Homeschool World Forums     Home     Mall     Catalog     Articles     Contests     Events     Groups     Forum     Contact  
Homeschool World Forum Forum Index Homeschool World Forum
Read thousands of forum posts on topics such as homeschool law, getting started, curriculum, special needs, homeschool vs public school, and much, much more!
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Education Based on Current Events and News

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Homeschool World Forum Forum Index -> Homeschooling Styles and Philosophies
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
ChristineHHZ
User


Joined: 15 Aug 2009
Posts: 1
Location: New Jersey

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:25 pm    Post subject: Education Based on Current Events and News Reply with quote

I'd like to suggest a new idea for older students who may not be inclined to the "textbook" method. I'm 17 and homeschooled myself. For the majority of my high school years, most of what I've learned has been from reading the news; something I did not notice until last year, which was my junior year of high school. I never even thought of news as an education source, But, alas, I had to figure out some way to organize my transcript with references other than textbooks; except for math, I have trouble getting the motivation to actually finish them. Sad
And so I started thinking about everything I know about history, science, social studies, etc,. Where did it come from? News! Who knew? Something I did for fun on Saturday nights really paid off! Very Happy
So what I'd like to suggest to parents of homeschoolers out there: don't over structure. Let them find what works. I learn basically everything about social studies and science in particular from news, but with math I do much better with a textbook than any computer program. Everyone learns differently.

Thanks!

Christine
_________________
Homeschool Hangout Zone - "Education Based on Current Events and News"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
itsrks
User


Joined: 30 Aug 2011
Posts: 11

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you ChristineHHZ for reminding us that one size doesn't fit all. My husband is always listening to the news and he said too, that news is his education. He does a lot of critical analysis with it.

I'd like to suggest a resource to you. The World and I online magazine. It's fairly cheap especially if you get it through the Homeschool Buyer's Co-op. Anyway, every week they send you a compilation of the lastest international news. If you haven't heard of it, I think it would be a good resource for you even in college and beyond.
_________________
Get HEART (Help and support, Expansion of the mind and heart, Academic excellence, Realization of unique genius, and Training of heart) http://www.upliftingeducation.net/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Theodore
Moderator


Joined: 06 Oct 2005
Posts: 2122
Location: Missouri, US

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

News is an excellent way to learn some things, such as economics and politics, but it's not going to replace textbooks for most core subject matter, such as writing, history, science, etc. News doesn't tell you what happened last year or decade or century.
_________________
Homeschool Articles - Events - Support Groups
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
nia1965
User


Joined: 29 Nov 2011
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am witnessing the same thing with my teenaged boys. They are naturally drawn to reading the newspaper and reading "stuff" on the internet about various topics and current events. We have spontaneously engaged in conversation with lots of critical thinking and analysis. The conversations are stimulating if I must say so myself. It makes me feel good as a parent because I know that the real contribution to a society is from critical thinking and analysis of anything. In addition, they also enjoy reading about history.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Homeschool World Forum Forum Index -> Homeschooling Styles and Philosophies All times are GMT - 6 Hours (CST)
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Homeschool World Terms of Use  •  Privacy Policy  •  Copyright ©1993-Now Home Life, Inc.