The Mystery of History in a Homeschool Co-op SettingJenn Hamrick
The Mystery of History in a Co-op Setting
Would you like to use The Mystery of History in a homeschool co-op setting? Since the book is intentionally adaptable to teaching multiple ages, you will find many ways to plan lessons for your co-op.
The following ideas and questions will help you think through what you want to cover in your homeschool co-op class. Once you have decided what to cover, then you can decide whether a co-op license or co-op discount will work best.
Ideas for Teaching The Mystery of History in a Co-op Setting:
- What is the goal for the co-op class?
- Will it just be simply delivering the lesson content or will you keep grades?
- Will it be project based, group activities, or individual activities?
- Will you present all the information or require students to come to class having read the lesson?
- Do you want to include supplements like coloring pages or notebook pages?
- Are you going to include extra resources?
- Include extra literature assignments?
- How much time do you have to teach?
- What ages are you teaching?
For example, if you have 1 hour to teach 1st to 4th grade students and your goal is to supplement lessons taught at home, your schedule could include:
- Go over the highlights of the lessons by doing a group review
- Select one or two activities from the week to complete
- Bring in an extra resource like a YouTube video or book
- Wrap up class by doing map work or a timeline.
Another example, if you have 2 hours to teach 5th to 8th grade and you are not requiring students to do any work outside of class, your schedule could include:
- Go over the pretest orally, then present the lesson information while students take notes on the notebooking pages
- Ask follow-up questions or allow kids to offer narration of the material
- Complete a few activities from the book, and if questions are research based assign them the week before so students can share their thoughts.
- End class with the wrap activity or quiz
Homeschool Co-op License and Discount:
Do you need a homeschool co-op license or a co-op discount? The size of your co-op and what you want to teach in co-op will determine which works best.
If you want every student to have their own copy of the book or material, a co-op discount would work best. The co-op discount gives you 30% off an order of 6 or more copies. The teacher can make copies without a license since each family has the material already.
If you are not requiring students to own the material, a co-op license gives the teacher privileges to copy material for students. Each co-op license is for 25 students and includes one copy of the material. If the material is a download, the co-op license is for the teacher only. The download should not be shared with the families.
Number crunching scenarios with co-op license and co-op discount:
Keep in mind that you can buy a co-op license just for the Companion Guide. If you present the material from the lessons and just want to copy pre-test, quizzes, and map work then a co-op license for the Companion Guide would be the best price.
A co-op license on The Mystery of History Volume 1 book would cost: $124.87. Keep in mind you will have to make copies of the book.
A co-op license on The Mystery of History Volume 1 Companion Guide would cost: $62.38. This product contains everything but the lessons.
The website will automatically apply the co-op discount when you select a quantity of six or more. Then you can look at shipping costs. While the website will allow for Media Mail know that large boxes move slower in shipping and have a higher chance of damage.
Tracking Forms for The Mystery of History in a Co-op Setting:
- Co-op Tracking Form let’s you plan or track 8 weeks on one page.
- Co-op Tracking Expenses helps you keep track of who has paid. This form could be used for supplies for the class, splitting up the cost of the license, or paying for the group book order. Download it now.
This post was originally published on Layered Soul.