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3 Reasons Why Your Child Should Study Geography

You’ve probably all seen videos like this one where a reporter stops people on the street and asks them geography questions.  Often the person responding shows a sad lack of even basic knowledge about the world.  Granted, in this particular video, these National...

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How to Have Success in Online Classes

After more than seven years of teaching live online Spanish classes, I have come up with a list of good habits that students should employ in order to optimize their chances of success in a live online environment.   Come to class every week. If it is not...

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Defining our Roles: Teacher, Student, Parent

It is easy to define our roles when we are teaching our children at home.  My role, as parent and home educator, is to disseminate information in a creative and interesting way while my child is to learn the information in the best way for him.  But things can get a...

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Using History to Teach Critical Thinking Skills

One of the most important tools we can give our students is the ability to think critically.  In this age of unlimited social media sharing, fake news, and hidden agendas, it has never been more important to be able to look at information and its source and determine...

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Public Schools Not Keeping Up

Way back in 1979-1980, I earned one year of college credit at March Air Force Base in California by watching videos.  This was even before VHS; the tapes were bigger than VHS.  We called them U-matic.   I was in the Air Force, married with two kids, and needed to get...

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A Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Drafting Project

Frank Lloyd Wright called it “organic architecture.” In the early 20th century, Wright developed his style of architecture which emphasized integration with the landscape, use of natural materials, and open, flowing space that connected inside and outside. The first...

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Home School Education and Biblical Integration

We are free to think apart from our society. There is so much confusion in our modern Christian world.  The U.S. Constitution creates a legal right of separation of the church from the government or our government away from the church.   It protects our rights, our...

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Math is for Everyone

Everyone?  Well, maybe not, you might say.  Or you might say, “I’m not really a math person.” But I say, yes, everyone!  Math is in music, art, crowd control, aviation – if you can think of it, it has a connection to math. I like math because it is beautiful.  There...

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