Homeschool Curriculum, Benefits to Using Again

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Homeschool Curriculum

I do believe there are perks for cycling back through a chorological homeschool curriculum. We are currently on our third time through (affiliate link) Mystery of History volume 1.

The amazing thing about using the same history homeschool curriculum is the confidence that it builds, both for the kids and me.

There was a year or two where we tried another all-inclusive program but I kept adding Mystery of History to the history component.

Benefits to using the same homeschool curriculum:

  • The learning curve is small for lesson planning and kids knowing the routine of the curriculum.
  • When it is time to cycle back through; money is saved by already owning the curriculum. I often find I can spend money on extra supplemental.
  • Chance to layer the learning. My kids usually remember one or two facts and always walk away with a new fact to add.
  • Allows for expanding research or chasing rabbit trails.
  • Children build confidence by remembering some of the activities from past lessons and getting to tell what they did. I always chuckle when they say, “Remember when I was young and we did that.”
  • Understanding time periods in order. Even if they could not remember exactly when an event happened they do know which volume the even occurred.

How using the same homeschool curriculum worked at my house.

My son completed Mystery of History volume 1, twice. When we did Mystery of History the first time he was 9 and I had 3 children. We read the lesson, did most of the activities and read picture books from the library.

Then he completed the book again when he was in middle school. We did the extra research outlined in the older student section. It was a great opportunity to teach him how to research online and at the library.I really enjoyed the chance to branch out from the familiar text.

This year he took a world history class at college. Often he would tell me about how he knew most of the class content because of his (affiliate link) Mystery of History lessons.

My daughter is on her third time. She loves the program. Yes, she is still learning and gaining the same research skills her older brother achieved. She chose this year to focus on Greek Mythology along with her history studies. All we needed to do was add in an extra curriculum.

There are times when you do need to change a homeschool curriculum. Maybe some day I will write about the 10 different math curriculums that we have attempted to complete.

What do you think? Can you use the same history book over again?

 

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