Thought you might like to read an interview I conducted … with myself. 😉 Here is my case for Bible-based homeschooling …
Q: What is my “goal” in homeschooling my children?
A: To train them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord and to teach them to love the Lord with all of their heart, soul, and mind. (Ephesians 6:4, Matthew 22:37)
So, how does that apply to “homeschooling”? Well, of course, just being with your children 24/7 means that you have that much more time to train them and be an example to them. (keep that saying in mind… more is caught than taught)
Bible-Based Homeschooling Resources
American Dictionary of the English Language (1828 Facsimile Edition)Holman KJV Family Bible, White Imitation LeatherPocket Journal ~ Do-It-Yourself Homeschooling ~ 60 Day Plan: A Miniature Fun-Schooling Journal for Active Kids – Ages 10+ (Bible-Based)The Eclectic Homeschooler’s Plan Book: Planner and Organizer – A 180 Day Plan (180 Days of Delight Directed Homeschooling for Eclectic Families) (Volume 2)Bible Time – Vocabulary – 100 Words: A Pocket Sized Coloring Book for Christian Students – Handwriting, Spelling, Comprehension, Cursive & Coloring … for Bible Based Homeschooling) (Volume 1)Homeschool Planner Undated: Homeschool Log
Q: So, where do the “3 R’s” fit in, anyway?
A: Part of training our children and teaching them to love the Lord with their whole being, is equipping them with the tools needed to be students of the Word. To put it plainly, they need to learn how to read so that they can read the Bible for themselves.
Deuteronomy 6:9 clearly directs us to write the Lord’s commandments/teachings as a way of preserving them for future generations and to teach them to our children. This is only possible if we, ourselves, know how to write and teach our children to write as well. So, now we have handwriting addressed in the Bible.
The writings of Paul and the other books of the Bible are an example of proper grammar and use of words. The art of expressing yourself accurately (in speech and the written word) is observed.
While reading the Bible, the meanings of words are important and definitions are looked up in our handy 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary. Biblical Word Study Devotions can be incorporated into vocabulary and literature studies.
Basic arithmetic comes into play when you read the story of Noah’s Ark and the animals who entered two by two or when Jesus said to forgive seventy times seven. So, of course, an understanding of numbers and mathematics are necessary. (Genesis 7:2, Matthew 18:22) You can discover many mathematics applications in the Bible.
And there you have laid a solid educational foundation… starting with the Bible. It is so simple, yet profound.
(not to mention the history, geography, culture, science, and foreign language covered and/or brought up in the Bible!)