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Africa Unit Study

We are embarking on a study of the continent of Africa this year, focusing on Morocco, Ghana, Sudan, Tanzania, and South Africa.  Our study basically consists of books, videos and activities.  As a mission-focused family, missions are woven into the study using Window on the World, The Gospel According to …

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2014-2015 Curriculum Choices for 7th, 5th, and 1st grades

We have now embarked on our 8th year of homeschooling.   I take a wide and deep eclectic approach to education which works very well for my gifted learners.  Our homeschool is globally-focused so we spend a chunk of time learning about the world, different cultures, and study some of …

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Learning about Early Modern World History with Documentaries

I put together this study for my 5th grader and 7th grader.  It is a continuation of the documentary-focused Middle Ages study we did last school year.   When my boys were younger we tended to do history studies with lots of hands-on activities.  Now that they are getting older, …

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Free Dick and Jane Reading Books

  In the process of teaching reading, I’ve stumbled around once my child completed a set of early phonics readers.  I’ve tried several things and wasn’t happy with many phonics-based readers and other readers tended to rely mostly on sight words.  So many phonics-based readers were incredibly boring and my …

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