Friday, February 10, 2017
How We Place Christ at the Center of Our Homeschool
Our faith is a very integral part of our lives. It is one of the reasons we homeschool my son. How do we place Christ at the Center of our homeschool? I'm glad you asked.
I'll start with the most obvious example: Bible lessons. Using various age appropriate curriculum, we work on topic based lessons that will help strengthen our faith walk and increase our knowledge of the Bible.
Language Arts provides a great opportunity to offer a Christian worldview through various books. For example, the Chronicles of Narnia not only take us on a fun voyage to a different time and a new land all while implementing imagery and themes that point to Christian values. My son loves reading The Prince Warrior series by Priscilla Shirer and The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Not only do I enjoy reading these series with him but I also appreciate knowing that what I'm reading is wholesome.
This year we are studying American History. One of the tools we have utilized is Drive Through History: American History. Host Dave Stotts not only indicates accurate historical facts about our nation's history but he also identifies key Christian points as well. We've also been using the Civil Rights Movement curriculum from SchoolhouseTeachers.com as well. Again, I appreciate knowing that what we're reading and watching is wholesome and comes from a Christian worldview.
For Science, we are studying biology/animal science. Science is one educational area where it is extremely important to ensure our lessons come from a creationist viewpoint. This is why we chose Exploring Creation with Biology from Apologia.
When we strive to be in Christ and have Him live in and shine through us, we need to make a conscious effort to place Him at the center of all we do. By placing Christ at the center of our homeschool, my son not only receives an excellent education in a safe environment but he also gets a strong Biblical foundation, good morals, and manners which are sadly lacking in our world today.
To read about how other homeschooling families make Christ the center of their homeschools, stop by the Home School Review Crew Blog.