kase wrote:Thanks for the suggestions I will keep ECC in mind and consider doing it the following year. Most parents do not use a history supplement while attending the christian academy b/c assignments are given weekly that we work on at home.
something I am still not sure about here. Will your children be studying World History and US history in this school, or just US history from this time frame? my answer might change a bit, but I'm thinking I'm hearing you say they are working on US history only.
so if that's the case.,
If you really need to have them enrolled in a 2 days per week homework giving school, and you really want to "after school" your history using MFW 1850MOD:
*then just focus more on the younger supplement from 1850MOD. Don't even think of dealing with the advanced assignments in history. You are paying someone else to do those kinds of assignment at the school with that school's curriculum.
*rephrasing that: if it gets to be too much to keep up with and you only have to do one or the other, go with the younger assignment since you as a teacher haven't been doing world history with oldest up to now.
*don't stress when the topics don't line up between programs. That will happen.
*enjoy the first part of the 1850MOD year with a lighter feel and time to review capitals and states.
*focus on Bible and science with them.
*I don't know about the read alouds from the deluxe (not supplement) package.
*remember language arts and math on level.
*uhm, what about art? I don't know
*music - do that.
Remember, 1850MOD is written in mind that the oldest child in the family will be older than 4th grade. So to jump from ADV to 1850MOD when oldest is 4th grade means you haven't had a few years to build up the world history alongside it all. It's different than a younger child who folds into the cycle. When we fold in a younger student, we as teachers have taught the world history material already. But this isn't that case with your oldest. So if you are doing it a little different than others in the school, and doing it differently than standard sequence of the curriculum publisher, expect road bumps and be cool with it.