A few years ago we used Footprints On Our Land, a literature-based, Charlotte Mason approached education suited for ages 7-12-years. Footprints On Our Land explores the rich heritage, culture, history, fauna and flora and geography of South Africa.
Our family was fortunate enough to have a year and a half to travel around South Africa. As we travelled and explored, we discovered and created our own Footprints in South Africa.
This curriculum was a perfect way to fully appreciate the diverse and interesting aspects of the culture and history of South Africa. But even without travelling at all, the Footprints curriculum package is a wonderful, rich learning experience for those who read the amazing ‘living-books’, do some research online and go on relevant outings!
One of the blessings of this period in our homeschooling with Footprints On Our Land was that I could use one package for all 3 girls. My eldest, then 12-years-old, and my middle daughter, then 7-years-old, managed and mastered the content and activities at their respective ages. My youngest daughter was only 5-years-old, and enjoyed 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 = a complete middle school package! You would need to find a grade-appropriate maths and phonics program to complete your full schooling requirements.
Read my review on the high school South African curriculum Footprints into the 21st Century for 12-16-year-olds.
I highly recommend Footprints On Our Land!