What are the benefits of literature-based homeschooling over other homeschool methods?
Literature-based homeschooling invites children into a more engaged, interactive and connected style of learning than other methods. For example, if you’re studying the American Revolutionary War with your children and you rely primarily on textbooks and worksheets, your kids will probably be able to spout off facts and dates about the war, but they may not understand the fuller context of that time period or have a grasp of what it was like to live then. But when you approach the Revolutionary War from a literature-based perspective, your kids will identify with people living at that time and understand the social climate of Colonial America. They may not know exact dates, but they will grasp the larger context of what was happening in the world at that time and what factors led to and influenced the war. They’ll have a bigger picture that will stick with them and be useful throughout life. What’s more is that children approaching the Revolutionary War through great books are much mor