Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Child's History of the World

Once we made the decision to join Classical Conversations in the fall, it was full steam ahead in the planning department.  Coming from an early American history overview for 1st grade, I wanted to give Old Crow a solid introduction into world history.  History sentences covered in Cycle 2 of CC cover a large time period.  I struggled with this for a long time.  Do we jump around in different Story of the World volumes to follow along?  Read only one volume of Mystery of History?  Or do nothing at all?  

I finally decided to give Old Crow (2nd grade) a gentle, one year world history overview.  
We chose A Child's History of the World (CHOW) by V.M. Hillyer. 


I like for things to be neat and tidy.  So I couldn't quite grasp how we could learn about Charlemagne on week 1 of Classical Conversations but then not read about him in CHOW until many weeks later.  So I went chapter by chapter through CHOW and correlated it with the history sentences in CC.

Charlemagne is first mentioned in CHOW in Chapter 47.  So we will be reading the beginning chapters over the summer and in August.  Then only 2 or 3 chapters per week are required to keep up with the pace of the CC history sentences.  CHOW's sequence actually goes along quite well with the sequence of the history sentences.  I will be reading the chapters aloud and then the boys will narrate.  While this book is geared perfectly for a 2nd grader, I will also have my Kindergartner listen along.  Hopefully, everything will go as planned!


Click here to download the CHOW chapter correlations.

Jenny


9 comments:

  1. Thank you! Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for doing all the hard work and sharing it with us. =)
    Joanie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am so glad it could be of use to others. Best wishes, Joanie!
      Jenny

      Delete
  2. Just wondering if you've done this with Cycle 3?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi! I haven't done this for Cycle 3. It would be super easy to match up though. Something to think about! ;)

      Delete
    2. Thank you so much!! This is exactly what we are doing, too. I appreciate it!!

      Delete
  3. have you done this for cycle one by any chance?

    ReplyDelete
  4. have you done this for cycle one by any chance?

    ReplyDelete
  5. oh this is awesome! thank you- this is exactly what i was hoping to find on the internet! this will be our second year in CC, my first year tutoring and my Zillionth year homeschooling. Time to go back through CHOW with the 7 yo this time, and now with CC alongside... just perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  6. My husband did Calvert school when he was homeschooled and he still had a copy of A Child's History of the World. Since this is our first year in CC and my daughter is only 5, I didn't want to spend the money on SOTW and realized his old copy of Child's History would make a great addition to our read aloud collection. I did the same thing and went through the chapters and penciled in what weeks they correlate with.

    ReplyDelete