It is that time of year when we are planning for the next school year. If you have a child in Jr High or going into High school, you are about to walk into new territory if it is your first time.
I have found a website that has helped me as I plan what my high school kids need to do in their last few years of school. Home Scholar is a very useful site that I encourage you to wander around on.
Here is an article she wrote to help you know what courses your high school kids will need.
One of the key convictions of homeschooling is that parents know the best way to educate their children. A parent’s knowledge about their student’s learning style can help them in selecting the courses they should take in high school. Homeschooling in high school is very efficient and there is time to give your children an education that has breadth and depth. Here is a list of recommended courses to take in high school. Courses that colleges look for in their applicants. As you read it, think about how you can incorporate these subjects into your homeschool.
The American heritage Education Foundation has K-12 lesson plans on CD-Rom available for free($150 value). I checked it out & ordered a few weeks ago & just got my CD in the mail this week. Go to their site & request your own CD.
America’s Heritage: An Adventure in Libertyis a tested lesson plan resource and supplement for Kindergarten-12th grade teachers of social studies, U. S. history, U. S. government, political science, economics, geography, speech, and/or related subjects. Written by fellow teachers, the resource consists of age-appropriate and modifiable lesson plans grouped into three separate books according to level: elementary, middle, and high school. Each elementary school lesson plan correlates practically with the nationally applicable Core Knowledge Skills (grades K-6) (national edition) and/or Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) objectives (Texas edition). Each middle and high school lesson plan correlates with the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) standards (national edition), TEKS objectives, and/or Project CLEAR objectives (Texas edition). All lessons emphasize one or more themes of freedom, unity, progress, and responsibility.
Terri Johnson from Knowlege Quest has another great unit study. This one is about China. She has some really great reading suggestions, some we already had! Also, the recipe’s I’m sure will be a great hit. Go to her site & check it out.
If you are trying to focus more on geography this year as I am, then you will really like what Terri at Knowledge Quest has for you. She has written a nice little study on Canada & she is sharing with us for free, all of her hard work.