Addressing Rumors and Myths About Teaching Textbooks

Addressing Rumors and Myths About Teaching Textbooks

I have been homeschooling since 2006 and using Teaching Textbooks since 2010. It is one constant curriculum I have used over the years and with all 3 children. With that being said, I’d like to address some of the rumors and myths about Teaching Textbooks I have heard and seen throughout the years. Before going(…)

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American History Timeline Resources: The Gilded Age and 2nd Industrial Revolution

American History Timeline Resources: The Gilded Age and 2nd Industrial Revolution

The Civil War is over and we are forging through Reconstruction and into The Gilded Age and 2nd Industrial Revolution. The movers and shakers that played a big role in the rise of America are busy and active building their empires, and by proxy, America. Our previous installments of American History Timeline Resources include: Before(…)

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Online Classical Education: A Helpful Homeschool Option

Online Classical Education: A Helpful Homeschool Option

Classical education is where I first started falling in love with homeschooling. Classical education is based on a three-part process of training the mind. From the early Grammar years where kids learn the basic building blocks of each subject, through the middle Logic Stage, and then to the final Rhetoric Stage in high school where(…)

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Websites for Bringing History to Life {And other engaging history resources}

Websites for Bringing History to Life {And other engaging history resources}

History often has a pretty bad reputation for being boring. To many students, history means reading long-winded textbooks and memorizing incessant facts. They don’t necessarily see the importance of studying something that happened 100s or 1000s of years ago. The good news is that in this age of technology there are so many more options.(…)

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Most Loved Posts in 2018 from Starts At Eight

Most Loved Posts in 2018 from Starts At Eight

Can you all believe I have been doing this Most Popular list since 2011! It is amazing to me what has remained popular and what new things have really resounded with people. From holiday specifics to helpful homeschool, this Most Loved Posts in 2018 has it all. Since it has worked for past Most Popular(…)

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American History Timeline Resources: Slavery, The Civil War & Reconstruction

American History Timeline Resources: Slavery, The Civil War & Reconstruction

Abraham Lincoln is President and the United States is ramping up to an internal war. A civil war between the north and south over slavery. Let’s take a look at the causes and effects as well as the people and places involved in this important piece of American History. Our previous installments of American History(…)

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2018 Christmas Movie Lineups – Netflix, AMC, Freeform & More!

2018 Christmas Movie Lineups – Netflix, AMC, Freeform & More!

Each and every year I look forward to checking out the Christmas Movie Lineups for the season. This year I think there are more than I have ever seen! So many of the networks are making it easy for us Christmas movie lovers to find and watch great movies by posting their Christmas Movie Lineups(…)

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Homeschool Art Lessons: Portrait Drawings

Homeschool Art Lessons: Portrait Drawings

Art is one of the subjects my youngest loves most. Unfortunately for her I am not an artist. Not only am I not good at it, but I also do not enjoy it. This often means she doesn’t get art instruction as she would like. Lucky for her I am found some great resources for(…)

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Games as Gifts: 25 Games for Kids Under 8 (No Screen Required!)

Games as Gifts: 25 Games for Kids Under 8 (No Screen Required!)

Whether as a birthday present, Easter Basket item or Christmas gift, games make awesome gifts for kids. This lists includes games for kids under 8. From preschool color and letter games, to more involved card and board games that you and your children are sure to have hours of fun playing together! What’s even better(…)

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Simple to Implement US Geography

Simple to Implement US Geography

When I was a kid I didn’t see the need for history and geography. It was boring and seemed irrelevant. Flash forward 20 years, add my own children in, and you have a different story! Learning geography (both US Geography and World Geography) alongside history studies has been a highlight for me! As John Smith(…)

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Affordable Online College Courses with Ed4Credit

Affordable Online College Courses with Ed4Credit

We are knee deep in our second round of Homeschooling High School. There is lots of talk and focus on earning college credit in high school as well as the path to college and beyond. There are many ways to accomplish earning college credit: from AP courses to CLEP Exams, attending the local community college,(…)

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Reading Eggs Reading Skills Workbooks {Mathseeds has them too!}

Reading Eggs Reading Skills Workbooks {Mathseeds has them too!}

When my children were younger workbooks were my best friend! Grab a workbook, a pencil, and some crayons and you have educational and fun entertainment for your kids! Using workbooks is a great way for kids to learn both math and reading skills in a way that is fun for them. Fast forward a whole(…)

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Homeschool Health and Nutrition for High School

Homeschool Health and Nutrition for High School

In recent months I have seen many homeschoolers in search of Homeschool Health and Nutrition for high school. This spurred me to do a search for myself. I was surprised to find so little where this topic is concerned! And if you live in NYS like we do, finding a homeschool health curriculum for high(…)

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