Saturday, July 19, 2008

And this, too....

I have mentioned before how much I love Touchstone magazine. Those of you who know me well know I'm a history buff. And some of you know how I've struggled to find history curriculum that I feel comfortable with.

Touchstone has a piece this month on one very popular history book used by many homeschoolers. It explains quite well the problem with this book and many other history books available from popular homeschool publishers.


Rebekah said...

Jane, what do you recommend for history?

Jane said...

That's a hard question. For American history--once they hit junior high age--I like A History of Us. It's mostly good, but its weaknesses are of the usual liberal sort, so they're pretty easy to address.

For world history we've used a mishmash. (Since we lean toward unschoolishness, there's a lot of picking up information from random sources around here.)

I'll try to come up with a coherent post about it in a couple of days.

Dakotapam said...

I found this very problem with that book as well, though I was never able to nail it down so eloquently

For history I really enjoy Veritas Press materials, it is easy to pick and choose your history texts, and the teachers guides are brimming with ideas and activities for the elementary students. It is also very affordable on most home school budgets, especially if supplemented by the all important library card.