Getting Started: Beginning the Home Education Adventure Help! I’m Suddenly Homeschooling.
This week, many parents found themselves thrust into the world of schooling their children at home. Adjustments like these can feel overwhelming and impossible, but we're here to help. Susan Wise Bauer offers some simple, practical tips for smoothing this transition:
History The Great Books: History as Literature
Copyright 2000 by the author. Please do not reproduce. Some of this material is adapted from The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, which contains more detailed information on the topic.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to ...
Rethinking School Apprenticeship Opportunities: High School and Post-High School
Apprenticeship Opportunities: High School and Post-High School
(as referenced on page 216 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer)
The United States lags far behind Europe and our neighbors to the north ...
Rethinking School Differences, Disorders, and Disabilities
Differences, Disorders, and Disabilities
(as referenced on page 37 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer)
Throughout this website, we offer resources for parents whose children have learning differences, learning disorders, and learning ...
Rethinking School Aptitude Tests, Personality Quizzes, and Guides to Self-Knowledge
Aptitude Tests, Personality Quizzes, and Guides to Self-Knowledge
(as referenced on page 159 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer)
Self-awareness is difficult—and essential for every maturing adult.
Taking personality quizzes and aptitude ...
Rethinking School State Requirements for High School Graduation
State Requirements for High School Graduation
(as referenced on page 16 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer)
As you plan out your child’s high school curriculum, remember four things:
- High school graduation requirements are state-mandated. There are no ...
History Five Events That Began the Renaissance (Or Ended the Middle Ages)
The Middle Ages (the favorite historical period of 9 out of 10 young history students!) is generally thought to occupy the years between the collapse of Rome and the beginning of the Renaissance—between, more or less, 400 and 1600 AD.
Most of us were taught, in history class, that the Middle ...
History Bias, Compromise, and Teaching History to Children
In the fall of 2005, history professor Larry Schweikart was on the book-promotion circuit, talking up his “unbiased” history of America, A Patriot’s History of the United States.
Schweikart wrote his book as a corrective: “I found bias, ranging from merely tolerable to exceptionally bad, in almost all of the ...
Teaching Techniques & Tips Maturity & The Real Child, Part II: Strategies for the Age-Grade Mismatch
If your child's maturity level doesn't happen to coincide with the (artificial) grade level that matches his age, what strategies can you use?
First, do your best to separate out the different “subjects” that make up the child’s curriculum and think of each of them separately.
Teaching Techniques & Tips Maturity & The Real Child, Part I: The Problem With Ages and Grades
On my Virginia farm, I raise livestock; lambs and kids born on the same date rarely clock in at the same size, wean themselves, or eat the same amount of hay and grain on any given day. Daffodils bloom, baby birds fly, and puppies stop chewing on chair ...