Author: Marie HazellSAW wrote:I am so excited about finding this website!! I've been on all day researchings, etc. I have one question regarding Streams of Civilizations Vol. 1. What I researched more information, online, I found that the grade level recommendation is for 9th grade. I am hoping I read wrong. I've got a, soon to be 4th grader, and wasn't sure if the grade level was appropriate. I was also wondering about the Victor's Journey Through the Bible being too much for him too. I'm a bit confused.
Hi from Marie!
We always use a combination of books to best cover topics for kids of different ages and with different learning styles.
You are correct, Streams of Civilization is a more difficult book. We do not read a whole chapter at a time. Instead, we use small chunks. Sometimes these are read to all students. Sometimes these are read only to older students.(It will specify "advanced" in the lesson plans.) Sometimes the information is read only by parents so that we have background information for questions our kids ask us. It provides depth of information for many of our topics.
Victor Journey Through the Bible can also be used multi-level. You do not need to read all sections to all children -- you can summarize or even skip parts. We again think it best if parents read all the info so that they can answer questions that may come up. The many maps, drawings, and illustrations are really great and help so much with understanding Biblical passages.
Our family really enjoyed the year and I was amazed at how much I learned! Our pilot families were very positive about the program, too, and one Mom commented, "It just keeps getting better and better."