The Case for Teaching Self-Reliance to Kids

If you’re homeschooling, are you incorporating self-reliance education into your curriculum?  Here’s an argument as to why you should.  If you follow the link to the original article, this article will also help get you started creating your own self-reliance homeschooling curriculum.

From Survivalsullivan.com

Creating a Self-Reliance Homeschooling Curriculum

Creating a homeschool curriculum that suits both the academic and self-reliance goals of a prepping family is an exciting endeavor. If you thought setting up the homeschool classroom was fun, the thrill of designing the curriculum is going to knock your socks off! Finally, you have control over not just what your child is being taught, but HOW they are going to learn the material.

If you do not have a background in education, setting up a curriculum and making lesson plans understandably may feel like an overwhelming and daunting task.

There are a plethora of great free or inexpensive ready make curriculum packages available online from homeschool associations and groups. You can download or purchase any one or combination of the learning kits, based either upon a single unit, subject in weekly, monthly, and year-long increments. Once you have the material that covers all the state required and necessary objectives, you can tinker around with it, infusing it with out-of-the seat and hands-on training to make it your own.

Think of the ready-made curriculum packets and lesson plans as a springboard to guide your efforts and not an end point.

 

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