Anyone out there using the new MTM guide with extensions for high school? I am planning on using it for my rising 9th grader.
Here's my question- I am uncertain about a few choices and looking for any advice/encouragement. I absolutely love the look of HOD thought we've never used it. I am planning on my rising 3rd grader doing Bigger Hearts, and I need the same type of curriculum for my son. So when I saw the new guide, I immediately knew I wanted to use it for my son.
So, with that said, does anyone think that I should go back a guide to the Revival to Revolution and start there with my 9th gr.? We haven't really done that period of history in depth, but we have never actually covered Modern history at all.
What about switching from A Beka grammar to Rod & Staff 7? If I do switch, should I go back a level to R&S 6? I do need to keep credits this year.
He's doing French 1, Biology and a Lit & Writing class at our homeschool co-op (which I am actually on the fence about anyway), so I just really need credits for history and Bible and grammar and creative writing. Should I maybe not do the Lit class at co-op and do something like DOTHR with age-appropriate books instead? (Assuming that I can use that program for him for high school) Grammar, writing and composition are his absolute weakest subjects, and he's frustrated by most anything we try. Developmentally, he cannot analyze literature on a deeper level, though his comprehension is solid and he can discuss the book in a concrete way. He loves to read, and reads most anything. Though the A Beka grammar seems to be working okay, I'm not thrilled with A Beka. He also uses MUS and will be doing Algebra 1.
I am planning on using HOD throughout the rest of his high school years. If the guides come out as scheduled, we could MTM 9th grade, Geography thru History 10th gr., World History 11th gr., and the first American history/government for 12th gr. Which actually works out very nicely. If did move back to RTR, I would skip the Geography, and go straight into World History and then American.
That's a lot of questions! Sorry about that, it's just that I don't want to screw up going into high school, and we need a "planned out" curriculum like HOD. I looked at MFW, but I'm concerned about the literature portion since it seems to be so tightly tied up with the history and Bible.
Any comments, suggestions or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!