Patti Adams, President: Parents often ask me how our curriculum is different from the many programs that are offered today. LIFE School is different from most other home education programs in that it is not a group of individual courses, studied independently by each child, isolating them from family members. Our curriculum is taught by the parents in much the same way that they would present a Family Home Evening lesson. Much of what you teach your children, you do as a family, gleaning from the ideas of each member and taking the opportunity to clarify misconceptions and strengthen testimonies. In this way, parents get to know their children intimately.
This method works with most subjects. History is based on a scriptural chronology, with secular history integrated and presented in a “time-line” manner. Art, music, literature, and much of social studies can also be taught in this way. Even much of science can be taught and learned in this way. Kitchen experiments involve all family members and each child takes away from the experience, a knowledge based on his or her age and maturity. Older students learn and then re-learn as they assist and re-teach younger siblings. Subjects such as grammar and mathematics are learned more independently, but with parent, and often sibling help.
The LIFE School Parent Manual is written much like a Church Primary manual and is designed much like “Preach My Gospel.” A creative five day planner is included at the beginning of every five lessons – right in the manual. Daily supplies are listed at the beginning of each lesson, and preparation time is about twenty minutes. Internet hyperlinks to additional resources, videos, pictures, etc. are included, making it easy for the parent to teach directly from a computer or hand-held device.
This also gives you the freedom to become portable. So it’s the first warm day in spring? Grab your iPad, a picnic lunch, and take your children to the park, while still having all of your needed resources at your fingertips.
We know you’ll love our program. Visit our bookstore to try it for 60 days. We believe you’ll enjoy teaching as much as your children enjoy learning!