Originally Posted by bearrwe
My children are in K12 a public school program where they do classwork at home on the computer. I allows me a certain control of their education. In public schools here in TN it seems Middle school is all about the standardized test. Class work is tailored to these tests because the money the schools receive is tailored to how well they do on the tests. Unfortunately the students actually learning anything has gotten lost in this process.
My kids did K12 (California Virtual Academy) for a couple of years (we have moved on to radical unschooling since then), the history they were given with K12 was far superior to what their friends were getting in public school. We also supplemented that with more "hands on" history by traveling in our RV and visiting historically significant sites and doing informal history 9no textbooks. The first destination was Tombstone where we spent several days but the highlight there was when we knocked on the door to the privately owned Tombstone Museum, we were let in even though they were closed and more or less given a private tour and run of the place. They even took out one of Wyatt Earps guns (a lever action 12 gauge shotgun) and let us handle it. The boys are still very interested in history, they don't watch any current TV shows (except Mythbusters and the firearms stuff on the Outdoor channel) but they do love the old movies and TV shows that they show. We have many of the Audie Murphy movies as well as Roy Rogers, etc. etc..