Three Computer Games I Almost Always Allow

Three Computer Games I Almost Always Allow

I disapprove of screen time and, perhaps foolishly, long for the ‘good old days’ when we had no screens except the bug screens in our windows.  Of course, too much screen time is good for no one, but I’ve discovered that I need to be realistic and allow some of it.  Getting too much out [...]

Essay Rockstar: The Textual Analysis Essay by Fortuigence

Essay Rockstar: The Textual Analysis Essay by Fortuigence REVIEW at The Curriculum Choice

As children move into high school level coursework they are often required to use critical thinking skills to make objective observations and clearly share their opinions with others. Being able to gather their ideas and express them verbally may not be too difficult for most teens, but some find it to be quite a challenge when [...]

Sociology: Online High School Electives from Textile Learning

Online High School Electives with Textile Learning – The Curriculum Choice

Textile Learning offers online high school elective courses to homeschoolers and independent learners.  Each semester long course includes academically rigorous and engaging content as well as various options for tests and assessments. This year I have been reminded that beginning the homeschool high school journey can be a bit overwhelming!  We have been homeschooling all [...]

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It is so difficult to find well-researched, well-written Christian biographies that appeal to all ages!  As homeschoolers we are constantly looking for such resources, and in Simonetta Carr’s Christian Biographies for Young Readers series we have found a treasure. These stunning books speak to children, teens, and adults; are lavishly illustrated with photographs as well [...]

Thinker Academy’s Study Skills Course [REVIEW]

Thinker Academy’s Study Skills Course [REVIEW] – The Curriculum Choice

As homeschool parents we understand the need to teach key subjects to our children such as math, language arts, science, history, etc. Over the years we may even figure out how to teach this information in different ways based on the learning styles, personality preferences, and interests of our students. During the teen years students [...]

Boom Bags – A Fun Strategy to Review Material

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Sometime ago, I dropped by a middle school to visit a friend and former colleague. While there, I observed her students working in pairs to compete for points as they reviewed material for an upcoming exam. I was captivated by how enthusiastic the students were and how engaged they were in the activity. Boom Bags, as she called them, [...]

Honey for a Teen’s Heart

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Most homeschoolers know about Honey for a Child’s Heart, and recently Heidi reviewed Honey for a Teen’s Heart here.  That wonderful review motivated me to look for the book, and as soon as I returned my interlibrary loan copy to the library, I bought it. It’s that good. And that’s why I want to draw [...]

Promise and Deliverance by S.G. De Graaf

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It can be difficult to find a quality narrative Bible curriculum for teens and adults. The four volume Promise and Deliverance series by S.G. De Graaf, first published years ago, is still among the best. Many years ago Christianity Today called it “A landmark in interpreting the simple stories of the Bible” and that assessment [...]