“Can we go look for another history video?” my second grader asked me this morning. This was a bit unexpected. My daughter has not make it a secret that she is not interested in history. But since we found the Homeschool History website (created by the team at Notgrass history), I’ve found her more interested […]
What could be better than learning about space and sending off our own rockets? Learning about DOGS going in to space and helping send THEM up in to “space”! Today’s brief storybook-inspired science project found us learning about two stray dogs and their incredible journey into space. Then, we designed our own doggie rockets and […]
I realize that my children are young, but I decided we needed to learn about his grandparents and great-grandparents who served in the armed forces today. Understanding the service given by veterans helps us understand the freedom we truly enjoy came at a cost.
We do not always do a lot of formal learning during the summer, but Independence Day is always a nice chance to review early American history. Yes, we did learn about it last year. But since learning is a Line upon Line process, we’ll keep learning a little every year until my kids fly the […]
Since I have been teaching my son’s hands-on American history class at our homeschool co-op this year, I was super excited to get my hands on some great history notebooking pages that fit right in to our timeline of American history.
I’ve been on a mission! I am looking for the best Martin Luther King picture book for my young readers, and since I have kids a variety of ages, I wanted to select picture books and Martin Luther King biographies for kids of varying levels. My favorite Martin Luther King picture books are listed below.
In anticipation of the upcoming holiday, we read The Very First Thanksgiving Day. I made my preschool daughter a simple puppet template related to the traditional first Thanksgiving dinner with the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags. Although she is young, playing with First Thanksgiving Story Puppets is a nice start to understanding the meaning of the […]
I first wrote the booklet about early Native American homes because I could not find something simple for a brief introduction to Native Americans for my son. I wanted him to understand that there was a variety of cultures living on the American continent before Europeans arrived. I wanted him to understand that the vastness […]
Before we jump in to our lessons about American history, I wanted to make sure my daughter had a general understanding of the geography of the USA. The United States of America would be nothing without the land. Before we study the people who live here, we need to understand where “here” is! Our introduction to […]
There is one game we have come back to time and again in our homeschool, and that is the Marco Polo Silk Road Game. In this game, we review the ancient trade routes that Marco Polo traveled as he went from Venice to China. We try our hand at buying and selling goods along the […]