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Life Skills: Using The Library – Dewey Decimal System

Life Skills: Using The Library – Dewey Decimal System

While we have the Internet and an endless supply of digital books, there is still something to be said for learning to navigate the library. Using the library is a life skill that can be taught to kids both young an old. The library offers an endless supply of free books to read and enjoy.(…)

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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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Solar System Unit Study

Solar System Unit Study

Unit studies are my favorite way to engage my children in learning about science topics. We have so much more fun exploring in this more free flowing way than by reading out of a text book. This Solar System Unit Study is one I am preparing for the coming year for my children. Beyond planning(…)

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Ancient Egypt Unit Study from Home School in the Woods

Ancient Egypt Unit Study from Home School in the Woods

I have a very hands-on learner in my house. She is my child who loves to create lapbooks and notebooks that she can hold on to and look at over and over again. I will often spend time putting together a unit on something because she has become interested in it. Therefore I am thrilled(…)

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Hands On Science: Rocks & Minerals Unit

Hands On Science: Rocks & Minerals Unit

As many of you already know I tend to lean towards using unit studies when it comes to history and science. I find we get so much more out of a hands on science unit than just reading through text and answering questions. This is a Rocks & Minerals Unit I am preparing for the(…)

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Giant Sea Creatures – An Ocean Animals Unit

Giant Sea Creatures – An Ocean Animals Unit

Under the ocean there is a whole different world to be explored. It is a unique habitat with creatures large and small. Learn about giant sea creatures such as sharks, whales, squid, and more in this fun ocean animals unit. Giant Sea Creatures Using the book Amazing Giant Sea Creatures from DK Publishing as a spine(…)

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How to Create A Unit Study

How to Create A Unit Study

The thought of creating a unit study can be intimidating. I know. But once you take a look at these tips and resources on how to create a unit study, I think you might just try to create one for yourself! It is easier than you think! In my earlier years of homeschooling I didn’t(…)

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5 Days of Christmas Books with Activities

5 Days of Christmas Books with Activities

Welcome to my 5 Days of Christmas Books with Activities! Over the next five days I will share 5 Christmas books, along with one or more activities to go along with each book. 5 Christmas Books: 1. The 12 Days of Christmas This is a classic at Christmastime. Enjoy some fun trying to create your(…)

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Historical Fiction Series ~ Titanic

Historical Fiction Series ~ Titanic

Using historical fiction is a great way to bring history alive. This second installment of my Historical Fiction Series covers the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Historical Fiction – The Titanic Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House, No. 17) – by Mary Pope Osborn where Jack and Annie take a(…)

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Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message is a story based on the “Thanksgiving Address”, a Native American message of peace and thankfulness for all the blessings of the earth. For as long as anyone can remember, Mohawk parents have taught their children to start each day by giving thanks to Mother Earth. Also(…)

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Historical Fiction Series ~ Columbus

Historical Fiction Series ~ Columbus

Historical fiction is a weakness of mine. I LOVE to read and my favorite way to delve into history is through a good story. Recently I have been using this fact to engage my children more in different historical time periods. That being said, I am of course compiling my thoughts and resources together to(…)

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The Story of Tin Lizzy – A Unit Study About The Car That Stole America’s Heart

The Story of Tin Lizzy – A Unit Study About The Car That Stole America’s Heart

Released in 1909, The Ford Model T, affectionately known as “Tin Lizzy”, was the first car to be mass produced for purchase by the average American. Until Tin Lizzy came along, the only people who could afford to drive automobiles were exceedingly wealthy and those of high social status. The Tin Lizzy changed the way(…)

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