PART OF THE REASON I CHOSE TO HOMESCHOOL MY CHILD IS THIS: I WANTED TO GO BACK AND RELEARN THINGS, TOO! I WANT TO EXPERIENCE AN EDUCATION THAT IS OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD COOL, TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY, TO LEARN BECAUSE LEARNING'S FUN!
How many other homeschooling grownups feel this way?
Have you seen this series? Intellectual devotionals to feed your craving for interesting information that might just fill in some gaps. That whisper that screams, "Oh! So THAT'S what the Magna Carta was all about. Duh. I had forgotten how that fit into the big picture and now I'm reminded again. Whew. Maybe I won't appear brainless at dinner parties from now on!" You know, that sort of thing.
These are handy little books to have tucked in your bag for times when you are stuck somewhere (like when you are waiting at the music studio while your kiddo has his drum lesson and the only reading material available to you is an old Time magazine that you read cover to cover over the last three lessons). They also happen to be great bathroom accessories as well as perfect for the night stand beside the bed. Short one-page sections on topics like history, literature, philosophy, mathematics and science, religion, fine arts, and music.
The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class
The Intellectual Devotional Biographies: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Acquaint Yourself with the World's Greatest Personalities
I LOVE learning about people in history, finding out who they were and what they did.
The Intellectual Devotional: American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently about Our Nation's Past
Not so much that I need to roam confidently with the cultured class, it's more about satiating my curiosity to know things and to try and fit them into the big puzzle called life.
Are you aware of the Teaching Company's offerings? I have a few of their lecture series and have enjoyed them for the most part. This is the kind of learning you do after college more because you WANT to explore a subject in more detail. Professors and experts from around the country are selected to deliver lectures on DVD or via audiocast. Most of them are 30 minutes in length, so you can go at your own pace. I've enjoyed learning more detail about the Louvre and about books that have changed the world. The company offers smashing sales, so get on their email list if you want to score on some good prices. Bet these are available on eBay, too. Isn't everything available on eBay?