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May 15th, 2008, 08:47 AM
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For those of you that use Story of the World, how do you plan out the lessons? Or if you don't really plan it out, what does a typical day/week look like? I'm trying to start making our plans for next year and I'm stumped on how to plan out SOTW. From the looks of it, if we did one chapter a week it would still take over 40 weeks to complete the book! I'm beginning to wonder if we should start SOTW a little earlier than everything else. Help!
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May 15th, 2008, 09:08 AM
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I think the chapters are a little short. If you do one "lesson" a week, you could use more than one chapter, if you want it all done in last than 40 weeks. Do you have the activity book? We don't do all the extras, but the one or two that look super interesting. We really like it.
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May 15th, 2008, 09:17 AM
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We did it twice a week, one lesson each day most weeks. Some weeks we spread it over both days. The lessons are very short, but the extra activities in the activity book can make them as long as you want them to be.
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May 15th, 2008, 10:48 AM
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You can do what you want. Some chapters will take you longer because you will get into them more and go off on rabbit trails. Others will be shorter.
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May 15th, 2008, 12:57 PM
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Hmm, sounds like it's best to just sort of play it by ear and let it take us where it takes us as long as it takes us. Thanks for the help.
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May 15th, 2008, 02:55 PM
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Well, I basically did it according to what interested Xander. We spent extra time on the chapters with the Egyptians, other African cultures, Greeks and now Romans. But for some of the other cultures we doubled up a little. I also didn't spend a lot of extra time on the Jewish people and early Christians because we really cover that in our Bible studies. So yes I guess the best thing to do would be to play it by ear.
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May 15th, 2008, 04:21 PM
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Going to 2nd that..Play it by ear..I have mine all set up and know what materials I need for anything extra we may do.. but mostly I plan to just read it to them... we may fly thru the first few books and by the time we're ready for the 2nd run thru they will all be old enough to get a ton more out of the stories and activities!
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