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Innovative Education: Let’s talk Lessons

Math.  English.  History.  Science.  Fine Arts.

Most adults are familiar with school lessons.  Common Core curriculum .  Bells ring and classes begin.  Subjects are divided up into 50-90 minute classes and coursework is determined by “the powers that be”.   Teachers can vary the methodology and some of the topics, but in general the curriculum is standard across a school system or state.

So what exactly do your lessons look like when you homeschool?

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This year we are going to take a look at the election process in the United States instead of continuing with our traditional history path.   I purchased a book to guide us through using our amazing microscope and I am going to call it “science class”.  Math this year revolves around various workbooks, but there are plans to ditch them occasionally and explore the beauty of numbers. One child will take classes from a professional illustrator while another is considering a course on inventions. Continue Reading

Homeschooling, technology

Innovative Homeschooling: Let’s Talk Languages

Latin.  Spanish.  French.  German.

There is no doubt that foreign language is a valuable part of a well-rounded education. Most homeschooling parents include a foreign language as part of the child’s education regardless of their ability to speak it.

C.  Python.  C++.  HTML.  Java.

What about these languages?   Have you considered any sort of computer programming languages to your core curriculum? Continue Reading