History/Geography

Historical Fiction for the American Revolution

Historical Fiction for the American Revolution

The American Revolution was a political battle that took place between 1765 and 1783 during which colonists in the Thirteen American Colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, overthrew the authority of Great Britain, and founded the United States of America. As with any history topic I can’t think of a better way for kids(…)

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World Geography Scavenger Hunt: Africa ~ FREE Printable

World Geography Scavenger Hunt: Africa ~ FREE Printable

Geography can feel dry and boring, but there are actually many fun ways to learn geography! One of the ways is with this World Geography Scavenger Hunt that I came up with to help make it more fun for my kids. This Africa printable is the third in my series of World Geography Scavenger Hunt(…)

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Hands On Geography: Volcanoes

Hands On Geography: Volcanoes

Our favorite way to explore history, geography, and science is through hands on projects. This hands on geography lesson is all about volcanoes. We explored multiple ways to create a volcano as well as the terminology and some history surrounding volcanoes. As many of you know North Star Geography has been a big part of(…)

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Middle School History Homeschool Curriculum

Middle School History Homeschool Curriculum

With middle school comes a higher expectation of content and understanding. It is a shift from the grammar to logic stage in development. For us that means more depth of knowledge and understanding is expected. With this comes the need for quality homeschool curriculum. For this reason I am excited to have the opportunity to(…)

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4th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

4th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Ava rounds out our homeschool as the youngest one. Again this year we have one in high school, one in middle school, and one in elementary school. As Ava gets older we still keep a more relaxed, more “unschooled” type of schedule with her than her siblings. She will often stray off onto tangents that(…)

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7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

While Jayden has been doing middle school level work, this will be his first of two years that are counted officially as middle school by our school district. During these years he is required to fulfill a certain number of credits across given courses. 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum English/Language Arts IEW Writing Class Last year(…)

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12th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

12th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschooling high school has been less and more than I expected. As with everything, you can’t plan for every twist and turn. Our big news for this year is this: We have finished 3 years of high school in 2 years! This means that instead of doing 11th grade this year, we are doing 12th(…)

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North Star Geography Summer Sale!

North Star Geography Summer Sale!

While summer is just beginning here in NY I know that many of us (myself included) are already in the process of preparing for the coming year. I wanted to be sure to share with you this awesome deal for North Star Geography! North Star Geography digital versions are on sale for 20% OFF through(…)

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Children’s Activities & Books for Memorial Day

Children’s Activities & Books for Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day I think it is good to educate our children about why we celebrate this holiday. I have gathered up a list of Children’s Books for Memorial Day to us with your children. Memorial Day is traditionally observed on May 30, but is now officially observed on the last Monday in May.(…)

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Ancient Egypt Unit Study from Home School in the Woods

Ancient Egypt Unit Study from Home School in the Woods

I have a very hands-on learner in my house. She is my child who loves to create lapbooks and notebooks that she can hold on to and look at over and over again. I will often spend time putting together a unit on something because she has become interested in it. Therefore I am thrilled(…)

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World Geography Scavenger Hunt: North & Central America~ FREE Printable

World Geography Scavenger Hunt: North & Central America~ FREE Printable

Geography lends itself to some fun games. One of the things my children like to do is a sort of atlas scavenger hunt. For this reason I am creating a series of World Geography Scavenger Hunt printables.  This North & Central America printable is the second in my series of World Geography Scavenger Hunt printables.(…)

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Adventurous Mailbox Cultural Education for Kids

Adventurous Mailbox Cultural Education for Kids

We are studying world geography in our house this year. From my teen down to my eight year old we have been doing things like creating atlases, and playing geography games. One thing we haven’t gotten a lot of is cultural education. For instance the languages, customs, architecture and more of the places we are(…)

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