A large component of our elective studies are documentaries and lectures. My eldest has a penchant for Astronomy and our family has purchased the Great Courses Lecture series Understanding the Universe: An introduction to Astronomy taught by Professor Alex Filippenko from California Institute of Technology, Berkeley. Our 12 year old is on lecture 44 of 96 30 minute lectures This is a pricey series. Right now they have a 70% off special on many of their courses.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Documentaries for Free
In our school we treat the core subjects as academic and the others as elective. Let me clarify what that means. For me it means we study math, reading, and writing on a daily basis using curriculum materials for the most part. The other areas such as world studies (history and geography) and science are explored in a free fashion.