Documentary-Based Modern World History Study

We have enjoyed learning history through documentaries for a couple years now.  This documentary-based study covers World War 1 up through the present day.  Because there is so much, it will likely take more than one school year to finish it.  Most of the time will be spent watching documentaries,…

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Classic Literature for Middle School

Back when I started homeschooling, we had a historical fiction reading emphasis.  While that has it merits, I found there to be more benefits to a classic literature reading emphasis. Classics are written by writers who really know what they are doing.  My oldest son recently showed me a page…

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Planning Middle School for a Visual-Spatial Learner

Middle school is upon us and I’ve attempted to put together a plan that will suit my strongly visual-spatial learner.  This highly creative kid has dreams of a future working with computers in some way.  Math and art are areas of strength.  Language arts subjects have been a weaker area,…

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Miller-Levine Biology Schedule with Labs – Macaw i-Pad Edition

I put together a chronological schedule for Miller-Levine Biology including labs.  My child will be reading the Macaw i-Pad edition and mostly using labs from the Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments and the Miller & Levine Biology Laboratory Manual A   If you look on this schedule you will…

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Dutch Blitz Game Review

Despite its simple appearance this fast paced card game is loads of fun. Dutch Blitz is for age eight and up, but can be adapted for younger players. My boys are five and seven and both are able to play this game. This game isn’t just fun. It gives your…

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