Don't assume that one homeschooler uses methods anything like another one uses.There are as many different ways to homeschool as there are homeschooling children.
There are as many different ways to homeschool as there are homeschooling children. Librarians may see methods called Unit Study, Classical, Unschooling, Charlotte Mason, Eclectic, to name only a few. Librarians should ask their homeschooling clients about their homeschooling methods and not assume that one homeschooler uses methods anything like another one uses.
Some homeschooling families operate like small-scale versions of conventional schools, with textbooks and tests and traditional grades. Other families freely adapt ideas from alternative educational philosophies such as Waldorf or Montessori. Many families believe in interest-initiated, child-led, natural learning and they give their children considerable control over what is learned and how learning takes place.
Although some homeschoolers use traditional textbooks, most use a wide variety of other resources. Many learning materials are designed specifically for home education. Find out about the kinds of resources homeschoolers use and where they get them by contacting support groups in your area.