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Homeschooling books that include known conspiracies (US History, Tesla for Physics, and so on)

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Monolith
Homeschooling books that include known conspiracies (US History, Tesla for Physics, and so on)

Hello everyone,

Just like you I suppose, I'm fond of reading and discovering hidden facts about Politics, Health, Physics, Climate, History, and so on.

Looking back, I noticed that school brainwashing--besides media propaganda--was the major factor of my ignorance.

Now, I want my own kids to get the best education, and that includes a knowledge of the conspiracy theories that are backed by evidence.

I could give them a list of websites and e-books. Yet as you know some conspiracy websites and authors tend to go all over the place. Some are of great quality, but they're talking to concerned citizens, not kids and teenagers. I want my children to be spared of superfluous information and go straight to the essential.

I'm sure some people have already developed alternative teaching books--I know young-earth creationists did.
But where are they?

We need such material for all fields. Teaching teens about Tesla in physics or the limits of Einstein's astrophysics could foster the minds of future discoverers. Better courses in History and Politics would help them enormously as citizens. In any case, precious time could be earned, and vocations could be made.

This is important because the process of re-wiring (or red-pilling, as some call it) gets harder and harder at each generation, as every year another set of lies and propaganda becomes mainstream truths.

Worse perhaps: the very way education is being done is also changed according to the ideology.

So not only the young should be offered an alternative course, but they should be taught in a way that fits our worldview.
The kids who may move to live among the normies should also be capable of predicting the reaction of the normies s/he will encounter, resisting rationally, and assessing where help is.

I doubt that such quality is to be found, but I'm still asking, after all, the U.S. has a very large homeschooling community of 2 million!

nibs
Start with the Trivium and Quadrivium...

... AKA the seven liberal arts. This gives them the groundwork they need to navigate around life's pitfalls and tar pits.

FastTadpole
Classic Education A++

I second nibs on that.

My sons are doing lovely after having gone correspondence (post middle school) + self directed learning route with a nudge here and there from Dad. Well rounded free thinking individuals.. a little cocky and it can be rough and rocky at times but simply even being out of the prison of the indoctrination camp has served them well. My eldest (24) just got 2 promotions and is CTO of an ethical business that fabricates custom truck accessories. My youngest (19) is still figuring it out with all the curveballs in 2020 but has some solid grounding to go forward.

John Taylor Gatto and the School Sucks Podcast really helped switched up my thinking on public schooling.

Plenty of excellent discussions on the old forum in regards to the topic. I'm kinda partial to this one.

euxconcen
thanks for sharing the

thanks for sharing the earlier link. so interesting to read up on the older post.

no matter what formula, curricula or syllabi you apply, in my opinion what really matters is to teach people to ask questions. you may not like the answers but if they are honestly questioning things, something has gone right. the problems most often start when views ossify and people stop questioning, stop seeking and start believing they have the answers. opinion becomes Opinion, with a capital-O and set amid a dogma-eat-dogma world.

that said, even questioning things isn’t the total answer. perhaps helping them to see the need to be open — OPEN!— to the possibility that there is more going on than we can know. that seed of doubt alone may be enough to provoke humility, curiosity, and wonderment necessary for a full experience of everything this impossible reality has to offer.

now that is about being a full human but it is a very different thing to speak of “getting ahead”. for that one only needs to know when to tune out. so teach them to tune in (above) and help them learn when it is time to tune out and focus on a task at hand. by hook or by crook we can hope those things together will lead them to learn how to turn on.

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