Like most of you, I am pulling together resources for the new academic year. Here in England we are still hard at work until the latter half of July, then the summer holidays stretch out before us for the entire month of August – bliss! But before those carefree days can commence, I need to have all my ducks in a row for the autumn.
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This year I was looking for a way to teach my girls about the English language without teaching grammar itself. I wanted to give them an understanding of its beauty and history so that they would learn to love it and also be able to use it more skillfully. And then I was offered King Alfred’s English to review. What a perfect resource to meet
In 2013 I reviewed the Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E) curriculum for The Curriculum Choice. Three years on I am still getting comments and questions in my inbox on that review. I had shared a general overview, pros and cons, as well as personal thoughts and an important note addressing some really negative reviews that I had come across in the period of time that I
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’