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    This will be the first time using TOG...I've spent hours and hours looking, reading, and researching how the curriculum works and I feel as though I've got a decent, basic understanding of how it all works...but there is still one area of confusion...the Transparency Project. I've read the directions and understand how to set up the "tp", but I'm not clear as to what I am suppose to have the kids label onto the transparency. I realize that we can use the resources how we see fit, but I was hoping to learn more about how they were intended to be used. Something about adding legends was mentioned in the loom instructions. I've read other forum discussions and I'm still a bit confused. Please forgive my ignorance...I think I just need a little more handholding for this. Please help :O/ thank you.
    3rd year homeschooling
    Y2...First year using TOG... Dialectic daughter (12), Upper Grammar daughter(9), lower grammar son(5)...and baby boy (born in Nov.) using Easy Grammar, Singapore/Saxon Math., Wordly Wise, Sing Spell Read & Write, Exploring Cr

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    Hi,
    The first thing with the transparency project to do is choose which countries or continents you will complete the project with. Europe and the United States are two good ones for Year 2, although you could do one or the other, or something entirely different.

    Start your base map with an outline of the country with nothing filled in. Your first transparency may be to add landforms such as mountains and rivers. When you start to add country borders, you may have a transparency that shows dotted lines. Your legend might show the dotted lines and which date(s) they represent. The next transparency may show how the borders changed using a solid line and the legend would then show those corresponding dates.

    Hope this helps!
    Dana C. in TN
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    Thank you so much Dana... that helps very much! I've looked through the curriculum and haven't found any specific directions in the activity pages for when to add what layer. Are the layers more or less an assignment that the parent dictates or am I just missing something. I'm so sorry for all the questions.
    3rd year homeschooling
    Y2...First year using TOG... Dialectic daughter (12), Upper Grammar daughter(9), lower grammar son(5)...and baby boy (born in Nov.) using Easy Grammar, Singapore/Saxon Math., Wordly Wise, Sing Spell Read & Write, Exploring Cr

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