Homeschool Philosophies - Which One Fits You and Your Child? Part 1

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Now, let's finish our subject from last time guys!  Here are the additional Homeschool Philosophies......

Montessori

Many people don't realize that Montessori is also a homeschool philosophy. It's based on the work of Maria Montessori, a rare female physician who lived and practiced in the late 1800s. She opened a children's school and the students, who were rejects of the traditional school system, began out-performing the students of the rich families. Her methods thus gained attention!

The Montessori philosophy encourages the "whole child" to learn; senses, body movements, and so forth are all incorporated in the learning method. Montessori respects and emphasizes each child's individual capabilities.

Unit Studies

When you implement a unit study, it's something like a theme. You decide on a subject or a particular book and learn about it in depth, and learn the core subjects through that subject. For instance, you might do a unit study on Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. You would glean the chapters for things to learn and design lessons accordingly. There are some unit study-based curricula that you can purchase, too; you don't have to design your own.

This certainly isn't all! There are traditional styles of homeschooling, where the homeschool class is run much like a traditional school room, even using school textbooks. There are Bible-based homeschool philosophies, too. Hopefully, you will find the right one for your homeschool classroom!


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