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Why Teach Shakespeare?

Why Teach Shakespeare?

As part of this High School Shakespeare series I would like to talk about why you should teach Shakespeare in your homeschool. Why teach Shakespeare? What benefits are there in learning and understanding his body of work? Is it still relevant today? One of the main reasons to read a Shakespearean play (at least in(…)

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Heirloom Audio Adventures for Homeschool History

Heirloom Audio Adventures for Homeschool History

Do you use audio books in your home? Have you considered the possible benefits to you and your child? Audio books have the ability to enhance the storytelling experience for those who use them. I have found a family friendly audio adventure that will excite you and your children alike! This new Christian Audio Series(…)

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Engaging Summer Olympics Activities & Resources

Engaging Summer Olympics Activities & Resources

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio are set to begin on Friday, August 5, 2016 and end on Sunday, August 21st. With all the Olympic Trials going on right now we are in full Olympic swing here in our house! I have found many great Summer Olympics Activities and Resources that could be used not(…)

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5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

This is our 11th of year of homeschooling and we have now gone from homeschooling three, to homeschooling two! We now have a homeschool high school graduate in our house that is attending community college this year. So we have one in college, one in middle school and on in 5th grade. Our 5th Grade(…)

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Teaching With Movies

Teaching With Movies

Have you ever considered teaching with movies? Did you know they can be a great educational tool? Teaching with movies can enhance any curriculum or topic by bringing words and pictures to life. We all know I am largely in favor of using historical fiction as a means of teaching and enriching our children’s education.(…)

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8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

This will be our last year of middle school with our second child. Our 8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum for him looks slightly different than it did for our oldest when she was in 8th grade. This is our son Jayden’s second and final year of middle school. According to the NYS Homeschool Regulations there are(…)

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The Super Mega List of Family Friendly Movies {150+ Titles}

The Super Mega List of Family Friendly Movies {150+ Titles}

Come one, come all, in spring, summer, winter, or fall! Grab your popcorn and sit down for a family movie night! I have compiled a list of family friendly movies to be enjoyed by all! This list includes some for younger kids, some for older kids, and you might just find you adults might enjoy(…)

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Non Fiction Books – The Whats & Whys For Your Homeschool

Non Fiction Books – The Whats & Whys For Your Homeschool

Homeschooling has given me a valid excuse for indulging in my book loving habits. Whether that be by toting home stacks of books from the library, spending countless hours at used book sales, or by filling the walls of our homeschool room with bookshelves. One of the things I have invested time and money in(…)

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Crash Course U.S. Government & Politics for High School

Crash Course U.S. Government & Politics for High School

Here in New York State we are required to cover at least half a credit (half a year) of U.S. Government & Politics during the high school years. While this is often done in eleventh grade, it can be done at any time during the high school years. My oldest has always learned with more(…)

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Using Adult Coloring Books for Homeschool Art (or history, or science…)

Using Adult Coloring Books for Homeschool Art (or history, or science…)

Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore! There is a recent trend of adults buying and using coloring books themselves. Coloring is a great way to relax and unwind. And this trend does not just stop at adults, it is a growing and health beneficial trend for teens too! As our teens struggle through their adolescent(…)

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How to Write a Biography Report

How to Write a Biography Report

Biographies are a great way to learn about history, music, art, science, and so much more! They are a window into not only a life, but I time period. They offer the chance to see the world through that person’s life, a would be first hand account of what life was like at that time.(…)

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Hands On Fun With American Presidents & The White House

Hands On Fun With American Presidents & The White House

With the Presidential Election soon upon us there is lots of talk about both the President himself, as well as the role our president and first lady play in both our American Government and in our history. For this reason it has been the perfect time to learn more about our past presidents, first ladies,(…)

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