Carol Narigon’s Unschooling Curriculum
In case an unschooler is required to submit a curriculum, here is one Carol wrote, and has generously offered as a model for other families in need.
The Democratic Education of Unschoolers
We had no textbooks, class times, deadlines, tests, or curricula. Were we fascinated by primates? By rocks? By baseball cards or balloon animals? If so, it was our duty to investigate. By Astra Taylor.
Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World
by Ben Hewitt
When Ben Hewitt and his wife bought a sprawling acreage of field and forest in northern Vermont, the landscape easily allowed them to envision the self-sustaining family farm they were eager to start. But over the years, the land became so much more than a building site; it became the birthplace of their two sons, the main source of family income and food, and ultimately, both classroom and home for their children.Having opted out of formal education, Hewitt’s sons learn through self-directed play, exploration, and experimentation on their farm, in the woods, and (reluctantly) indoors. This approach has allowed the boys to develop confidence, resourcefulness, and creativity. They learn, they play, they read, they test boundaries, they challenge themselves, they fail, they recover. And these freedoms allow their innate personalities to flourish, further fueling growth and exploration.
Learning in Freedom
A blog all about the learning adventures (and mishaps) of the Allen family. My four children are unschooled, following their interests and passions every day and living the lives of their choosing.
Life Provides Our Curriculum
We are what is known as “unstructured” homeschoolers. We trust in our son’s inner drive and curiosity to compel him to learn what he needs to know. By Gail Nagasako.
Our Joyful Life
I love books. Love the feel of them, smell of them, love the look of them.. and shelves full of books… sigh.. don’t get me started .. libraries.. bookstores.. I’m not quite sure what the draw is.. maybe it’s text or the words.
Preparing Our Kids for an Unknown Future: Can We Do It?
School didn’t prepare me at all for life as a 21st century woman. How could it have? No one knew what the future was going to be like. This makes me wonder what life will be like in another 5, 10, 20, 30 years’ time. See Sue’s Facebook Page, too, Stories of an Unschool Family.
Reflections on the Unschooling Life
Mary Griffith on unschooling, homeschooling, and lifelong learning.
Stories of an Unschooling Family
I am an Australian… a wife… a mother of many… a Catholic… I am an unschooling parent… a writer and a blogger… a book-lover… I love running up hills which is just as well, because life is full of them… I have known grief… and love. Podcasts by Sue Elvis on iTunes.
Unschoolers No More
So here I am, blogging about my Chicanx family’s quest, to reclaim the power and tradition of our ancestral self directed education. I’m a self directed life long learner by necessity, travel writer by passion and activist by conviction and need. We are learning to run our family life from the intersection of reclamation of ancestral traditions, practices and values, while prioritizing the achievement of social justice for our family and those around us.
An Unschooling Life
We are a multiracial family of five consisting of myself (Joanne), my husband Billy, my son Cimion and my daughters Shawna and Jacqueline. We also have two dogs (Mini and TJ) and an iguana named Buddie. My husband and I are native New Yorkers from Brooklyn and we moved to Florida in 2002, where we adopted our three children.
Amy Milstein is an active member of the NYC Home Educators Alliance (NYCHEA). She and her husband Joshua unschool their two children, Maya 12 and Ben 8, who have never been to school.
Anyway, before I go off on another anti-homework rant (those are so easily provoked these days), I just wanted to say, go to the library. Support it. Find out when the story times are. Volunteer with your kids. Buy some super cheap books. Just go.
A Week in the Life of an Unschooled Teen
So, while most of his peers are in sitting in classrooms, what exactly does Sam do all day? Is he really learning anything? And if so, what? Well, to help answer these questions, let me describe a typical week. By Jim Strickland, Life Learning Magazine.
More about Unschooling
Constructing Knowledge With Children
How to Report Unschooling to School Officials
How To Unschool Legally
Natural Learning Method At Home
Pros And Cons of the Unschooling Homeschool Method
Resources For Unschooling
Success of Unschooling vs. School-At-Home
Unschooling All Summer
Unschooling Beginning Guide
Unschooling Mail Lists, Social Networks, etc.