Areas of Learning

There are lots of things are kids need to learn. Here are some broad topics, we will be adding more info each week as time goes on. Eventually there will be links with more info on each broad topic. Please forgive the broken links and bit of disorganization as we are getting this info out there! Sign up for the newsletter at the bottom to receive updates. Thanks for stopping by!
Academics
Foundational Knowledge Everybody Should Have Math through Algebra, Geometry and Algebra 2 Reading -- be able to read and understand what you read Write - You need to be able to write and communicate Basic...
Character Development
In raising children, the development of their character has to be paramount.  They can be smart and able to learn things like math quickly and well, but if they are not nice, do not know...
Culture
Culture is a great part of learning and growing.  It includes the beauty and mystery that surrounds us all the time.  The study and development of culture includes:  Art, Music, Travel, Languages
Life Skills
Life skills include the skills needed to take care of yourself and your family, and eventually to serve others if you desire.  These include the basic skills of health, fitness, nutrition, cooking, home organization, personal...

Philosophy

For homeschooling and for life my motto is “Do What Works”.  Each child and/or circumstance are/is different.  Every situation has to be evaluated separately based on the characters and environment and timing involved.  What works for one child or one person may not work for another.  Change is the only constant.

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Academics

Foundational Knowledge Everybody Should Have

Math through Algebra, Geometry and Algebra 2

Reading — be able to read and understand what you read

Write – You need to be able to write and communicate

Basic Knowledge You Should Have

World History

American History

Science– Biology, Physics, Chemistry

Literature — novels, plays, poetry, the different forms and usages

Logic – the formal study of logic

Grammar — How we use language to convey information from the very basic levels of nouns and verbs through all the tenses and word usages

Rhetoric and Communication

Specialized Areas of Knowledge

Not everyone needs to be experts in everything.  There are lots of interesting subjects from which to choose. It basically means that you pick a subject and instead of staying broad and having a basic understanding you go deep and get indepth understanding.  Some examples of academic depth studies include calculus, astonomy, zoology, History of England or China or any other group, in depth study of a novel or play, reading and discussing the Great books of the Western World.

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