Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Seek Ye First

In my last post I shared our new Bible curriculum and I was going to share our new Biology curriculum in the next post, this one, but I decided to share about our Economics curriculum instead.  This is the first time we have had an official Economics curriculum in our home school.  It was time, I thought, due to the circumstances of our country and the world, that we spent time studying about the importance and the basic understanding of economics.  It was so timely for us as well.  The Lord's timing is so amazing!  We are working on this study at the same time as doing a family Sunday school at church on finances and it fits together wonderfully.  The curriculum we are using is Exploring Economics by Ray Notgrass.  It teaches economics from a biblical perspective.  A few topics include the history of economics, choices, markets, trade, labor, government, agriculture, the difference one person can make and much more.  The important thing that it stresses is that God owns everything and that we are to be good stewards of what he gives us. To "seek ye first the Kingdom of God".  Not only is it a great high school study but I think it would make a wonderful family study as well.  I believe we are going to learn a lot as we go through this curriculum.

Happy Homeschooling!

Monday, September 17, 2012

New School Year, New Curriculum

I decided last fall that this upcoming school year would consist of some curriculum we have never used before.  We have used our wonderful tried and true curruculum since nearly the beginning.  It felt like a good time to spread our wings and really try something new and I think it's going to be a good fit for my son.  Being that he is now in 10th grade I can see that a fresh new look on school will encourage us both this year.  This post will be about our new Bible curriculum.  

Balancing the Sword (Vols. 1 & 2)Today was our first day of school.  We started our day with Bible, as we always have and this new approach was refreshing.  My son is mature enough to be very challenged in his Bible time.  I believe this study is very challenging.  It has only a few questions for each chapter, however, it has many references to encourage us to really dig deep into scripture.  We spent about an hour this morning looking up the references and then discussing each of them and how they fit together with the chapter we read.  We are starting this school year in the book of Romans.  I think we are going to learn a lot from this Bible study.

In my next post I will share our new science curriculum.

Happy homeschooling.