Monday, January 10, 2011

Easy Classical ~ Early Modern History Schedule

Early Modern History Schedule

Website: www.easyclassical.com

Price:  Notebook version $35.95---Digital Version $29.95

Do you like the idea of a Classical Education approach to homeschooling?  Have you felt overwhelmed by trying to put together a schedule? The work has already been done for you! Sandra Wilson created these schedules based on Susan Wise Bauer's book, The Well Trained Mind- A Guide To Classical Education At Home. Easy Classical offers ready to use schedules for history, science, and also complete or main schedules up to sixth grade.

What is included in the schedule?

1. Instruction Sheet (which explains how to use the schedule)

2. Icon Sheet (lists the meanings of the icons in the schedule)

3. 36 week-long, and day-by-day schedules

4. 45+ pages of charts, sheets, and helps (which can be photocopied for use with your child)

For the Early Modern schedule, here is the curriculum list of books and resources needed to complete the schedule. You can also view sample introduction pages, sample History Schedule pages, and sample Lesson Pages to get a feel of what using the schedule is like.

I hated history when I was in school, I could have cared less about who did what when. When I started homeschooling 3 years ago I secretly dreaded history subjects, and hoped my history loving husband would step up and do that with the kids. But alas he did not, but learning about history through great books, like the Bible for instance, has become one of our most liked subjects here! We even watch those History Channel videos together at night for fun. Who would have ever thought it?

For this review I did not get to see all the required materials, just the schedule itself. It seemed to be a very well thought out and complete schedule. There are plenty of activities for every learning style, and the author makes it clear that it does NOT have to be followed exactly in order to work for your family. There are many ways you can "tweak" it to work better with your child's learning style. For instance, the schedule has a lot of reading on Mondays. You could easily spread the reading out over the rest of week if that would fit your family better.  If your child is a hands on learner, do more of the hands on projects.

Without having the required books and materials to actually use the schedule, I cannot give a full review. I was impressed with the amount of work and research that has been put into it.

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Disclaimer ~ I received this product for review in exchange for my honest opinion as a part of The Old Schoolhouse Crew. No other compensation was given. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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