Topic | module 4- changes?

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  • csnover
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    Hi! Can you please tell me if module 4 has any revisions? If not, do you recommend following the older handbook? What about geography? Thank you! Cara

    sarah2106
    Participant

    I am not sure but I do not think there are plans to change it (could be wrong) but I am doing year 4 this year but using “Visits to Europe” on the geography days. We enjoyed Visits To Africa last year a lot.

    Sonya Shafer
    Moderator

    That’s right. We’re not planning on revising it this year. Probably the main tweaks you might consider would be

    • Substitute Visits to Europe instead of the Map Drill and Geography outlined in the lesson plans. You can definitely use the geography lesson plans as written; Visits to will just make it easier by having everything already pulled together for you.
    • You might skip the Famous Men books for younger students. Famous Men of the Renaissance is recommended just for the older students, but some people have said that their younger ones didn’t enjoy Famous Men of the Middle Ages. So you might want to read a sample page or two and see what you think, depending on the ages of your children.

    By all means, enjoy Adam of the Road! That’s our favorite Middle Ages/Renaissance read-aloud. Smile

    csnover
    Participant

    Thank you Sarah and Sonya. Was I not suppose to do visits to Europe for module 3? We did visits to Europe in module 3. Cara

    andream
    Participant

    Following. I’m using visits to Europe this year with module 3, I assumed there would be another visits book to go with module 4. Any plans for makin one in the future

    Sonya Shafer
    Moderator

    During this transition phase, it’s a bit clunky with Europe written in to the unrevised module 4 as well as recommended for the revised module 3. Once all the modules have been revised, we will be recommending Europe for module 3 and the (upcoming) Visits to Australia and South America book with module 4. I’m sorry for the confusion.

    andream
    Participant

    Thank you, that is helpful. Even if the visit to book isn’t completed by fall 2015, at least I know what geography to compile for myself. Ay idea on a timeline for module four revisions and new visits to book?

    Wings2fly
    Participant

    So, if Australia and South America go with module 4, then what goes with module 5…and 6?

    Sonya Shafer
    Moderator

    @andream, at this point all I can say is that we’re working on the remaining Visits to notebooks. There are several other projects in line ahead of the module 4 revision, so don’t look for that any time soon.

    @Wings2fly, here is how I’m thinking the new Visits to notebooks will coordinate with the history modules once they are all complete:

    • Genesis through Deuteronomy & Ancient Egypt with Visits to Africa (since Egypt is in Africa)
    • Joshua through Malachi & Ancient Greece with Visits to the Middle East (since it focuses so much on Israel’s history)
    • Matthew through Acts & Ancient Rome with Visits to Europe (since much of the Roman Empire was in Europe)
    • Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation with Visits to Australia and South America (since it was the age of exploration and much of the exploring happened in those regions)
    • Early Modern with Visits to North America (since it was the beginning of American history)
    • Modern Times with Visits to Asia (since that region plays a major role in the world wars, Korean conflict, Vietnam, spread of communism, etc.)

    csnover
    Participant

    Thanks Sonya, I think I can do the Australia and South America using Uncle Josh’s map book, read in the geographical reader these countries, and then read in Material World and Hungry planet. This would cover Module 4- does that sound correct? Cara

    csnover
    Participant

    Does anyone know of some good living books on these geographical areas? (Australia and South America)

    Cara

    missceegee
    Participant

    Stowaway by Karen Hesse may work. We enjoyed the audio version.

    csnover
    Participant

    If I have already covered Europe in module 3, should we still read Around the World in a Hundred Years for module 4?

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