The homeschool curriculum choices blog posts are great, but what I really want to know is what families thought AFTER they used the curriculum they chose! I will be sharing a series of posts with you; evaluating our choices in each grade level and our group subjects.
As a reminder, here is our original All Together Homeschool Curriculum Choices post.
World History ~ Mystery of History Volume 1
I love Mystery of History and it was a great fit for all three of my kids. We did not get through all of Volume 1 as I had planned, but that’s OK! We will pick up where we left off and move on to Volume 2 when we finish with 1.
We brought the notebooking pages in later in the year and I enjoyed using these with all three kids. We will use these next year too.
US History/Geography ~ YWAM US History
We read 4 books, and enjoyed them all! I had hoped to read at least 4, with a hopeful goal of 6. I am pleased with 4 given the crazy year we had! We read Christopher Columbus, John Smith, William Penn and Benjamin Franklin. We did a few extra things for our Christopher Columbus study, and had some fun toys we used during our John Smith book. But overall, we learned through reading and didn’t do many extras. I enjoyed this a lot and I think it’s because it was very low planning and low pressure. Just pick up the book, read, and learn as we read!
In the beginning of the year we used the book, Passport to the World and our country cards. This was such a nice and simple way to explore the world together, I really enjoyed it. After finishing that, we began another book and method and honestly it just wasn’t as fun as the first method. I even shared our first set of printables here, but I have decided to use a different book with my kids, and yes I have a new set of printables coming. Sadly – for those of you who liked that first set, the rest will not be coming, since we won’t be finishing that book. I like the book, it just wasn’t a great fit for us to focus on as our main book for world geography. Stay tuned to see what we have chosen to use!
We stayed consistent with What’s in the Bible through the first half of the year and honestly with all of the busy-ness it just faded away. We never even started Picture Smart Bible, mostly because of our crazy life. I will be using both of these with my younger kids this coming year.
I totally let this one go after 2 lessons. The boys weren’t really into it and I didn’t need anything extra on my plate so I let it go, for now at least. I like the curriculum, it just wasn’t the right timing for us.
Want to see more of our All Together time in action? Browse through our wrap-up posts, they are listed in order here and there’s a section for each of my kids in each post.
- The First 6 Weeks Wrap-Up
- Monthly Wrap-Up January 2015
- Monthly Wrap-Up February 2015
- Monthly Wrap-Up March 2015
- Monthly Wrap-Up April 2015
Stay tuned, I will be sharing our year-end review for our All Together subjects. I will also be sharing our curriculum choices for 8th grade, 4th grade, 1st grade and All Together subjects.