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Placement for My Eighth Grade Son Who Just Did Modern Times in Another Curriculum

I have been using a different curriculum for 1st through 7th grade for my oldest son. He has completed (by the end of this year) all of the history time periods. In looking forward to high school, I really am thinking that Heart of Dakota (HOD) will be the best fit for him. That being said, I would like to have him complete one of the middle school guides for his 8th grade year. That way, he will be familiar with the flow of how HOD is set up. Even though he would place in Missions to Modern Marvels (MTMM), I really don’t think that would be best. This is because we are studying that same time period this year (even using Story of the World 4). My thought was to have him in Revival to Revolution (Rev2Rev). He could use the extension package and the Advanced Science package for Physical Science credit. (He is using Apologia General Science this year.) But, what are your thoughts?

Carrie’s Reply To:  Placement for My Eighth Grade Son Who Just Did Modern Times in Another Curriculum

Normally, we would encourage you to place your son in MTMM if that is where he fits best on the placement chart. However, if you feel that he has done that particular time period this past year, then it would be workable to consider Revival to Revolution instead.

I do think that Rev2Rev would give you a good introduction to HOD and allow your son to get the pattern and feel of the guides prior to high school. There is a jump between Rev2Rev and World Geography, so you may want to take another look at MTMM just to be sure that there is as much overlap in content as you think. Yet, I do think Revival to Revolution is a workable plan.

In order to be well-prepared for the high school literature in the World Geography guide, you would want to do DITHR Level 6/7/8 with the level 6/7 or 7/8 book pack as part of whichever HOD guide you choose. You will also need to make sure to have the correct level of grammar and math in place too!

I pray you enjoy HOD as much as we have and are!



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