One of the best discoveries us homeschooling mums can make is materials that have been published along with ready-made study questions.
Here are just some of our ready-made-by-the-publishers-study-guide-included stuff!
We are using Economics for Everybody from Ligonier Ministries.
This is what the blurb says:
The printed workbook comes with information on each lecture; appropriate Bible readings; copious lecture notes; and ...
a selection of questions: multiple choice, Short Answers and longer Discussion Questions.
I'm hoping we'll come across thoughts that provoke us to dig more deeply to really know what we think; that send us to Scripture to really know what it says; and thoughts even that we disagree with. Disagreeing with what confronts us normally forces us to question why we think what we think.
If there is anything I'd love for my kids to be able to do it's to think.
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This set of DVDs called Reformation Profiles is not expensive at all. We were able to download the DVDs and the Study Guide, and so we did not even incur postage costs..... always a bonus when you're buying from Across the Pond.
The site's summary says:
People new to Reformed theology may wonder just what it was about a five-hundred-year-old historical movement that affects our thinking so much today. So join Dr. Stephen Nichols for an inviting, approachable take on “Reformation 101,” as he explores the events of the Protestant Reformation from the perspective of important figures from each of four key countries in this new seven-part teaching series. More than a history lesson, Dr. Nichols helps believers understand why the Reformation mattered then and matters now.
We've done the first couple of lectures, and so far, we are enjoying this series. The best of this type of situation is that you can use the same questions but have different expectations from the different age groups. I may ask for a detailed written answer from one of the older ones, but simply sit and talk about the answer with the Wee Guy.
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These books - the Crown and Covenant series - are great historical fiction books, but when I bought them online, I realised there was the added bonus of ...
a downloadable Study Guide.
Have you made discoveries like these?
What are some of the discoveries you homeschoolers have made that have made life easier for you?
Spill the Beans!