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: P1A)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
American Presidents & Presidential First Ladies Notebooking Pages
from Notebooking Pages
for 3rd-8th grade
in American Presidency (Location: G7E-HIS)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Ancient China
by Michelle Breyer
from Teacher Created Materials, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in China (Location: HISREG-CHI)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Big Book of How to Make PROJECTS
from Dinah-Might Adventures, LP
for Kindergarten - College
in Classroom Teacher Resources (Location: P2B)
$9.00 (2 in stock)
Book of Centuries
from Living Book Press
for 1st-12th grade
in Timeline Resources (Location: G6B-HIS)
Book of Centuries (BC/AD Edition)
from Living Book Press
for 1st-12th grade
in Timeline Resources (Location: G6B-HIS)
$8.46
Charlotte Mason Book of Centuries
from Living Book Press
for 1st-12th grade
in Timeline Resources (Location: G6B-HIS)
Christian Unschooling
by Teri J. Brown
from Sourcebooks
for Preschool-12th grade
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: P1A)
$8.00 (2 in stock)
Civil War
by John & Patty Carratello
from Teacher Created Materials, Inc.
for 6th-8th grade
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HIS-19CACW)
$3.00 (2 in stock)
Classic Konos Character Curriculum - Obedience
by Jessica Hulcy and Carole Thaxton
from KONOS
for Kindergarten-8th grade
Classic Konos Character Curriculum - Orderliness
by Jessica Hulcy and Carole Thaxton
from KONOS
for Kindergarten-8th grade
Classical Reader
by Dr. Christopher Perrin & Leslie Rayner
1.4st edition from Classical Academic Press
for Kindergarten-12th
in Recommended Book Lists (Location: E5A-LIT)
$7.95
Introduction to Classical Studies - MP Package
by Cheryl Lowe
from Memoria Press
for 3rd-8th grade
in Memoria Press Classical Studies (Location: F6C-HIS)
$83.82
Journey Into Africa
by Ann M. Jansen
from GeoDeo Educational Resources
in Africa (Location: HISREG-AFR)
$28.00 (2 in stock)
Konos Kids' Timeline for Obedience
by Jessica Hulcy and Carole Thaxton
from KONOS
for Kindergarten-8th grade
Konos Kids' Timeline for Orderliness
by Jessica Hulcy and Carole Thaxton
from KONOS
for Kindergarten-8th grade
Latin-Centered Curriculum
by Andrew A. Campbell
2nd edition from Non Nobis Press
for Kindergarten-12th grade
in Classical Education (Location: P2C)
Noah Plan English Language Curriculum Guide
Noah Plan
by Carole Goodman Adams
from Foundation for American Christian Education
for Kindergarten-12th grade
in Principle Approach (Location: P2)
Noah Plan History and Geography Curriculum Guide
Noah Plan
by Elizabeth L. Youmans
from Foundation for American Christian Education
for Kindergarten-12th grade
in Principle Approach (Location: P2)
$39.95 $28.00 (1 in stock)
Noah Plan Literature Curriculum Guide
Noah Plan
by Rosalie Slater
from Foundation for American Christian Education
for Kindergarten-12th grade
in Principle Approach (Location: P2)
$39.95 $24.00 (1 in stock)
Noah Plan Mathematics Curriculum Guide
Noah Plan
by Arthur Paul Ricciardi
from Foundation for American Christian Education
for Kindergarten-12th grade
in Principle Approach (Location: P2)
$39.95
Noah Plan Reading Curriculum Guide
Noah Plan
by Martha Barnes Shirley
from Foundation for American Christian Education
for Kindergarten-12th grade
in Principle Approach (Location: P2)
$39.95
Olympic Games
by Charlene Notgrass with Mary Evelyn Notgrass
from Notgrass Company
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Sports
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Reader's Guide
by Dr. Christopher Perrin & Leslie Rayner
from Classical Academic Press
for Kindergarten-12th
in Recommended Book Lists (Location: E5A-LIT)
$5.95
Renaissance
by Linda J. Larsen
from Teacher Created Materials, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in Renaissance & Reformation (Location: HIS-RENREF)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Rudiments of America's Christian History and Government
by Rosalie J. Slater
2nd edition
for 7th-12th grade
in Principle Approach (Location: P2)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
StoneBridge Art Guide
Noah Plan
by Wendy Giancoli
from Foundation for American Christian Education
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Principle Approach (Location: P2)
$29.95
Teaching U.S. History Through Children's Literature - Post-World War II
by Wanda Miller
for 4th-8th grade
in American History Reference (Location: HISREF-US)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Thematic Unit: Medieval Times
by Cynthia Ross
from Teacher Created Materials, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in Middle Ages (Location: HIS-MIDDLE)
$3.00 (2 in stock)
U.S. Elections Lap-Pak
by Amy Pak
from Home School in the Woods
for 3rd-8th grade
in Hands-On History Activity-Paks (Location: G6A-HIS)
$19.95
Well-Trained Mind
by Susan Wise Bauer & Jessie Wise
10th Anniversary Edition from W. W. Norton and Co.
in Classical Education (Location: P2C)
$25.00 $15.00 (1 in stock)
Well-Trained Mind
by Susan Wise Bauer & Jessie Wise
4th edition from W. W. Norton and Co.
in Classical Education (Location: P2C)
Where the Brook and River Meet
by Margie Gray
from Cadron Creek Christian Curriculum
Unit Study for 7th-10th grade
in Cadron Creek Literature Guides (Location: LIT-CADRON)
$49.00 $32.00 (1 in stock)
Wonders of the World Lap-Pak
by Amy Pak
from Home School in the Woods
for 3rd-8th grade
in Hands-On History Activity-Paks (Location: G6A-HIS)
$19.95
World War II Thematic Unit
by Julie R. Strathman
from Teacher Created Materials, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in World War II (1939-1945) (Location: HIS-20CWW2)
$3.00 (3 in stock)
You Can Teach Your Child Successfully
by Ruth Beechick
from Arrow Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: P1A)
$11.00 $6.00 (2 in stock)