History is one of those subjects that can be dry and boring (do you remember your history textbooks from elementary school?) or filled with fun and adventure. I don’t know about you, but I prefer history lessons that are filled with fun and adventure! History with Heirloom Audio Productions One of the best ways to make history come alive is with great books – and
More than five years ago I shared with you that Tapestry of Grace was the homeschooling fit for our family. When we started with Tapestry of Grace, my eldest child was in fourth grade. She has now graduated from our homeschool. I now have the perspective of the years of rich education Tapestry has afforded us. “Have you found a curriculum you and your children
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
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.