wow, this really made me think:
“School teaches history backward. History classes always start towards the beginning of the story and move towards now. This may be a good way to tell a story, but it is awful for telling history. You start in a place I don’t know, in a time I don’t understand, with people I’ve never heard of. I’m not interested and I’ll tune out. The answer is simple: start with the present and work backward by asking the question: how did we get here? For one thing, you’ll start in a world that I can easily connect to and associate with. For another, you’ll ask the same question that I’m asking myself: how did we get here? Best of all, I’ll develop a “sense of history” by truly seeing how everything fits into where we are now. And I probably won’t fall asleep.”
got that here.
hmm…reading the rest of what she wrote about unschooling…i’m really enjoying the idea again…its interesting because the more i read, the more i think “yeah, that’s the way i want to do it”…and then i read something different and think “well that’s good too!” it would be easier if i could find less things i agree with! LOL!!
got me thinking again though…hmmmmm