History/Geography

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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Children’s Books About Japan

Children’s Books About Japan

A great way to introduce kids to other cultures is through high quality children’s literature. From beautiful picture books, to engaging native stories, books that teach about language and culture and so much more. While your kids may not be able to physically travel to a place, engaging books can be a transportation of their(…)

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World Geography Scavenger Hunt: Europe ~ FREE Printable

World Geography Scavenger Hunt: Europe ~ FREE Printable

This is the final World Geography Scavenger Hunt in a series of five. What I love about these is that they are fun and flexible. You can play a search and find map game with them, you can use them as memorization lists, you can even print them out to use as a quiz! Pair them with(…)

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Fiction Books for the Young Horse Lover

Fiction Books for the Young Horse Lover

It is no secret that I have a horse lover in my house. She has been obsessed from a young age, devouring any books, photos and information that she can on horses, wearing any horse clothing she can get her hands on, and riding at the barn as many days a week as possible. For(…)

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North Star Geography Online

North Star Geography Online

For those of you that have been following along, you know that we have had North Star Geography in our house for over a year now. It has provided not only a years worth of high school geography but a great resource and stemming point for many fun projects, activities, and games. (See below for(…)

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The United States Court System: A Unit Study – Part 2

The United States Court System: A Unit Study – Part 2

Last week in The United States Court System Unit Study Part I we talked about things like what courts do, what types of courts there are, and what a jury is. In Part II we are talking about the key people in a court room as well as our justice system. How Judges are Appointed(…)

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World Geography Scavenger Hunt: Asia ~ FREE Printable

World Geography Scavenger Hunt: Asia ~ FREE Printable

This is the 4th World Geography Scavenger Hunt in a series of five. What I love about these is that they are fun and flexible. You can play a search and find map game with them, you can use them as memorization lists, you can even print them out to use as a quiz! Pair them(…)

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The United States Court System: A Unit Study – Part 1

The United States Court System: A Unit Study – Part 1

In America we have a justice system with many court layers with one purpose in mind – justice. Justice for both the criminal and the victim. Finding the truth in any situation, whether criminal or civil, can be difficult. Judging a situation so that the guilty party is punished properly takes patience to discover the(…)

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