Lessons are set up in a format that centers around experiences vs traditional subject-based learning.
This is because I strongly believe that hitting all the senses with a wide variety of activities is the way to spark that fire of interest for learning. For ALL kids. All ages, all learning styles.
Kids couldn’t really care less about seeing lessons divided by traditional subjects, unless it’s to help them avoid the subjects they hate!
So instead of separating my lessons into sections for history, science, and math, etc …Instead I have sections by EXPERIENCE:
and in some courses:
Now, WITHIN these experiences are mixed many of those traditional subjects that we homeschool parents concern ourselves with. So they are still there! They are intertwined in everything!
I take a topic, be it a season of The Amazing Race or The Gold Rush or a person in history…and I find resources and create activities around these topics that hit all those experiences listed above, as much as possible. And while I am filling in these lessons, I am also keeping in the back of my mind those traditional subjects to ensure that I also am bringing in enough of them to really give the lessons the full enrichment quality that I am wanting to create.
Learn more about my version of Experience-Based Learning here.