Breaking my silence to say that student plans for Western Civ 2 are FINISHED! That is, they're drafted, worked out in a useable form with links to most readings, and ready to go -- but also ready to be tweaked, added to, and amended as we use them ourselves.
So come and check them out. I need to edit my course overview for parents somewhat, as I revised our schedule of writing assignments as I did the student plans -- still, if you click the unit links, you can see readings and resources at a glance, in order to preview. In the student plans I did not use absolutely every reading or every resource; basically I just sketched out what I want my own student to do. This, as I say, is all subject to change as we go, which is one reason I opted not to publish printed plans for this course this year. Comments on the Abandon Hopefully blog are welcome, especially as other people work through the course (as I hope they will!) and add other resources or find that certain things don't work. By the time I do publish a set of printed plans, which I hope will be this time next year, my aim is for them to be a field-tested and collaborative project. Meanwhile, I have to admit that I am pretty proud of what I've knocked together for this year. I think it's a pretty good course.