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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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Historical Fiction ~ Learning History Through Literature

Historical Fiction ~ Learning History Through Literature

I am a big believer in using historical fiction to teach history, as well as to learn about history myself. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres of literature! This is a landing page for all the historical fiction related articles I have written. I will continue to write about historical fiction, and thus(…)

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Children’s Books About the Library

Children’s Books About the Library

March is National Reading Month. During this month schools across the nation are encouraging children to read, every day. Reading opens the doors to so many other things and is an essential skill for children to gain.  Even if your children are not able to read to themselves yet, I encourage you to read to(…)

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5 Famous Black Writers

5 Famous Black Writers

Inspired by the series, Great Black Heroes, this is the fifth in a series of posts meant to honor Black History Month. Through this series we will cover some of the great, and not so well know contributions of blacks and African-Americans. This fifth book is, Great Black Heroes: Five Famous Writers. 1. Langston Hughes(…)

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3 Books to Help Prepare College Bound Teens

3 Books to Help Prepare College Bound Teens

There are many books and resources out there for high school aged teens and college bound teens. Here are three books that are on our shelf to help prepare college bound teens. 1. High School Prep Genius High School Prep Genius answers all kinds of questions for parents that pertain to high school. Things like study(…)

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5 Brilliant Black Scientists

5 Brilliant Black Scientists

Inspired by the series, Great Black Heroes, this is the fourth in a series of posts meant to honor Black History Month. Through this series we will cover some of the great, and not so well know contributions of blacks and African-Americans.  This fourth book is, Great Black Heroes: 5 Brilliant Black Scientists 1. Susan McKinney(…)

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5 Brave Black Explorers

5 Brave Black Explorers

Inspired by the series, Great Black Heroes, this is the third in a series of posts meant to honor Black History Month. Through this series we will cover some of the great, and not so well know contributions of blacks and African-Americans. This third book is, Great Black Heroes: 5 Brave Black Explorers. 1. Mae Jemison(…)

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5 Bold Black Freedom Fighters

5 Bold Black Freedom Fighters

Inspired by the series, Great Black Heroes, this is the second in a series of posts meant to honor Black History month. Through this series we will cover some of the great and not so well known contributions of blacks and African-Americans. Great Black Heroes: Five Bold Black Freedom Fighters   1. Fannie Lou Hamer Fannie Lou(…)

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5 Fun Books Set in Middle School

5 Fun Books Set in Middle School

I have a son in middle school. One of the things I have noticed is that he enjoys books on the goofier side than my daughter did it his age. This has spurred me to find some books that he would really find fun, but would also be appropriate for him. Luckily I have found(…)

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Gingerbread Man: A Book & A Big Idea

Gingerbread Man: A Book & A Big Idea

In this classic tale, the Gingerbread Man escapes from the oven and has to outrun all the creatures that try to catch him! There are so many fun activities to go along with this story. From spelling and writing, to crafting and coloring your children can enjoy all the excitement of this story. Run, run(…)

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One Thousand Gifts Devotional Review

One Thousand Gifts Devotional Review

Reflections on Finding Everyday Graces I love journaling …… But I often find I really only make the time to sit down and write when things are not so great and I need to vent and sort things out in my mind. In walks the One Thousand Gifts Devotional: Reflections on Finding Everyday Graces. It(…)

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5 Days of Christmas Books: Twas the Night Before Christmas

5 Days of Christmas Books: Twas the Night Before Christmas

This is the last day in my 5 day series: 5 Days of Christmas Books. I started with the 12 Days of Christmas. Then I covered The Polar Express, Frosty the Snowman, and A Christmas Carol. Today’s book is Twas the Night Before Christmas. This is one that sparks happy dreams in the heads of(…)

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