Middle School

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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Easy to Implement Homeschool Writing Curriculum: Writers in Residence™ Volume 2

Easy to Implement Homeschool Writing Curriculum: Writers in Residence™ Volume 2

Do you think you are a strong writer? Can you identify the parts of a sentence? Are you worried about teaching writing in your homeschool? I can tell you that I consider myself to be a strong writer, but I cannot identify all part of a sentence as readily as I should be able to,(…)

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Voices from History: Bring History Alive with Narrative and Poetry

Voices from History: Bring History Alive with Narrative and Poetry

This certainly isn’t the first, and most definitely will not be the last time you hear me talk about historical fiction. In my mind, there is no better way to make history intriguing and emotional. Without interest and emotion we do not engage, and thus plain history books with facts and excerpts fall short in(…)

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Famous Artists Online Unit Study Volume 2 GIVEAWAY

Famous Artists Online Unit Study Volume 2 GIVEAWAY

Are you looking for an easy way to add art into your homeschool? Or maybe you are in need of something to revitalize your homeschool this spring?  Then you want to check out this Famous Artists Online Unit Study! Let me start by telling you a little bit about these Online Unit Studies in general. What(…)

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American History Timeline Resources: American Revolution

American History Timeline Resources: American Revolution

Is it the American Revolution or The Revolutionary War?  I used to be so confused by the terminology surrounding the American Revolution since it has more than one name (including the previously mentioned ones, plus the U.S War of Independence). Truth is it’s both or either. Revolutionary America is a period of American History from(…)

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Winter Olympics Resources

Winter Olympics Resources

The Winter Olympics are fast approaching!  I remember doing a unit study with the kids for the last Winter Olympics and I loved it so much – More than they did I am pretty sure! One thing I love about unit studies is the chance to spend so much time on a subject, really getting(…)

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40+ Colorful Tween Fiction Books

40+ Colorful Tween Fiction Books

When children start to enter their tween years it can be hard to find engaging books for them. They are growing and feeling as though they are too old for the beautiful picture books, and basic chapter books of their younger years. On the other hand you aren’t ready to have them tackling some of(…)

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Homeschool Science Lab: DNA Extraction Lab

Homeschool Science Lab: DNA Extraction Lab

YES you can do science labs at home! In this Homeschool Science Lab: DNA Extraction Lab we are going to not only talk about DNA but your student is going to be able to extract DNA from a strawberry and even from themselves! One of the big concerns about homeschooling for people is science, how(…)

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Homeschool Middle School World History for Free

Homeschool Middle School World History for Free

This business of homeschooling can get mighty expensive! It can be so hard to find quality resources at no (or low) cost. There are often freebies out there but they are incomplete, or not enough, or just not what you are looking for. I was so excited to come across these FREE Homeschool Middle School(…)

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