Sometimes, despite all the research and all the prayer, you still get a homeschool curriculum that just does not work for your family. So, what do you do? Press on and keep trying? Pretend like you lost the book and skip the subject completely? Invest in new curriculum and start over?
We started our year with a fabulous history curriculum that I thought would be the answer to all of our high-maintenance, kinesthetic learning issues only to realize a few weeks into the program that it was not what I had dreamed about and it was much more difficult to use in our family than I had anticipated.
I decided to find something new and began asking around in my blogging and homeschool circles for a solution. Over and over again, people were raving about Mystery of History.
The next thing that happened can only be explained by God. In an amazing twist of His plan and timing, God placed me in a wonderful relationship with Bright Ideas Press who graciously supplied our family with a tremendous box of curriculum, not to mention that they paid my way to BEECH Retreat at the end of this month.
As I flipped through the pages of Mystery of History, I was stunned at how simple it was going to be to put lessons together. Designed to be taught to multiple ages at the same time, the lessons are thorough but concise. Designed to be taught once each day, you have a passage that can easily be read over breakfast or lunch and then suggested review and hands-on activities to bring the lessons to life.
Beginning next Friday, I will walk you through our Mystery of History lessons. Until then, be sure to visit the Bright Ideas Press Pinterest boards for tons of inspiration for history, science, geography, and more.
Do you use Mystery of History? What do you do when a curriculum isn’t working?
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