Our family has been doing history using George Grant’s Gileskirk curriculum, which now goes under the name King’s Meadow (but old habits are hard to break, and we still call it Gileskirk more often than not). “Moral philosophy” is how Dr. Grant describes the course, something more than mere dates and names and events. It’s more of an application of lessons we can take from history, from a Biblical perspective.
Teacher preparation time today
I spent some time this afternoon copying the vocabulary from this year’s history lectures into a form, so that I have them, lecture by lecture. I have the whole year’s vocabulary on two pages now, sorted by lecture, rather than having to hunt through the 600-something page Instructor’s Guide with each lecture. I’d love to have them in alphabetical order as well as lesson order; it would make it easier for our vocabulary study, building a course glossary. (Come to think of it, there might even be an alphabetical listing in the teacher’s materials; I need to hunt through it and see.)
Notebooking Nook has some free vocabulary study sheets available for download. I’m sure you can find others on the web as well.
Let me know if you’d like a copy of the vocabulary list, and I’ll send it off to you.
While we’re on the topic of vocabulary, check out Vocabulary.com, a website dedicated to building your vocabulary. I just finished playing my first round in The Challenge, and worked up a nice little mental sweat in the process. If you register, the site will track your progress.