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  In our home, anything that makes offering music appreciation easier is a big plus. Our family has used many of the The Story of ...Introduction to The Classics CDs as part of our weekly music selections. This series makes learning about great composers super easy and enjoyable. There is nothing more enjoyable than turning [...]

Homeschool in the Woods: Hands On History Artists Activity Pak

Homeschool in the Woods: Hands On History Artists Activity Pak thumbnail

"Hands-on" is the perfect description for this product because there really isn't much reading and text except for what is presented when doing the activities. That makes it ideal for the tactile learner. You can first do the learning projects and activities of your choice and then later use them to build the lapbook. The [...]

Review: The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History

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The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History with Internet links is a comprehensive introduction to world history, covering  prehistoric times, Ancient civilizations through to the  early 21st century. I have used this book as a reference book in our home for many years. We would read the first few pages of our time era or civilization [...]

Veritas Press Timeline Flashcards Review

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When I was looking for a history curriculum that our family could do together, I knew that I wanted one that showed history chronologically and left a lot of room for living books. I started using the flashcards from Veritas Press. Each card has a large picture on the front, depicting a major world event. [...]

In The Hands Of A Child :: The Industrial Revolution Review thumbnail

I often supplement our learning with a lapbook. Lapbooks are a great tool to cover topical studies or perhaps something relevant to the seasonal year.  Our latest purchase is a project pack from 'In The Hands Of A Child' called 'Industrial Revolution'. We have used many of their lapbooks and notebooking packs over the years, [...]

The Story of Canada by Janet Lunn and Christopher Moore

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Although relatively short and peaceful, Canada’s history is both fascinating and significant.  Our family owns all kinds of Canadian history books, but for a readable overview that appeals to all ages we prefer The Story of Canada by Janet Lunn and Christopher Moore. This large, colorful book is full of detailed illustrations and interesting stories [...]

Answers in Genesis: History Revealed Curriculum Review thumbnail

We have a new resource in our homeschool: Answers in Genesis' History Revealed. I am learning about spiritual revivals that occurred in the United States in the early 1800s. It is the Biblical basis of history that I now realize I never had in my schooling. I'm so thankful my children are learning HIS-story the [...]

A Pioneer Sampler :: Review

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Title: A Pioneer Sampler: The Daily Life of a Pioneer Family in 1840 Author: Barbara Greenwood, Illustrated by Heather Collins ISBN: 978-0-395-88393-8 Purchase: Amazon Cost: UK - from £4.72 used to £5.99 new, and USA - from $3.37 used to $8.72 new I first came across this book when my girls were small - that was [...]