I recently learned via A Peaceful Day's Facebook Page that two Sydney ladies are following along with our Australianised AO6 in 2013. Which is thrilling, and humbling, and exciting. It is also a bit daunting, because it means that I need to get all of our plans up before the beginning of each term instead of feeding things to you in dribs and drabs throughout the year.
Yesterday I completed our schedule for Term 1 of AO6, which you'll see below. At least that way you'll know what books we're reading. The booklist and timetable will come shortly.
As always, most of this is taken directly from the Ambleside Online website. It is always my intention to follow the Advisory's recommendations as closely as possible, substituting only what is necessary for our Australian location. This year it was also necessary to find a substitute for It Couldn't Just Happen, since Jemimah read this in AO3 (I think) where it was included before AO changed the science schedule. If you haven't read this book then I thoroughly recommend you do so. If you have, then its omission allows the inclusion of some terrific Aussie texts in its place. You'll see those below.
Term 2 and 3 will come as I complete them, but will not involve as many substitutions as Term 1, since the history rotation means that we'll be back to Ancient History then, and Australia was really Terra Incognita Australis indeed!
Don't be strangers here, ladies. Come and talk to me. Let me know what you need and how I can help. It is so gratifying to know that others are able to make use of our Australianisation of this terrific curriculum. Thank you for your confidence in me.
AO6 Term 1 Schedule