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06-18-2008, 05:48 AM
Any recommendations for a substitute for Hakim's books? While they are well-written and enjoyable, I am not comfortable having my UG students read them because of her liberal/feminist bias. My 15 yod gets so frustrated reading them because of it. I also own SL 100, which uses these books, but has extensive notes balancing her bias, but the notes are way over the heads of my UG'ers.
I might be wrong about this, but I think TOG does not use all her books in the Primary resources only a couple.
06-18-2008, 09:09 AM
Pat is correct; we only use a few of the Hakim books and they are the ones we consider "safe" for upper grammar students. We also give warnings in the previous week's Glance if you need an alert about anything.
That said, if you still want to use something else, check out the alternates page; there are plenty of titles to choose from there. http://tapestryofgrace.groupee.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
diane in minnesota
06-18-2008, 09:21 AM
I like using the H.A. Guerber books that are being re-released by Christine Miller. The chapters acknowledge that Christians aren't perfect, but I feel that these chapters are easy to read aloud to the grammar students and are balanced. There is also a slight sense of humor in them.
I have used the book on the middle ages, the 13 colonies and the great republic. I'm stumped what to use in Y4 because I have chosen to avoid the Hakim books also. Whatever I use, I'll read-aloud the overview materials. I can re-word things when needed.
06-21-2008, 08:05 AM
Thanks a lot! Maybe we will try them and I'll be sure to check the warnings given.
10-01-2008, 09:23 AM
Diane of MN,
That was one of the books I wanted to incorporate in. By chance do you or anyone else have †he reading correlations for Year 2 weeks 20-36?
I was also looking to incorporate Clarence B. Carson's A Basic History of the United States vol. 1 & 2. Anyone done it? Tammy
I just bought books 2-4 of the Hakim series, and I became uncomfortable after the first few chapters. So I'm now hunting for something with a more conservative, Christian worldview. In book 2, it even talks about how they needed public school because some parents couldn't teach well. Just call me sensitive, ha ha!!
Has anyone ever tried A Child's Story of America? Did you like it?
AnnM in Texas
I found some subs I really like. I'm using the Light and the Glory, and from Sea to Shining Sea, both by Peter Marshall and David Manuel. They are very Christian in worldview, and tell of God's hand in the formation of America. I've also found A Child's Story of America, written in the narrative style of Hakim, but with a very conservative worldview. We just started them, but they seem to be what I'm looking for. I love the flexibility of TOG!
AnnM in Texas
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