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- April 7, 2014 at 12:27 am #108211AnonymousInactive
My plan is to begin Module 1 with my first grader this Fall and my 16yo will be joining us for family studies. For the 1st grader, would you go ahead with Ancient Egypt and Her Neighbors or would you save it for when she will do Module 1 again – which would be around 7th grade. If you would hold off on that book, do you have any recommendations for what to use in its place?
Also, would anyone like to share their favorite books for this time frame? My 6.5yo LOVES to read. So I’d love to have some ideas of additional books in her age range that we could look for at the library.
Thanks!April 7, 2014 at 1:36 am #210420sarah2106Participant
Personally I would wait on Ancient Egypt and her Neighbors. We did Module 1 this year with 2nd and advanced K and they struggled with it.
Last year (2012-2013) we did Module 5, then went back to the start. I wish we would have continued to Mod 6. Mod 1 was tough for us. I then tried Mod 2, and they like the extra books (my little …. cousin books) but Stories of the Greeks they did not get. We are going to Mod 4 next year, continue to Mod 5 and 6 and then we will see about going back to 1.
I admit it was likely me, struggling with the time period, but they are young so I am not stressing that ancients was not a fit right now 🙂April 7, 2014 at 2:57 am #210421lnosbornParticipant
I am doing mod 1 with my 1st grader now. I started Ancient Egypt and Her Neighbors but didn’t really feel she was much interested in it though I did notice she retained a few things when something would remind her of it later on. We kind of quit our history part of school due to moving and a new baby (just didn’t feel like something I was going to stress over for a 6 year old). We will still read Boy of the Pyramids together because we recently watched Prince of Egypt so now she is really interested in Ancient Egypt, lol. Since you asked for alternatives, some people have enjoyed using Story of the World as a spine. I have read some out of that and she has enjoyed it. We also use the Vos Story Bible which she loves. For a first grader, I don’t think more than that is needed unless he/she becomes really interested. My daughter enjoyed the SCM Visits to Africa as well and the picture books it suggested; those would be good to read together. Hope that helps some 🙂April 7, 2014 at 3:06 am #210422sarah2106Participant
We did enjoy Visits to Africa and the books to read along with it, as well as Boy of the Pyramids.April 7, 2014 at 11:50 am #210423andreamParticipant
We skipped it and instead read Tirzah, which is more of a living book about the Hebrews leaving Egypt. It was really good. We liked it as well as Boy of the Pyramids.April 7, 2014 at 1:52 pm #210424AnonymousInactive
Thanks everyone!April 7, 2014 at 7:57 pm #210425AnonymousInactive
I have a little more time to respond now. 🙂 I really appreciate you all sharing about Module 1. Let me talk out my thoughts here. My tentative plan so far has been to use Module 1 but spend one a week on American history. I want to begin American history in 1st grade for sure. I have a book already to use for the American history. What I am wondering is if it might be better to use the book I have for American history and then just go with Module 6 for 1st grade since my high schooler is also doing Module 6. For some reason though, it seems weird to start with Module 6 for 1st grade without starting with Module 5 because Module 5 starts with early American history. Maybe we could do the following:
1st – Module 5
2nd – Module 6
3rd – Module 1
4th – Module 2
5th – Module 3
6th – Module 4
7th – Module 5
8th – Module 6
You know, yet another thought could be to just do the Bible portions of Module 1 and the American history book I have. But I’m not for sure how I would proceed for 2nd grade. Maybe just go ahead and move on to Module 2 and continue to do American history.
Any thoughts?April 7, 2014 at 8:13 pm #210426AnonymousInactive
I was just looking at the Module 4 book list. I actually have some of the books for Grades 1-3 and our library has some of the others. Hmmm……in fact, between the books I have and what our library has, I would only have to buy 2 books plus the spine for the American history resources. Our library also has 3 of the books listed for world history. I also have several of the Dover coloring books as well as the books If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 and If You Lived in Colonial Times.
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