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Susan K. Marlow’s Historical Fiction for Your Homeschool

After two decades of homeschooling, I sometimes look back and see things I wish I had done differently.  If I could do it over, I would get more of Susan K. Marlow’s exciting and wholesome books for my family to enjoy.  The Circle C Ranch books are written in several series from beginning readers to teens […]

Six Historical Thinking Skills and Your Homeschool

  There is a new movement sweeping history education that seeks to enhance critical historical literacy using six thinking skills.  These skills can benefit anyone who studies history and are especially relevant to homeschooled teens, but they are not without danger either. The following brief overview consists of notes taken when Donna Ward, the mother […]

Review: The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

There are few books as suited to finding homeschool rabbit trails as The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss. I’m sure you know the story: A family with four boys was shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. Because they had been planning to set up a colony, the ship was full of useful supplies, […]

Review: Prayers that Changed History by Tricia Goyer

Tricia Goyer, homeschooling mother of many, wrote this unique devotional church history book to teach children about prayer and to encourage them to pray.  She focuses on historical characters whose prayers had wide ranging and long lasting effects, and her refrain is, “And history was forever changed.” There are various aspects to this book.  Children—and […]

Eight Years of Homeschool Encouragement and Tips

When you’re on a challenging journey, you need all the inspiration, tips, advice, and signposts you can get.  Recently I was learning from my old homeschool encouragement posts and decided to organize the best of them for you (and me). For new homeschoolers My readers and I teamed up to list Advice for a Newbie Homeschooling […]

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