Monday, January 10, 2011
TOS Review - Easy Classical Early Modern History Schedule
As part of the TOS Crew, we were given a copy of Easy Classical's history schedule for review. As the name implies, Easy Classical follows a classical approach to education and was designed with The Well Trained Minds history schedule in mind.
Easy Classical's Early Modern History Schedule is not just an excel spreadsheet with a list of books and when to read them. Although it does have all that it also has a lot more. The schedule is 106 pages long and contains 36 weeks of scheduling along with 45+ pages of charts, drawing lessons (very cool, by the way) and discussion questions for the week, all to enhance your child's learning experience.
Geared for grades K-6, the schedule covers the time periods from Explorers and How America Got her Name through Slavery and the Missouri Compromise. Each week is broken down in 5 daily schedules which includes assignments in, History, Geography, Writing, Projects and Read alouds. The questions and quizzes for each week immediately follow the weeks schedule. As a bonus for the teacher, answers are also included. ;) How to implement this schedule is given in great detail as well as letting you know to fit this to your own families needs! Use the schedule to suit your family, don't make your family suit the schedule.
My Thoughts: I thought the schedule is very well thought out and doable. There is a lot of information given to help families succeed at implementing this schedule and it's always nice to have a plan to follow, especially if you are new to homeschooling or the Classical Method. There is a lot of work scheduled and I do see where, for a few in my family, we'd need to tweak the schedule just a bit. They give great curriculum choices and having it all laid out in one spot is very handy.
Where to buy: The Early Modern History Schedule is available in a notebook version for $35.95 or a digital version for $29.95. You can purchase either and learn more about them HERE. You can also check out sample pages to see what you are getting before you buy at the link provided above.
To see what others on the TOS crew thought of this schedule, click here.
I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing it. I received no other compensation for this review. The opinions expressed in this review are my personal, honest opinions.