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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: AP English

At a certain point and with certain teens, we need to bring outside expertise into our homeschools.  Miss 17, for whom reading and writing are almost as important as breathing and eating, needed a higher level of English than I could teach, so last fall we enrolled in Alexandra McGee’s online AP English Language and […]

Three Computer Games I Almost Always Allow

I’m over at the Curriculum Choice today writing about three computer games I almost always allow: I disapprove of screen time and, perhaps foolishly, long for the ‘good old days’ when we had no screens except the bug screens in our windows.  Of course, too much screen time is good for no one, but I’ve […]

Ten Cool Online Resources for Homeschoolers, Especially Teens

While it is possible to waste large chunks of your life on the internet, one can also find powerful learning tools online.  Here are some of our favorites.  Some of them have become indispensable to us, some we’re just getting used to, and one is on my wish list.  (Note:  Links are to my reviews or […]

Review: Growing Up Social by Chapman and Pellicane

All parents sometimes wonder about the amount of time their children spend interacting with screens.   Most of us question, at least occasionally, if it is a good thing.  But, since we are the first generation of parents to deal with these issues, we often do not even know exactly what the issues are, let alone […]

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