Tag Archive: history

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…




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 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…




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…




My Top 10 Favorite Movies

With the Christmas holiday right around the corner I thought I would do something a little different.  I want to offer my “top-ten” list of movies.  These could be great movies to rent for some holiday family viewing, or you could even consider them as gifts for your own family or other family members and…




It’s Funny How…

It’s funny how… Generations ago large families were the norm in spite of the fact that we are told that modesty and abstinence until marriage cause people to have hang-ups about sex. Politicians say that to get out of economic problems the government needs to spend more money while at the same time they tell us that as…




How to Home-School: Eclectic Method

  This is my sixth and final post on “Teaching Methods.” The eclectic method of home-schooling may seem self-explanatory, but I think it’s worth taking a look at since the vast majority of home-schoolers are using this method.  While I have no hard data to support that statement, my experience of knowing home-schoolers for over twenty years…