Curriculum doesn’t have to be expensive to be excellent. In fact, using video and blog posts packed with meaty information I intend to show you how you can homeschool for cheap or free.
I’m not kidding, folks!
Most of modern education is not excellent. Public education doesn’t have the time or freedom to be excellent. Even private and home instruction tends to follow the same patterns which have brought us to this dismal place where graduates are being flanked and flummoxed by a society that has lost its mind.
This is because fluff and bore have taken over.
What is “fluff and bore,” you ask? It is facts overlaid with lies covered up with loads of sugar coating. Sort of like eating boiled liver (the most awful food in the world) covered with icing.
Kids can smell it, and, if they had a choice, they would chuck it. But we don’t allow that, do we? We tell them it’s really good, and good for you, and it will help you in the long run, and on and on. Then we threaten and moralize until they push any of their natural desires to learn way, way down and choose to play video games instead.
There is a better way, and it barely costs a thing (compared to all the colorful frosted liver out there). Here is the deal:
TRUTH is delicious all on its own.
It’s like watermelon on a hot day. It’s like bread fresh from the oven. It’s like a steaming hot bowl of soup when you come inside from a storm.
It doesn’t need frosting or sprinkles. It stands on its own deliciousness, and a child will gulp it down like a glass of cold water after a long bike ride (and there is no belly-ache afterwards).
This is because it feeds a need within all of us to be as close to God as we can get (it takes a lot of sin and conditioning to cut this out of us, but young children are still sensitive to it). There is a great satisfaction in this type of learning that goes to the heart of a person and cannot be duplicated by any fake.
Unfortunately, what our society has done is to try and teach children about life and the universe without ever mentioning the Giver of life and the Creator of the universe. No matter how many 10-dollar words are thrown into cradle-to-grave collegiate intellectualism, without the fear of God it is empty garbage. (This is the stuff I gladly gave up once I became re-educated by homeschooling.)
“Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges. It should allow you to find values which will be your road map through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whomever you are with; it should teach you what is important, how to live and how to die.”John Taylor Gatto
Contrarily, when something answers questions such as:
- “Where did I come from?”
- “Why am I here?”
- “Where did the world (universe) come from?”
- “Is there a plan to human history?”
- “How do things work?”
- “How should I live?”
then children want to learn. They don’t need to be poked with a prod so they will file into convenient chutes headed for slaughter (meaning the dystopian utopia of political double-speak where one group of people is enslaved for the benefit of another). They only need direction and encouragement.
Actually, I often feel as though I am one of those sample ladies as Sam’s Club. I hand out just a taste of something delicious, then my children clamor to eat through the entire inventory!
This post goes along with the first few videos in a series I am doing on YouTube on the same subject. I will leave those links below, but first I thought I’d share a number of books and some posts by Yours Truly you may enjoy that will help you investigate this subject further (I do benefit if you click through the Amazon links and make a purchase).
Dumbing Us Down, John Taylor Gatto
The Underground History of American Education, John Taylor Gatto
The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook, Dr. Raymond Moore
How to Homeschool for Cheap or Free pt. 1 Philosophy
How to Homeschool for Cheap or Free pt 2 Lists
How to homeschool for Cheap or Free pt 3 Give ’em Steak
Look for an amazing large post FILLED TO OVERFLOWING with links and lists for homeschooling for cheap or free!