I have not used the curriculum yet, but I have it shelved to begin next year. I have friends who used it in a co-op with older kids (5-7 grade.) if I recall, they did one country each week for 4 weeks, then the kids had to choose one of those 4 countries and put together a presentation on one of their choice (a mini paper, craft or project to show, and a food item.) Then the cycle would begin again - 4 weeks of countries, then one presentation of choice. Not sure if that's of interest to you, but the parents and children only had good things to say about that co-op.