Here’s a fun way to test your history knowledge (and the kids’!) and start some discussions on the topics that come up. Play the History Channel’s Ultimate History Quiz. It’s 10 questions each on a variety of American history (from Charles Manson to Robert E. Lee). The faster you answer the right answer, [...]
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Here’s a fun way to make a presidential timeline to help kids remember when presidents were in office. The Mailbox magazine says: Help students study the presidents of the United States with this handy timeline. Divide the class into eight groups and give each group a large sheet of red, white, or blue construction paper. [...]
I thought this was a cute way to look at it!
Anna has decided she wants to learn lots more about ancient Egypt. She took these photos at the Egyptian display at the Science Museum of Minnesota and she got even more hooked on that fascinating time and culture. So it looks like we’re diving into some Egyptian fun! Here’s a bit of stuff I’ve [...]
This is somewhat inappropriate at times but does a good job of summarizing the involvement of different countries in WWII. I’ve seen Facebook history pages before and it seems like a really good way of teaching history. Anybody know of other links?
I’m working on getting pics of our museum and log cabin, but in the meantime I snitched this from a list of 10 ways we played and learned last summer. Here’s Daryl and the kids helping out at the museum last year, along with what I wrote at the time… We had our town’s Fun [...]
Okay, I have to admit that Daryl’s volunteerism has led to some pretty cool opportunities. This is definitely one of them. Last year, Daryl joined our little town’s historic society and was nominated as Vice President. This year, he was automatically bumped up to president. When he asked who wanted to take charge of the [...]
Well here’s a fun and interesting “little” freebie. The American Frugal Housewife was offered by the Homeschool Freebie of the Day and still seems to be available. Download the PDF file and take a look at this 109 page manual that teaches homemaking, cooking, how to raise daughters (now there’s some talk-generating reading!), lectures about [...]
There’s some news stories and web pages that have caught my interest lately. Here’s a few of them… Who Stole Homeschooling? This article talks about the history of the homeschooling movement in the US and how some groups have claimed ownership, made exclusionary rules and changed the spirit of the movement over the years. I [...]
I realized I haven’t done one of these in a while, so until I catch up on photos and such I thought it could be fun. Here’s a few ways to have some homeschool fun this week…. Sing “100 bottles of beer on the wall” — math style. Take turns adding or subtracting numbers and [...]