I noticed there has been an update version of the Module 1 guide as of 2010. Is Oxford First Ancient History still used in it?
I think it is, but I’m bumping this up so someone can tell us for certain.
Yes, Oxford is still written into the 2nd edition of the Genesis guide. We didn’t get the word that it was out of print until after that handbook was published.
Happily, we are working on a substitute book that will easily fit into the holes left by Oxford. No word on its completion date, but it is in the works now. Hurrah!
Just wondering if when you DO revise the guides with this new book, if you’d put in both options. Because some of us are book junkies and might want to use both at the same time. Especially if we went to a lot of trouble and money to procure the Oxford!
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definately looking forward to the substitute!
Yes, the plan is to keep Oxford as an option for those people who already have it.
Any ball park figure of when it could be out by, or is it still going to be in the works for a long time?
Will the substitute be ready by next fall??
Also, am I understanding correctly that the Oxford book is used in more modules than just the 1st?
Yes, I just noticed it is used in module 3 (which we will be using next fall), too. So…what do we do if we cannot find that book? 🙂
I believe it is used as a family spine for Modules 1 and 3, and I believe it is used for grades 4+ in Module 2.
I think Sonya has said previously that they had been unable to find a suitable replacement, so they are writing their own. I think they weren’t going to start writing it until the Module 6 guide was “done” (not necessarily “out” – but past a certain point of production.)
So I very much doubt it will be out by fall… I’m hoping maybe by spring of 2013, but that is probably pretty quick.
We just started Module 2 – our first SCM module…. I figure we will be done by next spring – and I’m looking at that module 3 and the need for that book… sigh.
For those looking for the Oxford book:
In the past posts on this topic, there is a list of the chapter titles from the Oxford book. Next to each chapter in the Oxford is a Lesson Number that corresponds with the Module using it. I would look that up, find out what the subject is for that lesson, and consult your library or “All Through the Ages” book for suitable substitutes. The Oxford is really good, but there are other books that cover these things, and in some cases, with better details. The Oxford is NOT the only book to teach these subject/lessons. And substitutions are okay. Also, if you don’t want to hunt for the chapters/lesson list, PM me and I’ll send it to you.
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