When I was a child l was taught mainly through the public school system. Many people are or have been too, so anything outside of a conventional approach is different. When it comes to home educating I have found there is so many approaches that families practice and there is no one way to home educate. Early on in my home educating research, I stumbled upon families that road school or even world school. This concept intrigued me, the idea of educating while on the road, so of course I read everything I could about it.
Maybe your curious too? Or this is your first time reading about it?
The term “road schooling” is derived from the phrase “on the road” as in “We are on the road again” or “we are headed out on the road.” The schooling aspect of the term implies that we are teaching and learning while on the road.
To put it simply- that is our plan.
Road schooling in a nutshell means to pack up and travel to a destination to learn all you can about it through the experience.
Do you remember how you learned the gettisburg address? The story around the liberty bell? What about where Washington crossed the Delaware? How about volcanoes? Geology or Ecology?
I learned all about these subject from dry textbooks and barely remember a thing.
What if your children could learn through experiencing it?
How To Road School
Instead of just reading about volcanoes, what about observing one? Instead of mixing baking soda, vinegar, red food dye and watching it erupt from a makeshift volcano. What about taking a trip to Yellowstone National Park and actually seeing one and learning all about it?
This is Road Schooling.
(Surprise pool, lower geyser basin, Yellowstone National Park)
What about the first settlements in America and the historical events that took place during that time?
Lets take a long drive (or short depending on where you live) to Jamestown Virginia and learn all we can through the experience.
World schooling expands off from road schooling and takes learning through experiences to a global scale.
Think about that for one minute, I know I did.
I thought about all of the different foods, languages, and diverse cultural experiences our children would encounter. The very different places, different countries, different continents our children could experience, instead of read about.
I thought about how amazing it would be to road school.
Which means I started researching on the many different ways to road school. I’ve prayed about it, my husband and I have discussed it, and we are praying about it together. The conclusion we have come to is the next year or so we will be in the planning and “sampling” phase of road schooling.
I’ll be sharing my research, planning, destinations, how will do formal lessons, transportation, and our destination based Charlotte Mason inspired lesson plans all through my blog.
I welcome you to join us on our journey.
Would you like to road school?