Tag Archives: Curriculum-Lesson Plans

A Course of Study in Good Citizenship: Lower Elementary

People in the shapre of the United States representing good citizenship

One of the few requirements for homeschooling in Texas is to have a curriculum that provides for a course of study in good citizenship. For high schoolers, this seems relatively clear since most public high school students take a one semester government class. However, there isn’t any such designated class for middle or elementary school. Citizenship and government are listed as TEKS items under social studies for elementary and middle school. Continue reading »

Don’t Panic–How to Choose a Curriculum

Girl looking at rubber duck representing how to pick a homeschool curriculum

So you’ve got junior at home now.  And then it hits you–what am I supposed to teach him–how am I going to teach him–I don’t know how to teach him–WHAT HAVE I DONE!? As I’m always telling my son, the first rule is “don’t panic.”  Take a deep breath and tell yourself that you can do this.  You may not know how, but you’ll figure it out.  The following are some suggestions on how to go about it. Continue reading »