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Welcome to the September issue of TheHomeSchoolMom newsletter. As you can see in the above image, we have a new subscriber freebie for you! We were a little late getting the September calendar published, but look for a new writing prompt calendar each month going forward. I hope to have each calendar ready before the beginning of each month in the future.
We have lots of good stuff for you in this issue, and I am especially pleased to bring you the feature article about “How to Raise a Wild Child.” If you enjoy our newsletter and subscriber benefits, please feel free to forward this to your friends. Enjoy the newsletter!
Mary Ann Kelley
The 2018 Stossel in the Classroom streaming content for educators is a free resource created with video segments covering social studies, civics, economics, government, and technology from a libertarian point of view; both English and Spanish subtitles; and an accompanying Teacher Guide (available in English and Spanish) containing lesson plans, graphic organizers, activity suggestions, viewing guides, assessment, and vocabulary.
The eight topics included for 2018 are:
2. Private Frontier: Space
3. Private Parks
4. Inequality and Trade
5. Death by Socialism
6. Venezuela vs. Chile
7. Robots & Driverless Cars
8. YouTube: Now, We’re the Gatekeepers
Recent Blog Posts
How to Raise a “Wild Child” (and Why You Should!)
by Alan Fortescue, PhD, Oak Meadow High School Director
Research has shown that the simple the act of getting children outside is the most effective way to foster environmental consciousness. As prominent environmental educator David Sobel eloquently stated, “one transcendent experience in nature is worth a thousand nature facts.”
It turns out that children who have an immersive experience in nature develop a deep love of the environment that they carry with them their entire lives.
Aside from significantly increasing the likelihood that they will actively work to preserve the important life-giving aspects of the environment as adults, an engagement with nature has other positive cognitive impacts, from an improved performance in school to a greater involvement and concern for community well-being. A study of 300 of the world’s most innovative thinkers and leaders showed clear links between childhood immersion in nature and an out-of-the-box creativity and tireless commitment to society.
Here are some ways you can (safely) launch your child into the wild…
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