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Historical Fiction Series ~ Columbus

Historical Fiction Series ~ Columbus

Historical fiction is a weakness of mine. I LOVE to read and my favorite way to delve into history is through a good story. Recently I have been using this fact to engage my children more in different historical time periods. That being said, I am of course compiling my thoughts and resources together to(…)

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CLEP Exam Study Resources

CLEP Exam Study Resources

Now that you know the answer to the questions: What is A CLEP Exam? and Why Take a CLEP Exam? your next question might very well be, “How do I prepare for a CLEP Exam?” In this third article I am going to tell you a little bit of how we prepared for our first(…)

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High School e-Learning With Standard Deviants Accelerate

High School e-Learning With Standard Deviants Accelerate

As we enter our second year of homeschooling high school, we are finding that having access to online learning resources is a valuable addition to our studies. Not only does it afford us the opportunity to gain access to more information and learning resources but it allows us to do so while remaining in our(…)

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3 Steps for Creating the Ultimate Graduate Admissions Essay

3 Steps for Creating the Ultimate Graduate Admissions Essay

The graduate admissions essay is probably the most challenging essay you’ve ever had to write so far. Most students bomb it, but you don’t have to. Just follow these three simple steps for creating the ultimate writing sample. Step One: Brainstorm It all starts with a good brainstorming session. These should essentially be a “stream(…)

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The Social Life of the App-Addicted Teen

The Social Life of the App-Addicted Teen

Social media is becoming an all-encompassing force in the lives of our children. Apps like Facebook, Instagram, and SnapChat allow them to be connected with their friends nonstop throughout the day. As a parent, it can be difficult to feel like they’re ever really engaging with you when their eyes are constantly scanning the screens(…)

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Planning High School Geography With North Star Geography

Planning High School Geography With North Star Geography

For tenth grade we are studying World History & Geography. We are covering the geography portion of that using a curriculum called North Star Geography from Bright Ideas Press. Right I am now working on planning our high school geography with North Star Geography. One of the very first things that jumped out at me,(…)

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High School Literature List ~ Popular or Contemporary Literature

High School Literature List ~ Popular or Contemporary Literature

This is the fourth and final part of my four part series called High School Literature List.  My hope is that these lists will give you a place to start from. They are by all means not all inclusive but will give your teen a good literature base. Popular or Contemporary Literature Suggestions While popular(…)

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High School Literature List ~ Poetry

High School Literature List ~ Poetry

This is the third of my four part series called High School Literature List. This section covers some of the most famous poets you might want to read about and read some of their poetry. As with all these literature selections it is not necessary to cover them all, but to try and include a(…)

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10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum ~ 2014-2015

10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum ~ 2014-2015

After completing our first year of high school I feel a little less like a newbie, and a little more confident about the choices we are making for the coming year. This is our 10th grade homeschool curriculum choices for our oldest child. One of the big changes for high school this year is that(…)

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High School Literature List ~ World (including British) Literature

High School Literature List ~ World (including British) Literature

This is the second section of my High School Literature List series. In the first one I covered American Literature. This one will cover World, including British literature choices for high school and beyond. Please keep in mind that these are just suggestions and I have not even read all of these myself. When choosing(…)

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Why Take a CLEP Exam?

Why Take a CLEP Exam?

While planning to homeschool high school I decided that earning CLEP (College Level Examination Program) credit might be on of the myriad of things I would include in our homeschool high school plan. The first article I wrote in this series answers the question, What is a CLEP Exam?  In this second part I will(…)

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High School Literature List ~ American Literature

High School Literature List ~ American Literature

While preparing to enter high school and considering the thought of moving on to college, there is often a question of what books to read. What American literature, poetry, World or British literature should you have read? While there is no set answer to this question, I have compiled an extensive High School Literature List(…)

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