Posts Tagged ‘ trains ’

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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Exploring Unit Studies

Exploring Unit Studies

As we explore the world around us and stop to learn more about a subject, our explorations often turn into unit studies. We don’t always plan it that way, but it occurs naturally as we follow our interests. One subject that developed into a unit study for us was trains. Our family lives near...
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Good Stuff: All Aboard!

Good Stuff: All Aboard!

In the Mar/April, 1997 issue of Home Education Magazine, Rebecca Rupp’s Good Stuff resources column spotlighted trains: “Almost everybody loves a train, from small-sized admirers of television’s Thomas the Tank Engine to teen-aged students of American history, who want to know what happened to the much-talked-about Golden Spike that completed the Transcontinental Railroad. (For...
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