children are not so excited as this will be our first year homeschooling. I have compared three curriculums. I liked them all but feel that MFW is the way we should go. I love the value and the library book suggestions. I am also looking forward to starting the first year geography program with my kids.
My question is, Does MFW have a list of DVDs and websites that we can use as resources like other programs have? Not only do I like good books but also like good educational DVDs. Does anyone have any feedback for me.
Yes. MFW includes some DVD and video suggestions in the Book Basket enrichment lists that are in the manuals.
There are occasional website suggestions in the manuals. However, weblinks can change very quickly and it can be hard to keep it updated on paper all the time. So, to help out with that, MFW has this message board where you will find those kinds of web site suggestions for each of the MFW programs in the appropriate Ideas Forum. Those Ideas Forums are in the section just under the general forum.
For example, you are planning to use ECC (Exploring Countries and Cultures) next year, you will find many suggestions in the ECC Ideas Forum located at http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewforum.php?f=15
and as it says in the intro/welcome section of each of those Ideas forum, if you find a broken or inappropriate link, let MFW know and they'll fix it quickly.
Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:18 pm
I do know that in all of the other years after that, there are video suggestions in the TM as part of book basket. I don’t remember if there were video suggestions in the ECC teacher’s manual or if I just added them in.
I do know that *we* used videos in ECC. Schlessinger Media had a bunch of titles with various countries. And our library had a series about various families in the world. Some of the titles in that series (non schlessinger) were Families in Russia, Families in China, Families in France, Families of the USA (etc.) Produced by Master Communications, Inc.
Sorry to add to the confusion there :) But you can see how easy it is to add in videos.