How do homeschoolers change a light bulb?
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.”