History/Geography

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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Using the Who Was Series Biographies for Homeschool History {With FREE Printables}

Using the Who Was Series Biographies for Homeschool History {With FREE Printables}

As I prepare for the coming school year I am looking to do a few different things in our homeschool. I am preparing this Who Was Series For Homeschool History for my 5th grader. I would like her to get a broader slice of life out of her history this year by delving in deeper(…)

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U.S. Elections Unit Study

U.S. Elections Unit Study

I have always used election years as the time to teach my kids about our U.S. elections process. This year, more than any other has brought up lots of questions and discussions. While my older two children have a pretty solid base to work from, my youngest is really just starting out learning about elections.(…)

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Teaching World Religions in Middle & High School

Teaching World Religions in Middle & High School

While teaching World Religions is not a specified requirement for our homeschooling, it is something we have chosen to add in throughout the years. This has often happened naturally as topics have come up in our reading, history, and everyday life. One of the best ways to approach this type of learning is by having(…)

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4 Hands On Lessons for Homeschoolers

4 Hands On Lessons for Homeschoolers

Often the best way to learn something is my getting your hands on it. Homeschooling offers us a unique opportunity to be able to offer our kids not only more hands on lessons, but more in depth ones and in a wider breadth of subjects. Samantha Cleaver’s Scholastic article explores the many ways in which(…)

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Historical Fiction for the Civil War

Historical Fiction for the Civil War

The Civil War profoundly shaped the United States as we know it. It was known as, “The War Between the States,” and was fought between the Northern and Southern states from 1861 – 1865. While learning the facts and finding out details is important, a great way to learn about history is through historical fiction.(…)

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Fun With Geography ~ FREE Geography Printables

Fun With Geography ~ FREE Geography Printables

Over the span of a little more than I year I have created a multitude of World Geography games, printables, and resources. I believe one of the best ways to learn things is through hands on activities and games. My kids always enjoy playing a fun game such as Where in the World – Fun(…)

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Mega List of Children’s Books for Black History Month

Mega List of Children’s Books for Black History Month

Historical fiction and rich children’s literature are a big topic of interest for me. I am always on the hunt for quality books in these two categories. Reading is a great way to immerse yourself in another place and time, and a great way to engage kids in history without the grind of a textbook.(…)

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Once Upon A Time In Japan: Exploring Japanese Culture Through Books

Once Upon A Time In Japan: Exploring Japanese Culture Through Books

While we don’t have the money to travel all over the world, (nor am I a big traveler myself) I do think it is important for kids to be able to see and experience other cultures, to understand that their way of living is not the only one out there. One great way to do(…)

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