Middle school is a great time to dive deep into history. Kids this age are ready to move beyond simple stories and history projects to more in-depth studies and discussions. And, with a few simple tools, it’s possible to easily create your own middle school history curriculum - perfectly suited for your children.
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.
I have to admit I was just a little bit (okay, a lotta bit) concerned about having a 7th grader this year. Junior high… almost high school. Yeah, there were a few freak out moments about homeschooling 7th grade. But I'm learning that there's no reason to be scared of these years - we still have to work, discuss, and find a routine and schedule (and curriculum!) that works for both us.
Learn about informal fallacies with The Art of Argument from Classical Academic Press. Middle school is a great time to introduce logic - kids at this stage are ready to discuss and argue - use it to your advantage and teach them to argue logically.