Have you bought any of the Sonlight Curriculum packages? And would you recommend them for the future?
Some of the curriculum packages are pretty expensive. So I was thinking if I went with their curriculum, that I wouldn't buy the packages. I would just look at their book list and maybe buy the instructors guide and some of the books from them. I have found some of their recommended books cheaper elsewhere. I could even check out some from the library.
Also, I have been looking a lot through my Sonlight catalog and some grades have 2 or 3 different core programs. How do you know what one to do? And then sometimes in the catalog they have grade 1 and then they have grade 1+2 and then they have grade 2. I guess I don't get what is the difference between 1 and 1+2? Do you have any idea?
Reply by Diane:
Yes, I would agree to some extent that Sonlight is a little pricey. We never ordered the complete core packages, but we have ordered the Instructor's Guides. As for books, if we or the library didn't have what I'm looking for, then I would order it from Sonlight or Amazon, or wherever. I think Amazon usually has that free shipping deal on a $25 order or more.
Sonlight breaks it down so that if you want to do World History in ONE year you can, using 1+2. It has you reading fewer books to get it done in a year. Otherwise it takes 2 years to complete Part 1 and Part 2. We tended to read the books from EACH part (rather than the 1+2) so as not to miss a single book!