New history curriculum
One of the many good things about homeschooling is being able to school on your own schedule.
For us, this means year round, with days off whenever we choose, but not on a set schedule.
Because of that, the completion of various textbooks fall throughout the year.
This is great because only one part of our daily routine is changed at a time.
It is helpful not to be tackling several new textbooks at once.
I searched high and low, and spent months deciding on Mystery of History,
and two weeks into it---we love it!
I decided not to do the timeline and the cards, we will only do the cards,
and we are keeping them spiral bound for now.
The first 3 card pictures are 3 kids "summary" of lesson two.
On the back of the card we wrote what happened each day of creation.
We quickly review these cards daily. Eventually there will be too many cards to review each one daily.
When we get to that point, we can review random cards, of sections at a time.
The last two pictured are of Jubal and Tubal-Cain. Below, Tubal-Cain is frowning because he hit his finger during his iron working. ;)
The best part of Mystery of History for me is the CD, which means I do not have to read aloud to the kids.
Past experiences of the kids reading history for themselves, have not turned out well, so this is perfect! The first week we listened to the first ten lessons in one sitting, we did this 3 times with no complaints! Then we reviewed each lesson and did the cards and any worksheets. This curriculum gives plenty of options for additional reading and projects, but it can be done as simply as the teacher wishes. We love it so far!