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

The Story of Canada by Janet Lunn and Christopher Moore thumbnail

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 [...]

Profiles of Valor

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I met Rick and Marilyn Boyer at the Christian Home Educators of Kentucky summer conference this past June.  What wonderful people they are - sweet, down-to-earth and serious about sharing God's message! My family and I have enjoyed books by the Boyers before like Proverbs People and For You They Signed, so I was very [...]

Ambleside Online: The Perfect Fit for Our Family thumbnail

  When I began researching homeschooling options way back when, I ran across Ambleside Online and was immediately intrigued. For various reasons, I ended up selecting another curriculum to begin with; however, Christmas found me lingering on the Ambleside Online website. By the New Year, we jumped into Year 1 and haven’t looked back since. [...]

Middle Grades Historical Novels Bring the Past to Life thumbnail

Don't miss the information at the end! For a short time The King Philip's War Adventure is available for free download at Amazon! I love historical novels both for myself and for my children – provided they are well written and accurate. Not only are they fun and interesting to read, they are also a [...]

Catholic Pilgrimage Geography: Florida by Catholic Pilgrimage Press thumbnail

Put a Catholic perspective into your next state geography study with Catholic Pilgrimage Press!  I was thrilled when I got the opportunity to review this mini unit study on Florida. It was the perfect way to begin our study of the 50 states: with a bit of Catholic culture and inspiration. Whenever possible I try [...]

The Story of the U.S.A. Books 1 & 2 by Franklin Escher, Jr.

The Story of the U.S.A. Books 1 & 2 by Franklin Escher, Jr. thumbnail

Sometimes I am looking for a book that holds all my creativity and tendency to wander through the fields homeschooling together. Story of the U.S.A. Books 1 and 2 were just the framework I needed to keep our history program on track this year. We tend to take history exploration literally and wander by adding [...]