I just posted curriculum for our American Revolution Unit, and I’m pooped. It took me well over a hundred hours to put it all together. And that doesn’t include reading all the books, and making the copies, and thinking through a good sequence of discussion questions, and organizing the trips. Nor does it include work I would have to do if I were employed by a school, work like grading papers and writing formal lesson plans that I would have to turn in to my department chair, . Like I said, teachers don’t get enough respect or enough money.
We just finished week 4 of the unit, which we are doing with ten other homeschooled kids. So far, it’s been a blast. I enjoy teaching it, and I love seeing how excited the boys are to study for class and to participate in class. It’s a home run.
Still, I hate to see all of this hard work have no life after we are done with it. So please pass it along to anyone you think might be able to use it.
And since I don’t get paid for teaching anymore, I live on praise. So go ahead and check it out; then write back to tell me that you think it looks fabulous, that my sons will surely become great men, and that you are going to urge your school district to increase teacher pay.