Do you teach logic in your homeschool? When we first began homeschooling I didn’t realize there was such a subject to teach but now it’s one of our favorite classes thanks to Classical Academic Press! Their course, The Art of Argument, is a wonderful introduction to logic – focused on teaching informal fallacies. Classical Academic Press ‘Classical Subjects Creatively Taught’ is the motto at Classical
This is the umpteenth time I’m reading a Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum book from Cathy Duffy, and each time the very first paragraphs bring tears to my eyes. One of the saddest sights I’ve ever seen was opening day of a three-day homeschool convention. Day one had been designated for only new homeschoolers. Five hundred or more raw homeschooling recruits streamed into an exhibit
Can You Homeschool Middle School? Yes, You Can! The authors at the Curriculum Choice have many, many years of experience teaching middle school between them. They’ve joined together to help you feel confident teaching middle school, too! Welcome back to Five Days of Choosing Curriculum! We will be helping you with curriculum choices for specific age levels. Today is all about middle school homeschool resources.
When I peeked into a room at our homeschool conference, I noticed keynote speaker Melanie Young (co-author of the excellent books Raising Real Men and My Beloved and My Friend) having lunch with her daughter. Gathering up my courage I introduced myself to them and was startled at the response. “Oh, you’re Annie Kate! You introduced us to the Scout books!” And then she excitedly
History is one of our favorite homeschooling subjects. NOT the dry, boring textbooks I remember from my own educational days. But because of the books and programs we use history has come alive for both me and my daughter. One of my new favorite additions is Scholastic’s Interactive 3-D Maps: American History. Interactive History Fun Interactive 3-D Maps: American History covers 26 US historical events
After two decades of homeschooling, I sometimes look back and see things I wish I had done differently. If I could do it over, I would get more of Susan K. Marlow’s exciting and wholesome books for my family to enjoy. The Circle C Ranch books are written in several series from beginning readers to teens and, unlike many series, they remain interesting. In fact, I
After struggling to find a middle-grade writing program, we’ve found the one that works best for us – Writing & Rhetoric from Classical Academic Press. The Writing & Rhetoric Series The Writing & Rhetoric Series from Classical Academic Press is a 12-book series (at the time of this post, the first eight books have been released) using the classical progymnasmata method. The ‘progym’ is a
There are few books as suited to finding homeschool rabbit trails as The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss. I’m sure you know the story: A family with four boys was shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. Because they had been planning to set up a colony, the ship was full of useful supplies, but getting them onto the island was an adventure in