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Fundamentals of Literature: A Study Guide

Although there are many ways of studying literature in the homeschool, all of them should, to some extent, involve discussions of fundamental concepts such as conflict, character, theme, structure, point of view, and moral tone.  Whether one uses a textbook, reads novels, stories, and poems, or focuses on writing, understanding these fundamentals is essential to […]

From Homeschool to University

Over at the Curriculum Choice, some other long-term homeschoolers and I are discussing how to homeschool with college in mind. Betsy, who helps other homeschooling moms figure out how to prepare their children for college, gives many links to her articles on the topic and also has her ebook, Homeschooling High School with College in […]

Examples of High School Records for Multiyear, Literature-Based History Courses

At one point I was asked exactly how I recorded my teens’ Canadian history studies for their university admission records.  I could see no other way to answer the question than to cut and paste the relevant sections from their comprehensive records, which makes this article incredibly long.  Hopefully it will benefit some of you. […]

A Summer of Total Truth

This summer some dear ladies and I studied our way, together, through Nancy Pearcey’s Total Truth. Never have I seen so much enthusiasm about a book besides the Bible.  One of the ladies was still reading the introduction when she decided to buy her agnostic father a copy.  Another one related how every significant conversation […]

The Case for Christ, the Movie

You might know the story of Lee Strobel since it was a huge best seller almost two decades ago.  But if you missed his book, The Case for Christ, like I did, here are the basics. Lee Strobel, atheist, investigative journalist, and family man, has it made.  His career is taking off, he is married […]

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