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How do homeschoolers change a light bulb?

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Here is a funny anecdote about homeschooling that someone sent my way. It gives new meaning to the term cross-curriculum!
“Everyone has his or her own way of changing a light bulb. But do you know how a homeschooler does it?

First, Mom checks three books on electricity out of the library. Then the kids make models of light bulbs, read a biography of Thomas Edison, and do a skit based on his life. Next, everyone studies the history of lighting methods, wrapping up with dipping their own candles. After that, everyone takes a trip to the store, where they compare types of light bulbs, as well as prices, and figures out how much change they'll get if they buy two bulbs for $1.99 and pay with a five-dollar bill. On the way home a discussion ensues about the history of money and also about Abraham Lincoln, since his picture is on the five-dollar bill. Finally, after a homemade ladder is built out of branches dragged from the woods, the light bulb is installed. And there is light.”

~Author Unknown