So, I'm in the process of planning 11th grade. I thought I had things figured out. The problem is I just keep second guessing myself. The last couple of years I knew what I wanted for Angel and this year, I keep changing my mind. We used My Father's World for 9th and 10th grade with supplement.
Angel much preferred theBeautiful Feet supplement I added last year. So I thought I'd supplement again with BF this year, using BJU U.S. History as a spine. There are so many great pieces of literature for this time period. I hate to pass that up. I know we want Biblical worldview and I know she will spend the last 2 years of high school studying U.S. History with Government in 11th grade and Economics in 12th grade.
I own the following bold pieces of MFW U.S. History to 1877...
Daily Lesson Plans
Answer Key for U.S. History to 1877
Thinking Like a Christian
- Student Journal - Teaching Textbook - DVD
Assumptions That Affect Our Lives Growing Up Christian
US History BJU - Student Text - Student Activity - Student Activity TE - Tests - Test Key
US. History Timeline
- Student Text
- Teacher's Guide Never Before In History
American Literature Supplement
Early American Literature
Teacher's Guide for Early American Literature
Of Plymouth Plantation
Scarlet Letter Progeny Press Guide
Four Great American Classics The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin My Heart in His Hands Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
101 Great American Poems
In addition, I own Notgrass Government in place of Under God and Lightning Lit and Comp in place of the MFW Literature. Last year, we decided to do something a little different for the timeline, so I'm not worried about that.
Lightening Lit covers the following...
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Angler by Washington Irving
Poems by William C. Bryant
Life of Frederick Douglass
The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar A. Poe
The Scarlet Letter
Poems by Henry W. Longfellow
As you can see it's very similar to MFW. So I'm trying to decide if I just piece it all together, which I think is doable with some work, or stick with MFW entirely for ease of planning. My time is very limited these days with the birth of Levi and I still need to figure out Riley and Ruben's plan. In addition, I am concerned with the BJU U.S. History in that it doesn't spend a great deal of time on exploration which is an area Angel could use some time with.
I've also been toying with the idea of TruthQuesthistory guides. They have a three book series called Age of Revolution that covers U.S. History for upper grades. I love the book lists and we own many of the titles. This would help me supplement. But I'm not crazy on the commentary within the guides.
My brain feels like mush at this point. Now that I have this typed out, I'm thinking maybe I should take a look at the MFW Daily Lesson Plan and go from there. What do you think? What have you used for high school U.S. History? I'm open to any feedback.
I recently finished reading "No Longer a Slumdog" by K.P. Yohannan. It's a collection of stories of lives that have been changed by Gospel for Asia, who's mission is to spread the word of Jesus Christ with lost men, women, and children throughout Asia. Prior to reading the book, I was somewhat familiar with the caste system of the Hindus, but didn't realize the oppression of the lowest class or "Slumdogs".
The book prompted me to watch the 2008 film "Slumdog Millionaire", directed by Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandin. Wow, what a powerful film and follow-up to the book!! I felt compelled to invite family over and share the situation with them in the hope of bringing awareness and opening hearts to pray.
You can request a free copy of No Longer a Slumdoghere. I pray that your heart may be opened to the people of Asia and that you will join me in prayer for a spiritual breakthrough there.
Levi is one month old today. He was weighed and measured at his check-up and has continued to gain. He's up to 9 lb. 12oz and 21.5 inches. This was wonderful news!!
On the flip side, upon examination the Dr. found that he has an ear infection. This explains why he's been fussy and doesn't want to be laid down. This poor little man has been through so much, but God is good and we will continue to pray for healing.