The Evan-Moor company has become one of my favorites over the past couple of years. Even though they don’t write curriculum specific to homeschoolers, I’ve found that much of their material is suitable for those of us who teach at home. One of my most recent Evan-Moor treasures is called The World Reference Maps and Forms. Why do I love this so much? Being a
Is it possible to craft a customized, multi-age homeschool history curriculum…without a textbook? Ditch the textbooks, the worksheets, and the lists of dates and dead people. Learning history together can not only be fun, but it might even become your favorite homeschool subject! Yes! You can learn how to teach history without a textbook. I’m a 2nd-generation homeschooling mom of 5 from age 5 to
Looking for a way to teach geography in a fun and engaging way? How about via song? Geography Songs is a great way to help kids learn all things geography! Geography Songs – Sing Around the World! You know how, in secret societies, people recognize each other by a sign, a gesture, or a word? Well, that’s how I used to feel about Geography Songs.
Every year in January we celebrate the life and contributions of MLK Jr. Who was he? Why was he important? What contributions did he make to our history? All these questions and more are important ones to know. Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.? Martin Luther King, Jr., was born January 15th, 1929 as Michael Luther King, Jr., but later changed his name to Martin.
Here I am again. It’s summer and we are enjoying learning history on a Saturday night! True statement. See, Dave Raymond’s Modernity is that good. And since we enjoyed American History so very much (as an elective even!), we find ourselves soaking up another volume of this fantastic curriculum. Yes we do. It is digital homeschool curriculum we love. We received this Compass Classroom Modernity
Morning Time goes by many names: circle time, morning basket, even symposium. In our home this time is anchored by our history study. We read aloud from our spine book, look at maps, and have rollicking discussions. From this firm foundation, we move into individual skill work in language arts and math. But our time learning together anchors and defines our homeschool. My oldest was
This year I was looking for a way to teach my girls about the English language without teaching grammar itself. I wanted to give them an understanding of its beauty and history so that they would learn to love it and also be able to use it more skillfully. And then I was offered King Alfred’s English to review. What a perfect resource to meet