Whatever your spiritual/religious beliefs or views are, there are many homeschooling methods available to you. I’ve personally done the Moore, Montessori & Charlotte Mason Methods, (still use Charlotte Mason today) the Eclectic method, textbook curriculum (Rod & Staff Publishers & Anabaptist Bookstore) & worksheets.
I’ve compiled a short list of different methods that you could use in your homeschool. I’ve also listed some books for you to look through at your leisure.
Stay away from anything Common Core related: curriculum, textbooks, workbooks & worksheets. Common Core is horrible! It has no place in the public & private schools nor does it belong in any educational resources. Go to these sites for more information about how damaging & ridiculous Common Core is: Stop Common Core in Wisconsin & Parents Against the Common Core
Charlotte Mason-Charlotte Mason was a British educator who believed that education was about more than training for a job, passing an exam, or getting into the right college. She said education was an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life; it was about finding out who we were and how we fit into the world of human beings and into the universe God created. Taken from here.
Waldorf-Rudolf Steiner based this method on an anthroposophical view and understanding of the human being, that is, as a being of body, soul and spirit. The education mirrors the basic stages of a child’s development from childhood to adulthood, which in general reflects the development of humanity through history from our origin, far back in past times up to the present. Taken from here.
The Moore Approach-The Moores are best known for their theory that formal school is better started later than early, with very little or no formal schooling taking place before age 8. Read about the Moore Method here.
Eclectic-A little bit of everything!
Classical-Classical Education has an early focus on the basic skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic and a special emphasis on Latin. Latin is the best way to gain an academic vocabulary, to learn the formal system of grammar, and is, along with math, the best early critical thinking skills training. Go here to read more.
Workbooks-No Common Core!
Worksheets-Wonderful for younger children. There are so many great sites out there. Be sure to look over the worksheets carefully before using them.
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