Posts Tagged ‘ unit studies ’

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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Save Money and Homeschool Freedoms

Save Money and Homeschool Freedoms

Homeschooling curriculum can be very expensive. But determined, ingenious homeschoolers have figured out many ways to get outstanding curriculums and learning resources for very little money, regardless of the approach to homeschooling they have chosen. This column discusses reasons to save money, including the fact that the less we spend, the less likely we...
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Nurturing Destructive Tendencies

Nurturing Destructive Tendencies

Take a bunch of kids, a pile of broken machines, and a dozen screwdrivers. Mix them together in an empty space. Adults take a step back (a few deep breaths won’t hurt, either). At first, the group might be a bit hesitant, unsure how to proceed, the room a bit quiet. There may be...
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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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Taking a Closer Look

Taking a Closer Look

Home Education Magazine’s Taking a CLoser Look section of this web site does just what the title proclaims: Takes a closer look at topics of interest to homeschooling families, ranging from Politics to Unit Studies to Math, and from Homeschooling Dads to Cooking with Kids to helping them learn Foreign Languages. Each topic is...
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