Oh, yes, prayer will help it fall into place. I'll add a prayer for peace as your plan unfolds.ilovemy4kids wrote:We have decided to go ahead and do both in the US History to 1877, although I'm a bit nervous about the decision. My husband made the final decision. It has been a prayerful decision over the past few weeks. So, following his leading, I'm going to give it a go.....
Going to pray for wisdom to teach to them both, and to be able to juggle schedules to make it work.
Glad you've made a decision for your family. After reading thru the thread, it seems like the best decision for you. Not what I'd say to many folks, but for you. First of all, you've kind of eliminated the usual avenues to togetherness in electives - the outside activities, maybe science, even foreign language that I might suggest families do together - since those all seem on separate tracks at your house and not really moveable at this point. Plus, your son has just read the entire Bible, which is my favorite thing to do as a family, but he's probably ready to move on to the Worldviews study in 11th rather than having your family read thru the Bible as a "together" subject.
The fact that your dd is a strong student, and that she's already had a worldviews background in SP, may put her ahead of where most 9th graders would be on the US1 Bible (and Bible is always my favorite subject ). Also the fact that your ds is battling depression is not to be taken lightly, and his tactic of recreating some of his happy moments from the past can be a very successful technique, at least from my own experience.
I think that your experience with AHL and WHL will help you in knowing the flow of the program, and identifying where you might adjust for your particular family needs. I know at my house, I've read certain books aloud in AHL and WHL, and we've done a couple on audiobook, plus I've done some subbing for my son's book club, so I know there is flex there if you need it. (Don't ask about how much harder it is to pull together a transcript when you've subbed, tho, LOL!) And some things will be easy enough to do together with each student at their own level, such as the public speaking component in US2 -- something we've always enjoyed doing at a family at our house.
Blessings as you make a plan,