Homeschool Geography Curriculum for Your High School Needs

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Homeschool Geography Curriculum for Your High School Needs

Homeschool Geography Curriculum for Your High School Needs

*This post contains affiliate links to a curriculum we use in our homeschool. See disclosure policy for full details. This year we are officially homeschooling high school! As we venture into this new chapter, we require curriculum which will both engage our children as well as helping them succeed in earning credits towards their high school diploma. Where we live there is a Social Studies requirement for the high school diploma, which covers both History and Geography. My research for a great Geography curriculum has lead me to Bright Ideas Press and North Star Geography written by Tyler Hogan. North

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Adopting Year Round Homeschooling, New Curriculum and Loving It

Adopting Year Round Homeschooling, New Curriculum and Loving It

*This post contains affiliate links to products I use in our homeschool, see disclosure policy for full details. We have often kept up some sort of study throughout summer.  We are a family who embraces learning as a way of life v.s. something more institutional and dry.  Not to mention we live in Canada, so studying botany or entomology in the dead of winter (and -35 Celsius) just isn’t practical or rewarding.  Until this year however, our summer homeschooling has been quite unstructured. This year I made the decision to truly embrace a year round homeschool schedule. We still make

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All Homeschoolers Need to Stick Together To Be Stronger

All Homeschoolers Need to Stick Together To Be Stronger

No matter what homeschool philosophy or method you follow, we all have similarities and common ground we can stand on. All too often I see or hear of homeschool families divided. The Unschoolers v.s. the Classical; the Charlotte Mason v.s. the Textbook Style, Christian Homeschoolers v.s. the Secular Homeschoolers, etc. But, what if we stuck together, despite what style, method or philosophy we adhere to? What if we celebrated what we have in common instead of separating ourselves by our differences? What could we accomplish? For one thing, we could give homeschooling a stronger more unified voice. When it comes

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Kick Homeschool Fear, Worry and Doubt to the Curb

Kick Homeschool Fear, Worry and Doubt to the Curb

You have weighed all your options, you’ve pumped yourself up and now you are ready to declare yourself a “homeschooler”! Feeling excited and at peace with your decision, you start to gather resources, plan field trips and set up your home to be a haven where children fall in love with learning. Even your children are excited! They start to dig into their History lessons, craft projects, and even fill their spare moments with exploring, self-directed learning, and fun, imaginative play. Then “that day” comes! That day where hour upon hour nothing seems to go right…nothing! Not only that, you

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Add Value to Your Homeschool

Add Value to Your Homeschool

We often think of value in terms of marketing or consumerism, but what if we thought of value within our family unit? Each and every member of our family has their own value they add.  We all have special talents which can enhance our family relationships. Have an evening or a rainy afternoon meeting with your kids to brainstorm and help one another recognize their own special gifts and talents? I’m sure your family has someone who: Can make you laugh Enjoys a good and lively discussion Is a caregiver Can fix or build things Bakes or cooks Is musical

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