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The Home Schooling Page

"Home schooling is growing faster than ever" begins an article in the Dec 22 2012 issue of The Economist  For home schoolers out there who either stumble upon or seek out the Project Worldview website, we offer the following (appropriate for ages 12 and up):

1) A short (one or two class session) exercise  for you to incorporate into your home schooling curriculum. This is something that can both help you learn and also--with your feedback--help us here at Project Worldview...

instructions: Go to the page that lists all 81 worldview themes by clicking here.  Then proceed as follows: Choose a worldview theme by clicking on the named page of your choice. Read about the theme as described at the top.  To better understand the theme you've chosen, click on and read the related  "Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book" and the "Related Words, Beliefs, Background" as needed. Likewise click on and read as your interest dictates any related "Wikipedia entries". Then go back to the worldview theme's web page and find the "More to Explore" Links. Spend the rest of the class session clicking on and exploring these links. As you do this, pay attention to two things: 1) web pages that you think are particularly important to your understanding or that you especially value, and 2) any "bad links" where clicking doesn't get you to what was expected. Finally, use a search engine like Google to find other web pages that will help other people appreciate the worldview theme you've chosen--web pages that the Project Worldview web page you explored doesn't link to. Near the end of the class session, or in a follow-up session, send an email to Project Worldview (click here) reporting any bad links you found, and offering the worthwhile addition to the "More to Explore" links that you've noted earlier. (Note: Don't be surprised if you get an email back thanking you, and directing your attention to where the link you've suggested has been implemented!) Alternately--or in addition--write a page or two about the role the particular worldview theme you selected plays in your overall worldview. Include in this mention of a web page (or pages) you visited in the course of your exploration that you especially value.

2) A suggested exploration...

If you desire a greater understanding of what is meant by a worldview and associated terminology, concepts, issues, etc., we suggest that you spend some time on our Worldviews--An Introduction web page (click here).  

3) More to Explore...

Finally, we have provided links below to additional online resources to aid your self-directed learning:

More to Explore --Resources for Self Directed Learning

Khan Academy (offers over 2700 free videos on all topics, emphasis on math & science)
TED: Ideas Worth Spreading (videos / "Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world")
Free Online Courses and Education (Education Portal website)
Online College Classes (website with links to free classes, textbooks, ebooks, etc. )
Academic Earth ("thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars")

4) Finally, should you desire a semester-long addition to your home schooling curriculum, realize that The Worldview Literacy Course is available as part of The Worldview Kit--click here for more information



"As you shop in "The Reality Marketplace" avoid spending your "reality cash" too early,  before you have seen everything. " 
from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows.