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It Helps to Memorize History – Lists & Resources for History Memorization

It Helps to Memorize History – Lists & Resources for History Memorization

When it comes to memorizing history, it’s not so much that you need to memorize every date and detail, but that knowing the order of events, or the highlights of important documents helps you to understand history more easily and creates “pegs” for you to hang information on in you head for later. In this(…)

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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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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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The Life of George Eastman ~ Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

The Life of George Eastman ~ Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

My dad worked for the Eastman Kodak Company for over 40 years. Not only was I was born and raised in Rochester, New York, but my home is still in Rochester, New York and my parents still live in the house I was born in. The image you see above contains items from my dad’s(…)

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Teaching Children About Ancient Greece

Teaching Children About Ancient Greece

  Much of what we know today as Western culture and civilization can be traced back to Ancient Greece, which flourished between the 6th and 8th centuries. Ancient Greece is important to study, since so many concepts, traditions and ideals presented by the Ancient Greeks can help spawn understanding of current civilizations and cultures around(…)

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Field Trip: Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse

Field Trip: Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse

Our most recent Girl Scout field trip was to the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse. I know the highlight for Ava was actually getting to climb the tower! We climbed 42 wrought iron steps to get to the top. These were not the original steps though, according to our guide these “new” steps replaced old wooden steps in(…)

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Genesee Country Village ~ Civil War Day

Genesee Country Village ~ Civil War Day

I am so excited to share some of the photos and little facts we learned from Civil War Day at Genesee Country Village! The kids enjoyed the Fall Sampler there so much this year that they couldn’t wait to get back for more 1860s fun and learning!  We had 4 hours, and more stations than(…)

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Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Genesee Country Village ~ 9/14/12

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Genesee Country Village ~ 9/14/12

Quote For The Week: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: The kids are spending the whole week at this wonderful place called Genesee Country Village & Museum. While they are there they will experience living, and working in a 19th-century country village. The village has over 40 furnished buildings ranging from a pioneer homestead to a grand octagon house. They(…)

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