Student-Centered Learning (54:25 Mins)


Student-Centered Learning

by Kimberly Fletcher | LDS Homeschool Conference 2015

Student-Centered Learning

The Power of an Hour is a Four Year LDS Curriculum since 2002; one room school house approach. It is grab and go, low prep, expansion built in, hands on, and dynamic. Yet it is as easy as 1, 2, 3, and has expansion built in. Scope: Scriptures, Classics, and Daily Focused Learning Sunday: Character Themes, Scripture Mastery,Conference Spotlight, Vocabulary, Quote, People from Church History. Monday: Sowing Seeds of Greatness- Art (Art History through biography), Art Appreciation, Art terms Y3, Spelling Rule of the Week. Tuesday: Sowing Seeds of Greatness-Music (Music History through Biography), Music Appreciation, Music Theory (y2), Grammar Rule of the Week. Wednesday: Sowing Seeds of Greatness– Math / Science (through biography), Living Math/Living Science. (Math covers all major operations in four years to prep for algebra). Thursday: Sowing Seeds of Greatness-Statesmen, Country of the Week, Language (Intro to Hebrew Y1, Anglo Saxon Roots Y2, Latin Roots Y3, Intro to Greek & Greek Roots Y4)> Friday: Sowing Seeds of Greatness-Poetry (Poetry History through biography), Poetry, and State of the Week. Sequence: 36 weeks a year for four years. Old Testament and Ancient Times New Testament and Birth of Christianity through Medieval Times Book of Mormon and Age of Discovery through the Foundations of Liberty. Doctrine and Covenants, and Fulness of Times.

Kimberly Fletcher is the president of HomeMakers for America, author of

WOMEN: America’s Last Best Hope and a contributing writer with The Blaze. She is an Air Force wife and mother of eight children.

Kimberly began homeschooling her children in 2001 when her son developed a physical ailment that kept him from attending school. Through the help and support of a friend Kimberly gained the confidence to begin homeschooling and within the first week of homeschooling her son, Kimberly was hooked on homeschooling! The following year, she and her husband pulled all of their children out of public school and they have been homeschooling ever since.

Kimberly has a love and passion for history that grew out of her experience with the Sonlight curriculum and all the amazing books she was introduced to in the series. Now she creates her own unique, individualized history-based curriculum for her children, and the many co-ops she has worked with. Kimberly’s experience in creating curriculum for her children led her to play a significant role in developing the Hearthstone Education Plan for HomeMakers for America which focuses on the heart, not just the mind, and is designed to educate the heart, not only in the principles of reading, writing, and arithmetic but also in the principles of liberty.

Kimberly has spoken to audiences large and small all over the nation but says her favorite place to be is home with her family, curled up on the couch, reading a good book with her children.

Kimberly and her family currently live in Omaha, Nebraska where her husband is stationed with the United States Air Force.




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