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{Travel} Planning for Home Educators

{Travel} Planning for Home Educators

In my 15 years of home educating, we have invariably taken at least one trip per year that includes Field Experience. We always plan it on “off months” when most school kids are in school during the day, making the most of time without crowds. First, what is Field Experience? For most professions, Field Experience is practical application of what a student has learned in the classroom. For us, Field Experience is similar: we study something in the classroom, and…

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{Field Experience} Roadside Kansas

{Field Experience} Roadside Kansas

One of my favorite things to do on a road trip is to find unique attractions you wouldn’t find just driving down the highway. Van Gogh is one of my favorite artists and in my search for places to stop, I decided this is one we have to see. It was, unfortunately, cloudy and chilly when we stopped, but it was still a sight to se anyway. This one is located in Goodland, Kansas. Be sure to take the Hwy…

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{Science} When Science becomes Scientism

{Science} When Science becomes Scientism

The religion of science–what I call “Scientism”–has invaded our culture so deeply, I’m not sure how we come back from it. I’m sure you’ve heard it: “I believe in Science!” or “Trust the Science” or “Science is Real” or “Science Matters.” You can see these phrases in hashtags on every social media platform. But what does it mean? Usually the context of such hashtags are used any time what a person is referring to has been disputed by someone else….

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{Field Experience} Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

{Field Experience} Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

We decided to take a quick day trip to Cheyenne, WY. There are many free things to do in Cheyenne and today we decided to visit the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. There is no fee to enter, but there is a donation box (and if you have the means, please donate, it is a beautiful building and garden). My favorite plant was the bunny ear cactus. It looks like little bunnies running through the desert. My 13 yo wanted to know…

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[Colorado History] Fort Collins, CO

[Colorado History] Fort Collins, CO

I have lived in Colorado most of my life.  That means I have lived here for more than 45 years *gasp!*.  When I decided to have a family, I thought I knew just about all there was to know about Colorado.  Then I started home educating my children, and in CO the students are required to learn Colorado history in 4th or 5th grade.  I can tell you as a student in Colorado (Denver Public Schools for 18 years), I…

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