I often advise homeschool high schoolers to consider a Psychology curriculum for high school to earn a social science credit on their transcript. (I am advisor to our local homeschool upperclassmen and also work as a counselor at a Christian practice, so I have frequent opportunities to share this advice.)
Psychology as a High School Elective
There are good reasons to suggest that our teens study Psychology as their social science:
1) A number of colleges are looking for .5 credit in social science on the transcript. (This may include psychology or sociology.)
2) Even non-college bound homeschoolers can benefit from learning more about the ways their brain and body work together, communication, and learning skills.
3) Its fun! (I like psych.)
Years ago, when I wrote the first edition of Introduction to Psychology from a Christian Perspective, it was the only non-secular high school psychology (as a social science) text. I wanted a psychology text for my teens that would be light-hearted, self-guided, no-busywork, and average level (as opposed to AP or other rigorous levels). I dreamed that my high schoolers would find the course so accessible that they’d LIKE PSYCH!
I included enough hands-on activities and enrichment reading that my kids could log hours they they could extend the .5 credit course to a full (or level up the .5 credit to honors) psychology/social science credit.
Here are a few things the e-text includes:
-new words and key concepts in sidebars
-comprehension questions for each chapter
-instructions on how to make the course ½ credit average high school level, 1 full credit average high school level, or ½ credit college prep, advanced or honors levels
Help your teen discover God’s handiwork in creating human brains and souls while earning a psychology/social science credit.
That is the purpose of our 7 Sisters Psychology from a Christian Worldview.
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