The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II mini-unit has been updated. Besides updating links, and adding notebooking resources, we have also added several helps for celebrating The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee June 2-5, 2012.
You have your child writing something every day. But there comes the day when he is “stuck” and can’t think of a thing to write. What do you do? Try these writing prompt ideas: Write about an interest. The best way to encourage our children to write every day is to encourage their interests. They [...]
Throughout the summer, you can use YourTeacher.com, a complete online upper level homeschool math curriculum, at no cost through Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op. You must be a member of Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op to take advantage of this offer, but joining is free. The offer expires August 31st. YourTeacher.com features a complete math course via an online [...]
We have updated a few of our unit studies, adding lesson plans, literature, activities, copywork and notebooking pages. If you are interested in trying a unit this summer, take a look: The Incandescent Light Bulb A mini-unit on Thomas Edison’s life-changing invention. Go West, Young Man A mini-unit on westward expansion. Tales [...]
If you are requiring your child to write something every day and he is running out of fresh material, ask him to complete a story. Sometimes having the beginning established takes the pressure off of the writer. For example, Dad was away on a business trip. Mom and little brother were in bed with the [...]
Home Occupations for Boys and Girls by Bertha Johnston will help you do more than keep your young people occupied this summer. A quote from the initial pages: Teach him. He is naturally clever. From his earliest years, when he was a little fellow only so big, he would build mud houses, carve out boats, [...]
On May 18, 1980, Mount Saint Helens erupted. Scientists knew something was going to give for over a month, but an earthquake had created a landslide, which initiated a chain of events concluding in volcanic eruption. The initial avalanche revealed half-melted volcanic rock on the north side of the volcano. As this half-melted rock was [...]
Concordia University has put together a series of free art appreciation lessons. Each level includes 10 lessons that correspond to the months September through June (but can very easily be adjusted to fit your own schedule). Each lesson includes background on the artist, information about the work, directed observation, activities and recommended literature that would [...]