Topic | Jumping into HS History

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  • Julie

    I just found out my son hasn’t been doing his history lessons from the curriculum I have been using for the last few years. There are multiple issues here I know, but I need to find something that he will engage in and finish. I’m hoping the living books will “hook” him in so he can at least meet the requirements for graduation. That said, I am not sure where in the six book sequence do I jump into the History/Geography book sequence? He is in 10th grade and was supposed to have finished up Creation – Greeks from 9th grade then started Rome – Middle Ages… but he has not completed or advanced. Now I don’t know how we are going to get everything in to be able to graduate in 2 years! Any recommendations? ~ Thank you

    Karen Smith

    I recommend that he start with Early Modern & Epistles and then  Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation. Each lesson plan guide will take a full school year to complete and will give him both American history and world history from Columbus to early 2012. By completing both studies, he will earn 1 American history credit and 1 world history credit, which is the usual standard necessary for graduation and college admissions. He will need to add a separate government course (we recommend Exploring Government by Notgrass Publishing) and possibly an economics course.

    If you want him to learn more about the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation, or the Ancient civilizations, you can always have biographies, historical fiction, or narrative non-fiction books available for him to read for his leisure reading.

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