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Teaching Middle School History Through Literature

Teaching Middle School History Through Literature

I hated history in school. It felt dry and boring, and I couldn’t relate or connect with it. One of my goals as a homeschooling mom is to help ensure my children will feel differently about their history studies, even if just a little bit. Middle school history builds on the blocks you stacked in(…)

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Easy to Implement High School Economics

Easy to Implement High School Economics

I often see questions about what to use for teaching High School Economics. If you live in a state like ours (NYS) you may find you are required to teach High School Economics. If not, it may just be a topic you feel is important and want to cover with your students. Either way I(…)

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Using Horse Stories for a Horse Unit Study {FREE Printable Worksheets}

Using Horse Stories for a Horse Unit Study {FREE Printable Worksheets}

We can’t learn enough about horses in our house! Everything is horse related,  from horse coloring, to horse movies, horse stories, horseback riding lessons, 4-H club, and even horse apparel. Not only are we doing equine science as our science this year, but we are also using some other horse stories and books for some(…)

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Switzerland Unit Study – History, Geography, a Lapbook & More!

Switzerland Unit Study – History, Geography, a Lapbook & More!

Have you ever tried a unit study? Do you like the idea of immersing yourself and your kids in a country and culture? Using this Switzerland Unit Study you can not only learn about cuckoo clocks, cooking, learning about cheese, Swiss history (including the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland), and geography, but you go on a(…)

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5 Advantages of Middle School Virtual Field Trips ~ PLUS an easy way to find them!

5 Advantages of Middle School Virtual Field Trips ~ PLUS an easy way to find them!

Field trips can be a fun and interactive way to learn about things from science, history, art, and more! Especially when kids are younger, both public schools and homeschoolers alike seem to participate and put an importance on participating in field trips. But what about middle school? It seems as though more “academic” activities win(…)

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Homeschool Art Lessons ~ Fall Art Project

Homeschool Art Lessons ~ Fall Art Project

I am art challenged. Because I am art challenged I need all the help I can get to provide a quality art education to my children!  I have found that finding and using homeschool art lessons is a great way to take some of the pressure off me! Doing this affords me a solid art(…)

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UPDATE on Gryphon Parental Control App

UPDATE on Gryphon Parental Control App

I recently wrote an article called Online Safety for Teens Using a Parental Control App. Not only were there 10 Things to Consider when it comes to Online Safety for Teens, but I also talked about a new online safety app which can help parents keep their teens safe online. In just 2 weeks, Gryphon(…)

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Using Famous Artists Online Unit Study for Homeschool Art

Using Famous Artists Online Unit Study for Homeschool Art

Adding art to our homeschool has always been something I struggle with. It isn’t that I don’t like art, or that I don’t see the importance of art. Truly, I just struggle with art myself – trust me, you don’t want to see me try and draw a person! Since I struggle so much myself,(…)

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Math Mammoth Elementary Homeschool Math Curriculum

Math Mammoth Elementary Homeschool Math Curriculum

Math is a subject that has brought great stress to my oldest, ease for my middle child, and somewhere in between for my youngest. Regardless of how they feel about it, or how easily it comes to them, math is a point of emphasis in our homeschool. I feel it is important to have a(…)

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HoliMaths X – Educational Multiplication Game

HoliMaths X – Educational Multiplication Game

Multiplication can be an early sticking point along the math journey for many kids. Through the years we have seen and used many approaches to teaching/learning multiplication. One thing I have learned is that making multiplication (or anything else for that matter) fun, will not only speed up the learning process, but make it a(…)

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Elementary Homeschool Science Curriculum – Real Science-4-Kids

Elementary Homeschool Science Curriculum – Real Science-4-Kids

Science is one of those subjects of which I seem to flutter from curriculum to unit studies using various programs and resources. I usually start out with the best of intentions, but then I tire of having to print multiple pages, click here, there and everywhere for resources, and having to do and gather so(…)

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Bouncy Bands for Wiggly Kids

Bouncy Bands for Wiggly Kids

Do you have a wiggly kid in your house? If you are anything like us (we have two) the answer is YES! We have struggled for years with our son in particular. From the time he was little sitting still was an issue. He would bounce with playing games, roll around and run around while(…)

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