Download a copy of our Cycle 2 Planner (4-day) with SOTW, WHH, and SH reading schedule:
If you wish to have these in a five-day format, just copy the text from this reading correlation into your preferred version of our planner listed on our previous Cycle 2 Planner post.
Although this planner includes the reading for each specific topic, our family will likely read the Story of the World volumes in their entirety over the course of the year (much like we've done with Mystery of History this year), reading one chapter every evening before bedtime. The model offered by Classical Conversations provides us with a layering of learning, so it gives quite a bit of freedom in what you study and when you study it. The idea is that when you do come across a memory peg in your reading, you will remember what you've read because you have that memory peg stuck in your brain. (And... you know what? This memory-peg thing works!)
Note that I recommend Everything You Need to Know about Science Homework because of its alignment with CC science memory work even though it contains Biblically controversial material regarding old earth and evolution included on (but not limited to) the following pages: 16-17; 46-47; 79 & 83. However, this desk reference correlates to Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 of Classical Conversations; likewise, Everything You Need to Know about History Homework correlates to Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 of Classical Conversations. (Everything You Need to Know about American History Homework correlates to Cycle 3.) These desk references contain pictures and relevant information in a concise format and are super-handy to have in your home library.
Given that Mystery of History Volume 4 by Linda Lacour Hobar is not yet available, I will not be making a planner for Mystery of History as originally stated, since the material concludes at Week 10.
Download a pdf copy of the above correlation here.
My hope is that Mystery of History Volume 4 will be released before next school year, in which case I plan to update the Cycle 2 History Reading Correlation.
The following resources are those referenced in our 4-Day Planner.
In the coming months I hope to correlate a specific (yet simple!) read-aloud, picture book, and independent reading schedule for next year, along with activities/unit studies that go with each read-aloud. The overall focus of our reading will be:
- Middle Ages
- Shakespeare (an intro for children)
- Reformation (church history)
- World Wars (a light study)
- Ecology, Astronomy, Physics
- How each of the above relate to God (which is a tall order - I'm trying desperately to make affordable reading and curriculum selections to help with this!)
Our ultimate family goal for next year is to spend more time reading together and more time enjoying one another as we discover more about God and His creation. This year has been packed just too full of extracurricular activities - and we are making some tough decisions to super-simplify our schedule next year because... I truly (enormously!) miss discovering and creating things with my children as we did in Cycle 3.
My plans will be offered here when (or if??) I finish them. My hope is that by sharing them here, others may find a simple way to supplement their CC studies.
As I am creating our plans, if you have ideas of what you would like to see included, please let me know. I'll take any recommendations into consideration as I make a new-and-improved plan for our own family for next year - and then I will share them with readers of Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood! As always, I humbly thank you so very much for reading and using our site!
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