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    Quote Originally Posted by farrarwilliams View Post
    It sounds like you're just starting on this journey. My advice is to be willing to adapt things. There is no perfect resource. Also, don't overthink it. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of just doing something. You can be angry that the right thing isn't out there or you can just teach a 6 yo some history and do some cool projects and read some fun books. And don't overestimate your kid. I'm sure she or he is advanced, but an early elementary school kid is still a young kid and not ready to dive into the intricacies of primary sources and historical bias. Don't forget that and try to do college level analysis. Do the best you can and then let it go. You get a few more passes at this and each time you'll get to add depth. It'll be okay.
    ^^^^ Great advice. I've learned this lesson already a few times this year. I will probably learn it again at some point, too .

    Farrar! I appreciated your advice so much back when I was researching homeschool stuff before we were "official," and I've been wondering where you've been. Good to see you back here!
    Last edited by firefly77; 12-27-2015 at 04:49 PM. Reason: awkward phrasing

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    Have you looked into Adventures in America. It gives you a page to read and book suggestions to go with the topic. It scheduled for 3 days/wk with one of those days allocated to studying all the states.

    So, on one hand, it's planned for you, on another - you can go with whatever books you choose.
    Mom to 3 boys
    DS 7 who sings me the most beautiful songs and tells me amazing stories
    DS 6 a.k.a Monkey whose goofy faces make my heart smile
    DS 4 my little big man

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    Usborne Encyclopedia?
    Mom to 5 great kids~

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