Age Recommendation: any Prerequisites: None
Cost: $20 per student binder + cost of the project (your decision)
The Six Mini-Ag Ideals and Georgic Principles:
-real estate ownership
Georgics uncovers the power of being reconnected to the earth and learning principles of community and self-reliance. Scholars read several classics that take place in an agrarian setting so they see the value and growth that comes from hard work. A strong emphasis is placed on the power of spiritually creating (also known as planning) something before physically creating it, and the students plan a Georgic project which can be anything from planning and growing a garden to raising bees or poultry.
A classic with strong Georgic principles will be studied each month. This summer (2022) we will be reading and discussing Swiss Family Robinson, Farmer Boy, Anne of Green Gables, and one choose your own classic. These can be done as family read aloud and even young children love them!
We will be meeting several times throughout the summer for a short lesson/discussion, activity (such as a hike, game, field trip, etc.), reflection time for writing in a connection journal, and sharing. Each family or scholar will have the opportunity to work on a summer long project of their choice and will present at the end of the summer their end result and what they learned.
The summer will end with a Market Place where products can be sold. We will also hold and a Harvest Dinner where we will all contribute to an end of summer feast. Each family may bring something (bottled jam, something from the garden, a marketplace item, etc) to put in a gift basket for each family to bring home.