Alpha Omega and Lifepacs are what I call "school at home" programs. If your students don't do well in a formalized school setting, I would avoid anything that LOOKS like school. I don't think school at home and textbook programs will be too helpful for such students. I do sometimes recommend those programs, but usually for people who have been homeschooling awhile and need a break from the hands-on part of homeschooling. If you are coming from a public school, I think you'll do best with a more hands-ON program, keeping in mind that you don't have to be there 100% of the time because your student will be somewhat independent. Remember, though, that as his parents YOU always know best. Another history curriculum that I love and you can look at is Around the World in 180 Days.
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Excellent point, Joelle! You can use a workbook as a spine the same way you use textbooks.
I have to admit that my kids loved workbooks (loved reading more, but enjoyed workbooks very much.) I loved having them use workbooks when they were younger, because it gave me a free 15 minutes to do laundry or do the dishes. Even in high school, a workbook can actually be "SAT Math Flash" or other SAT prep study.
Hi there! There's another way to use "workbooky" curriculae such as Alpha Omega. You can use it as a skeleton. That's what I plan on doing with my hands-on learner. I considered KONOS, which is pretty much all hands-on, but I can't stand reading paragraph after paragraph about how to set up an activity. I can come up with my own activities almost instantly. I even came up with tons of additional activities for Sonlight (see http://gravypages.whitezone.us/), which has as much activity as some home schoolers care to handle!
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