do you teach your kids about the world we live in?
can you teach them so that it is meaningful and that they will remember
it into their adult lives?
think that we have discovered a new approach to teaching this subject.We
look at a map and find fun places to go. We then try to estimate the distance
it is away from us and try to decide if we are capable of traveling that
far. (Some choices are eliminated at this point.) Then if a place is within
our distance abilities then we have to consider the elevation of the location
in relationship to our current elevation. If it is much higher then it
will be hard getting there, but it will be easier to come back. On the
other hand... if it is easy getting there then for the return trip when
we are tired from being gone all day then it is all uphill and very difficult.
One route may include several smaller hills, but another may include one
straight hill that is direct to where we need to go. The weather plays
a large part as well, but I'll go into that on the appropriate page. :)
My kids have picked several locations, like the local lake for swimming,
that took much preparing for. There is plenty of incentive for the kids
to work hard with a good attitude when it is their trip that we are going
on. We can look ahead at the beautiful mountains and learn the names of
the peaks as well as the river names. The kids ask questions and we all
learn together as we study to find out the answers together.
is why unschooling works so well. The kids are teachable, and their curiosity
is at its peak.