Topic | Order of books in curriculum guide

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  • 7blessings
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    Are the books in order as they should be read in the curriculum guide? Is there any flow to them?

    Has anyone considered making a file of book titles that are good to use per module/subject and age group IN ADDITION to the titles that Sonya has listed? Or, books to stay away from. Maybe the titles that are in the bookfinder are already there because they can be trusted? There are so many books to choose from and I don’t know where to begin. For instance, I know that AO suggests the Blue Fairy Book and I have absolutely no idea what is in it!! The only way to know is to get someone’s advice or buy the book. Just a few rambling thoughts.

    Sonya Shafer
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    You know, I thought they were in order until I just went to check on that tonight, and several of them are not in the order that we used them. Sorry about that! Usually, I just select a spine book and add the others as they fall chronologically. I’ll try to get the modules’ books put in order soon.

    Yes, yes, yes, the Bookfinder is designed to help with that narrowing down process. There are so many books out there. The Bookfinder should help you narrow your search, but what I especially think would be helpful is if everyone started leaving reviews in the Bookfinder from a CM perspective. That was my dream in created the Bookfinder, to have a place where we could find CM-style books and read reviews from other CM moms coming from a CM perspective. So everybody, start leaving those reviews, please! 🙂

    JNJBryant
    Participant

    I am SO glad this question is here. This will be my 2nd year following SCM and I struggled with this all last year. I do have one clarification question. Sonya, when you say “spine book”, do you mean a book such as Famous Men of the Middle Ages (sorry, can’t figure out how to underline here.) ? We are doing the old module 5 this year and I am still about $200 short of being able to purchase all of my books. I have worried that we won’t be “in order”. I do have 2 of the 3 “Famous Men” books. Will it mess them up to come back to some of those topics we already covered as we can afford the books? Am I making any sense?? Thank you!

    Sonya Shafer
    Moderator

    Yes, you’re certainly making sense. The Famous Men books work great for spines. I don’t think it will be much of a problem to come back to some topics if you’re keeping a Book of Centuries or timeline handy. The children should be able to make the mental connections as they enter the person or event later. You just don’t want to jump around too much, of course.

    Can you get any of the books from your local library, either with what they have in stock or having them place Inter-Library Loans for you? That resource can save you a lot of money.

    Hi, have you tried to read the books on The Baldwin Project – http://www.mainlesson.com

    All three of the Famous Men series are on there for free. You can either read them off the internet, or print them out, though that gets expensive. You can find many wonderful books on this website, that you can just read online for no cost. Do check it out, it may help you with your book list. Hope this helps – Lindy

    stipegang
    Member

    Lindy – thank you so much for posting this resource. I was going to forgo the Famous Men book because I didn’t want to buy “one more book” and use something else. Now, thanks to you, I can use it after all. 😀

    Cindy

    stipegang
    Member

    AHHH!! They don’t have Famous Men of the Renaissance and Reformation. I still won’t have it. 🙁

    Oh I am sorry, I was not sure which one you wanted, and I knew they had 3 of them – I hope the site gives you some other resources though maybe in the future – I love the site, they have real gems. Good luck though, Lindy

    JNJBryant
    Participant

    Thanks, Lindy! What a great resource! Thank you, Sonya for reading between my “babble” and answering my question perfectly! That makes sense…I feel much more at ease.

    Sonya Shafer
    Moderator

    There’s one on eBay for about $5, if that helps any.

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