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Tried Classical Education or other Catholic curricula?

 
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kristinannie
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Tried Classical Education or other Catholic curricula? Reply with quote

I am wanting to do a Catholic homeschool program. Most of them are based on Classic Education and I don't have a lot of knowledge about that type of education. It sounds great...focusing on logic, languages and history (although I do wish there was a broader base of history and not just ancient...I think that modern and recent history is also important). Has anyone used this type of education in a homeschool environment? How has it worked out?

I am also considering using Seton which is scholastically based. However, I was very disappointed when I was reading their history books because it was just Catholic history through 8th grade.

I really want something well balanced. Which programs have you all used and what did you like or dislike about them?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had been looking at Catholic curriculum last year and, although I would love to use a Catholic curriculum, I didn't like it. There was a lot of boring busy work involved for the kids. I think I would do pieces from it, but not the language arts. Good luck to you!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did you end up using for your kids instead of the catholic stuff?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made my own curriculum. I went to the library and used some of my own books and wrote it myself. I plan to do this next year as well. I will be purchasing a math curriculum, perhaps Saxon or Math-U-See, later in his home school career. I don't ever plan on buying a whole curriculum.
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