Category: Worldschooling

30 Travel Tips from a Worldschooler

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” Susan Sontag Travel is a big part of our homeschooling journey. My husband and I want our son to be a global citizen. We want him to understand that many different cultures have looked at situations and come up with equally viable answers, one not necessarily better than the other. We want him to experience and appreciate different cultures and this big beautiful planet he lives on. We started traveling with Sean when he was two years old. Over the past 14 years he has been to 15 countries and...

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Handcrafting High School: Year 2: Month 1: On the Road: Sinks Canyon, Wyoming

8/23-24: Sinks Canyon State Park Early in my relationship with Jim I had to establish a rule. We can only drive so far before stopping. Jim is one of those people who will drive as long as it takes until he gets there. He loves to drive places too. After a couple of trips like this, early in our relationship, I told him either he did a better job of stopping and enjoying the journey, or I would only go places with him if we flew there, so now we stop after a set amount of time. When we...

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Handcrafting High School: Year 2: Month 1: On the Road: Custer State Park, SD

I think the year you study geology and environmental science, you should spend time outside looking at the subject of your studies, so we did. I did not keep a daily journal, because I had writer’s block. Something I had never experienced before. It gave me insight into what happens for kids who have good ideas but can’t get them onto a page. My writer’s block made me feel like my brain was constipated. I had so many ideas running around in my head I had trouble getting anything out at all. It made me scattered and feel a...

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Handcrafting High School: Year 2: Month 1 (Post 1 of 3 – On the Way to the Service Project)

The first month of tenth grade might have been the best month we ever spent homeschooling. You might be thinking, “Well, Yeah! You were traveling and hanging out. How could that not be great?” 🙂 That is true, of course, but it was more than that. The planning and intent for this trip focused on enriched learning. The choices for where we stayed and what we did were planned with the intent that what we studied on the road would enrich our understanding of a situation in science, culture, and/or history. We were not disappointed. I am behind in...

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Where Was Blair Two Years Ago?

नमस्ते आप कैसे हैं Namastee aap kaisee hain Hello, how are you, Have you ever wanted to travel to India? Maybe you have wondered what the Arabic world was like. In December 2013, my family and I traveled to India with a short stay in Dubai at the start of the trip. I wrote daily about our trip. During the trip we learned so much about this part of the world, and fell in love with the places we saw and the culture of India! We also volunteered when we were in India. My son, Sean, said to me...

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