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August 08, 2007

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JoVE

I think one of the reasons we unschool/homeschool is question 3. My daughter expressed an interest in history at age 8. They don't really do history in grade 3. And now that we are homsechooling, she has discovered an interested in art. We can follow those interests in much more depth than if we were also trying to "cover" all the topics in the provincial curriculum.

Jackie

Linda, I really appreciate this post. Your passion for the subject really comes through. My husband and I are raising 6 bi-racial children and finding history sources for them is difficult at times because the "good ol' boys" approach to history is the one that dominates the book shelves. Although I'm sure this approach works for some children, it is heart-breakig for my kids. Primary sources have been invaluable in showing my children a purer, albeit at times less positive, view of our shared history.

Jan

Will definitely check out those resources. My epiphany was when I read "Lies My Teacher Told Me" about ten years ago... That book really woke me up and made me realize that I hadn't learned the truth about in public school..

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