Middle School

American History Timeline Resources: Slavery, The Civil War & Reconstruction

American History Timeline Resources: Slavery, The Civil War & Reconstruction

Abraham Lincoln is President and the United States is ramping up to an internal war. A civil war between the north and south over slavery. Let’s take a look at the causes and effects as well as the people and places involved in this important piece of American History. Our previous installments of American History(…)

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Homeschool Art Lessons: Portrait Drawings

Homeschool Art Lessons: Portrait Drawings

Art is one of the subjects my youngest loves most. Unfortunately for her I am not an artist. Not only am I not good at it, but I also do not enjoy it. This often means she doesn’t get art instruction as she would like. Lucky for her I am found some great resources for(…)

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Simple to Implement US Geography

Simple to Implement US Geography

When I was a kid I didn’t see the need for history and geography. It was boring and seemed irrelevant. Flash forward 20 years, add my own children in, and you have a different story! Learning geography (both US Geography and World Geography) alongside history studies has been a highlight for me! As John Smith(…)

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KidzType Typing Games Make Learning Touch Typing Fun!

KidzType Typing Games Make Learning Touch Typing Fun!

In our fast moving, technology based world we have to be mindful of not only keeping up ourselves, but working to ensure our kids learn the skills necessary to succeed in our technology based world. One of the very first skills we can work on with our children is typing. Typing is the base skill(…)

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7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

My baby is knee deep in middle school! I can’t believe as each year goes by I am teaching that grade for the last time! So this is my third go around with 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum. Many of my picks are tried and true, and we even have some new stuff. 7th Grade Homeschool(…)

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Home School Math Curriculum: CTCMath vs. Singapore Math

Home School Math Curriculum: CTCMath vs. Singapore Math

Home school math is often one of the reasons people worry about home schooling. They worry, especially at the higher levels, that their abilities to teach will be surpassed by what their children can and need to learn. Finding a home school math curriculum that works for your children can be an instrumental step in(…)

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Homeschool Resources for Teaching Ancient Rome

Homeschool Resources for Teaching Ancient Rome

For whatever reason I love teaching Ancient History. Maybe it’s the incredible way they built things like the pyramids, or intrigue with how different things were then, whatever it is, Ancient History can be a really fun and hands on learning experience. Here I have collected some fabulous resources to get you starting on your(…)

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Super Shark Books! Fiction and Non-Fiction for Toddler to Teen

Super Shark Books! Fiction and Non-Fiction for Toddler to Teen

For kids young and old comes this collection of shark books. In lieu of the 30th Anniversary of Shark Week this year I am sharing a collection of both fiction and non-fiction books for kids from prepreaders through high school! A fascination with sharks started early in our house when my son fell in love(…)

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American History Timeline Resources: The Young Republic & Westward Expansion

American History Timeline Resources: The Young Republic & Westward Expansion

The American Revolution is ending and a new, young republic has emerged. The United States is working to establish laws and begins the period of Westward Expansion during the early 19th Century. Our previous installments of American History Timeline Resources include: Before 1630 – Pre-America where we talked a lot about explorers and ended with the(…)

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Middle School Summer Activities Inspired by Great YA Books

Middle School Summer Activities Inspired by Great YA Books

We are so close to the end of our homeschool year we can taste it! The sun shines more, the grass is getting greener, the temperature rises each day, and the buds are turning into blossoms! Visions of bike rides, camping, swimming, and s’mores dance in our heads! Even though our formal learning comes to(…)

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Why (and How) to Include Coding in Your Homeschool

Why (and How) to Include Coding in Your Homeschool

The world today relies heavily on the use of computers. Preparing our kids to thrive in this digitally focused atmosphere requires more than just a basic understanding of how to use computers. By introducing coding in your homeschool during the developmental years, parents can place their children at an advantage to thrive in a world(…)

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Spanish for Kids: A Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids® Review

Spanish for Kids: A Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids® Review

Did you know that most colleges want to see two years of a foreign language on your high school transcript? Did you also know that the younger you introduce a language the easier it is for kids to learn? For these very reasons I have spent a great deal of time throughout our homeschooling years(…)

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