Nov 16, 2008

history suggestions?

My 4th and 5th grade girls are reading the 4th book of Story of the World this year. I do not want to start the 4 year cycle again, so I am looking for a new history curriculum for next year. I am wanting a history curriculum that has a strong biblical worldview (which SOTW doesn't have) and goes through history chronologically. I have been looking at Tapestry of Grace but it is freaking me out a bit. I like the simplicity of Story of the World and Tapestry of Grace seems overwhelming. I'm not sure I'd actually do any of it. And it is pretty pricey. Also, Tapestry is moving away from printing teacher texts and moving toward more computer based/CD-rom text. I like a book in front of me (and don't really want to have to print out weekly plans). Do any of you use TOG and love it? Have any of you switched from SOTW to something you love? Do any of you know of or use something that teaches chronologically and from a biblical worldview? Please send me your ideas! julia.


Rebecca of "China, Baby!" said...

I know someone who used TOG and loves it!

I wish I had better ideas for you... I know the classical approach works more in chronological order, have you checked into Veritas Press??


Shannon of "Room for More" said...

I have used TOG for 3 out of the 7 years we have homeschooled. I keep coming back to it. We love it! e-mail me privately if you want to chat.

Tisra said...

I use Sonlight and love their biblical world view and their heavy focus on actual books- not text books. They have great factual books that children enjoy reading/ listening to. The order that they do everything may/may not be chonological- I don't know (this year, with Core 1, we are doing ancient history from creation forward). BUT, I think you could use the same texts that they have outlined and do them in your own order and plan out your own teaching method. This is our first year using them, and we bought the curriculum and use their teaching guides- but you don't have to... they are real books you can buy off amazon as well. Best of luck!

*Overflowing* said...

Have you ever seen The Mystery of History? I use this along side with my all honestly, I use it more than my SOTW.

It's fabulous!!

*Overflowing* said...

One more thing...have you seen the Biblioplan? It offers lesson plans, as well as, literature options for a classical education.