Category: History

How to Homeschool History Without a Curriculum

How to Homeschool History Without a Curriculum

I have a confession to make. We didn’t study history much during the first few years of our homeschooling journey. Sure we had a few D’Aulaire books I read aloud, but other than that…the kids weren’t asking questions and I was busy enough teaching reading, writing, math, and science (because they had a LOT of…
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Education for Everyone: An Ancient Idea

Education 4000 Years Ago With the beginning of written language, there also began systematic education which had a purpose beyond survival. But education was not just about learning to read and write symbols that stood for words. Mathematics textbooks have been found in Samaria dating back to 2000 B.C.(1) The beginnings of school. Schools are…
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Before Education

What Children Learned, Why, and How Let’s step back. Away from the hustle and bustle, the gadgets, the information age, and the world where we need to know a million ‘things’ to succeed. We are going back, or to the side however you want to view it. To a time in history before there was…
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The Ancient Greeks Way to Educate

The Ancient Greek’s believed there were four aspects to education. These were: Music, Gymnastics, Mathematics, and Dialectics. Plato saw the human person as having three parts, appetitive, spirited and rational. I wonder how much we can equate this with the more modern notion of body, mind, and heart/soul. The appetitive being the body, the spirited…
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