Posts Tagged ‘ homeschool curricula ’

The Truth About Necessary Knowledge

The Truth About Necessary Knowledge

Question: What do our children really need to learn. And by when? There it is. Blowing the doors off my little schoolhouse and nearly obliterating the entire structure. What do they need to learn, and by when? That is the question. No, my kid didn’t necessarily know Daniel Boone and westward expansion yet. But...
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Learning with Libraries

Learning with Libraries

Of all possible homeschooling resources – after, of course, such pipe-dream unobtainables as unlimited time and money – next-best is a library card. Kids vary certainly, but there’s no doubt, as Neil Postman said, that a magnificent education can be obtained solely through reading; and even for the reading-resistant, the library has a lot...
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Spontaneous Science

Spontaneous Science

The myths about science is that it takes lots of equipment and requires special knowledge to “teach”. Then there are those field trips that you have to prepare for… planned outings requiring lunch and money for admission to the museum, zoo, or whatever. Sometimes the obstacles seem insurmountable and science ends up being shoved...
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Unschool Learning

Unschool Learning

By September, every homeschooler in our state has outlined her proposed curriculum and sent it off to the local school district. I never found the forms our school district sent us particularly useful. They provided a planning sheet divided into small boxes, each about two inches by three inches, into which I was supposed...
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Homeschooling Records

Homeschooling Records

Homeschooling records serve two separate and very different purposes. One is to meet our family’s personal needs and wishes. Personal records include whatever we want to remember. They show how homeschooling is working for our family, help us learn to trust our children and ourselves, offer reassurance and perspective when we have doubts, and...
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