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Tracy in TN
02-10-2011, 09:58 AM
We really had only used FIAR for a short time. I really love it though. What do most people who have used FIAR enjoy doing for high school? My kids are ages 13, 13, 15, 17. I just purchased a TruthQuest guide for History.
Just curious.
Thanks,
Tracy

Marcia
02-10-2011, 11:36 AM
Here are some of the things we used for High School:

Notgrass History/Government: http://www.notgrass.com/index.php

Lighting Literature:http://www.hewitthomeschooling.com/book/blight.asp

Teaching Textbooks for Math: http://www.teachingtextbooks.com/

Apologia Science:http://www.apologia.com/prodas02.php

We also kept of the tradition of read alouds.

HTH, :)

Tracy in TN
02-10-2011, 10:55 PM
Marcia,
Thank you!
We are currently using Apologia and I am considering Notgrass for next year but want to wait and try TruthQuest to finish out our Ren/Reformation period this year. If that goes well maybe we will use it next school year as well. Notgrass is very tempting though. I don't have to plan anything or hunt up books. Not my strong point:)
Tracy

LeanneNZ
02-11-2011, 01:08 PM
I've go a page on family blog (http://cottagetails.blogspot.com/p/home-school-tails_19.html) of what we have used - might help

Love Leanne

Tracy in TN
02-11-2011, 10:28 PM
Wow! thank you! I'm going back to your blog to look around some more. :)
Tracy

Anjie in PA
02-12-2011, 11:45 AM
We're only in our first year of high school here, but we're using Beautiful Feet and it's a good fit for us. :yes: That covers English, social studies, and Bible. Laura is taking a science class at a local co-op.

KayH
02-13-2011, 08:43 AM
We have used:

Far Above Rubies (http://www.lyndacoats.com/)
Blessed is the Man (http://www.lyndacoats.com/)

Christian Cottage Unit Studies (http://www.christiancottage.com/Units.html)

Where the Brook and River Meet (http://www.christiancottage.com/Units.html)

Amanda Bennett's Unit Studies (https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?cl=149184&c=ib&aff=154900)

Apologia Science

Life of Fred Math

We have also tried TruthQuest, and Beautiful Feet.

Currently we are using Around the World in 180 Days (http://www.apologia.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=11) for history/geography/culture/current events, and using In the Hands of a Child lapbooks, too. We plan to use this method this year and next, doing Southern Hemisphere this year, and Northern Hemisphere next year.

Yeah, we continue our eclectic style into high school as well. This year I am on the The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew (http://homeschoolblogger.com/homeschoolcrew/), so we are trying out a lot more things than we would be able to other wise, many on the high school level. (I have posted many reviews for these products on my blog (http://homeschoolblogger.com/wendyfl/))

My high schooler really enjoyed trying out Time4Writing (http://www.time4writing.com/), and The Write Foundation (http://www.thewritefoundation.org/). We've also been trying out a couple vocabulary products, to prepare for SAT or ACT: VocabAhead (http://www.vocabahead.com/Home/tabid/37/Default.aspx) and Vocabulary Cartoons (http://www.vocabularycartoons.com/home/products/Vocabulary-Cartoons%2C-SAT-Word-Power.html).

I need to make a post like Leanne's sometime!! ;)

Hope that helps a little!

Tracy in TN
02-14-2011, 12:42 PM
Thank you! More things to check out :)
Tracy

Christy in NE
03-09-2011, 12:30 AM
I would love to hear from more moms!:D:kiss: :clap::group:

History?

English?

Bible?

Electives?

Inquiring minds want to know!!:D

Christy in NE
03-09-2011, 12:31 AM
We're only in our first year of high school here, but we're using Beautiful Feet and it's a good fit for us. :yes: That covers English, social studies, and Bible. Laura is taking a science class at a local co-op.

Anjie,

Does BF have lesson plans?

Anjie in PA
03-09-2011, 12:18 PM
Yes. I find their lesson plans very similar to FIAR's.

Loree'
03-10-2011, 12:34 AM
Anjie,

Does BF have lesson plans?

Yes. We enjoyed BF.
Incorporating lit from or about the time period is great. All Through the Ages is a great resource for this. It breaks it down by age level & genre. Googling works well too. But ATA saves you the time.

Loree'
03-10-2011, 12:50 AM
I would love to hear from more moms!:D:kiss: :clap::group:

History?

English?

Bible?

Electives?

Inquiring minds want to know!!:D

History
Beautiful Feet
Mystery of History

English
We've taken the small amounts of grammar, lit, & comp each yr approach rather than grammar 1 yr, comp 1 yr, Am lit 1 yr, Brit lit 1 yr.

Electives
Art history
Philosophy & World Religions
Music Appreciation
Computer - use programs &/or web development
Small engine repair (I have boys. ;) )
Home Ec (They have chores, help cook, grocery shop, etc)
Child Development (We have an almost 3 yr old that they have helped care for since birth.)
Aeronautics through Civil Air Patrol
Wilderness Survival - Civil Air Patrol
Speech/Public Speaking

Don't be afraid to get creative with course titles to meet state or college requirements.
Study on prayer - Effective Communication
Study missions - Global Development
Fruits of the Spirit - Personal Development

Courses don't have to come from a textbook. Both of our boys are CPR certified, first aid certified, & blood borne pathogen certified. They have both learned so much about germs, disease, & body systems through our family's health trials, researching diet changes, etc. When I looked at high school level health courses at the homeschool conference, I told dh the boys already know everything in here. Credit earned!

Christy in NE
03-11-2011, 07:51 PM
Yes. I find their lesson plans very similar to FIAR's.

Thanks!


Yes. We enjoyed BF.
Incorporating lit from or about the time period is great. All Through the Ages is a great resource for this. It breaks it down by age level & genre. Googling works well too. But ATA saves you the time.

Wow! That is an incredible resource!! Thanks for posting this!


History
Beautiful Feet
Mystery of History

English
We've taken the small amounts of grammar, lit, & comp each yr approach rather than grammar 1 yr, comp 1 yr, Am lit 1 yr, Brit lit 1 yr.

Electives
Art history
Philosophy & World Religions
Music Appreciation
Computer - use programs &/or web development
Small engine repair (I have boys. ;) )
Home Ec (They have chores, help cook, grocery shop, etc)
Child Development (We have an almost 3 yr old that they have helped care for since birth.)
Aeronautics through Civil Air Patrol
Wilderness Survival - Civil Air Patrol
Speech/Public Speaking

Don't be afraid to get creative with course titles to meet state or college requirements.
Study on prayer - Effective Communication
Study missions - Global Development
Fruits of the Spirit - Personal Development

Courses don't have to come from a textbook. Both of our boys are CPR certified, first aid certified, & blood borne pathogen certified. They have both learned so much about germs, disease, & body systems through our family's health trials, researching diet changes, etc. When I looked at high school level health courses at the homeschool conference, I told dh the boys already know everything in here. Credit earned!

Thanks, Loree!!:clap::D

Susie in MS
03-20-2011, 12:38 PM
My olders used:

History
Notgrass
History Revealed

Math
BJU with Homesat
TT

Science
Apologia

Language Arts
LLATL

Where the Brook and River Meet

Reading, Bible, and writing was included in several of the above.


My kids also learned:
editable and medicinal plants
growing veg gardens
building houses (yes)
car maintainance including replacing an ac compressor
tatting and crochet
sewing
cooking
childcare (including using natural methods to treat ailments)
guitar
piano
pottery
art
etc