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Should We Teach Mythology?

As we’re preparing to launch our new world history curriculum (Daniel’s Statue: Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome), I’ve been really pondering what we homeschoolers should do about teaching pagan mythology to our children.

Should we teach about Greek gods and goddesses?

What Homeschooling with the Bible Might Look Like

You know what would be awesome? Awesome would be a camera crew going into a variety of homes on an average Tuesday morning and filming what their homeschool actually looks like.We could see how their kitchens were set up, how they handled the toddlers at breakfast, how they got the knots out of all the girls’ hair, and how they all found their pencils at school time.

For the Love of Games

Image courtesy of LifeSupercharger

Our seven kids love to play games with mom and dad!  We enjoy games more than worksheets in school, video-game tournaments more than television, and board games more than other family activities.  As a homeschooling mom, I love how playing games together as a family provides benefits that go far beyond school time.

Hear, Learn, Keep, Do

When God wants to teach mankind something, He follows a very specific method that I can copy in my homeschooling. For instance, let’s look at how God teaches all mankind about His “invisible qualities, his eternal power, and divine nature”:

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.

Biblical Homeschooling Methods

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been examining what Deuteronomy 6 has to say about a biblical homeschooling philosophy. I noted that the book of Deuteronomy seems to suggest specific methods for not only what and why we should teach our children, but how we should teach them.

Motivation for Learning

How can we motivate our children to learn?

I absolutely love homeschooling and have no desire to educate my children in any other way, but admittedly, one of the biggest drawbacks to homeschooling is the lack of competition and the give-and-take that can happen in a good classroom.

Homeschool Help from the Master Planner

If I invited a professional organizer to come over to my house and help me with my goal of organizing all my homeschooling “stuff,” the first thing this expert would do is sit me down in my living room. She’d pull out a clipboard, and she’d start to ask me questions.

Homeschooling in a Modern Pantheon

The interior of the Pantheon in the 18th century, painted by Giovanni Paolo Panini. Courtesy of Wikipedia.

We’re deep into the history of Rome here in our homeschool, currently studying the ceasars before Nero, during the spread of the gospel and the lives of the apostles.

Homeschooling Goals – Unschooling

As I mentioned in an earlier post on homeschooling goals, many times we homeschoolers are guilty of being sluggish in our thinking, too quickly adopting goals as our own when we haven’t compared them against Scripture. Often we make goals by reading popular books or by “going with our gut,” even when God’s Word says that our hearts can very easily deceive us (Jeremiah 17:9).

The Bible's Hints for Homeschooling

The Bible contains many important instructions for parents who want to impart knowledge to their children. That’s homeschooling, right? In fact, the Bible tells us where all knowledge begins…

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and discipline
.” (Proverbs 1:7, NIV).