Get Started Homeschooling: Teach Social Studies at Home

So much can be included under the umbrella of social studies. It includes anything that has to do with communities, cultures, and relationships among people. It includes history

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Generating Interest in History with Educational Videos for Kids, History Field Trips, and Historical Fiction

“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

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Learning about the Declaration of Independence

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

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Learning about the First Thanksgiving Story with Printable Puppets

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

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Learning about Native American Homes

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

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An Introduction to U.S. Geography inspired by folktales

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

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Hands-On and Interactive Community Helpers Activities

Last week my daughter and I read some great books about community helpers and did some activities to recognize the community workers all around us. Now we are

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Ideas for Using Picture Books to Teach

For the last ten days I’ve posted about some of the ways that I use picture books to prepare creative learning activities for my preschooler. I love using picture

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A Simple Continents Preschool Lesson to Introduce the World

It’s the beginning of Jamie Martin’s (from Simple Homeschool) Give Your Child the World book club! The book club goal is to read multicultural books about various parts

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Treasure Island-Inspired Compass Treasure Hunt

I’ve recently finished reading Treasure Island in the original and unabridged language with my son. In Treasure Island, young Jim Hawkins travels across the ocean to a remote island, where

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Mentor Monday: Understanding Discrimination of the Past with White Water

As Martin Luther King Day approaches, I definitely have wanted to discuss Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life with my son. For our lessons this week, we’re reading the biography

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Learning Along with Little House in the Big Woods

Raisin and I recently finished reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods (afflink). I was delighted to begin this series from my childhood. Raisin was

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