Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Curriculum Planning

After visiting the boards over at My Father's World, I came across a couple of different posts that immediately caught my eye. Two very nice ladies (Jen from GA and Jennifer from FL) shared their schedules which align episodes from the Planet Earth DVD series with the weeks of study topics in MFW's Exploring Countries and Cultures. We happen to own the Planet Earth series, so I am thrilled to be able to incorporate them with our new curriculum. Here are the two schedules, which vary slightly:

Weeks 5-6 Mexico: "Deserts" Disc 2 Episode 2
Weeks 9-11 Brazil: "Jungles" Disc 3 Episode 2
Weeks 12-13 Norway: "Seasonal Forests" Disc 4 Episode 1
Weeks 14-15 France: "Caves" Disc 2 Episode 1
Weeks 16-17 Germany: "Fresh Water" Disc 1 Episode 3
Weeks 18-20 Kenya: "Great Plains" Disc 3 Episode 1
Weeks 23-24 India: "Mountains" Disc 1 Episode 2
Weeks 27-28 Japan: "Ocean Deep" Disc 4 Episode 2
Weeks 29-30 Russia: "Ice Worlds" Disc 2 Episode 3
Weeks 31-32 Australia: "Shallow Seas" Disc 3 Episode 3
Weeks 33-34 Antarctica: "From Pole to Pole" Disc 1 Episode 1

From Pole to Pole (Intro)
Mountains (India/China)
Fresh Water (Canada/Brazil)
Caves (Wonderful Episode...we viewed it during South America)
Deserts (U.S./Mexico/Saudi Arabia)
Ice Worlds (Russia/Antarctica)
Great Plains (Kenya)
Jungles (Brazil)
Shallow Seas (Australia?)
Seasonal Forests (Norway/Germany)
Ocean Deep (Japan)
Saving Species (France)
Into the Wilderness (Antarctica)
Living Together (France)

Many thanks to Jen and Jennifer!

I'm So Ashamed...

Who in the world doesn't post on their blog for almost an entire year?  Uhhmmm...that would be me. Yes, it's been too long. No, I don't have any good excuses. I didn't say I had NO excuses, I just don't have any good ones.  I hope to post more regurlarly, now. I am especially looking forward to documenting our weekly journey with a new curriculum beginning in September 2013. After four years of Sonlight, we have officially decided to make the switch from Sonlight to My Father's World. I have already received their curriculum package (Exploring Countries and Cultures) and am very excited and eager to start. I'll share more about why we made the switch later. For now, I hope to post more often as we finish up our last curriculum cores from Sonlight: Cores E and G. Having the new MFW waiting in the wings, it's going to be hard for me to get motivated to slog through the rest of our Sonlight...