Welcome to the World of Home Education and Learning Without School!
We began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was aged five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!
Media Study Activities
- Script writing from
- Sound effects
- Make a video
- Audio tape recordings
- Make Morse code sender and receiver
- Visit television or radio studio
- Compare different media
- Make a "radio" program
- Make a musical video clip
- Taking photos:
- Visit a printer & publisher
- Devise ads for -
· computer network
- Optical illusions
- Shadow puppets
- Make still and animated cartoons
- Use lens to magnify and focus
- Make flip books
- Pin hole camera
- Interviewing and reporting
- Coded messages:
· body movements
- Make signal flags, semaphore
- Make your own -
· newspaper, newsletter
· program guide
- Conduct a survey:
- Make a zoetrope
- Create a self-image poster
- Recognise bias in media
- Create advertisements for play and for real
- Write captions for photos and pictures
- Crystal radio set
- Tin can telephones
- Create and perform a "live" show:
· magic performance
- Review books or films or articles
- Computer publishing and word processing
This checklist is taken from Chapter 9 Checklists in Getting Started with Hoemschooling Practical Considerations by Beverley Paine, available from Always Learning Books.
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