Upper lever grades can be both difficult to teach and difficult to find quality, comprehensive resources to teach with. We have had the pleasure of using North Star Geography in our homeschool, using it to fulfill high school history credit. North Star Geography earned my high school sophomore one credit for high school history, but beyond that we had so much fun with the projects and creating
When my daughter was a junior, we took time to plan and study for the SAT (and the ACT). Note – You don’t have to do both. In fact, we made test prep a course, which counted towards her credits for homeschool graduation. Studying for the SAT was one of the most important things that we did for her college prep. What to study for
We Christian homeschoolers can teach our kids almost anything, and we do. The one thing we have issues with, however, is sex education and that is because, as Christians, most of us are unaware of what the world out there is actually like these days. And unless you’ve seen the enemy, you don’t know what your kids are up against or how to help them.
King John signed the Magna Carta 800 years ago. Many people, like my young teens, wonder, Who cares? Why would it matter to us? John Robson’s documentary, Magna Carta: Our Shared Legacy of Liberty answers this question with a whirlwind tour through history and a stirring call to action. From King Alfred’s neglected cakes and Henry VIII to the Jamestown settlement and the ‘comic opera’
It’s November! The trees are still in full colorful bloom here, and the air is crisp, and also clean from the fall rains…. It’s also time a great time for writing…. When my teen was a 9th grader, we discovered National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Have you heard of it, too? It is a writing program, offered for students from elementary to high school, which
Are you looking for a fine arts curriculum for your high schooler? Wondering what you might teach for co-op? Maybe your planned time off this summer hasn’t been quite as restful as you’d hoped. Maybe you’re looking for a way to nourish your own creativity even in the midst of this busy homeschooling life. A Year of Art Journaling: A Beginner Course in Artful Discovery
At a certain point and with certain teens, we need to bring outside expertise into our homeschools. Miss 17, for whom reading and writing are almost as important as breathing and eating, needed a higher level of English than I could teach, so last fall we enrolled in Alexandra McGee’s online AP English Language and Composition course. It was one of the best homeschooling decisions
I am always pleased when I find free, quality homeschooling resources and this is a great one. Are you looking for a place where you can find lessons in Biology, Chemistry, History, Computer Science, Music, Math and more for absolutely free? You don’t even have to sign up – of course, you can sign up to gain access to even more helpful tools. If you have ever