A Complete Homeschool Curriculum
Moving Beyond the Page is a complete homeschool curriculum that will enable children to grow in their love of learning. Our approach to curriculum is very different than a traditional or classical approach. We utilize a literature-based curriculum that encourages critical and creative thinking, provides challenging and engaging projects, and supports different learning styles.
Homeschool Curriculum for Hands-On, Creative, and Gifted Learners
The educational strategies utilized by Moving Beyond the Page were primarily developed in the field of gifted education. While it is true that all children can benefit from these educational strategies, hands-on, creative, and gifted children usually thrive with this approach. Classical education, with its focus on memorization and facts in the elementary years, and traditional education, with its focus on low-level drill and repetition, often leave these children bored and uninspired.
You will find Moving Beyond the Page to be an academically rigorous homeschool curriculum that will challenge and engage your child.
Components of a Curriculum for Gifted and Creative Learners
Start with state and national standards so you can be confident that your child is learning the skills and content needed in each subject area - including math, language arts, writing, science, social studies, and history. But don't stop there. . .
Wrap those standards in a concept-based curriculum so children learn skills through big ideas that they can take with them through their lives. It will help them to understand complex interactions, become true innovators, and see the interconnectedness among people, ideas, and environments.
Differentiate the curriculum to meet students at a level that is both challenging and rewarding. Children of the same age can be at different levels. Challenge them all.
Be cognizant of different learning styles. Help children learn in a way that feels natural to them. Don't force all children to learn in the same way all the time.
Work through your child's strengths by utilizing each of the multiple intelligences. When children work through their areas of strength, they achieve greater levels of success.
Encourage the many dimensions of critical and creative thinking. This dimension will set apart the book smart from those who are innovators, inventors, and designers.
Implement project-based instruction to reinforce the real-world application of a child's learning. Instead of isolating math, reading, and science lessons, children should use their skills in a variety of areas to solve problems or create products.
- Utilize an interdisciplinary curriculum to help your child discover connections among subjects. Math and science go hand in hand. Social Studies cannot be understood without reading authentic documents and literature from different time periods and different perspectives. Life does not isolate these subjects, and your child's curriculum should not teach them in isolation either.
|Concept-Based Curriculum||Learning Through Big Ideas|
|Differentiation||Challenging Every Learner|
|Learning Styles||Processing Information in a Way That is Natural|
|Multiple Intelligences||Working Through a Learner's Strengths|
|Critical Thinking and Creativity||Creating Problem Solvers and Innovators|
|Project-Based Instruction||Encouraging Real World Application|
|Interdisciplinary Curriculum||Discovering Connections Among Subjects|
|State and National Standards||What Your Child Needs To Know|