Profiles from History by Ashley Wiggers provides a wonderful blend of short biographies and active learning. Long biographies might feel a bit heavy for elementary students, especially those who do not enjoy reading. But I have found Profiles from History to be the perfect fit! These books share the most important information while offering crossword puzzles, word hunts, timeline activities, maps, photographs, and fill-in-the blanks
World history can feel like a daunting subject to tackle with your children, but the Project Passport series from Home School in the Woods is a fabulous resource that will help you and your kids create a personalized history program that’s perfect for your homeschool. Home School in the Woods If you haven’t used the resources available from Home School in the Woods, you are
We are heading to ‘that’ time of the year where we begin making lists of curriculum that we would like to include for the next academic year. Apart from my choices in core curriculum, I often included (when my children were younger) a lapbook or notebook unit study on a subject that interested my children. This way we were able to explore a theme that
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
American History is a staple component throughout the homeschooling years. From our founding fathers to the election process, with wars and reformations, the history of America has shaped the country as we know it today. Many say that history is important so that we don’t repeat the mistakes of our fathers, and their fathers before them. Studying American History allows us a window into the
One of the fantastic benefits of homeschooling high school is being able to invite great teachers into your home. We do this every day via Great Books homeschool video courses from Compass Classroom. I share towards the end a list of all of those we love for high school. This year my high school junior and senior tackled one of the more challenging courses, Old
Homeschoolers are always looking for ways to save money. That includes saving money by seeking out scholarships. Another way to save money is for your student to earn college credits with AP test prep. The results of AP exams will be used by colleges and universities to determine if they will grant your student college credit or allow your student to skip the equivalent course.
Are you looking for original sources for your study of American History? (Please don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post.) The Patriot’s History Reader is full of them! We found this great resource when my daughter was in middle school. This book enhanced her US History studies so much by making each historical event come to life. The original documents are