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Review: 21 Lessons in 20th Century Music Appreciation

Do you want to engage your older students with music that they already know something about? 21 Lessons in 20th Century Music Appreciation begins with the marches of Sousa and ends with movie scores of the last few decades, showing a breadth and flow of music history that will resonate with teens as well as children. […]

Review: Minds More Awake by Anne White

Anne White, veteran Charlotte Mason educator and one of the developers of the comprehensive (and free) Ambleside Online curriculum had a few questions. She wondered, “…what is it that children need to be taught in order to grow into critical thinkers, problem solvers, decision makers? How do they develop the attentiveness to fix their minds […]

Review: Heartbreak Trail by Susan K. Marlow

  Andrea Carter is almost 15, a very special birthday in 19th century California. However, instead of a having a huge party to celebrate, Andi wants to go along with her brothers on a cattle drive. It takes a lot of convincing, but with her brothers’ help she finally gets permission from her mother to […]

Review: Bonding with Your Child Through Boundaries

We have all seen the scenario, and some of us have lived it: out-of-control, unhappy children and frustrated, angry parents who spend their days driving each other to despair. However, in many other cases family life is harmonious. What causes the difference? According to authors Hunt and Wells, the key is in setting and enforcing […]

Review: Redeeming Philosophy by Vern Poythress

As a classically educating homeschool mom, I regularly encounter philosophies of all sorts. Now, it is fairly easy to find resources about the history of philosophy, and we have read some of them as part of our homeschool. At a certain point, however, one needs to read some real philosophy and to thoroughly explore the […]

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