I am always on the lookout for highschool classes that allow my kids to explore career opportunities. I have even put my own together based on my kids interests.
Early Childhood Education: Extras
I created a notebook page for her to record her answers to the questions from each chapter.
I am using these timeline pages to document the people mentioned in each chapter.
My daughter has the bonus of babysitting each week where she can observe and use the lesson plans she creates for this class. I often keep a lookout on social media for fun preschool crafts. We share a Pinterest board for ideas.
The e-book does include blank page for writing lesson plans but I wanted to include a few more examples. Lesson plans can be very personal and I know my daughter knows her best style.
- 5 Ways to Learn Through Lesson Planning
- 5 Common Mistakes in Writing Lesson Plans
- Day at a Glance Template Lesson Plan
- Unit Mapping Template
- Simple Lesson Plan Template
I am going to have my daughter select 4 books from the list and hopefully watch all the movies. Between reading, movies, and projects she will earn a 1/2 credit for an elective in career exploration.
Early Childhood Education: Book List
- John Comenius: The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart (Classics of Western Spirituality)
- On the Social Contract (Dover Thrift Editions)
- The School and Society and The Child and the Curriculum (Centennial Publications of The University of Chicago Press)
- A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning(TM)
- Home Education (Charlotte Mason’s Homeschooling Series)
- Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work
- The Unschooled Mind: How Children Think and How Schools Should Teach
- Preschooler’s Busy Book: 365 Creative Games & Activities To Occupy 3-6 Year Olds (Busy Books Series)
- Better Late Than Early: A New Approach to Your Child’s Education
- Teach Me to Do It Myself: Montessori Activities for You and Your Child
- The Way They Learn
- You Can’t Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded), Revised and Updated Edition: Strategies for Bringing Out the Best in Your Strong-Willed Child
Early Childhood Education: Movies
- Temple Grandin
- Waiting for “Superman”
- The Children of Chabannes
- A Place of Our Own: Early Childhood Solutions: Behavior and Emotions
- Pre-School Power Series
- Mr. Holland’s Opus
Yes, not all of these movies focus on early childhood education, but I think they still can lead to discussions on the topic.
This is just a small sampling of the ideas and concepts with Early Childhood Education…if you have anything that you think would be a great addition…leave it in the comments.