I don’t intend that this should become a home education website. Unfortunately I don’t have the time or technological skill to set up a new site on the subject. So I may occasionally have some postings about it.
What are good books to base home schooling on? Any suggestions?
I have found the following good:
Ancient Rome by Peter Ackroyd. A concise and readable account of the entire history of the Roman Empire from beginning to end. Well illustrated, it included a great deal that I myself did not know. We took turns reading it out aloud.
So You Really Want To Learn French. It is hard work but Alex is ‘really’ learning French. It is a compromise between the old way of learning languages (grammar-based) and the new (through speaking and use of phrases). The main verbs and how they are declined are introduced gradually.
So You Really Want to Learn Latin. We have only just started on this. Although it is more old-fashioned, so far Alex is not bothered by this. We are learning the structure of the language from the very start. There are exercises to bring home the lessons on each facing page.
What I would really appreciate suggestions on are books for learning Italian and Science. But please do suggest books on any subject at all.