Okay, so to make this a separate post - here are some things we considered adding to Core 5:
Around the World in 180 Days, put out by Apologia. Awesome resource. I think this would have been fantastic to add in. But, for us, I think it would have worked better if I didn’t have all the little ones. If all my kids were school-age, I think this would have been great.
Galloping the Globe. Well, we used GtG once before, and it was great, and I thought we’d use it to help make SL5 work better for the younger group. What I decided though, in looking the resources over together was that GtG was going to take too much time on my part. Too much sorting through and trying to figure out things to use. And I don’t particularly want to focus mainly on the animals, or non-fiction.
Trail Guide to World Geography. I really wanted to figure out a way to make this work. But my older guys are getting plenty of mapping ‘stuff’ with the core, and, well, simply using Eastern Hemisphere Explorer as written seems to accomplish everything I wanted from Trail Guide.
There are a bunch of hands-on things that would probably be fantastic. With the new law and the number of homeschool businesses looking at closing up shop, I’m not even going to try to list what we considered.