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Writing helps students retain information

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

From the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum Newsletter Here is a tip from Home School Academy. “Make weekly summaries — I know what you’re thinking — this seems like a very time-consuming task, but it doesn’t have to be dreadful! I, among many others, have found that keeping a summary notebook for each course is very […]

Hours of Sleep

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

The National Sleep Foundation recommends that teenagers get at least 9 hours of sleep a day. Some teens prefer an afternoon nap and less time in bed overnight. There is nothing wrong with this. People are different. One size does not fit all — as homeschoolers understand. A great advantage of homeschooling is that it […]

Video editing can lead to a good home business

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

From the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum newsletter: Video editing can lead to a good home business. It’s more profitable than babysitting. The cheapest way to get started is with Davinci Resolve 14. It’s free. The company wants you to buy a complete version for $300. But most people will not need anything better than the […]

My 10-year-old has learning disabilities and is in public school

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

My 10-year-old has learning disabilities. He’s in (public school) 5th-grade currently, but he’s not really at that level. I’d like to be able to place him in the level he can start learning in. How can I do this using the RPC? Could he be in different grades for different subjects or how would it […]

We Never Studied Rocks

Monday, January 15th, 2018

This is my 3rd year homeschooling my sons. They are in 2nd, 5th, and 6th grades. I have been slowly trying to incorporate some of the principles of classical education into our homeschool effort. For example, we have begun the study of Latin this year. I am increasingly concerned that I have missed doing the […]

Concordia Classical Studies Showcase

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Concordia University Chicago understands and appreciates the significant advantages of a classical education and homeschooling and seeks to be a welcoming institution for those looking to continue their classical liberal arts education in a university setting. Rooted in more than 150 years of Lutheran educational tradition, Concordia-Chicago has developed a new initiative to intentionally build […]

Homeschoolers are raising a generation of custom-built children

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

If you try to follow a classroom model in your homeschool – dragging in the desks and chalkboard, conforming to a one-size-fits-all scope-and-sequence method, following a rigid bell-ringer schedule, and the like – you will probably buckle under the burden. That kind of schooling does not fit well in a homeschool environment. Rare is the […]

Learn 12th Grade Physics On-Line

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Ron Paul Curriculum 12th Grade Physics From the instructor, John Hamilton This will be a course in physics. I will assume that many of the students have gone through my physical science class. While I will teach the course so that […]

Classical Education and Charlotte Mason

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

The Classical Approach and the Charlotte Mason Approach — opposites or compatible? In the narrowest sense of the term, a classical education might mean to study, in the original languages, the literature written during the classical periods, the time when Greece and Rome ruled the world (from Homer to the 6th century AD). The study […]

A Self-Taught Course in Western Civilization from 1493 to the present

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Here’s a list of the video lessons in Tom Woods’ Western Civilization from 1493 to the Present course which he produced for the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum. You can see samples of these video lessons here. “These courses give students – […]


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