The Jon Levi channel on YouTube has completely opened my eyes to the re-thinking of much of the history that we’ve been taught. I’ve taken so many things for granted – taken so many things at face value that I’m realizing now more than ever that a lot of what we’ve been told doesn’t make sense. World’s Fairs are only the beginning.
Have you ever heard of fake, or imitation, ruins? I never did before a couple weeks ago when I was trying to research the stone structure in a park we like to visit. Boy, is my mind blown. Just when you think you’ve heard it all…
We’ve always been told that there is no land at the North Pole; however, 16th century maps and the diary entries of explorers tell us that may not be the case. To top it all off, there is an interesting North Pole-related anomaly on Google Earth. Could they be hiding land? Maybe. Maybe not. But it sure is fun researching, anyway.
Have you ever heard of scientism? Scientism is when science becomes a religion for some, and when certain topics become taboo to question. It’s when scientists declare “the science is settled” when in fact, true science is NEVER settled.
It’s when social media platforms shut down certain subjects in an effort to suppress debate.
It’s when scientific theories that have never been proven are pushed by authorities and mainstream science as being 100% true.
Unfortunately, most of the science being taught to children today falls under this category. Even homeschoolers aren’t always safe.
The same holds true for what I call hypothetical history. There’s much about history, especially ancient history, that we really don’t have concrete answers to, yet we are consistently having only one point-of-view impressed upon us – that which is most convenient to the status quo.
As homeschool parents, it is up to us to teach our children the critical thinking skills that are sorely lacking in the world today. It’s up to us to teach our children to seek out and weigh ALL evidence, not just that which is handed to us.
In today’s world, this has become more important than ever.
Are you up to the task?
Although any subject can be easily covered with relaxed homeschooling, my absolute favorites to approach in this manner are social studies (history, geography, civics, etc.) and science.
Today on my channel, I shared how we tackle social studies with ZERO textbooks. Let me tell you, when I was in school, I HATED history. Now I’ve realized that it wasn’t the subject. It was the mind-numbing textbooks we had to use.
I love homeschooling. 🤗
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One that not only did what it promised to do, but also seemed to simultaneously fit your teaching style, your children’s learning style, and your homeschool philosophy? No?
Believe me, I hear you. As a homeschool mom of many, finding a curriculum that meshes well with our hectic lifestyle can be tough. Our ideal learning resource has to be interesting, cross-curricular, living books-based, and gentle, all rolled into one. Continue reading “Homeschooling History with Beautiful Feet Books”