All the talk about the Truthquest history commentaries on the other thread has me intrigued. I looked at the samples and liked what I saw, and like that it incorporates the 'worldview' type of thinking about history as Robin pointed out. So...I'm thinking through how we might be able to make these work for us.
But...the one big 'turn off' for me is that the volumes intended for younger children are ONLY focused on US history. Personally, I don't want to do only US history in the younger years - I prefer to do it integrated with world history. And it looks like the commentaries that DO integrate world and US history would likely go too deep for younger children to really benefit from. So, I guess what I'm asking is has anyone tweaked the older level guides to make them work with younger children? Or is it worthwhile to read them just for my own benefit and just bring in that which I feel is appropriate for my kids? Or, would it be possible to use the younger American history guides alongside the SCM Modules 5 and 6 so that we are still getting the world history readings in there too, and not focusing only on America?
I plan to start the SCM Modules when my oldest is in 3rd grade - still unsure if I will start with Module 1 or at Module 5. Am also thinking about modifying the modules some - condensing 1-3 into 2 years and then spreading 4-6 over 4 years. Will have a tagalog K/1st grader and preschooler that year also.
Appreciate any thoughts that those of you who have used these might have!