Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #123

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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. 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum from Starts At Eight

Another curriculum post was the most popular this week!

2. 15 of Our Favorite Movies About Africa

I am using movies more and more as a means to bring our history topics to life (You can check that out by clicking on the image below).  This is a great list of movies about Africa. I’m going to pick at least one of these to add to my movie list.

Teaching History Through Movies from Starts At Eight. Teaching History Through Movies is a great way to make history come alive. This landing page tells how we do this, where to get & what movies we are viewing. As we watch and find resources for movies I will add them here. American History, World History, Biographies and more!

3. 32 Virtual Field Trips for American History

A great list of field trips, broken down by categories (which I love)! Field trips are another great way to bring learning to life and with the technology we have today virtual field trips are becoming more and more popular.  You can also check out the article below for more Virtual Field Trip options!

5 Advantages of Middle School Virtual Field Trips from Starts At Eight. 5 Advantages of Middle School Virtual Field Trips ~ PLUS an easy way to find them using FieldTripZoom. They have over 300 programs for all ages!

4. BJs Guide to the SAT

Preparing for the SATs can be a big part of high school. Especially for homeschoolers, the SAT can mean the difference between getting in to the college you want, and not. Check out this advice from a seasoned homeschooler who has been there herself!

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