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    I looked at the BYL reading list and I need to check out the other spines in more detail, but the last time we made a run at world history, we tried the Cartoon Guides, and believe it or not, he did not like them. We also intended to use DK: History Year by Year, and he really hated that. We ended up doing Crash Course and Horrible Histories (which is British centric, obviously). I would not mind using a traditional textbook, but I think my son would. I can't see him getting though it. He likes Hakin's folksy tone and super short chapters, and that is going to be hard to find.

    I would not mind using separate books for different regions of the world to provide more balance. I could center it around world languages, as he is hyperlexic and loves transliterating.

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    Here is a world history program developed at UCLA for high school. They have a textbook for purchase and the website that is filled with lesson plans and support materials.

    World History for Us All

    I have not used it because we are not there yet. But it looks interesting.

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    Wow Miriam, that looks really neat! I love how it’s organized, and how there is room to add more “unit studies” for each of the Big Ideas.

    Not all of the links work, but hopefully as they keep adding to it, more stuff will be filled in.
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    From what I can tell World History for Us All hasn't been updated in years. I first learned about it on this forum ages ago and there doesn't seem to be much more there. It came out before Big History, I must say I like it conceptually better. I wish there was more to it. I don't think it's very open and go at this point.
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