I'm currently at the beginning stages of starting a website. I'm not very computer savvy and I have much to learn. The website, hopefully, will have all that I have here already, an Amazon bookstore with books categorized by each individual year needed for this curriculum and the ability to download the lesson plans/schedules for each year for a small fee. The Amazon bookstore would be there for your convenience. If you can find or have better methods for obtaining the books, that would be ideal. Many of the books used in this curriculum are available as free online books, too.
I've decided to go ahead and re-post the booklists. I do this with some caveats:
- I will be substituting, adding and removing books as I continue to work on the Year by Year lesson plans. This is one reason I had originally taken the yearly booklists down.
- The new lessons plans, and the revised original lesson plans/guides will be less reliant upon additional resource links.
- I will not be putting up the booklists by time period, for now, because I intend to more dramatically change this work.
- Some of the booklists are already showing changes. I use the pages on this blog as a workplace for myself...a sort of quick look at what I have laid out with the links ready-to-go. This may cause some sections of some years to look cluttered until I'm ready to streamline the list with final decisions. (For example, I'm currently still working on poetry selections: both books and recitations for each year. In some years, there are too many books and in some years there are not enough recitations.) Please remember that I'm only posting the booklists to be helpful. They are still a work in progress and should not be judged as they are yet. :)
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P. S. I also wanted to add that I hope to design the website so that you can download guides/lesson plans by year, by time period, by book and maybe even by individual subject. I'm not sure how this will look in the end, but I'm going to strive for a great deal of flexibility. This would allow you, essentially, to take a yearly plan or a family plan (by time period) and add and subtract books/subjects as needed, while still keeping in mind the larger goals set out by this curriculum.