Hello, I have been researching curricula like crazy lately for my 2nd grade dd and two K'ers (one will be 6 in October, the other is a VERY bright 4yo - she could probably do 1st grade work with no problem, but I'm going to just let her be 4 this year!).
Anyway, I thought I had everything figured out for them...and then I got the Late Summer 2011 issue in my mailbox!
Honestly, I wasn't even considering any of MP products because I thought they were all for older grades. I was thrilled when I saw all the curriculum packages I would need for this year!
I have been putting together my own thing for my dds up until now, and it has worked fine, but with 5 girls ages 1-7, I'm thinking I would love to have something all laid out for me, and something I can stick with in the long run. I love the look of the complete curriculum packages.
These are my questions:
What is the reason for studying Greece and Rome so extensively, over and over again? I'm concerned it might overshadow the importance of studying and knowing God and His Word?
Is all of world history covered over the years? (I see that FM of Mod. Times is not used in 6th grade...could I add this in, or is there a reason it is left out?)
What is the approximate division of time, would you say, is spent on these three areas: the Bible, Greece and Rome, the rest of world history?
What is the curricula centered around? (Latin? Bible? Greece and Rome? ___?)
I know these are lots of tough questions, and if there is an article or something you could direct me to, that would be great too!
Thanks so much,