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Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

KONOS versions/revisions
Thank you for your email, and interest in KONOS.
KONOS has not been revised - as in 'content' for very many years. The developments have been as such.
and the special South African format being KONOS in a File  (USA KONOS is presented in a glue-bound book)
We hope you will find these videos helpful in answer your question more comprehensively.
But specifically regarding your question about the use of the timeline with any version the answer is yes, you can use your timeline regardless of which version you have.
KONOS – All Social Study subjects
You may be asking these questions.....
What about social studies?
What does Oikos offer in way of social studies?
I cannot find the social studies subjects on the Oikos site?
How do I know what social study subjects to get for my different aged children?
We happy to share with you that we have produced a few videos for you to help with these questions. We have found answering on the phone or email is not as comprehensive as offering a video for you to watch (in your own time and to re-watch if need be)
This video is a good place to start as it has within it the following (at the following time stamp spots)
01:58 Social Studies - KONOS 03:30 Which KONOS Volume do I get 04:20 Formal Subjects, Maths, Language, Science
We would strongly suggest you take the time to watch the KONOS Workshop whether or not you decide to use KONOS for all your social study subjects. Parents tell us that they find the general parent helps and tips in the workshop to be useful to them in their home educating journey.
Once you have become familiar with the Oikos lifestyle you will find that the Oikos YouTube channel has further supportive videos for you as you travel this road.
KONOS HOW – what is the difference between KONOS HOW 1 and KONOS HOW 2

What is the difference between KONOS HOW Vol 1. and KONOS HOW Vol.2?

The best way to answer this question is to show you what is covered in each volume but please do keep in mind that overall they are similar (Like KONOS Junior volumes 1, 2 and 3) but different in that they offer varying content matter.
The skills focussed on in the KONOS HOW volumes is:
for KONOS HOW 1
  • Year Planning
  • Goal Setting
  • Portfolio Development
  • Order of study
  • History
  • Art
  • English Studies
  • Bible Studies
 KONOS HOW 2 - builds on from KONOS HOW 1 skills with the topic material changing
 
On the Oikos site, In the description for each KONOS HOW volume, you will find this:

What KONOS HOW Vol. I Covers:

The ancient world from Abraham coming out of Ur to pre-Rome, which covers the Etruscans and Celts. Within its scope is history, English, art and Bible for one year, also covering the how and why to study history. Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Hebrews, Greeks, Assyrians, Phoenicians and the foundations of Rome are covered. Your student will explore and examine literature such as; The Bible, The Iliad, The Odyssey, The works of Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Greek mythology, plays and more.
KONOS History of the World for senior students, presents the same approach of unit studies, and the use of real books, that you have become familiar with from Junior KONOS. It’s known for it’s hands-on activities so there are plenty of them here, even for higher grade learners!
What KONOS HOW Vol. II Covers:
Your student will study Rome from Roman Republic to Pax Romana, to the Fall of Rome. They study the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne, Byzantium, Medieval Europe, the Muslims, the Vikings and the Chinese. There is a fabulous study of the early church and its history, which very few non-seminarians know anything about. One pastor has learned to check the historical accuracy of his upcoming sermon with his 16 year-old daughter because of the vast knowledge, understanding and recall she has due to her KONOS studies in HOW!
Volume 2 Includes:
  • History
  • Art
  • English Studies
  • Bible Studies
  • Latin
Every subject is still sifted through the grid of the Christian world view.
We hope this has been helpful. You may find more help by watching through the KONOS HOW workshop.
Can I pay via EFT?

We understand that the new payment system is different to the old, but we assure you that it is just as reliable, as well as being even more secure than before.

The changes implemented on our site are to do with EFT payments, as (in the past) they have been a huge security problem, as well as adding a time-delay to order processing.  Because of this, we implemented the SiD Instant EFT Payment method.

If you are unsure about the security measures in place, could we ask you to follow this link, as it will explain it more efficiently than we could via email.

However, we have also added a way for you to pay via your debit card.  As long as the card is either MasterCard or VISA, you can pay using the PayGate "Pay via card" section.

Can I homeschool if I have sick children ? Part 2

This video shares a personal testimony which we hope will encourage and help you.

Can I homeschool with sick children? Part 1

Please watch this video which is a personal testimony of living with illness.

What are the benefits of playing family Board Games ?

Please watch this video which shares about the value of family board game time.

If you still have questions feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Is Oikos Changing?

Please watch this video for the answer. If you still have questions feel free to contact us at [email protected]

How do I Manage Extended Family?

Please watch this video for the answer. If you still have questions feel free to contact us at [email protected]

What about registration?

While we offer educational resources for all ages, we are not a formal institution and don’t require formal registration. This is due to the vision, philosophy and objectives of the ministry.

We only require for you to register an online account (which you will be prompted to do automatically as you checkout on the Oikos online store). Registering online enables you to shop without having to enter your details every time you wish to checkout, as well as keeping a record of your previous orders.

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