There are few books as suited to finding homeschool rabbit trails as The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss. I’m sure you know the story: A family with four boys was shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. Because they had been planning to set up a colony, the ship was full of useful supplies, but getting them onto the island was an adventure in
The Who Was Biographies are a series of books that I wish I had known about with my older two children! They are a series of books (with new titles still being added) that include biographies of people as well as a closer look at places, and events both in history and currently. This series of inspiring, illustrated biographies is perfect for elementary to young
Do you love reading historical fiction in your homeschool? Reading historical fiction to your children is a great way to enhance your study of history in a context that is engaging and enjoyable for all age groups. And as your kids approach the high school years, there is such a wide variety of excellent historical literature to create a delightful study of history without the
Welcome to a brand new semester of homeschool learning. This time of year is almost like yet another back to school time. Maybe, like me, you are looking for a few new resources to brighten the learning in your home. We just need something fresh and new here in the cold of winter! Dover Publications has many books we use to supplement our studies like
A friend of mine posted how much her family loves a card game called Historical Conquest. My husband LOVES history. We LOVE games. So I quickly sent a note asking if they would be interested in a review being posted on Curriculum Choice – they happily agreed – so here we are today! So… what exactly is Historical Conquest? Well, as explained by the creator,
I love those illusion pictures don’t you? I find them fascinating. My girls enjoy them too. It’s fun to see something else hidden in a picture that is not at first apparent. I had a book sent to me by Francis Lincoln children’s Books to review. ‘Illuminature’ is such a fun book. I think that this book would make a fabulous Christmas gift for a child.
If you’ve ever tried to find the best books for studying a historical time period, combine the books, and create a plan that works, you know how hard that task can be! Now, imagine that someone has done the hard work of finding all those books for you – the best books for your history studies, organized by grade-level and time period. Wouldn’t that be nice?
Throughout my years of homeschooling we have tried many different resources, curriculum, and teaching methods. When it comes to history and science we tend to lean towards a more hands on approach. Geography has been something I have put more importance on with my children. I didn’t half appreciate the importance of geography while I was in school, and now I find it to be