Tag Archive: geography

Should Homeschooling Be Fun?

Some months back I was reading a homeschooling article where the author contended that one of the problems with the education system today is that learning is expected to be “fun” all the time.  And I agree with her. On the other hand, I often talk on this blog about ways you can keep your…




Stealth Homeschooling a.k.a Fun Summer Learning

Hello readers!  As you know, I’ve spent the last several blog posts sharing my version of the “Homeschooling ABC’s.”  We were at the half-way point with my last post, Homeschooling ABC’s: J, K, and L, and I thought that would be a good place to take a little break in order to share this post…




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…




How To: Teach Social Science, Part 1 (Geography)

There are a number of disciplines that fall under the heading of “social sciences” but I am going to focus on the ones that would most commonly be taught in a home-school curriuculum: history, geography, economics and political science.  Some may wonder why I would choose to use the term “social sciences” rather than just…




Six Workbooks That Work

A couple of weeks ago I featured a post by a home-schooling friend who goes by the name of CaptiousNut.  His blog Marginalizing Morons is advertised as “an online home-school curriculum, for adults!”  He has frequently commented on my posts and in his comment on “Have You Ever Done This?” he mentioned that he finds workbooks…