National holidays are a good time to pull out some of the fun books and activities you did with the oldest in Adventures. It really isn't that big of a deal, we are just conditioned to believe that all kids need to do US history for years and years and years in early elementary school. You can always incorporate some great books that include Am. history into book basket and family read-aloud time. The little house books or "childhood of famous Americans" are wonderful books that will help your kids learn about our country.Laura M wrote:My oldest did Adventures, so he has some knowledge of US history. Now that we've started the five year cycle, I guess this means that my 7 and 8 year olds won't learn any US history until four years from now??? Should I be teaching them that along with what were already doing?
Really, you will be there before you know it because is starts in year 4. Keep in mind that you will study the US a bit in ECC and you could always extend that a bit and do an extra couple of weeks about the US, culture and geography. Maybe your oldest could take this opportunity to help you plan and teach some of his favorite things from Adventures to the younger siblings.
This is why I love keeping my MFW packages. I know I will use them again in 5 years but I have also found that I pull out pieces as they apply to what we are doing now. Have fun in MFW!