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post #41 of 47
I do agree it would be nice if there were notes "hey this is a Bible story" or "this is actually a Greek Myth", however it doesn't bother me enough not to use it. I haven't found anything that is as good for us (especially because we love the audio) and we've spent enough time on Bible stories and Greek Mythology that my dd does know most of the time what's what.
post #42 of 47
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Originally Posted by crunchy_mama View Post
So, would HO work for someone who is Christian? We are Catholic specifically and there are not a lot of good Catholic options like this and I think I would prefer secularly over fund. prot- which seems to be the vast majority of other options.
I am checking it out right now. I am using alot of the same resources that it uses, so I "asume" it is not anti-Christian/Catholic.

You can get the first 11 weeks of each book free on their website to try.
post #43 of 47
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I am checking it out right now. I am using alot of the same resources that it uses, so I "asume" it is not anti-Christian/Catholic.

You can get the first 11 weeks of each book free on their website to try.
Cool, I did look some on the preview but not in-depth yet. I plan to look into that more for next year.
post #44 of 47
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For those that use HO, do you find it is particularly focused on the US at later levels?
post #45 of 47
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For those that use HO, do you find it is particularly focused on the US at later levels?
We have yet to make it that far. We are on our second time through Ancients, level 1, and will start our second time through Medieval Times level 1 next year. My thinking, based on the books it uses as spines, it keeps a pretty global focus - bringing in US history as it comes up in the bigger picture. I do have Early Modern, level 1, as I was planning on doing that this year, but started over again because ds#1 and ds#2 are on the same history cycle, and ds#2 was too young, in my opinion, to jump so soon into Early Modern and Modern Times.

That said, the lessons from Early Modern Times include four lessons that seem specifically to include US history:
Lesson 12: North America (may touch on you Canadians too )
Lesson 13: Slavery
Lesson 14: American Revolution
Lesson 15: United States of America

Otherwise the lessons seem to jump around the world a bit. One thing I notice is that instead of following the Usborne Encyclopedia chronologically (and in page order), Early Modern seems to jump around by region rather than by time.
post #46 of 47
We love SOTW here! My kids starting listening to it at 4 and 6. They listened to the first one about 3 times through and they are now starting the second one. We get them as CDs and listen to them on long drives in the car. We have had lots of great discussions. I have learned a lot! My seven year old takes them in her room and listens to them often.
post #47 of 47
I just got the first set of CDs and we listened to some tonight. DS and I enjoyed listening together, and my 2yo went right to sleep listening to Jim Weiss which was perfect Happy mama here!

We're doing Sonlight so it's a nice review/addition to what we've talked about so far. I'm not sure how far ahead of it we will stay - I expect we'll catch up to our book reading and maybe be ahead on SOTW, but I don't think it will matter much either way. I expect we'll listen to it more than once
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