This past week I had the privilege of talking with a mom in Germany. She has several children and a new baby due very soon, and she and her husband are hoping to move to Canada. You see, homeschooling is illegal in Germany, and those dear parents so value the opportunity to teach their children at home that they would move to a different country to do it. Just think, they would uproot, leave all they know, and bring all their children more than 4,000 miles across an ocean to face no job, no house, a new language, and a different culture just to gain the privilege to homeschool.
It’s a sobering thought.
As we in the United States celebrate our freedoms this week, let us be sure to cherish the freedom we have to homeschool the children God has given us! Homeschooling has not always been in favor in this country. It may not always be in favor. But we have been given that privilege today. Let us embrace it.
And let us send a hearty thanks to those state homeschool associations who vigilantly monitor the legislation twists and turns, ever watchful to protect that freedom. It’s not easy to be the watchman, and we who have benefited owe those faithful volunteers a debt of gratitude.
Freedom to homeschool. Protect it, embrace it, celebrate it!
Charlotte Mason Homeschool Conference in Jacksonville, Florida
Join us the weekend of August 2–3 in Jacksonville, Florida, for a Charlotte Mason conference designed to help you homeschool confidently from preschool through high school.
Register for the full conference or just selected workshops; it’s your choice! Workshops will include
- Enjoying the Early Years
- Feeling at Home with Charlotte Mason and Her Methods
- Putting It All Together
- Navigating the High School Years
Plus, friends and family are invited to attend our popular workshop on habit training, Laying Down the Rails, as your free guests on Friday night, August 2!
And Simply Charlotte Mason will have our resources available for you to get your hands on, look through, and purchase at special conference pricing for the school year ahead.
Seating is limited, so register today for the Preschool through High School the Charlotte Mason Way Conference!
Special Pricing Continues
Don’t forget that our two newest resources for history and geography are available at special introductory pricing this week.
The revised Second Edition of Joshua through Malachi and Ancient Greece gives you a year of lesson plans to help you keep all your children together for a year of history, geography, and Bible.
Our new Visits to the Middle East notebook pairs nicely with that study of the Old Testament and is your guide to exploring that region of the world through maps and living books.
Both resources will stay on special pricing through July 11.