From the Editor
While the vitriolic politics of a big election can be hard to take, there is nothing like electing a president to teach kids about politics, elections, and government. As a newsletter subscriber, you have access to several quality notebooking units and workbooks from TheHomeSchoolMom. If you haven’t don’t so, you can download copies of our free unit studies about elections and presidents at the link below. Just enter your subscribed email address and morningcoffee as the password. We ask that you don’t share the downloads with friends, but instead point them to that page where they can subscribe and download all of the resources.
Elections are also a great time to discuss the importance of critical thinking with your students. Understanding worldview and confirmation bias is good preparation for college (and for adulthood in general), and election time — when opposing views and dubious claims are being shouted by both sides — is the perfect time to emphasize critical thinking.
Enjoy the newsletter!
Mary Ann Kelley
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Of course, this would be a shock to all the homeschooled kids who’ve not only been accepted to college, but also already graduated.
But what I mean to talk about is, how does the learning happen? I mean, one of my sons speaks pretty fluent Spanish, but I don’t. Another of my sons writes code, but I can’t. Another son is an excellent musician, but I’m not.
How do homeschoolers learn things that their parents don’t know anything about?
Just a little research in the world of homeschoolers can show people that homeschooling parents don’t have to teach everything their children are learning. They just have to facilitate opportunities so their kids can learn.
Here are a few of the ways kids learn things their parents don’t know about…