With the quarantine hitting, churches all over are giving their congregations resources to keep growing their faith at home. My church joined that crowd and I’ve now got so many resources to look through and use. Thousands of people now have access to RightNow Media, and it’s a treasure trove of resources. It’s got Bible studies, and all manner of cool tools. I want to point out how you can homeschool with RightNow Media.
(there are affiliate links for Amazon if you don’t have RightNow Media in here, not to RightNow Media, this is totally my own idea, so this is not a sponsored review).
History resources to homeschool RightNow Media
This is actually what got me started because as I was scrolling through what’s on RightNow Media I saw Drive Thru History is on there.
If you’re not familiar, Drive Thru History is a resource covering early American history and Ancient history with a Christian perspective, it’s specifically pointing out the faith of the founders.
Having just done a bunch of research into Colonial America, every point they bring up is spot on, and it’s a fun addition to our history lessons.
So here’s my history picks for homeschooling with RightNow Media.
- Drive Thru History- Ancient History and American History
- Torchlighters- great for church history, and some aspects of Roman history
- A Man Named Martin– October 31, 1517, is one of the dates I require my kids to memorize. It’s a lynchpin for history. I don’t care if you’re an atheist, you need to know how this impacted history.
- A Survey of Church History– church history is rather integral to large parts of Western history, so I think it’s a worthwhile study.
- In Pursuit of Paul– The Apostle Paul changed the trajectory of Christian history, which makes him interesting to me.
There are a whole slew of great resources for church history in there, but these are the quick ones I noticed in my first pass through.
Science homeschooling on RightNow Media
This one is going to be controversial. A lot of the resources on there are going to be here’s why Creationism is correct and Evolution is wrong.
I’m not going to touch that because I know Christians on all sides of that fence. I have my opinions, but I hold them with an open hand because I can be wrong.
Instead, I want to focus on the idea of isn’t what God made amazing. That’s where I tend to focus when I look at Christian science resources. One of my absolute favorite Christian videos is Indescribable, where an Apologist just looks at the stars and shows you shot after shot of amazing starscapes and says, “Isn’t God amazing? Look at what He made.”
- Creeping Things– A series hosted by a herpetologist (I spelled that right on the first try!) as he looks at all the amazing reptiles.
- God’s Crime Scene– An interesting combination of science and history as it looks at some of the Bible’s claims.
- Explore the Wildlife Kingdom– This is an entire series focusing on different animals, the particular one I linked to is the Amazon rain forest.
- The Wonderful World of Science by Dr. Schniffenhausen- I am sure I spelled his name wrong, but since it’s a puppet, I’m not quite as worried about it. This is a short series from What’s in the Bible, and I LOVE this series.
- Creation Proclaims- this looks like a cool series focusing on different kinds of animals in each episode.
My caveat on homeschooling with RightNow Media
I haven’t watched most of the resources I’ve mentioned yet. Some I have.
I’ve watched Drive Thru History, and Torchlighters. I’ve watched other stuff from What’s in the Bible, and didn’t know there was a science video with Dr. Schniffenhausen, but if I’d known I totally would have already watched it.
This is going to be just like any other resource you use in homeschooling, evaluate it yourself. What I allow my kids to watch, you may not let your kids watch.
That’s the great thing about homeschooling, there’s no one right way to do it.
More Easy to Use Homeschool Resources
You know what, I really don’t care grammar program if you think “More easy” is incorrect, it is correct for the concept I’m trying to convey, so there. All of these require minimal interaction from Mom (okay I lie, homeschooling preschool totally takes lots of mom interaction).
- Homeschool History
- PAC High School English
- Writeshop Writing
- Teaching Textbooks Math
- Homeschooling Preschool