Top positive review
fantastic guideline for homeschool
December 24, 2013
We are following the guidelines in this book for our grade 2 homeschool year (this is the first year we are homeschooling). It is well laid out, easy to understand and follow, and well worth the money. If you follow the plan exactly, you are going to spend many, many hours on schooling even in the younger years, but, as the authors point out on their website, you don't necessarily have to follow their guidelines regarding the length of time spent on each subject and activity. Though the book offers many different specific options you can use to give your child a classical education, it is more of a framework than a specific plan that you can just pull out and use. They have plenty of helpful recommendations regarding specific resources to use for each subject, some being curricula you can buy, others being just books on the given topic (that, when put together, make a nice curriculum without using a textbook). For example, for the math section, they recommend a number of published curricula that you can choose from, all of which would satisfy the requirements of a classical education. For science, on the other hand, they recommend experiment books and other books about the science topics, that make up a year's worth of work.
I love how it is done. It's a bit of work to go through all of it and to decide what will work best for you, but for me, it has been well worth the effort. I haven't followed everything they recommended, but for most of the subjects, I have taken their suggestions.
Well worth the money.