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Monday, January 20, 2014

Virtual Curriculum Fair - Social Studies


We are at week 3 of the Virtual Curriculum fair hosted @ Homeschooling Heart and Minds.

This week we are tackling Social Studies.

I am still using Tapestry of Grace as our main Social Studies curriculum. Have I mentioned before how I love Tapestry? I think I have. So I am not going to repeat myself yet again, but instead refer you to my different posts describing and telling you why I love it.

So here we go:

Virtual Curriculum 2013: Learning About our World

Virtual Curriculum 2012: Social Studies and Science - What Do We Do?

5 Days of Curriculum Evaluation: Tapestry of Grace

Top Ten Reasons Why We Love Tapestry

Now, my oldest loves History so he has no problem (and actually loves) following along our path on Tapestry. My youngest, on the other hand, is not a history fan, so he does not follow along as well. So, with that in mind, I do not make him do all of the assignments TOG requires. I only give him some of the  history readings as I see fit. I also give him the literature readings and corresponding worksheets to do, and some of the map work. That said, because he does not follow the curriculum fully, I decided to supplement with some Geography studies with him.

He has completed a "My Book of Continent mini unit" last week, which I found on Currclick for free. Now he is working on a workbook on Geography by Brighter Child : World Geography.

They still both enjoy listening to Story of World as a complement to our History Studies.


Now, grab your cup and  let’s see how other homeschoolers are Exploring Our World with Social Studies and Science:

A Classical Approach to Ancient World History for All Ages by Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds

Supercharged Science's eScience Program by Kristi K. @ The Potter’s Hand Academy

Social Studies & Science Resource Lists by Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses

History and Science: Learning About the World Around Us by Leah@ As We Walk Along the Road

Designing a Unit Study for History, Geography, or Science by Amy @ Eclectic Homeschooling

Uncle Sam & You- Notgrass by Lynn @ Ladybug Chronicles

My Favorite History Books for Boys by Monique @ Living Life and Learning

Social Studies in Our Homeschool by Laura @ Day by Day in Our World

A Peek into our Homeschool: The Sciences by Brittney @ Mom's Heart

Our Curriculum Choices 2014 ~ History & Science by Renata @ Sunnyside Farm Fun

We're having a Social Studies-heavy Year by Debra @ Footprints in the Butter

Our Journey Around the World by Laura @ Four Little Penguins

My Favourite Social Studies Curriculum by Kim @ Homestead Acres

Raising Map Nuts: Learning Geography Naturally by Kristen @ Sunrise to Sunset

The Whos, Wheres and Whys by Michele P @Family, Faith and Fridays

Exploring Our World: Social Studies and Science in our Classical Homeschool by Sharra @ The Homeschool Marm

Time Travel Throughout the World {or History and Geography in Our Homeschool} by HillaryM @ Our Homeschool Studio

Virtual Curriculum Fair Week 3: Exploring Our World – Social Studies and More Science</ a> by Stacie @ Super Mommy To The Rescue

Why We're Ditching Story of the World by Tauna @ Proverbial Homemaker

3 comments:

Michele said...

We use Story of the World as a supplement as well and like it a lot. So glad you have found your niche with TOG- we have friends who use it and sing its praises as well!

Lynn P said...

I've heard a lot of great things about TOG. Glad you really like it and it works well for you.. Thanks for posting..

Susan said...

I've heard that the key to TOG is not trying to do it all---sounds like you've found just the right balance for your crew.

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