Teens need to think about thinking, studying, time management, and the future. There are all sorts of serious, sober, and expensive approaches to these topics. However, if your family has a sense of humor and likes outside-the-box ideas, Gary North’s free study course might work for you. How to Raise Your High School Grades by Half a Point in One Semester is full of quirky
When you’ve been homeschooling for nearly twenty years, some curriculum companies come and stay in your homeschool. For our family, Apologia Sciences is one of those! Student after student, I have dusted off our stored books again and again for the current year’s use – including high school biology. I was compensated for my time to write this post; all opinions are my own. This
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
The school year is approaching its end and it’s time to once again re-assess our homeschools. Are there things we need to change? Resources that have or have not worked? Perhaps you are moving into a different season in your homeschool. This is what we as a homeschooling family have recently gone through. Up to now we have used an eclectic Charlotte Mason approach. We
Throughout the ages people have sung, recited, or read poetry. Poetry seems to have always been a vital aspect of human life, and as homeschoolers we have the opportunity to introduce it to our children in such a way that they will enjoy and be inspired by it for the rest of their lives. The authors at The Curriculum Choice share their favorite poems and
For high school, most of us need the teacher answer key for at least some, if not all, subjects. Complete answer keys can be very expensive. A few years ago, our teens switched to Saxon math. (Side note: this has been an excellent switch, and I have actually apologized to my older children for not using Saxon in high school.) Although I know math, it’s
We Christian homeschoolers can teach our kids almost anything, and we do. The one thing we have issues with, however, is sex education and that is because, as Christians, most of us are unaware of what the world out there is actually like these days. And unless you’ve seen the enemy, you don’t know what your kids are up against or how to help them.
Everywhere we go, we are presented with statistics about things to buy, things to do, the economy, politics, health issues, polls, wages, and more. But sometimes these statistics contradict each other, and what then? How To Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff This famous little book by Darrell Huff is a humorous explanation of the ways truth is misrepresented with statistics. With example after example,