I thought I would do a little series discussing some of our favorite resources that have blessed us through the 23 years of our homeschool journey. Today's post will cover resources for homeschooling that cross all ages.
American Dictionary of the English Language
This dictionary was written in 1828 by Noah Webster and is the first American dictionary. Why would we choose to own such an old dictionary? The definitions of so much of our vocabulary has changed and it is important that we understand the meanings of the words as they were used when our Founding Fathers wrote up the documents that rule our lives today. I also highly recommend reading a biography of Noah Webster.
Moody Science Classics DVDs
This is a huge series of science DVDs that were produced many years ago, but are still very interesting to all my children. Science topics are discussed in a way that even young children can learn and all topics are taught within a distinctly Christian worldview. Even my youngest children will watch these DVDs very intently.
Drive Thru History Series
We absolutely love this series of engaging historical DVDs. Dave Stott loves history and presents the facts in a way that is amusing, but really helps cement the facts in our memories. Filmed on locations throughout the world, we have especially enjoyed the series on American history.
Doorposts have long been favorites in our home for instilling scripture and Godly character into our children. We haven't been as diligent in using these resources in the last few years, but I am looking forward to using Polished Cornerstones with Kaelan starting next year as a major part of her junior and senior high curriculum. For Instructions in Righteous needs a good dusting off and should be put to use as I try to instill Godly character in the little boys. These really are terrific resources!!
KONOS will always be my first love when it comes to curriculum for my children. Written by two homeschooling moms way back when modern homeschooling was still in its infancy, KONOS was what God led us to in our early days of homeschooling. This curriculum has helped us create so many wonderful family memories as we have learned together as a family. It has become more difficult for me to incorporate as my children's ages are so very wide spread, but I am planning on starting the little boys in KONOS this fall. We have missed the fun activities and the character training that is so much a part of the KONOS curriculum.
I'll continue this series each week sharing more about our favorite resources for high school, elementary and the preschool years. If you have any questions about a particular resource, please leave me a comment and I will get back to you asap!