When I posted that our family was moving away from Sonlight, you all offered a lot of suggestions for history curriculum. Now I have some follow up questions.
TOG has been our second choice curriculum for several years and we were actually able to borrow one of the years and use it for a month or so. Here are my hesitations. 1). Lesson planning, book selection for all levels seems overwhelming. 2.) I was less than enthusiastic about several of their book selections that I’m familiar with and so wasn’t sure about the suggestions that I wasn’t familiar with. (edited to clarify: I was disappointed in the quality of literature that they selected.)
My questions for you:
- How do your younger children enjoy and fit in with TOG? Do they enjoy discussing what they are learning with the older children? How much are all the children able to do together?
- How long do you think it will take me each week to lesson plan for ALL levels?
- Do your children look forward to reading the TOG selections? What do you think of the literature quality?
- Will HOD allow all of our school age kids (Kindergarten to 8th grade) to study the same topics at the same time?
I’ve heard so many positive comments about this program and I have two questions.
- Ditto on the above question about multi-level teaching with this program. We want to study the same topics/time periods with all of our school age children.
- I can’t use the library because I would bankrupt our family with late fees. Is the program still doable?
I’d love more info.
- Planning time?
- Using it with multi-levels (K-8th)
- Can I effectively use Truth Quest without using the library?
- What about the quality of suggestions?
- Is there any plan or is it just a book list?
We have enjoyed and used the history and literature suggestions from both of these in addition to our Sonlight books. We are still currently using several of their recommendations, so if you’re curriculum shopping, you should check out these sites.
So let’s talk history…
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