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Keeping track

November 7, 2013

One of my weaknesses as a teacher is record keeping. I know what we have done, what ground we have covered, but I often worry that I am not recording enough.

So here are some records:

My plan for history was to teach all three of my older children chronologically together.

This program started in the fall of 2010. We used the Bible, Horrible Histories, Story of the World, and some wonderful DVDs about the ancient world.

We studied a cup full of Herodotus.

We studied the Greek alphabet and began studying Latin and French.

Our study of history progressed through ancient civilizations to Greece, Rome, and the fall of Rome.

We studied the middle ages, Beowolf, the plague, the Decameron, English mythology.

In the 2011-2012 school year we focused on English history. I would say we have simply stuck close to Shakespeare throughout. We studied the renaissance, and progressed toward the 18th century, focusing on the French and English revolutions and the rise of Napoleon. At this point we tossed in a bit of Tolstoy and Russian literature.

In the 2010-11 year we used a wonderful high school history lecture series from the Teaching Company.

This year we are studying American history. My son loves the Ken Burns docs. We love John Green’s Crash Courses…(we love the science ones as well).

This record has focused mostly on history…more to come.


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