Produce Lesson Plans
How You Can Make a Difference in the Lives of Families
I am asking you to help. You are in a position to help.
If you have taught your own children, you have skills that many mothers do not yet possess. You can become a mentor to them. You can produce simple training materials. You can also participate in the forums.
Do not sell yourself short. You are in a position to help other home school teachers.
First, I ask you to read my material on Christian worldview. Start here:http://www.freechristiancurriculum.com/public/department43.cfm
Second, there are five things you can do today.
1. Make a decision to help. This may be a minimal commitment initially. Maybe you will participate in a forum. Maybe you will start a notebook on what you think you can do. Maybe you block out 30 minutes a day to work on some project. Just take some step.
2. Sign up for a free YouTube channel. You can post videos on your channel. It can be a channel only for your home school videos. Or maybe you want it more general. You can place specific videos in separate folders. I hired an expert to produce a series of short videos on you to use a YouTube channel. Click here.
3. Make a screencast video. What is a screencast? It is a training video. You can record anything that is on-screen, such as a page in a McGuffey Reader. You narrate it. Then you save it. Upload it to Your YouTube channel. You can make screencasts for free. To find out how, click here.
4. Think about how a truly Christian worldview could be applied to the curriculum. Think of how it structures the study of literature, or a social science, or a natural science. How can you communicate this to a student? How can you fit it into the story of the war between Christ's kingdom and Satan's?
5. Send a link to this site to a friend. I have no advertising budget. This site must be promoted by word-of-mouse.
These are simple steps. I hope you will take at least one of them before the day is over.
Come back regularly to see what articles have been published on creating lesson plans.
My suggestion: aim your lesson plans and videos for mothers through the child's first two years of school. Then switch. Aim the videos at the child. This will free up mother. She needs to help the next child. Or maybe she needs to produce a screencast.
You can tie your lessons to the the McGuffey Primer and the first two readers or Ray's Arithmetic. These are available as free downloads here. Or you may have other ideas. One size doesn't fit all.
The curriculum should be self-taught, the way the Robinson Curriculum is. Children should become responsible younger than they do these days. The earlier a student can use lesson plans to teach himself, the better.