I'm trying to decide what to use for science and history this next year. I have been looking at the cost of some of the books needed for History module 1. Some of them are pretty pricey so I was wondering which one are absolutely essential. Is there an inexpensive way to do History Module 1?????
History Module 1 (Which books are absolutely necessary to purchase?)(5 posts) (3 voices)
I would definitely try the library for a few of them. I'm working out the kinks for this coming school year (we'll begin Aug. 1) and rather than buy ALL the books I'm really looking to the library for as many as I can. I'd like to buy them all so that I'm not worried about renewals/late fees, etc. and have them accessible all year, but I need to stick to our budget.
To answer your question, I'm not quite sure which books are essential, but I found many at the library and I'm borrowing a few from a friend.
My children are 12 and under. I think that for us the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt would be indispensible, the Bible, Letters from Egypt or another geography book, an outline map of Africa, and the Boy of the Pyramids. You can easily substuitute books on the topics that the Oxford book covers. (see other threads for that list or PM me). The books we used here were informative, interesting, and we enjoyed them (although we hear mixed reviews of the Letters book.)
Your choices will have to reflect your needs. This is just what worked for us.
The ones I listed are used all through the year...I just PM'd you back with the info you asked for! =)
I just bought the Story of the World and the Story of the World Activity book, both for about $33.00 plus shipping. I know that it is not strictly CM, but the history is the same, no matter the method. The reason I even mentioned this is because this one book covers the Nomads to the Romans (Ancient Cultures) and the activity book had coloring pages, paper and glue crafts, puzzles and things I thought would interest my girls. I will be using it to supplement my SCM modules, although I know several people on here use it as their spine in place of the Oxford.
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