Day in the Life of a Worldschooler

Worldschooling is a form of homeschooling where education is largely based on travel and experiencing different cultures, locations, and experiences around the world.

Here’s a hypothetical day in the life of a worldschooling family:

Morning:

  • The day could start with a family breakfast and a discussion about the day’s plans. For example, if they’re in Rome, the discussion might center around a visit to the Colosseum. Parents could brief the children on the historical and cultural significance of the site.
  • The children might then spend time doing independent study related to the day’s plan. This could be reading about Roman history, drawing a map of ancient Rome, or writing a story set in the Roman Empire.

 

Mid-Morning:

  • The family then visits the Colosseum, using it as a living classroom. They explore the site, asking questions, discussing what they’ve learned, and making sketches or taking photos.
  • The children might then complete a related project, such as a report or a presentation about the Colosseum and its historical significance.

 

Afternoon:

  • After lunch, the family might take a local cooking class, learning to make traditional Roman dishes. This incorporates practical life skills and cultural understanding, as well as aspects of subjects like history and geography (for example, discussing where different ingredients come from and how they became part of Italian cuisine).
  • The family might then explore other areas of the city, perhaps visiting a market, a park, or another historical site.

 

Late Afternoon/Evening:

  • Back at their accommodation, the children might have some downtime for traditional academic work. They might use online resources for subjects like math and science, or they might read books (either physical books they brought with them or ebooks).
  • The family ends the day with a reflection time, discussing what they learned and experienced.

 

Worldschooling provides a hands-on, immersive learning experience, which can be particularly beneficial for subjects like languages, social studies, and the arts.

It also encourages adaptability, independence, and global citizenship.

As with roadschooling, worldschooling families will need to plan for practical considerations like internet access and legal requirements for homeschooling while abroad.

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