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    Question about MP History

    Is there an article or other resource detailing MP approach to history? I know that they don't follow the usual repeated cycle, but on the other hand, The Story of the World series is recommended in the summer as preparatory work. I would like to understand the overall structure. I like the Famous Men series very much - but when are children given the overarching picture behind the great figures in each age?
    Thank you!
    DS (15)
    DD (14)
    DS (7)

    #2
    Try this article: http://www.memoriapress.com/articles/how-teach-history-chronologically

    Tanya

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      #3
      Thanks for this link Tanya...Do you happen to know what issue it came from?...I am trying the find the second part to this article that deals with grades 7-12, so if you have a link to that one that would be even better

      Thanks again...
      Tahara

      Homeschooling two boys
      DS -21 (9/00) Homeschool graduate, in college
      DS -17 (9/04) (SN)
      DS -15 (7/06)

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        #4
        Yes, the Article section is not easy to navigate. Other articles that deal with the study of history are:

        http://www.memoriapress.com/articles/history-not-chronological
        http://www.memoriapress.com/articles/memoria-press-two-track-history

        I also read this from Tanya in an old post (I think she means what they do at Highlands): "Our 5th graders cover the period from the fall of Rome through 1450 A.D. through their study of Famous Men of the Middle Ages. They hit this period again in literature in the 8th grade with Dorothy Mills' The Middle Ages. In 6th grade, they do an American history survey that includes the 4th volume of SOTW for modern history. Then, in 10th grade, they have an AP American history class, and in 11th-12th grades, they have 2 years of AP European history. I think they cover just about everything!"

        There is also this old thread: http://forum.memoriapress.com/showthread.php?59-History-in-HLS-curriculum


        I have to say, I don't yet have a clear picture in mind beyond the early grades... And even for those, I still have questions. For instance, in the articles Mrs. Lowe says the emphasis in K-2 is on stories from American history - but where do I see that in the Cores? I'm confused...
        DS (15)
        DD (14)
        DS (7)

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          #5
          Thanks Mrs. Bee...

          I found one more...

          http://www.memoriapress.com/articles/indispensable-classics-classical-education
          Tahara

          Homeschooling two boys
          DS -21 (9/00) Homeschool graduate, in college
          DS -17 (9/04) (SN)
          DS -15 (7/06)

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            #6
            In K-2nd, all of our history comes through our Literature & Enrichment portion of the curriculum. It is tied to a read-aloud book each week, and some of the topics covered are (off the top of my head): American government, Audubon, Amelia Earhart, Lincoln, Washington, Johnny Appleseed, Plymouth, Paul Revere, and many more. They are random, based on the read-aloud books, and there are also some basic geography lessons, such as the Thirteen Colonies.

            Tanya

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              #7
              That's more clear, Tanya, thanks!
              Also, in the school website (the Academics page for K-2) I saw mentioned the Edward Egglestone readers, so I got them for free on Amazon, the Kindle version.
              DS (15)
              DD (14)
              DS (7)

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                #8
                I love those Eggleston books! Good buy!

                Tanya

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