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 where School in a Book comes in.
For each subject listed below, I’ve written a knowledge checklist of sorts: a collection of essential terms and other information. 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.
Some subjects are available online, but all of them will be in my full School in a Book compendium, coming soon to Amazon. Check back or subscribe on the right for availability updates.
School in a Book Checklists:
Simple Prehistory Timeline (available for free online)
Simple Timeline of North and Central America
Simple Timeline of South America
Simple Timeline of Europe
Simple Timeline of Africa
Simple Timeline of the Middle East and Russia
Simple Timeline of Asia, Australia and Oceania
Basic Chemistry (available for free online)
Basic Earth Science (Geography, Geology, Meteorology and Ecology) (available for free online)
Basic Biology and Genetics (available for free online)
Basic Botany and Zoology (available for free online)
Basic Human Body and Medicine Science
Basic Computer and Technology Science
Basic English Literature
Classic Children’s Literature (available for free online)
Basic Grammar, Punctuation and Writing
Basic Logic and Philosophy
Basic Psychology and Sociology
Basic Politics and Economics
Basic Religion and Spirituality
Important Musical Artists and Songs (available for free online)
Basic Arts and Crafts (available for free online)
Basic Film and Screen Studies (available for free online)
Basic Physical Education (available for free online)
Basic Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary (available for free online)
Basic Spanish Vocabulary (available for free online)
Basic Life Management Skills (available for free online)
Simple Learning Games and Activities
Other Essential Learning Activities (available for free online)
Homeschooling Process Overview