A few years ago we used Footprints On Our Land – for ages 7-12-years, a literature-based, Charlotte Mason approached education, which explores the rich heritage, culture, history, fauna and flora and geography of South Africa.
Our family was fortunate enough to have a year to travel around South Africa. As we travelled and learnt and we discovered our own Footprints in South Africa.
Our Footprints map shows all the places we visited, people we met and picture discs of all the books we read in their geographical location.
This curriculum was an idyllic method to fully appreciate the diverse and interesting aspects of the history of South Africa. But even without travelling at all, the Footprints curriculum package is a wonderful, rich learning experience for those who can read the amazing ‘living-books’, research online and go on some relevant outings!
One of the blessings of this period in our homeschooling with Footprints On Our Land was that I could use 1 package for all 3 girls. My eldest, then 12-years-old, and my middle daughter, then 7-years-old, could manage and master the content and activities at their respective ages. My youngest daughter was only 5-years-old, and could enjoy all the stories and hands-on activities! (Little Footprints is an ideal curriculum for her age group!)
This curriculum provides Bible, Social Studies, Geography, Biology, Science, Language, Life Skills, Art and Crafts lesson ideas. You would need to get a grade-appropriate maths and phonics program to complete your full schooling requirements.
I will post more information on the Footprints into the 21st Century for 12-16-year-olds soon.
I highly recommend Footprints On Our Land!