Michigan Legacy Art Park in Thompsonville, Michigan is invites homeschooling families, co-ops, and groups to visit for a field trip on October 3. The Art Park experience is unique and enlightening for northern Michigan students that features over fifty works of contemporary art, all inspired by or related to Michigan history, culture or natural environment. For more information , visit michlegacyartpark.org/education or call 231-378-4963.
In an article in the Scout Somerville, Neil Cicierega the Creator of popular YouTube series ‘Potter Puppet Pals’ stated he was homeschooled. He says his parents start homeschooling him the fourth grade. He said his parents’ “a loose curriculum…provided boundless amounts of time for him and his two siblings to explore their interests.” The full article can be read here.
Previously, I’d reported the Brazilian Supreme Court would rule on the legality of homeschooling in the South American country. While they did not rule it was illegal, the court did indicate that parents would need to get approval from local school districts in order to educate at home. This is a developing story and I will have more to report in the future.
NBC reports that one of the major reasons African American families choose to homeschool is to teach black history. Only about 10% of class time is devoted to black history so parents are turning to homeschooling to fill that gap.
The Washington Waterfront Underground Railroad Museum in Washington NC is celebrating Home School Month in October. Homeschool groups can arrange free tours and presentations at the museum to learn more about the underground railroad in eastern NC, specifically the greater Washington area. We can also help create an underground railroad history curriculum for classes. Find us on Facebook or WHDA.org.