Celebrating Amelia Earhart ~ A Unit Study
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Celebrating Amelia Earhart ~ A Unit Study

July 24th is Amelia Earhart Day. A Kansas-born female who was interested in women’s rights, Amelia kept a scrapbook of women who were successful in male-dominated fields, and she would later go on to become one of these women herself. Who Was Amelia Earhart? Amelia Earhart was a female pilot born on July 24th, 1897….

How to Make Corn Husk Dolls (with Free Printable Instructions)
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How to Make Corn Husk Dolls (with Free Printable Instructions)

Corn husk dolls are one of the earliest known play items in the Americas. Native American children played with them long before the first pilgrims arrived on these shores. When early American colonists settled here, the Native Americans helped them survive by introducing them to corn and its many uses.  Among these uses, colonial children…

Massive List of Homeschool High School History Curriculum Options
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Massive List of Homeschool High School History Curriculum Options

One of the benefits of homeschooling high school (or homeschooling in general) for that matter, is the freedom to choose what and how your children will learn something. One of the ways to teach a subject is through a given curriculum. Through our years of homeschooling, I have come across many homeschool high school history…

Learning American History Through Literature Review
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Learning American History Through Literature Review

A review of “Learning American History Through Literature” Learning American History through Literature from Common Sense Press is an educational approach that uses literature, known as living books (more about that below), as a tool for teaching history. The program includes a literature-based curriculum guide that covers different periods of American history and incorporates classic…

Notgrass History – An Inspiring Elementary American History Curriculum
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Notgrass History – An Inspiring Elementary American History Curriculum

Let me share with you how I came to even consider Notgrass History and Our Star-Spangled Story, an elementary American history curriculum by Notgrass History. In the summer of 2022, a sweet friend of mine and I went to a homeschool convention together. Friends, my mind was BLOWN. We sat in presentations from Pam Barnhill,…

Confessions of a History Buff: 4 Important Do’s and Don’ts When Teaching History
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Confessions of a History Buff: 4 Important Do’s and Don’ts When Teaching History

I’m Jaron Pak, and I have a confession to make. I. Love. History. Like, I crave it 24/7. I can’t get enough of it. To give you an idea of how all-encompassing this obsession is, I spend all day researching and writing history curriculum, and then in my spare time, well… just as an example,…