Category Archives: How To: Teach Science, History…and More!

Lila the Science Cat – A Review

  The following review is by my daughter Colette who has a Master’s degree in Chemistry and also teaches Chemistry classes at the college level: Lizzy Knight, author of the “Lila the Science Cat” series, desires to write books for children that convey scientific facts at an age-appropriate level. As a scientist myself, I’m an…




Can You Teach Science Without Textbooks?

As I tackle this question I would like to first point out that two of my grown children are “scientists.”  My daughter has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in the sciences (her Master’s degree is in Forensic Drug Chemistry) and my middle son is a Computer Engineering major. And over the course of my…




3 Google Tools for Enriching Your Homeschool

This week’s post is by guest author Caroline Ross.  I have to admit I was unfamiliar with these tools and the ways they could be used until now. I’m looking forward to using them with my 5th grader! In itself, Google is one of the best educational tools out there.  If used properly and scoured…




7 Tips for Guiding Your Child Toward a Career in Music

In the previous post here at Homeschooling911 my guest Gerald Crawford discussed ways that you can inspire your child to have a love for music.  But what if your child’s interest goes beyond listening to music and attending concerts?  What if they try out an instrument (or two) and find so much joy in playing…




5 Steps to Inspiring a Love of Music in Your Child

For most people, music is part of the fabric of our lives.  It’s part of our religious experiences, it becomes part of our memories of different seasons of our lives and, for those who actually become musicians or singers themselves, it offers education and the discipline of learning a new skill. This week’s post, written…




How To Find Low-Cost (and Free!) Music Lesson Resources Online

The following is a guest post by Aaron Schulman.   Aaron and his wife Jen are homeschooling parents. Aaron has been an avid guitar player, teacher, writer and enthusiast since 1990, writing and maintaining several acoustic guitar reviews on his site, Strumviews.com to help people find the right guitar for their purposes. He has recently written a…




How To: Teach P.E.

Physical education is an important part of your curriculum not necessarily to satisfy state requirements, though that may be necessary, but its importance really comes down to your responsibility as a parent to help your child develop habits to keep fit.  And if you are not fit yourself, it is a good excuse to make…




How To: Teach the Fine Arts

There are so many ways to teach your children about the Fine Arts!  In this post I am going to tell you about the activities and resources I have used with my own children and offer tips to help you introduce your children to the arts as well. For the sake of clarity, when I…




How To: Teach Social Science, Part 3 (Economics and Political Science)

Economics and Political Science are topics that you should add to your high school curriculum to some extent, depending on your child’s interests and your own priorities.  I am going to deal first with Economics and then Political Science and I will be sharing some very helpful and practical resources so be sure to read on!…




How To: Teach Social Science, Part 2 (History)

I love history.  As a matter of fact, I am working on (finally!) finishing my Bachelor’s degree and while I am majoring in English Literature, I am minoring in History. Going through school I was fortunate enough to have some great history teachers.  However, when I first attended college over 30 years ago (ouch!), I…