Topic | Question about the SCM History Guides

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  • pecangrove
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    We are doing Middle Ages now (just reading Story of the Middle Ages and Famous Men of the Middle Ages), but I see where the SCM module covers the Reformation, too. For next year I had planned on using HOD, but after really thinking about it, I think I will be subbing too many things and will only have the history portion left, so it seems a bit pricey for me just for that. The SCM looks very affordable, though, even after adding in the required books. But because it covers the Reform. period with the Middle Ages, what would be the best way to get ready for the next module this year (the Amer/World history one)? SHould I just get the middle ages module and cover the reform period in it, or is there a book I could get to read that would get him up to speed on that era?

    I hope I am making sense… I am posting, making dinner and tending to a cranky 7-month old! LOL

    Thanks!

    momto2blessings
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    How old are your kids? How many months can you devote to Ren/Ref? I’d probably read The Famous Men book with olders, and add in as many of the family readers and individual readers as time permits. Hopefully someone with a guide for that era will pipe in. If you’re ready to start now it might be doable to get the guide and just finish it out.

    And one way to get through the guide more quickly would be to just do the history readings and narrate, if you use do something else for Bible and geography, just to finish the era and be ready to start fresh next year. HTH some:) Blessings, Gina

    pecangrove
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    That helps a lot, thank you! My son is 11, and I think I will do as you suggest, and get a few reading books and the Famous Men book and the guide, focusing just on those readings.

    Thanks!

    momto2blessings
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    Sounds like a good plan:) I wouldn’t worry about it much since he’s only 11 and will study this period again. And if you don’t want to buy a guide yet, you could plan out the readings yourself and just ask him to narrate. I personally wouldn’t buy the guide just for history…I find it more useful if using for all 3 subjects. Oral narrations are recommended after each reading. I have my 11yo write one history narration each week. The guide also recommends having them give a very brief retelling of the previous lesson, to help link them together. Best wishes!

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