The Mystery of History
My 6th grader and 9th grader are both reading The Mystery of History Volume II this year. I absolutely love The Mystery of History curriculum and am trying to add in more extracurricular resources this time around since these two kiddos are older now. In this particular book in the series, there are only 28 weeks of scheduled lessons. That means we have 2 weeks per quarter to focus on extras. We choose to spend the last 2 weeks of each quarter on the extra stuff.
Because I no longer have children in elementary grades, these resources are targeted toward middle and high schoolers. My goal for extras is to find fun and interesting resources that are somewhat enjoyable, not ones that conjure up total mental drudgery. 🙂
I encourage my children to research topics of interest on their own, but since that doesn’t always happen, I try to provide some resources that I either assign or let them choose from. [Read more…]