Okay, I've been searching for and reviewing comments about TCOO, Hakim's History of the U.S. series, Truthquest Guides....."et cetera, et cetera, et cetera....and so forth!" Now I'm wondering and wondering, will my kids think of Native Americans as "savages" if I read TCOO to them? Would they slip into a liberal worldview when my back is turned if we use Hakim's series? Could Truthquest Guides be used instead of a spine this year? Why is my pink lemonade frozen??? (Just wanted to see if you were paying attention!)
Honestly, the last question is easy (I put it in the freezer to chill and forgot about it)....the rest--well, let's just say MY HEAD IS SWIMMING! I have read several comments in various places that speak to the inappropriateness of TCOO's "dated material," and I am having second thoughts about it. Sure, it's free (read online), but at what price if I have to keep editing/explaining it?
As far as Hakim is concerned, they look like engaging books and my library has all of the volumes, but again, I don't want to have to explain away the liberal worldview--I want to instill in my children the Christian conservative worldview I believe in.
So, this evening, I looked at Truthquest's website and viewed a couple of samples. I liked what I saw. Setting aside the notion that our curriculum budget is just about down to $0, I am wondering how I would use this. Has anyone used Truthquest Guides in place of a spine, when paired with living book selections? (I love a lot of the books on SCM's curriculum guide list and a few others, too.) I have a nearly-11yo, a 12yo, and a 13yo, but I was planning on using the same spine for all three of them. Would TQ American History be "too young" for the 13yo? Could I use the upper level TQ Age of Revolution for all three kids and use it instead of SOTW Vol. 4?
Does anyone have an ibuprofen???