Choosing Homeschool Curriculum will now be easier for you since you have written down your curriculum goals in each specific area. You now have a broad overview of where you are heading.
Oops!! We haven't got the curriculum goals in our heads or on paper, as yet... We'll need to .. Set our family goals!
This exercise was an extremely important thing for my husband and me to do. It allowed us (as husband and wife) to decide what was important for our family and allowed us to narrow our focus on our priorities.
Having done this, we can see the big picture. Although, we aim for these goals, I don?t believe we will tick each box as having fulfilled them completely. These goals give us direction and focus, but they are ideals. Yet, as we look at them in the overall big picture, we realize that we can spread these goals out over many years of concentrated learning, and also into the future, because, of course, learning never ends.
So, the next step is choosing homeschool curriculum that will help us fulfill these goals. The materials that may help us can be varied. We initially think of books- textbooks and curricula. They will have their place in certain areas. But some goals will be fulfilled by employing a music teacher/ attending a gym class/ joining a soccer club/ completing an internet course/ doing further studies via TAFE or OTEN or a University online.
How do we make decisions when choosing Homeschool Curriculum Materials?
Here are some guidelines:
However, before you choose a curriculum, have you studied approaches, where you fit in, and how you can design your own unique educational approach?