I received an email from a friend this morning: Hey, Anne, I have a question. Would your lesson plans be able to be applied to non-Torah-observant Christians? I was recommending you to a friend of ours from church who homeschools her son and wants to be able to add more Scripture to history and such.
For several years now, our family has been trying to use the Bible as our primary textbook. We were first inspired to do so when we noticed that the book of Deuteronomy has a multitude of references to children and how to teach them, especially when we read how God taught His children, the children
Last week we talked about the importance of learning to read the Scriptures clearly. As we said, in our curriculum we want to emphasize literacy — the ability to understand written words, to apply them to life, and to use language with proficiency in order to interact with the culture around us. Today I’d like
Why is it important to teach our children to read instructions? Why do we spend the first ten years (or so) of a child’s life emphasizing basic literacy skills, such as phonics, spelling, handwriting, and fluency in reading? Why should we expect that a child raised in a Torah-observant household would have a higher ability
This post was written in 2012, before we started writing curriculum for all sorts of subjects over at HomeschoolingTorah. You know what would be awesome? Awesome would be a camera crew going into a variety of homes on an average Tuesday morning and filming what their homeschool actually looks like.We could see how their kitchens
Several weeks ago, I first heard about a Bible curriculum by Peter Enns, published by Peace Hill Press, the publishing arm of The Well-Trained Mind. Since so many homeschoolers are “classical” in style, this really made my ears perk up. I read about this curriculum by reviewer LeaAnn Garfias, in a blog post entitled “Home
We know that the Bible says we are to impress God’s commands on our children by talking about them when we sit, walk, lie down and get up (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). That’s all the time! We homeschoolers have an advantage here, simply because we have more time in each day to spend with our children. Sadly,