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Canadian History Celebration

Since 2017 is Canada’s 150th birthday, we aim to celebrate that in our homeschool.  Some say Canadian history is boring because it has no impressive royalty, revolutions, or invasions, although it does have its own version of each of these.  Indeed, its history is a whole lot less dramatic than that of many other countries […]

Books, This Year and the Next

There is so much wisdom and beauty to be found in books, if you select them carefully!  I love reading.  I’m grateful that I can read very quickly and that I have learned to extract what is important from each book.  It’s a joy, too, to share these things with you in my reviews.  (Note:  […]

Review: Writers to Read by Douglas Wilson

Do you want to know what to read or what to encourage your teens to read?  Why not ask Douglas Wilson, reviewer of over 1600 books since 2008 according to GoodReads?  He generally has his head on straight and he loves to comment on what he puts into it. In Writers to Read:  9 Names […]

The Four Levels of Reading, Summarized for High School

Besides the Bible, How to Read a Book  by Adler and Van Doren (link is to my review) has been the foundational book of our high school at home program. It is an intense volume that teaches readers how get the most out of any book they read, as well as how to decide which […]

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 […]

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