I want Sandra to experience a wider range of ideas and personalities, and I’ve been happy with what we’ve added to our routine.
Each week, I ask that she:
– watch a TED talk
– read a biography from Great Scientists and mind map it
– listen to a podcast (Age of Pursuasion, Quirks and Quarks, and Stuff you Missed in History Class are her favourites)
– read a National Geographic article
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ohhh I looove mind maps, we did them in College, soo much fun.
Thanks for the great post. Would you mind saying how old the child is that you’re using the resources with? Also, I loved the visual examples of mind maps. Do you know of a how to book or source you’d recommend? Thanks so much for sharing.
My daughter is 14. I thoroughly recommend any of Tony Buzan’s books. He pretty much invented mind maps, and his books are an interesting read. Simple and to the point, too.
Great post! We have that Scientists book. Thank you for including the link to the mind map.
I’m SO thankful and pleased that you’re doing more homeschooling related posts, lately. We’re homeschoolers, too, and I just love to pick up new resources and such from wonderful blogs like yours! Thank you!
The TED thing is now going to be investigated–sounds great! You are doing such a fabulous job!
Thank you for the ideas! We just bought a copy of the scientist book. This is the first I’ve heard of mind mapping or TED.com. Good stuff!