I've been homeschooling for years but I'm new to Charlotte Mason. We have NEVER done any school subjects together as a family, but this year I have 4 students (and a preschooler and a toddler and an infant at the end of December).
I think I've decided to do Ancient History this year, and I'm thinking of using a four-year cycle because my eldest has 4 more years of homeschooling left and also I have the 4 volumes of "The Story of the World" by Susan Wise Bauer. Has anyone else used these books as their family History spine? The author suggests these books for the middle school years but the stories look short enough that my 7yo wouldn't get too restless I don't think.
Any opinions about "Story of the World"? What about the activity books? I have them too, but I'm sure I'd never do all the activities (mummify a chicken?!)... I do have 8 children and I don't have so much time to get into big projects with little ones around too.