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Plan your trip so that you follow an historical route. Follow Trail of Tears, maybe Oregon Trail. Travel dusty path cowboys rode in cattle drives from Texas to Dodge City, Kansas. If you’ve got time, follow route of Lewis and Clark or, explore vast expanse of Louisiana Purchase. What ever path you choose to follow, make sure you have plenty of supplemental materials for your young student to study. Many motor home parks have high speed internet available to their campers. At end of each day, have your child connect to Internet and gather information about history of places you’ve visited.
Take a trip through Appalachia. Venture some distance from Interstate into heart of some small town. Stop at a small store or local diner. Observe people who live and work there. Listen to their accents or, eavesdrop on a conversation. There is no better way to discover how other people live than to explore these microcosms of America. You might even want to contact local parents who also home school their children and arrange a visit to learn more about each other and compare home school curriculums.
Many home schooling co-operatives hold events at various motor home parks to compare and refine home school curriculums and provide new experiences for their home schooled students. An Internet search for these home school meet ups will yield many entertaining and informative events. If you choose to make one of these trips, be prepared to have a good time and be sure to bring your favorite covered dish.
Exercises such as these are entertaining and exciting to your child and if properly presented, your young student may not even realize he is in school. But remember, as entertaining, exciting and educational as these road exercises are, they are not a replacement for well planned curriculum and lesson plans available to parents home schooling their children.
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