Last week I talked about using Charlotte Mason resources and methods. This week I explain the Thomas Jefferson Education method and give lots of ideas for other homeschooling resources, some of them free or very cheap!
Thomas Jefferson Education
As our children get older, we will shift more toward the Thomas Jefferson Education style (or TJE). We love so much about this! The purpose is to create a “love affair” with learning. Since our main goal is to teach our children to love to learn, this is a wonderful resource! The main difference we will have from TJE is that we will “require” certain topics, whereas they don’t make any requirements. I’ll explain how we will mesh the two after I describe their method.
TJE is based on “Seven Keys” to educating:
Classics, Not Textbooks- They promote leaning from original sources (think Aesop’s Fables, The Federalist Papers and Treasure Island). [...]