If you are looking for fresh ideas, encouragement, and helps for getting organized, you might be interested in The New School Year: Planning Your Course and Letting the Lord Determine Your Steps.
Homeschooling 101 will answer your questions and spark your creativity.
What comes to mind when you think of the Transcontinental Railroad? The golden spike, right? But would you have thought of Thomas Jefferson? The Oregon missions? The Civil War? Chicago politics? Available free online, The Story of the First Trans-continental Railroad: Its Projectors, Construction and History by W.F. Bailey gives a complete account of one […]
The American Boy’s Handy Book or What to Do and How to Do It by Daniel Carter Beard contains ideas that will keep your young man busy all summer. The summer section includes knots, fishing, boats, soap bubbles, camping, and birding; but feel free to borrow ideas from all of the sections of the book. […]
Looking for something fun to do this summer with the younger set? How about explore bugs? The First Book of Bugs by Margaret Williamson tells you all about the creepy crawlies: crickets, beetles, flies, spiders, ants, moths and butterflies, wasps and bees. The illustrations are detailed enough to help with identifying without being too schooly, […]
What is paper sloyd? The preface to Paper Sloyd:A Handbook for Primary Grades by Ednah Anne Rich defines sloyd as “tool work so arranged and employed as to stimulate and promote vigorous, intelligent self-activity for a purpose, which the worker recognizes as good.” Sloyd, which means “skilled labor” in Swedish, was originally a system of […]
If you are ready to add nature study to your homeschool mix, we have ten ideas for nature study that will help. 1. Free Nature Studies: Our Wonderful World. Our own nature studies using the book Our Wonderful World by Emery Lewis, covering backyard neighbors, feathered friends, garden life, four-footed comrades, and the earth and […]
What makes a home? Relationships! Relationships with each other — fulfilling our duties to one another — and our relationship with Christ. These things truly make a home. Originally written in the late 1800’s by Rev. J. R. Miller, Home-Making takes a look at what the Bible says regarding the duties of each member of […]
New Word-Analysis by William Swinton is a free download written in 1879 that covers word roots, spelling, defining, and synonyms.