We've been fortunate that both David and Michael enjoy learning. Michael has had challenges which is why we've had a tutor working with him since he was four. We had an hour a week of speech therapy with Lisa, and when he had issues with holding a pencil and not being able to write, Lisa recommended Carol, who was a resource teacher in the district.
Lisa's family obligations caused her to leave us after a couple of years. Carol took on two days and has been instrumental in getting Michael to where he is today. I don't know what we would have done without her. A few years ago, Carol and I agreed he only needed the one hour, not two. However at the same time, David had been expressing his displeasure on how there was no history being taught at school. I approached Carol about using that second day to teach history, not really sure if she would even want to. We were thrilled when she was excited about it. She said she had gone to school for history but took the resource job when it was available.
She has been teaching them history, once a week for the past several years. They go in great depth probably along the lines of a college course.
I remember history class in school. We never made it past World War I by the end of the year. The boys are learning about Bosnia now. And as Carol had relatives in WWII, she even brought in several items including American uniforms for the boys to see, (and try on).
Carol also helped Michael get his fifth grade Ben Franklin project together including the costume.
Finally, in grade 7, History is in the middle school curriculum. David could teach it!