I might have read it somewhere, but I can't think where, and now I really need to understand. As a disclaimer, I am very happy with TOG in every way possible, but I need some help approaching year 2.
Why is TOG organized with a year on the Ancients (customary) and a year on the Middles Ages of Europe, the Islamic Empire, Establishment of European monarchies, Early and Late Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Religious Wars, Age of Exploration, Settlement of Americas, American Revolution, Establishment of the United States of America all in one year; followed by a year each on the 19th and 20th centuries?
I am with a high school student who has twice studied history in the 4 year pattern: Ancient, Fall of Rome to 1650, 1650 to 1800, and 1800 to present. I need to understand why the vast changes in civilizations between 450 and 1800 are raced through in 36 weeks. Because this is her most in-depth phase of study, I am not sure how the need for depth can be addressed with so broad a span of topics in Year 2.
I previously have used TOG in the dialectic phase,
1st year) year 2 units 3-4 & Year 3 units 1-2; (approximately the American Revolution to the Civil War)
2nd year) Year 3 units 3-4 and Year 4 units 1-2 and a few highlights of units 3 & 4. (Civil war to the present)
I am now on track after doing Rhetoric Ancients, but approaching this one turbo-speed-with flux-capacitor Year 2, on a Rhetoric level, I am in distress over how summary the year will be.
Maybe someone can direct me to an article that explains this.