Secular Classical history, year 2

The Story of the World book 2,  I also got for next year’s history lessons. I’m planning ahead. Now we have all 4 books. SOTW has an activity book, and I did order it but I’m thinking it’s back ordered or something, they didn’t send it. The reason for using History Odyssey AND Story of the world is that the activities in the SOTW activity book sometimes SUCK beans, my theory is because the author (at the time it was written) only had sons and I have daughters, maybe they’re aimed at boys. Also, she has a bunch of activities for each chapter and it’s too much, especially when it’s not fun. She has 42 chapters in each book and we don’t do 42 weeks of school each year, so we never finish. History Odyssey gives you supplementary books FULL of activities and you CHOOSE which ones to do, they just recommend a few that coincide with the text, and they combine chapters, making the year shorter. They also have additional “spines”, A Child’s History of the World, and also The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia and The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia Of World History
. I like the idea of getting our history from many sources, and presenting a bigger worldview. Are we accomplishing that with all of our US and UK history books?

Probably not, until we learn to speak other languages.

The History Odyssey products are available for download, from Pandia Press. In addition to publishing a secular world history program, Pandia Press also has science that coincides with the 4 year classical ed cycle and timelines