Teaching is, by nature, incomplete. I have always struggled limiting the scope of the subjects I have taught.
In their last year of home education, I look for gaps in my students’ knowledge and understanding.
More like potholes.
Quick, bring in the National Guard and let’s fill and tamp those holes!
One of our roadworks is geography. I had thought we could learn it “organically” through reading books and news magazines. Sorry, Charlie! Didn’t happen. We’ve added two items to our Morning Routine. Oh, how I wish we had started this, say, twelve years ago.
• Read about one country a day using World Book’s Encyclopedia of People and Places. When our public library updated their set, the children’s librarian let me know the old set was for sale on the cheap. If your library has these books in the reference section, you could photocopy the page of Country Web Site listings in volume 6 and use the internet to study a country a day.