History/Geography

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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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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