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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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Letter to a Homeschool Mom

Dear Homeschool Mom, I know that this time of year can be hard.  The excitement and newness of the school year has given way to exhaustion and routine.  The questions tumble through your mind: Am I doing the right thing for my children?  If God wants me to homeschool,...

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Longer Literary Works to Read Before High School Graduation

Reading is imperative! Joseph Addison, a 17th century English poet and playwright, said that, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” It is a truth that is universal, spanning time and space. Studying novels and longer pieces of work (like plays) is an...

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Why Should I Outsource History?

AS HOMESCHOOL PARENTS, WE HAVE A LOT OF DECISIONS TO MAKE REGARDING CURRICULUM AND CLASSES.   Do I teach a subject myself, or do I outsource it? This a big question to answer. There are a number of subjects that many parents find difficult to teach. Math and science,...

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