Do you give you children an option of learning about one topic over another or do you have everything planned out ahead of time.
Example: You want your child to study China and Japan. Do you ask them which one they want to learn about first or do you decide before hand which one you are going to do.
I've done it both ways and I find that my kids are more prone to be interested if I let them choose it themselves. It's all going to get covered either way.