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
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 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
History is one of our favorite homeschool subjects – in no small part to the wonderful resources from Home School in the Woods. They offer great hands-on products that make history come alive. One of their newest products is part of their Project Passport world history series – this time it’s all about Ancient Greece. This post includes affiliate links. The Project Passport Series The
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
If you’re like most people, the thought of history classes produces images of dry textbooks and long, boring lectures. When I first began homeschooling, I was so pleased to discover the many fabulous history programs that were available – and as far from dry and boring as you can get. The hardest part is choosing just one! We share with you today many of our