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I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays, and have things arranged for them, that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas. - Agatha Christie
"Of course, a child may
not know what he may need to know in ten years (who does?), but he knows, and
much better than anyone else, what he wants and needs to know right now, what
his mind is ready and hungry for. If we help him, or just allow him, to learn
that, he will remember it, use it, build on it. If we try to make him learn
something else, that we think is more important, the chances are that he won't
learn it, or will learn very little of it, that he will soon forget most of
what he learned, and what is worst of all, will before long lose most of his
appetite for learning anything."
~John Holt~ Teach Your Own
As a family, we unschool.
This has led to many topics being covered in the time we have been learning together.
I opted to turn my notes, what
we did when the kids were younger (elementary level) and our ideas into unit
studies, below, which would fit into nearly any homeschooling situation, or
into field trip ideas, which fit every situation.
Nothing here will be updated ever again.