Hobart, Washington (PressExposure) November 04, 2008 -- Home School Jewel has just released a new section of their website that has all of the basics on Home Schooling, Home School History, and Home School Blogs. This is part of a new community website that is all about Schooling at home. Members and non-members can visit this Home School page on the Home Schooling website for free at: [http://www.homeschooljewel.com/].
Here is an excerpt from the new Home Schooling History information webpage:
âEducation in America, from the time of the first settlers, consisted of learning to do chores in the house or in the fields with perhaps some hunting thrown in. The few parents who could themselves read and write passed on this knowledge to their children as a bonus.
As time passed and America moved from being an agrarian economy to a trading and them manufacturing one, the need for basic reading, writing and mathematical skills grew. Those parents who had these skills gave priority to passing them on to their children. Those who did not tried to find the resources to pay for a teacher to come and teach their children, either alone or in cooperation with other families. One benefactor of the system was Abraham Lincoln who received 18 months of such education. As population centers grew in size and number, the setting up of formal schools became both a social necessity and a profitable business option.
For those who could not send their children to school, the first proper home schooling option made its appearance in 1906 when the Calvert Day School of Baltimore made an all-in-one curriculum (curriculum in a box) available at book shops. In a few years 300 children were using this and the number kept steadily growing.â
There is plenty of more information on the new general information home schooling website that can be found by visiting: [http://www.homeschooljewel.com/]. There is also a special going on now that allows members to gain access to free ebooks and other free materials just for signing up as a member of the home schooling website for free at: [http://www.homeschooljewel.com/]. Users should check back often to the home schooling general page as more information will be added as the website expands and grows.
About Home School Jewel: Home School Jewel is a Community Site that brings users into a deeper relationship with Home Schooling.