Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #116

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Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #116 from Starts At Eight

Welcome back to Finishing Strong!

We are glad you’re joining us!

Finishing Strong is brought to you each Wednesday by the ladies at Blog She Wrote, Education Possible, EvaVarga, and Starts at Eight.

We hope you’ll take some time to check out the amazing posts that have been shared with us. We are so thankful to all of our readers and contributors who help make Finishing Strong a key resource for everyone homeschooling through the middle & high school years.

Below are some of the posts I enjoyed from last week, as well as the one that received the most clicks (in the #1 spot). Did I choose one of your favorites?

1. The Amazing College Alternative You Will Want to Know About

This post from Annie and Everything was our most clicked post this week! Congratulations!

2. 13 Video Supplements for Book Shark Eastern Hemisphere

I chose to feature this because I am currently in the process of looking for video supplements for history. I thought it might be fun to have a movie day each week and watch a movie/documentary with the kids. One thing I love about this list is that it pulls videos from a variety of resources.

3. Learning High School Math with Life of Fred

I keep saying I need to try this! While I don’t think it would work with my son who needs a concrete beginning and end. It might work with my would be middle schooler who is not so sure she want to do math on the computer!

4. How to Teach History Using Fiction

If you hang out here at all, you know I LOVE historical fiction for history! This post includes the book, The Last Cherry Blossom by Kathleen Burkinshaw.   It takes place in Hiroshima, Japan in the year 1945, and chronicles the life and events of 12-year old Yuriko-chan just prior to the “day of infamy”, when her world was shattered by the dropping of the atomic bomb.

“This is a story that offers young readers insight into how children lived during the war, while also introducing them to Japanese culture. Based loosely on author Kathleen Burkinshaw’s mother’s first-hand experience surviving the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, The Last Cherry Blossom hopes to warn readers of the immense damage nuclear war can bring, while reminding readers that the “enemy” in any war is often not so different from ourselves.”

You can check out all my Historical Fiction Articles by clicking on the image below!

Historical Fiction Learning History Through Literature from Starts At Eight

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