Twelve years of elementary and high school plus extracurricular studies leaves us with a lot of information. Too much information, sometimes. Since we can’t retain everything, our brains have to pick and choose. And sometimes they make pretty bad decisions. We might live with our in-depth understanding of the oboe forever, say, but can’t recall whether Alexander the Great lived before or after the Roman Empire. If we don’t want our most important knowledge areas to fade out, then, we do well to periodically review the basics.
That’s the role of the Knowledge Checklist.
A Knowledge Checklist is just what it sounds like: a collection of essential information on a variety of subjects for people who want to re-learn the basics. It’s not a textbook; instead, it’s an overview, a handy guide to help you pinpoint your knowledge areas that need a bit of padding.
I’m having lot of fun–so much fun!–writing these for myself and my homeschooling children. If you find any mistakes or other opportunities for revision, please let me know.
Completed checklists are linked; check back for the rest.
Simple Prehistory Timeline
Simple History of North America Timeline
Simple History of South America Timeline
Simple History of Europe Timeline
Simple History of Africa Timeline
Simple History of Asia and Australia Timeline
Basic Geology and Weather Science
Basic Human Body Science and Medicine
Basic Computer Science and Technology
Basic English Literature
Basic Grammar, Punctuation and Writing
Basic Logic and Philosophy
Basic Psychology and Sociology
Basic Politics and Economics
Basic Religion and Spirituality
Basic Art Skills
Basic Mandarin Vocabulary
Life Management Skills
Read the rest of this series at Knowledge Checklists: Filling My Educational Gaps, One Subject at a Time.
And peruse my full recommended reading list at Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday.