Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Carnival of Homeschooling

The Study of the Child

The Carnival of Homeschooling is being hosted this week at our old friend The Common Room. Just a few samplings at random…

Marcy’s Musings has this great snippet from an interview with Milton Friedman about homeschooling:

Q: I’m sure you’re familiar with the home-school movement, which has arisen over the last 10 years as form of competition to schools.
A: It is. And the fact that it is a form of competition shows how bad our schools are. Can you think of any other sophisticated product in which the home-made product is superior to the factory-made product?

Home Where They Belong describes an interesting group effort — the attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the “Most People Reading Aloud Simultaneously in Multiple Locations” using a passage from E.B. White’s classic book, “Charlotte’s Web.” That sounds like a worthwhile use of children’s time to me.

Then on to my favorite subject… Let’s Play Math! Historical Tidbits: The Pharaoh’s Treasure takes a spyglass to the history of mathematics, and looks at the Ptolemaic system of astronomy, Eratosthenes’ “sieve” for prime numbers, Euclidean geometry, and other mathematical minutiae… even Fibonacci, my favorite.

There’s more — much, much more — homeschooling information and resources to be found at the Carnival. If you’ve got kids, or ever were one, there’s something in there for you.


Headmistress, zookeeper said...

You're terrific!! Thanks for the link, and an extra big thanks for tidying up the image.

It's a huge improvement and I really appreciate you taking the time to do that for us. I love it!