In searching for maps to use with our homeschool curriculum, I just came across another great site for geography. It offers printable and interactive maps of the world for free.
I found these fantastic (and free) ancient history fonts that are great for making your own coloring sheets. These would be great to use with Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World: Ancient Times (the wonderful history curriculum we use). It's easy to make the coloring sheets. All you have to do is: Download and […]
Frank Armbruster wrote an article in Practical Homeschool in which he listed his idea of the "Stages in Reading." Frank Armbruster's Stages in Reading 0 — Non-reading 1 — Realization that some marks on a printed page stand for words (phonemic awareness) 2 — Learning the code to translate the marks to sounds (emerging reading) […]
"Fahrenheit 451—the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns…" I just finished reading Fahrenheit 451 last night. Being science fiction, it's not a book I would have normally picked up on my own to read—I haven't really read much science fiction beyond Madenleine L'Engle—but my husband, a (rabid?) fan of Sci Fi, suggested […]
This year in history we've been studying the Middle Ages, so my husband suggested I read these books by Stephen R. Lawhead which are set during the Crusades. While this series—The Celtic Crusades—is definitely fiction, it was packed with great historical information. I thoroughly enjoyed reading them over our Christmas break. Patrick: Son of Ireland, […]