Documentary-Based Modern World History Course for High School

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This is a modern world history course that I put together for my 9th grader.  He is studying World War 2 through current times.  While this is a world history course, it does have more US history than other countries.  I’ve combined readings, documentaries, and writing to create a 1 …

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Homeschool Philosophies Quiz

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Try out our brand new Homeschool Philosophies quiz!  This version has a few philosophies that we revised to give you more accurate results.  We’ve also added in two new philosophies. Find out how you score with Charlotte Mason Education, Classical Education, Montessori, Project-Based Learning, Reggio-Inspired Learning, Thomas Jefferson Education, Traditional …

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Can Homeschooling Parents Really Teach Every Subject Well?

Can Homeschooling Parents Really Teach Every Subject Well

Can I as a homeschooling parent really teach every subject well?  Doubters of homeschooling often question whether or not parents can provide an appropriate education. I think this very question demonstrates a misunderstanding of how homeschooling works. I can’t teach every subject well.  That is rather impossible.  My job isn’t …

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Veterinary Animal Care Unit Study

veterinary animal care unit study

  I created this study for my animal-loving 8 year old who wants to be a vet.  It incorporates books, videos, and hands-on pet care. It is designed for her to do independently.  For the books, she will read whatever interests her whether that involves skimming or reading every word. …

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Avoiding Christian Homeschool Science Curriculum

Avoiding Christian Homeschool Science Curriculum

Several years ago my young daughter pranced around telling me all about evilution.  She loved watching David Attenborough documentaries and his British accent made the word sound like “evil-lution” instead of the way it is pronounced in North America.  Even though my young daughter was pronouncing it as evilution, we …

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When You Have No Money for Homeschool Curriculum

when you have no money for homeschool curriculum

Have you been there?  Some families have been there many times.  When finances are tight, the library can be an excellent tool for creating curriculum without costing you anything.  One year when I had limited funds, I started using the library heavily.  It turned out that the curriculum I was …

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