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Middle School History Through Literature with Beautiful Feet Ancient History

Middle School History Through Literature with Beautiful Feet Ancient History

As you know historical fiction is not only one of my favorite genres to read myself, but one of my favorite methods of teaching history in our homeschool. Teaching History Through Literature is a fun and engaging way to help your kids  feel and understand the plights of the people and times throughout history. Instead(…)

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US History Using The Century: America’s Time

US History Using The Century: America’s Time

As homeschoolers we are almost always on the hunt for curriculum in some fashion. Maybe our kids are getting older and need something suited to their age. Maybe what we have been using isn’t working. Whatever your reason for looking, here is US History Using The Century: American’s Time. Haven’t heard of it? Read on(…)

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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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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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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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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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Homeschool Resources for Teaching Ancient Rome

Homeschool Resources for Teaching Ancient Rome

For whatever reason I love teaching Ancient History. Maybe it’s the incredible way they built things like the pyramids, or intrigue with how different things were then, whatever it is, Ancient History can be a really fun and hands on learning experience. Here I have collected some fabulous resources to get you starting on your(…)

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American History Timeline Resources: The Young Republic & Westward Expansion

American History Timeline Resources: The Young Republic & Westward Expansion

The American Revolution is ending and a new, young republic has emerged. The United States is working to establish laws and begins the period of Westward Expansion during the early 19th Century. Our previous installments of American History Timeline Resources include: Before 1630 – Pre-America where we talked a lot about explorers and ended with the(…)

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Voices from History: Bring History Alive with Narrative and Poetry

Voices from History: Bring History Alive with Narrative and Poetry

This certainly isn’t the first, and most definitely will not be the last time you hear me talk about historical fiction. In my mind, there is no better way to make history intriguing and emotional. Without interest and emotion we do not engage, and thus plain history books with facts and excerpts fall short in(…)

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American History Timeline Resources: American Revolution

American History Timeline Resources: American Revolution

Is it the American Revolution or The Revolutionary War?  I used to be so confused by the terminology surrounding the American Revolution since it has more than one name (including the previously mentioned ones, plus the U.S War of Independence). Truth is it’s both or either. Revolutionary America is a period of American History from(…)

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Winter Olympics Resources

Winter Olympics Resources

The Winter Olympics are fast approaching!  I remember doing a unit study with the kids for the last Winter Olympics and I loved it so much – More than they did I am pretty sure! One thing I love about unit studies is the chance to spend so much time on a subject, really getting(…)

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Homeschool High School American Literature

Homeschool High School American Literature

Getting in to the high school years means delving in deeper into subjects you may have already covered.  It means reading relevant works of literature and understanding their place in history. One of the subjects I cover with all of my kids in high school is Homeschool High School American Literature. I received this product(…)

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