A couple explanatory things at this point.
You are about to embark on the wondrous, exciting, and yes, sometimes-tedious journey of homeschooling your middle-school-aged child. Perhaps you are familiar with homeschooling, have homeschooled your child throughout elementary school, and are now continuing with the natural progression of teaching your child the more advanced skills of the middle school curriculum.
Perhaps the homeschooling journey is new to you. Tentatively, you dip your toes into the water only to find out that it is really not so cold and soon you will be ready to dive headfirst into the world of educating your child, and yourself in the process.
It is our goal to provide you with some of the essential tools to make that happen. The next chapter An Introduction to Homeschooling 3 concentrates on the nuts and bolts of homeschooling—from curriculum choices to coping with standardized testing and record keeping.
The third chapter discusses learning and socialization and considers options best for you and your child as student and teacher. Advice on mainstreaming, should you decide to send your child to a traditional high school, is also included.
The next section of the book is devoted to teaching the basics of language arts.
In five chapters, you will discover an overview of the academic goals for middle school, followed by a breakdown of reading, writing, listening, and speaking for socialization; information and understanding; critical analysis and evaluation; and literary response and expression.
For mathematics, all the basics, including basic operations and number concepts; fractions and decimals; exponents and roots; ratios and proportions; percents, simple interest, and compound interest; and algebra are covered in six lessons.
Finally, in the resources section you will find some of the best magazines, books, CD-ROMs and websites for you and your home learner. Also, a special section on resources for parents includes support groups, organizations, as well as vital education and legal references. Are parents doing it just because it is the stylish thing to do?
Well, if that were the case, we would have a hard time explaining how people such as Wilbur and Orville Wright came to be homeschooled.
Indeed, homeschooling, in some form or another, has been around for many centuries. While some children were given the opportunity to study with great philosophers, most learned life skills from their parents.
Just as a parent teaches a child to walk and talk, the parent from centuries ago also taught the child to cipher, build, and create the tools necessary for day-to-day living.
Children learned history from listening to stories being repeated by their older relatives.
It is only in recent history that nuclear families have been isolated from their extended-family members, and this dynamic, in part, has changed the face of American education. While public schooling existed for many years, Massachusetts became the first state to enact a compulsory attendance law in During the Industrial Age of the United States, public schooling became the norm as more parents began to work in factories and service industries.
Byall of the states had laws similar to the compulsory attendance law in Massachusetts as mothers went to work outside of the home when fathers were sent to fight in the wars involving our country during the first half of the twentieth century. Children attended public schools during the day hours while their parents worked.
This arrangement seemingly worked for everyone. Adults could work knowing that their young children were supervised and cared for by trained individuals while learning. The modern homeschool movement, which began in the s, is widely attributed to John Holt.
A veteran of World War II who went on to become an educator, John Holt envisioned ways to reform what he saw as a crumbling educational system within the United States. Initially, John Holt suggested a new concept—unschooling. Within these institutions, children would find all the tools they needed to learn without tests, quizzes, or report cards.
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