Thursday, July 22, 2010

Teachable Moments, Christian Homeschoolers, Standards Based Curriculum

Many Christian homeschoolers decide, often after a few years of homeschooling, to be a little less dogmatic in their choice of curriculum and for some subjects, they start to integrated standards-based (ie, non-Biblically-based) curriculum.  I believe that this is because they are no longer as worried about their children's spiritual development and instead, feel that they need to deal more with their academic and cognitive development.  Not to put to fine a line on it, the kids get bored and want something else.

These secular curriculum often include materials that they extreme Christians do not believe in and when confronted with it, they have a "teachable moment" which gives them something to talk to their kids about.

The science curriculum says the world is millions of years old which is at odds with what we have learned in the Bible....

The social studies curriculum teaches a Native-American myth about the creation of the world and a happy hunting ground.....

Read about how the Christian homeschool parents discuss these teachable moments.....