Tag Archives: social studies

National Standards

Did you know that there are already some national education standards in the United States? They are those proposed, for the most part, by the subject area teachers’ organizations. As we consider the concept of national standards in the light of students with special needs, they are worth considering. We have referred to them extensively in our articles on Homeschool Subjects, but here is a linked list of the major players. Some standards are available for free viewing and/or download, while others are available for purchase (indicated by $)

Social Studies (summary free; $ for whole)


English/Language Arts (includes Reading)



Physical Education

Health and Nutrition (summary free; $ for whole)

The Arts—Dance, Music, Theater, Visual Arts

• Foreign Language (exec. summary free; $ for whole)

Other Subjects

Homeschool Social Studies

Our recent article on Homeschool Social Studies will help you with your first steps in finding the social studies curriculum requirements, then help you formulate your lesson plans. The article also gives you tips and information on how to expand beyond the standard social studies curriculum.

A grammar lesson article was also posted to educationbug.org. This article contains the definitions of sit and set, it also compares sit vs. set and gives you examples of when each is the more appropriate word to use.

Keep checking back for more interesting articles, they are posted nearly every day : )