Are you ready to prepare for a new homeschool year? What's the first step you take? Usually, it's sifting through that pile of homeschool catalogs sitting on your shelf. Or maybe it's asking what other homeschool families will be using. Maybe you're not too sure about your teaching abilities for a certain subject so you buy 2 or 3 programs to cover one subject. But there is a better way to begin the process of planning for a successful homeschool year. The first step - deciding on the most important goals for each child. Let's learn how to set homeschooling goals.
History lessons can be dry and boring if you rely completely on a dry and boring textbook. But there is a better way! It’s so easy to make history come alive with the right books and resources. One of the best ways to make your history lessons fun and interesting are with well-planned hands-on history projects. And, no matter the time period you're studying, there are some activity ideas you can easily include. Here are 8 ways you can make history a little more interesting with some hands-on, creative history project ideas.
If you’ve homeschooled for any length of time you know that your homeschool has different needs at different times. It’s important to recognize those changing times and address the needs you face at each step. I like to call these changing times your homeschool seasons.
Are you looking for an interesting way to teach American history? You need to take a look at The Giant American History Timeline. It’s such a fun way to learn about history! Have your kids complete various activity pages and then use them to build timelines that show how various historical events and people are connected. It's a great tool for understanding historical context and for making history come alive!
I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit nervous when it comes to homeschooling 8th grade and homeschooling the junior high years. It’s all about preparing them for the high school years at this point. That means study skills, learning to take notes, and maybe even taking a few high school level classes to get a jump on those high school credits.