Literature has always been an integral part of our homeschool.
Since the very beginning, we’ve used literature rich curriculum across all subjects. If you’re a regular Home With Purpose reader, you may remember that when my oldest started high school, we realized that we needed to simplify her studies a bit. Between all the extracurricular activities she was doing and the demands of high school level science, math, and other needed subjects, she needed a lighter reading load. It was just too much, even for a bookworm like her. We moved from the extremely literature heavy history program we’d used for years to Notgrass.
This has been a great fit for her, and I’ve simply supplemented the literature that it includes with my own selections. It’s been nice to take a breather and add in some of the books we’d never gotten around to reading due to the intense reading schedule she always had – things like the Anne of Green Gables series and other titles I’ve always loved and wanted to share with her.
This year, she’ll be studying world history, and I wanted to add in literature that she hasn’t had much in-depth exposure to in the past. I’ve put together a unit on ancient literature for the fall, and in the spring, we’ll be using Lightning Literature and Composition: Shakespeare Comedies and Sonnets from Hewitt Homeschooling. [Read more...]