However, at this point in the year we should be closing in on the Revolutionary War and we are still reading about early American explorers. How did that happen?!?
I purchased Easy Classical History because it is basically a schedule which coordinates many different books, most of which I already own. I thought if I had a schedule with nice little boxes to check off, it would help keep me on track. So far, so good. There are no 'extras' with EC, it gives you the schedule of reading along with questions to prompt your child's narration.
The main spine is 'The Story of the World' by Susan Wise Bauer. We LOVE anything by SWB. I listen to her audio lectures often as I've never been fortunate enough to see her in person. She is the author of 'The Well Trained Mind; A Guide to Classical Education at Home', which is definitely the backbone of our homeschool.
Easy Classical History also uses 'A History of US' (a series of 11 books) by Joy Hakim. I really like this series. The two books work really well along side each other.
There is A LOT of reading with this curriculum. If you don't have at least 2 hours a day to devote to all the reading it may not be the best choice for you. To give you an example, this is from last week's schedule:
Read one chapter in 'Story of the World', 3 chapters in 'A History of US', 40 pages from 'Explorers who Got Lost', and all 20 chapters from the book 'Madeleine Takes Command'. Yep, all in one week.
Luckily my guys tolerate it all really well. I sit on the couch and read while they play quietly on the floor or at the table. They usually choose Legos or dominoes, although our new love is Kapla blocks.
Set'. This is a crazy challenging- but fun game.
Quick Snuggle Break!here, created and shared by a sweet homeschooling mama.
Making a Sailboat
I think I'll start Miquon Math with her in another year. It uses the Cuisenaire rods and is a very gentle, discovery based curriculum.
She has many years ahead of her, now is the time to have fun, explore and make discoveries.