The importance of a history and science curriculum
I would like to hear opinions on WHY having a formal history and science curriculum is important. Is there a crucial reason they need the curriculum now? Will leaving it out of elementary/middle school hinder them in high school and college?
I ask for these opinions because we have never really used one. They learn history and science through library books, online websites, games, random projects, TV shows, and general life experiences. The one time I tried to use a formal curriculum they lost interest in the subjects, but when we follow our own rabbit trails they love it and retain so much more. If it won't hinder them in future studies, then I'd prefer to keep it this way.