Survival and Home Schooling–A Few Good Tips

I think home schooling should be an important part of the survival attitude and lifestyle. It’s a great way to encourage independent thought and inquiry. I found a helpful article from a back issue of “Backwoods Home Magazine”. It goes all the way back to Issue #41 from September/October, 1996, but it’s still relevant because it gives a good overview of what home schooling is about and is very encouraging.


Based on years of personal
experience, here are 10 good tips
for homeschooling your children

By Mary Jo Bratton

Are you considering homeschooling your children, but don’t know where to start? The following 10 tips will help answer some of your questions.

Read, read, read

But don’t read too many “This is the way to teach your child” books. You’ll end up confused and convinced that you can’t do it. Instead, read a few “how-to” books and lots of books on world history, philosophy, religion, biology, psychology, literature, and other topics. If you don’t know where to start, go to the library and look up all the children’s books on the subject in which you’re interested. The children’s books will give you an overview, with easy-to-understand explanations that provide a base for more advanced learning.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. 1-800-835-2418.


You should be able to find curriculum to meet your family’s needs, whether you want to practice traditional educational methods or do something tied to the interests of your children. You can do much online these days as well. Look into the possibilities for your family today.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.