Looking for hands-on math projects?
Out-of-the-ordinary science experiments? Writing challenges that
spark the imagination?
Keeping up with rigorous academic standards can, and should, be inspiring.
Oak Meadow's award-winning
homeschool curriculum offers
four great ways to get inspired.
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1) Creative, hands-on
assignments. Students learn
best by doing, so Oak Meadow has included plenty of projects that
encourage exploration of the material. Whether writing in Aztec
glyphs, making a Jell-O cell model, building a sound scope,
composing a national anthem, or drawing a comic strip showing the
phases of a tornado, students actively work with the concepts
in each lesson. Studying is more meaningful, relevant, and
2) Lessons integrated across
subject areas. Seeing
relationships between subjects develops a strong mind and a deeper,
more complex understanding of the world. Oak Meadow's
curriculum emphasizes these connections. For example, first grade
students gain an understanding of history and time by creating a
calendar which is also used to track weather patterns and animal
cycles; sixth grade students study geography and map-making while
learning about ancient civilizations; and, high school students
explore the art of haiku while studying East Asia in our World
3) Flexible weekly (vs. daily)
Oak Meadow 's uniquely flexible curriculum allows plenty of room for
exploration! Whether you prefer a traditional school schedule
(studying each subject daily) or a block-style for uninterrupted
focus (English on Monday, Social Studies on Tuesday, and so on),
you'll find that Oak Meadow accommodates to different teaching
styles, different learning styles, and the pursuit of outside
interests such as music, art, and sports.
4) A choice of assignments.
Being able to choose from a wide range of assignments inspires
students to take charge of their education and demonstrate knowledge
in a way that complements and supports their learning style. For
example, a sixth grade lesson on the Middle Ages includes this
choice of assignments: listen to plainsong or chant; research
illuminated manuscripts and create one with colored pencils and
parchment; find pictures of Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals and
compare their architecture; make a stained glass design with tissue
paper; write a short story about Viking life; create a model of a
Viking longboat; and read Norse myths.
It makes sense that Oak Meadow's award-winning curriculum sets an
industry standard for inspiration. For over 35 years, this company has been
steeped in a culture of innovation, a creative
spirit that comes through the moment you call the Oak Meadow offices.
Educational Counselors are on hand to support, encourage, and empower
parents to creatively adapt lessons to bring out the best in each student.
expert teachers frequently provide
enrolled students with ideas for supplemental learning as well as
contribute articles to Oak Meadow's educational journal,
Living Education, for the benefit of all
homeschooling families. When you open a box of Oak Meadow curriculum, you
truly open yourself to the freedom to learn in new -- and inspiring -- ways.