You can encourage your homeschoolers to do a bio lesson on the Pope. He has resigned from being Pope for health reasons. Your homeschoolers can learn more about him at :http://www.ignatius.com/promotions/my-brother-the-pope/ . The Pope's brother wrote a book all about the life of his brother and gives personal insight. You can read pieces of the book at : http://www.ignatius.com/promotions/my-brother-the-pope/excerpts.htm
You can also read the book written by the Pope. The Pope wrote God is Love: Deus Caritas Est. This book can be purchased at : http://www.ignatius.com/Products/GIL-H/god-is-love-deus-caritas-est.aspx?src=MBP . You can encourage your homeschoolers can learn more about this Pope and his message of faith through his story. You can also seek other works of the Pope to understand more his message of faith at : http://www.ignatius.com/promotions/benedictxvibooks/ .
Pooe Benedict also stresses Prayer in his messages. This is something you can help your homeschoolers to explore as you learn more the story of the Pope. You can encourage them to read his book on Prayer. For more details go to: http://www.ignatius.com/Products/OPRAY-H/a-school-of-prayer.aspx . You can also seek the insight of your local priest in the Wilkesboro - North Wilkesboro area for more perspectives of the role of Pope Benedict. You can also encourage your homeschoolers to learn more about how the Roman Catholic Church finds a Pope among God's people.