Working dishonest media coverage into our homeschooling logic curriculum

Folks often ask me how our homeschooling curriculum differs from what is taught in public schools. I hardly know where to begin on that topic. To me, the biggest differences between classical homeschooling and a public school education are how children are taught and how their progress is evaluated. For example, homeschoolers teach subjects to … Continue reading Working dishonest media coverage into our homeschooling logic curriculum

Our 5th Year of Homeschooling – Some General Thoughts and an Overview of Our Curriculum

My kid scientist. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,the world offers itself to your imagination,calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –over and over announcing your placein the family of things.Mary Oliver, Wild Geese What is the best curriculum for a well-brought-up person? Whatever the specifics of the curriculum used in … Continue reading Our 5th Year of Homeschooling – Some General Thoughts and an Overview of Our Curriculum

Our human biology and genetics curriculum (homeschooling)

Continuing my series publishing my lesson plans so parents who are interested in homeschooling can see how we do it in detail. This is our 4th grade human biology and genetics curriculum. Our daughter is gifted and interested particularly in science. We go all out in studying science each year so she feels happy and … Continue reading Our human biology and genetics curriculum (homeschooling)

Our read-aloud literature for 4th grade (homeschooling)

Continuing my series publishing our lessons plans so families that are considering homeschooling can see how we do it in detail. Each morning, we start with reading a chapter or two from excellent children's literature. This is a great way to prepare your child for learning while they wake up and eat breakfast. This year, … Continue reading Our read-aloud literature for 4th grade (homeschooling)

American Folk Music, Folk Art, and Folk Tales curriculum (homeschooling)

Continuing my series detailing our homeschooling curriculum for 4th grade for anyone who is considering homeschooling to see how we do it in real detail. As I explained in an earlier post, I try to take an interdisciplinary approach to homeschooling. This year, our theme is our identity as Americans. We are studying American history, … Continue reading American Folk Music, Folk Art, and Folk Tales curriculum (homeschooling)

Our American History curriculum (homeschooling)

Continuing my series on what our lesson plans look like for anyone who is considering homeschooling. This is 4th grade American history. TEXTS: Abeka, The History of Our United States from a Christian Perspective Various Non-Fiction Children’s Books (noted below - there are a lot) Age of Exploration and First Settlements Introductory discussion – What … Continue reading Our American History curriculum (homeschooling)

Our curriculum for Religion and Philosophy (homeschooling)

Our daughter is only eight years old, but she is starting to ask some very philosophical questions about God, good and evil, truth and knowledge, etc. So I decided that I would include religion and philosophy as regular subjects in our homeschool, beginning with this academic year, to help her work through those questions. My … Continue reading Our curriculum for Religion and Philosophy (homeschooling)