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Educational Methods & Philosophy

There are many ways to educate your children, and, if you're just getting started in home schooling, just choosing the approach you wish to take can be overwhelming, never mind the curriculum itself! If you're interacting with more experienced home school families, the stuff they're doing might intimidate you into thinking you can't possibly home school your kids, but stop! Take a breath. You just need to sit down, ask yourself a few common sense questions about what you want to accomplish, and get a handle on what options there are.

As we see it, all approaches to education should fall under a broad "covenantal approach," in which parents deliberately focus on training their children to love and reverence their God, respect their parents, and explore their world. That's what home schooling is for. But when one talks about "approaches," one typically means the philosophy driving the way you educate your kids. There are limitless methods to teach your kids, but they seem to fall under six main philosophies. "Eclectic" home schooling, explained conservatively, is to blend elements of all of them (generally what we recommend). "Eclectic" can also refer to a much more liberal, even anti-Christian education. We obviously suggest steering clear of that approach.

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A to Z Guide to Home School Field Trips
by Gregg Harris
from Noble Publishing
for 1st-8th grade
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
American Presidents & Presidential First Ladies Notebooking Pages
from Notebooking Pages
for 3rd-8th grade
in American Presidency (Location: B03-00E)
Ancient Egypt
by Mary Anne Sterling
Workbook from Teacher Created Materials, Inc.
for 3rd-6th grade
in Ancient Egypt (Location: B02-02D)
Bible and the Constitution
by Verna M. Hall and Rosalie J. Slater
1st edition from Foundation for American Christian Education
for Adult
in Principle Approach (Location: B11-02E)
Big Book of Books and Activities
by Dinah Zike
from Dinah-Might Adventures, LP
for 2nd-5th grade
in Unit Studies & Lap Books (Location: B11-02B)
Big Book of How to Make PROJECTS
from Dinah-Might Adventures, LP
for Kindergarten - College
in Classroom Teacher Resources (Location: B11-03A)
Case for Classical Christian Education
by Doug Wilson
from Crossway Books
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
Case for Classical Christian Education - CD
by Douglas Wilson
from Canon Press
for Adult
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
Charlotte Mason Companion
by Karen Andreola
from Charlotte Mason Research and Supply Co.
in Charlotte Mason Education (Location: B11-02B)
Charlotte Mason Education
by Catherine Levison
from Champion Press
in Charlotte Mason Education (Location: B11-02B)
Christian History of the American Revolution
by Verna Hall & Rosalie Slater
from Foundation for American Christian Education
in Principle Approach (Location: B11-02E)
Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America - Volume I
by Verna Hall
from Foundation for American Christian Education
in Principle Approach (Location: B11-02E)
Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America - Volume II
by Verna Hall
2nd edition from Foundation for American Christian Education
in Principle Approach (Location: B11-02E)
Christian Unschooling
by Teri J. Brown
from Sourcebooks
for Preschool-12th grade
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
Civil War
by John & Patty Carratello
from Teacher Created Materials, Inc.
for 6th-8th grade
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: B01-18A)
Classic Konos Character Curriculum - Obedience
by Jessica Hulcy and Carole Thaxton
from KONOS
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in KONOS Unit Studies (Location: B04-01D)
Classic Konos Character Curriculum - Orderliness
by Jessica Hulcy and Carole Thaxton
from KONOS
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in KONOS Unit Studies (Location: B04-01D)
Classical and Christian Education
by Gregg Strawbridge
from Veritas Press
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
Classical Conversations: Education Trilogy
from Classical Conversations
for Adult
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
Classical Education & the Homeschool - Audio Book
by Wes Callihan, Douglas Jones, & Douglas Wilson
from Canon Press
for Adult
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
Classical Education and the Homeschool
by Wes Callihan, Doug Jones & Doug Wilson
2nd edition from Canon Press
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
Classical Primer - CD
by Various
from Logos School
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
Climbing Parnassus
by Tracy Lee Simmons
from Intercollegiate Studies Institute
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
Closing of the American Mind
by Allan Bloom
from Simon and Schuster
for Adult
in Public Education (Location: B11-01A)
Delightful Reading Kit
by Lanaya Gore
from Simply Charlotte Mason
for Adult
in Charlotte Mason Education (Location: B11-02B)
Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum
by Laura M. Berquist
3rd edition from Ignatius Press
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
Discover Classical Christian Education
from Classical Academic Press
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
Echo in Celebration
by Leigh A Bortins
1st edition from Classical Conversations
for Adult
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
Educating the Whole-Hearted Child
by Clay & Sally Clarkson
Revised from Apologia Educational Ministries
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
Everything You Need to Build a Unit Study Notebook
by Jennifer Steward
from Steward Ship
in Unit Studies & Lap Books (Location: B11-02B)
Everything You Need to Know About Flapbooks
by Jennifer Steward
from Steward Ship
in Unit Studies & Lap Books (Location: B11-02B)
Everything You Need to Know About Homeschool Unit Studies
by Jennifer Steward
from Steward Ship
in Unit Studies & Lap Books (Location: B11-02B)
For the Children's Sake
by Susan Macaulay
from Crossway Books
for Adult
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
For the Love of Learning
by Jenny Sockey
from Xulon Press
in Charlotte Mason Education (Location: B11-02B)
Galloping the Globe
by Loree Pettit & Dari Mullins
3rd edition from Geography Matters
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Geography Matters products (Location: B04-04C)
George Washington
by Verna Hall
from Foundation for American Christian Education
Biography for 10th-Adult
in Principle Approach (Location: B11-02E)
Guide to American Christian Education for the Home and School: The Principle Approach
by James Rose
1st edition
for Adult
in Principle Approach (Location: B11-02E)
Habits: The Mother's Secret to Success
by Charlotte M Mason
from CreateSpace
for Adult
in Charlotte Mason Education (Location: B11-02B)
Homeschooling Our Children, Unschooling Ourselves
by Alison McKee
for Adult
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
How Children Fail
by John Holt
Revised from Da Capo Press
for Adult
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
How Children Learn
by John Holt
Revised from Da Capo Press
for Adult
in Unschooling (Location: B11-02B)
How Children Learn
by John Holt
Revised from Dell Publishing
for Adult
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
How To Tutor
by Samuel Blumenfeld
from Paradigm Publishing
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
How To Tutor
by Samuel Blumenfeld
from Storehouse Press
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
Ignite the Fire!
by Terri Camp
from Noble Publishing
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
Introduction to Classical Education
by Dr. Christopher Perrin
from Classical Academic Press
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
Introduction to Classical Education - Book on CD
by Dr. Christopher Perrin
from Classical Academic Press
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
Introduction to Classical Studies - MP Package
by Cheryl Lowe
from Memoria Press
for 3rd-8th grade
in Memoria Press Classical Studies (Location: B03-05A)
Introduction to Classical Studies - Student Guide
by Cheryl Lowe
2nd edition from Memoria Press
for 3rd-5th grade
in Memoria Press Classical Studies (Location: B03-05A)
Introduction to Classical Studies - Teacher Guide
by Cheryl Lowe
from Memoria Press
for 3rd-5th grade
in Memoria Press Classical Studies (Location: B03-05A)
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