History Homeschool- online for 2020- 2021
This year our homeschool will be conducted online.
Our homeschool enrichment curriculum includes history lessons, tours of farms, museums and other cool places, with a kid-friendly perspective. Each month will feature a different kid “ambassador” who is featured in at least one video. Scroll down for a sample.
We will offer an interesting and unique homeschool enrichment program for your child(ren) using pre-recorded videos, worksheets, recipes and resources for you to use at home. Even if your child goes to regular school, this program is fun and interesting as enrichment the whole family can do together. We may offer one in-person meeting, outside with masks on, at our facility sometime during the year (TBD). Our homeschool enrichment curriculum is designed to work well for boys and girls of varying ages (usually 6-10 years old) and will include an optional homework assignment and extra credit assignment each month.
The cost is $15 per enrolled child. We do not have a sibling discount at this time. Once you enroll, you will receive an email each month with the unique password for you to access the protected page on the back of our website. There you will find several videos and downloadable worksheets, as well as resources for further study. This private page will be available to you until the end of the school year in June. If you sign up in the middle of the program, you will receive access from the month of your enrollment until June.
Please contact our Director for questions about the homeschool program: email@example.com.
TEACHERS- Want this for your classroom?
A Look at the Homeschool Program
Guiding Principles: Sharing education and resources related to living in harmony with the earth, sustainability, and learning about historical ways, tools, and people. We feature Indigenous knowledge in each unit with our Native Connection component.
Our Code of Values
- Be thrifty
- Be humble
- Be kind (including to nature)
- Be a good neighbor
- Be a hard worker
- Be patient
Two sample months are below.
Check out our first month’s video lesson about gardens, and answer the questions on the sheet included. It’s fun of great information about pollinators, native plants, cross-pollination, and seasonal aspects of gardening. If you like it, sign up below and join us each month for tons more videos, worksheets, homework, and more!
UNIT 1- September
COOKING & GARDENING
- Tour of a local sustainable farm, how do domesticated animals help the farm? What does sustainability mean?
- How to churn butter at home- by Madilyn (age 11)
- Tour of a local granary and bakery- how is grain turned into flour?
- Tour of a local biodynamic farm- how to harvest apples and make cider, tour of a cool treehouse with Ivan (age 13), what does biodynamic mean?
- Healthy cooking demo for kids
- Native Connection: Traditional foods and cooking methods/tools of the Kalapuya of the Willamette Valley.
- Wild edible plants walk, how to harvest sustainably, listening to the earth
Activity: Several question sheets that accompany the videos for you to work on in your journal at home. Test your knowledge! Also: Churn your own butter or grind your own grain at home.
Extra Credit: Made a video showing something you cooked or grew in a garden or in a pot. Post it on our SCEC Home school facebook group or email to Karen.
UNIT 2- October
OPAL WHITELEY : Spirit of Nature
Videos (curriculum is still being developed)
- Video about Opal Whiteley’s life. Why is she so popular in Cottage Grove?
- What are the insects doing in the Fall? How should you treat the small creatures you find? How to help the tiny creatures in your yard.
- How to make an inviting Fairy House- by one of our students
- Pioneer School lesson by Miss Tricia Powell, quill pen writing
- Medicine in the 19th Century: home remedies from plants, from a local herbalist
- Native Connection: We are a part of nature, not separate from it– how to ask permission from a plant to pick it, how to listen with your heart, what does reciprocity mean?
Activity: Specific passages to read in Opal’s nature diary. Answer the thought-provoking questions about the passages.
Homework: Get or make a quill pen or a metal caligraphy pen. What would you say to Opal if she were a friend of yours? Write a letter to Opal Whiteley. Dry it carefully and take a picture of it and send to us or post on our Facebook group. Extra Credit: Use your journal and find a special “sit spot” in your yard or nearby safe natural place. Sit quietly and observe nature for awhile and record your observations in your journal. Write about what you see, hear, smell, taste and feel.
We expect that you will love our curriculum! If you find that it’s not for you, you may cancel your subscription through Paypal. As a non-profit organization our budget is very limited and we count on your registration in order to provide the highest quality programs. Thank you for your understanding.
Contact our Director for more information.