Designed for Different Learners

Why is it that some kids just “naturally” do well in a school setting? What happens to the ones who approach learning from a different way? And, when we homeschool, HOW do we handle these different kinds of learners?

The moment you start teaching your own kids, you discover that learning is not a straight forward experience. The education model we learned in school doesn’t recognize that there are different types of learners. It says that everyone is supposed to sit down, open the book, and quietly memorize. Most of kids aren’t following that model. They aren’t interested in being programmed like robots!

So, how do we help each of our kids learn?

And, what do WE need to know in order to do that?

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These are important questions, and History Revealed can help!

As you start off with our curriculum, you may be unfamiliar with what kind of learners you have in your home—and that’s ok!  While going through the first few Units (with their four Phases), your students will begin to figure out what kinds of projects and what ways of sharing they most enjoy. This will help you become increasingly familiar with their particular styles and “smarts”.

As you become increasingly familiar with this information, you will gain confidence to start adjusting your homeschool in very specific ways to meet the needs of your family. When you are equipped with these “tools” of education, there can truly be joy in this journey!

History Revealed and Types of Learners

Each of these different types of learning grids—8 “Smarts” (or 8 intelligences), 4 approaches to learning, 3 ways of taking in new information—are important components to understand, because each contributes to the educational success for ALL learners.

That’s why we created the unique structure in the History Revealed curriculum. We’ve done the work of integrating these components so you and your students can enjoy the learning experience—without having to know all these things first!

8 “Smarts” (intelligences) activities and suggestions for every phase, including:
Recap activities;
motivating suggestions for presenting what has been learned;
vocabulary games;
art, architecture, music, science, and cooking projects;
drama, dance, music, art, engineering, and linguistic creative expressions;

4 approaches (or styles) of learning welcome different students in each unit through the four “Phases” —which means that EVERYONE will have a chance to thrive in at least one phase:
Phase 1 Together—Reading, listening, recapping, discussing;
Phase 2 Facts Oriented—Researching, checking sources, documenting, timeline, vocabulary;
Phase 3 Hands-On—Mapping, art and architecture viewing/creating, science experiments, music, cooking;
Phase 4 Creative Ideas—journalism, poetry, children’s book, sculpting, painting, composing, performing, scripting, filming, rehearsing, costuming, producing, choreography, pantomime, miniature action sets, and “conceptual design”.

3 ways of taking in new information:
Auditory—listening to the audio CDs;
Visual—reading the introductory article plus any recommended resource or online resource;
Kinesthetic/Tactile—doing hands-on projects like mapping, art, science, cooking, plus doing movement activities like action games, dance, charades, drama, and pantomime.

Don’t forget the video gallery for different learners just below.

Video Gallery for Different Kinds of Learners