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
Do you hesitate to introduce Shakespeare’s plays because you think your children aren’t old enough? Do you think it would be too confusing, or that they might form an early dislike of the world’s most famous plays? Let me encourage you to give it a try! Introduce your children to Shakespeare. My eight-year-old son and eleven-year-old daughter have both enjoyed their experience getting to know
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
Summer reading is one of our favorite past times. Kicking back by the pool, on the beach or swinging in a hammock with a beloved tome is surely one of life’s most pleasurable moments. We’ve got a great line-up of favorite summer reading lists for you at The Curriculum Choice. It’s all about books, books and more books. Favorite Summer Reading Lists As a homeschooling
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
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
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
If you’ve ever tried to find the best books for studying a historical time period, combine the books, and create a plan that works, you know how hard that task can be! Now, imagine that someone has done the hard work of finding all those books for you – the best books for your history studies, organized by grade-level and time period. Wouldn’t that be nice?