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.
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
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.