History

Time period: Medieval/Early Renaissance, 400 – 1600

Story of the World, vol. 2 (links to my affiliate account with Amazon)

Story of the World activity book, vol. 2 (links to my affiliate account with Amazon)

Test Booklet, vol. 2 (links to my affiliate account with Amazon)

Timeline: I make a timeline using a roll of white paper that can be taped to the wall. Divide the long strip of paper evenly with the dates clearly at the top.

Memorization: Plan to have your kids memorize some important dates. This helps them (and you) see the order of what happens first. For example, we always memorize the names of Biblical characters — Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus –

Reading

Books for your child to read: Choose books that interest your child and is at their reading level. This is important for quiet time, when you want them to read alone for approximately 45 mins. everyday. It should be enjoyable and fun. This is unstructured reading.

Books to read to your child: Choose some child versions of books that fit into the timeframe of the history you are reading. Choose books that you both will enjoy reading. You may find books at their reading level for them to read, or you may enjoy reading them aloud. My husband and I both enjoyed reading to our kids and learning about history. This would be more structured reading and pertain to the historical time frame.

Biographies to choose from: (books link to my affiliate account with Amazon)

Documentary DVDs

Look at what is available online and at the library. I have purchased some DVDs, but you can also find videos on the  History Channel, or Netflix or Amazon Prime.

 

Writing, Grammar, Spelling, and Vocabulary

GrammarEasy Grammar, Grade 6 (you can buy the teacher edition which has the workbook on one page and the answer page on the facing page)

Spelling Sequential Spelling – continue with the next level if used last year, otherwise, take the placement test to determine which level to use or start with level 6. You can probably start to phase-out spelling.

Vocabulary – Choose from some of my favorites:

WritingThe Creative Writer (links to my affiliate account with Amazon)

Math

Choose one main text: (if you need to change from last year, because your child was not loving it, then try a new book.)

Math In Focus (Singapore Approach)

enVision Math

Math U See

  • Placement test (if you are not sure where to start)
  • Sixth grade — Zeta Level

Horizons Math (this is a Christian-based text) You can order just the first workbook and see how your child does or if you like it.

Saxon Math

Supplementary and Fun: Life of Fred Mathematics books –

Science

Science Fusion

Plato Life Science (Online) [Group Buy, good program]

Elemental Science

Real Science (links to my affiliate account with Amazon)

Check out documentaries about nature and science subjects on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Discovery.

Other Activities

Choose whatever your child would enjoy.

Music lessons — piano, violin

Horseback riding lessons

4-H Club — raising livestock, rabbits, goats, etc.

Art lessons — Drawing with Children (links to my affiliate account with Amazon)

Religion

Weekly Plan

Monday – Friday: Math, Reading, Writing/Grammar/Spelling/Vocabulary

Tues and Thursday: History

Wed and Friday: Science

Field Trips: As often as you can

**Remember when you homeschool, you will complete your studies in a much shorter time period than public school. Don’t feel like you are not covering as much, more likely you will be covering more.