History is one of those subjects in which I have hopped around a bit in our teaching methods. We have used straight textbooks, time period specific unit studies, videos, and historical fiction. This year for middle school I started using a timeline as a basis for our homeschool history studies. What I Love About Timelines for Homeschool History Studies So now the question is, why
If you haven’t yet discovered the impact Google Maps can have in your science and geography studies, now is the time. Can you imagine being able to show your kids the bottom of the ocean? Give it a try yourself. Load Google Maps onto your computer and go to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Click on Satellite. Do you see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge system? Cool, right?
Whatever one’s religious convictions, most agree that the Reformation was a pivotal event in Western civilization affecting not only religion but also politics, our view of ourselves, society, and science. Thus it has a foundational influence on almost every aspect of modern life in the west and also wherever the west has influence. I share with you this Luther and the Reformation Resource List. As
Many times in the last few years I’ve found myself saying that homeschooling is also continuing education for the homeschool mom. I’ve learned so much homeschooling my five children. One way I have learned many things is cycling through history homeschooling multiple ages. It has been a joy to learn rich history and have a picture of the timeline in my head. I didn’t get
Lapbooks are such a fun way to keep track of what your children are learning! They are fun to create (kids really love those interactive elements) and make wonderful keepsakes to enjoy in the future. One of my favorite places to find great lapbook resources is Home School in the Woods. This post includes affiliate links. Activity Pak series from Home School in the Woods
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
Homeschool in the Woods Time Travelers at a glance. I’d like to take you inside Homeschool in the Wood’s Time Travelers Series. It always helps to be able to see inside something before buy it. I’ve been interested in using Homeschool in the Woods and have had several friends who enjoy it. But as I gazed upon their children’s very impressive finished notebooks I have
History is one of the subjects that I like to think out of the box for. There are so many opportunities to learn without the use of traditional textbooks. From historical fiction to movies, hands on projects and field trips, you can make history come alive for your children! (And they will better remember it all too!) One of the many ways we are doing