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Experience History Through Music by Diana Waring

It’s summer. We don’t have to do school, right? Maybe not officially, but I like to make sure we’re still learning. Recently, I’ve had a great opportunity to sneak a little history into my family’s day. Experience History Through Music I don’t know if your kids are like mine, but I cannot watch a video or […]

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Third Grade Curriculum Choices

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. It is hard for me to believe that my baby girl will be in the 3rd grade this fall! Lizzie is, for the most part, a cooperative student. She grasps new concepts quickly, and she doesn’t mind writing things down. She liked having her own school desk in the […]

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Dave Raymond’s American History Curriculum Review

As I look back over David’s homeschool career, history has often been a struggle. We started off well, with lots of hands-on projects and notebook pages. He began to use the computer for making notebook pages at a young age (about 2nd grade). We had one year in a co-op for Tapestry of Grace and […]

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Homeschool Legacy – Native America Review #hsreviews

This summer we went on the most amazing vacation to Arizona. In the spring, as we were planning our trip, we were floundering a bit in our history studies. My husband suggested I try a unit study on Native Americans. I thought that was a great idea so I went straight to work on putting […]

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Costumes with Character

Do your children like to act out their history lessons? Do you want to make history come alive? Does your history curriculum suggest activities like dressing in historical clothing? I have a fantastic resource to recommend. I was recently given a copy of Costumes with Character from Golden Prairie Press to review. Costumes with Character […]

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King Alfred’s English

Are you interested in history? What about the development of language (English specifically)? If so, I have a recommendation for you. And even if you aren’t interested in history or the development of language, I think this book might just spark some interest. The book is King Alfred’s English: A History of the Language We Speak […]

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TimeMaps Review

There are many different ways to approach the study of  history. The chronological approach has been very popular in recent years. Others recommend a unit study method focusing on one particular culture or area. One of the things that I’ve found especially interesting to think about when studying modern history is what has happened to […]

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TruthQuest Homeschool History Curriculum

Warning. I’m going to begin this review in an unconventional way. I’m going to begin by telling you who should not use TruthQuest Homeschool History curriculum. You should not use TruthQuest History if: You want a daily schedule with exact pages to read. You want a weekly plan with a list of suggested books. Your student […]

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Weekly Report – The Insanely Busy Week

Do you know that commercial with the guy sitting behind a desk saying, “I can do that. I can do that….How am I going to that?” That’s kind of how I felt at the beginning of this week. The kids had 3 cross country meets. I had 3 writing deadlines. I had a consignment sale […]

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Tapestry of Grace Planning – Weekly Report Week -1

We are starting Tapestry of Grace Year 3 next week! At the end of last year I did some thinking about our accomplishments for the year and one of the things we didn’t do very well was history. (That’s really an understatement. But I did have a baby, so I’m trying to be generous.) I […]

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