Posts Tagged ‘ homeschool curriculum ’

Making History Relevant

Making History Relevant

In the current July-August issue of Home Education Magazine, Laura Weldon’s article, Making History Relevant, explores many different ways to bring dry, dusty history to life for your kids – and for yourself: “Each of us is the product of history. Our lives today are evidence that our ancestors survived unbelievable odds stretching back...
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Take A Closer Look

Take A Closer Look

HEM’s Closer Look series includes plenty of great articles gathered under helpful themes such as Unschooling, Activities, Homeschooling Older Kids, Homeschooling Dads and more. Especially helpful for new homeschoolers is the Closer Look at Learning Methods and Styles collection of articles from past issues. An example: “What I’ve seen over the years is that...
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Music Without Music Lessons

Music Without Music Lessons

Not interested in providing music lessons for your children, but still want them to have some appreciation for the music of the world? Here are 33 ways to delve into music history, composers, famous songs, instruments, and musical genres using the senses of hearing, sight, taste, and even humor! For example: Compare an orchestra...
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Waiting for A Late Reader

Waiting for A Late Reader

Ten years ago this month, in the Nov-Dec, 2000 issue of Home Education Magazine we featured an article by Robin Ohlgren-Evans titled By Jove, I Think He’s Got It! in which she exults over her late-reading son Taylor’s victory over the written word: “I want to shout it to the world. I want to...
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Board Games and Math

Board Games and Math

Arithmetic, computation or mathematics … no matter what it’s called in school, the subject often adds up in a child’s mind as plain old boring. Kindergarten worksheets display clusters of objects for children to color and count. By third or fourth grade word problems sneak into the curriculum. I don’t know about you, but...
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