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American History Timeline Resources: Colonial America

American History Timeline Resources: Colonial America

Stop number two on our American History Timeline Colonial America. This period of time covers the first Thanksgiving as well as early life in the first colonies. We are choosing to use a timeline format as the base for our studies. Each week will focus on a different section of the timeline. In our first installment,(…)

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American History Timeline Resources:  Before 1630 – Pre America

American History Timeline Resources: Before 1630 – Pre America

We are beginning our American History Timeline studies with Before 1630 or “Pre-America.”  This time period was filled with voyages of exploration into lands unknown. We are choosing to use a timeline format as the base for our studies. Each week will focus on a different section of the timeline. This time period was the(…)

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Patriot Day: September 11th Resources

Patriot Day: September 11th Resources

September 11th, 2001 started out as any other day for most of us. Everything changed at 8:45 a.m when a hijacked passenger jet, American Airlines Flight 11 out of Boston, Massachusetts, crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. It is a day that forever changed America, and is now known as Patriot day in(…)

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How to Create a Timeline Based History Plan

How to Create a Timeline Based History Plan

There are multiple ways to go about teaching history in your homeschool. We have often used a unit study approach where we focused on a specific event, person, or time period. Another way to teach history is chronologically through the use of a timeline. For my last go around with homeschooling middle school, I have(…)

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Teaching History through the Women in History

Teaching History through the Women in History

I have two daughters. I want them to know they can do or be anything they set their minds to. We have tried many ways in which to teach history in our homeschool. I suddenly realized it might be cool (and relevant) to teach history via Women in History. This offers me the chance to(…)

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Used Homeschool Curriculum Sale

Used Homeschool Curriculum Sale

{UPDATED WITH TONS OF NEW ITEMS!) Having homeschooled for over 11 years now, and having done numerous curriculum reviews, I have accumulated an abundance of curriculum that I no longer need. I have one that has graduated, none of elementary age any more and two very different children from the first that are still homeschooling.(…)

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Timeline Based Middle School History {A Two Year American History Plan}

Timeline Based Middle School History {A Two Year American History Plan}

I am so excited to be trying something new with my up and coming middle schooler! We have always favored doing unit studies for history, and as the kids have gotten older we have used a few various curricula.  For the first time this year I am going to try Timeline Based Middle School History.(…)

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Teaching Middle School History Through Literature

Teaching Middle School History Through Literature

I hated history in school. It felt dry and boring, and I couldn’t relate or connect with it. One of my goals as a homeschooling mom is to help ensure my children will feel differently about their history studies, even if just a little bit. Middle school history builds on the blocks you stacked in(…)

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Memorial Day Activities & Resources

Memorial Day Activities & Resources

Memorial Day is celebrated every year on the last Monday in May. It is a day to honor all those lost in war. There are many resources and activities to help your children learn about Memorial Day, and why we celebrate it. The History of Memorial Day The tradition of decorating graves in remembrance of(…)

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Teaching History Through Movies: Helen Keller

Teaching History Through Movies: Helen Keller

While I have always enjoyed supplementing our history studies with the use of historical fiction. I have recently decided to trying enhancing our studies with movies too. Teaching History Through Movies is another great way to bring a time period, historical moment, place or person to life. While most movies aren’t totally historically accurate, they(…)

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Teaching History Through Movies: The Wright Brothers

Teaching History Through Movies: The Wright Brothers

Welcome to my Teaching History Through Movies series. We are trying to watch a movie a week to enhance our history studies. It may be about a time period, event, or person. We started out a few weeks ago with the Wright Brothers. My Teaching History Through Movies landing page offers tips about finding and(…)

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Teaching History Through Movies

Teaching History Through Movies

This is a landing page I am creating for something new we are trying. It serves to be a catalog of the movies we view as a part of our history studies. I think that teaching history through movies could be a great enrichment in our homeschool, much like the use of historical fiction. As(…)

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