So this is possibly a bit of an odd question, but I’m wondering what you value most about your children’s education, what would you see as the most important things for them to leave high school knowing?
Mine are only 3 and 1, but as I’m trying to think about their schooling - mainstream? Homeschooling? Montessori? - it’s got me thinking, what do I really want them to know about and do? There’s just so much to learn!
I’m thinking that the broad basics of science are really important to me, along with:
- the history of our own country
- some world history (but which bits are most important?!)
- our government and other government systems
- life skills: gardening, cooking, driving, knowing how to maintain a house and car (change oil, how car works and main parts, simple building etc)
But I don’t know. There’s so much to understand in maths, science, engineering, economics, technology, arts and culture, history…
What do YOU think is important? Why?