Summer Vacation. It’s been an educational tradition for schools to break during the summer months. But does your family take part in this tradition, or do your kids study year-round?
Summer break is rooted in the agricultural history of the United States (personally, I believe it also has something to do with the fact that schoolhouses were not air conditioned until about 50 years ago). Traditionally, families would work together during the summer months, tending their crops and caring for their livestock. As a result, schools would close.
These days, fewer and fewer of us still farm for a living. As a result, summer vacation has enjoyed decreasing popularity. But how about you? Does your family take off from school during the summer months? Drop a comment below, and let us know!
David is a former home school student. In 2007 he graduated from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, with a bachelors degree in Business Administration. He currently works as Education Alliance's primary IT employee, webmaster, and blogger. David and his wife live in Little Rock.