So far we have covered a good many eras through out his schooling. Search this blog for more detailed reviews of noted programs. I have covered them as best possible.
We have already completed the Early U.S. History (I have the old version, there is a new edition available) for his upper elementary studies. Then we covered the Western Expansion [all by Beautiful Feet Book guides] and a bit more U.S. history from the Intermediate level and some cherry-picked sections from the California History guide. Next up was Creation to Christ [by Heart of Dakota]. For two years, we have been working through the Sonlight Eastern Hemisphere program. Again, I have the older version but there was no need to repurchase it. I slowed this one down due to a family death and because I wanted to work through it while doing our World Geography study. Look for posts on this as well. We just finished that guide at the end of January. But we are continuing on with a variety of books (I found via the library) relating to the history of, and about important peeps from the different continents/countries we are currently studying. For his science, we have been working through the BFB History of Science, which of course goes under this category too.
So now we needed to decide where to go next. I could have gone back to U.S. and World history. But I prefer to hold off on that until the student is in 11/12th grade. It's a pretty deep and thorough unit to cover so maturity really helps here. I could have chosen to revisit and beef up the Ancient time span. Or visit the Medieval/Renaissance/Reformation era. Looking over what he has had a lot less of-it was a no brainer. The later is the choice. I have (basically) the BFB Medieval Intermediate but my guide is listed as "A Literature Approach to Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation History". It denotes that it has study notes for grades 7/8 and 9/10-so the new ones are a tad different. It looks like she separated the two into Jr and Sr high levels. I suggest visiting her site to see if this study interests you. No matter for us though, this outdated one will be our backbone. I frankly would love to get the newer versions, as they seem like they deleted and added some things that would make it less overwhelming than the originals. But alas-since he is our last kiddo, so it's not going to happen. I will just create and modify.
I have noted below what I have strewn together so far. I have followed my "how to list" (noted here) as best as I can at this point. I am still in the hunt down and gather stage. I found lots of new books and ideas from combing the BFB site and using blogs/YouTube and Pinterest to guide me. I will probably find more between now and when we start. But this is a good foundation.
*Martin Luther A Man Who Changed the World (Paul Maier)
*Robin Hood (Howard Pyle)
diff. author than suggested but we own so we will use it
*Castle, Cathedral (David Macaulay) these are two separate books- do not own them but need for study
*Westward Ho! (Charles Kingsley) noted in guide, just do not own
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