Unless your state requires it, you don’t have to teach Health every year of high school. Some states want Health to be a requirement for graduation, but colleges generally don’t care about it much. Some colleges want to see students who take health as a separate course, while others assume it is included in Physical Education (PE) classes. More often, colleges don’t mention it as a requirement at all.
I just chuck A Beka Health at Big Sis each year, and she whips right through it. It's pretty good, although it tends to be a little biased sometimes. For example, the authors frown on Christian rock. Oh well, such things are good opportunities to discuss what we believe.
Christy, have him do the Public Health badge also. If you sign up as the MBC, you'll have control over the depth of some of the "interesting" discussions. Mine loved the trip to the wastewater treatment plant, and the Public Health office was actually interesting.
funny. the things we think we HAVE to do. In Texas, of course, I don't have to do health. I have a SOS 6th grade Health program that I was going to have N buzz through. On second thought, now that I've read this, don't think I will. He is doing a personal fitness merit badge for BSA. That's enough for me.
Just yesterday I saw a new Teaching Company course that I thought was extra-cool! They have a new class called "Nutrition Made Clear" and it looks just GREAT! You could include that as well.
PERFECT timing, Lee! I've been looking to add in one more class for my 9th grade dd, and I've been asking for health recommendations. The only thing suggested has been Total Health, and it's all been positive. In my searching, I knew you'd used this successfully with your boys. I've put the idea on the back burner for the last week or so, but now I think the Lord is telling me to choose this. I appreciate the link!
When homeschoolers take classes outside the home, or use a tutor, the transcript can seem a little complicated. You can make it easily understandable by simply using acronyms for outside classes.
Many parents feel anxious about homeschooling middle school. Parents can find themselves suddenly staring across the breakfast table at strangers. Delightfully compliant children can suddenly act out like surly teens with attitude. Thankfully, as homeschoolers, we can shape and mold our children through this process, even during bursts of hormonally-charged awkwardness.
You can relax and enjoy this season by, first,
I was thinking about socialization because of a conversation I recently had with a non- homeschooler . It is unbelievable that this is still as big a topic as it is surrounding homeschooled children, considering that socialization affects all children, no matter what context they are schooled in.
"Houston, we have a problem!" Homeschool parents often approach teaching high school science as if being asked to build the space shuttle. But teaching your kids science doesn't require a PhD. All it requires is a willing heart, an organized approach, and some simple facilitation skills. There is no reason to be scared when it comes to homeschooling high school and