When you live in the sticks as we do (the sticks with good coffee shops, good neighbours, and the mountains) you need to make regular pilgrimages to larger centres to access goods and services that are just not available "in the woods" - comic book stores, "the mall", and the Apple Store.
From the time my kiddos were preschoolers we have been following our interests in studying history, cultures and geography. I find this separation of subjects artificial so we lump it all together under the heading world study.
We don't memorize dates, facts and political boundaries. We study a sequence of historical events, the rise and fall of nations and empires, and cultures around the world and in our backyard, to help us understand the present and look towards the future.
- Pursuing Child Sponsorship as a Family - The opportunities for turning sponsorship into a learning experience are endless.
- Celebrating Chinese New Year - Celebrating Chinese New Year, with a big feast, was part of a homeschool study the kids and I have been doing this winter.
- Studying the World through Reading and Creative Play - As interest led homeschoolers we don't have an overarching history curriculum that we follow, we let our interests lead our studies.
- Culture in your neighborhood - It's safe to say I haven't done the best job at instilling a love for classic art and music in my children, instead I've focused on community art and music appreciation.
- Hungry Planet Supper Night - Using a book and our own kitchen to learn about what the world eats.