Topic | Anyone familiar with the Robinson Curriculum?

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  • Regan
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    I have a friend considering homeschooling and she is asking about the Robinson Curriculum.  I have heard of it, but know very little.  Are any of you ladies familiar with it?  If so, what is it like?

    Regan

    Melanie32
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    I wouldn’t say I’m familiar with it but I have known about it for years and read a bit about it. I know that there is a lot of reading of classics and other books in the public domain such as those by G.A. Henty, and 2 hours of math each day. The recommended math text is Saxon. It’s meant to be a completely self teaching curriculum as Mr. Robinson developed it because his wife passed away and he needed his children to work independently so that he could continue working. I think you just need the cd roms and Saxon math to implement the method and it covers all 12 grades.

     

    Regan
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    I remember coming across it years ago and read a little on it, but never knew if it was a good curriculum or what it included.  My friend sent me a message and mentioned that one of her friends was homeschooled using the Robinson curriculum so she may find more helpful information from them.  I was just going to see if anyone had any insight or experience with it to share!  Thanks Melanie32.

    Melanie32
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    You’re welcome Regan!

    I think it’s probably a very thorough program. I would be hesitant to have my children do so much independent work unless it were absolutely necessary. I’m also not a fan of 2 hours of math a day-especially not full on Saxon!

     

    artcmomto3
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    I am not familiar with it myself, but I have a friend who has MS, and after trying a number of things finally found this to be the perfect fit for her family. She has bouts of being very ill, so her children being independent was necessary. She focuses her energies on teaching her children the Word of God, and they do everything else on their own using the Robinson curriculum.

    Regan
    Participant

    artcmomto3, yes, I can see how that curriculum would be very beneficial for that mom!  I know many moms who are dealing with chronic illnesses and disease and still homeschooling through it all!  Thanks for sharing!

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