Friday, February 20, 2015

Unschooling movement takes root

Unschooling movement takes root
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Emma Kennedy,

Not new, but new here.
Sean wakes up in the morning and goes to work. He spends a large portion of the day in a virtual underground mine, hoping to strike a bounty of coal or iron ore. This lifestyle began when he built his first house, which has now expanded to a full village with side businesses, such as a bank and art gallery, to keep the citizens happy. He tends to his gardens and makes sure his pets and property are maintained, but he can’t lose sight of the ultimate goal – expanding his empire. Sean is 7.

Maggie and Dave Simonsen and their son are part of a movement known as “unschooling,” where instead of spending hours a day behind a school desk, Sean learns at his own pace and with his own resources at home.
Nice article, photos (at the link above).

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