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Using Multi-Cultural Books to Teach History and Social Studies

I love finding new children’s books and being introduced to amazing authors who are working hard to change the way children perceive the world. So, when I was given the opportunity to review some books for Multicultural Children’s Book Day (January 27th, 2018), I jumped at the chance. I’m so glad I did, because I was paired …

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Time Capsule: Medieval England Unit Study Review

Do your kids love history? This Time Capsule: Medieval England Unit Study might be the perfect homeschool curriculum for them! My children have always loved knights and anything Medieval England related. They’ve played with swords and shields (plastic and cardboard, of course), since the time they could hold them. So, when Michelle, the creator of …

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5 Books About Eleanor Roosevelt for Kids

We’ve talked about Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Rosa Parks, and Eleanor Roosevelt. It’s been a fascinating look at some of our countries figures and how they all have one special thing in common. They have all stood up for what they believed in despite adversity and the naysayers. They decided not to be …

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How to Make History More Exciting for Kids

It is true what they say, by not learning from history we are doomed to repeat it, so it is a good idea that we make history interesting for our little people so they can learn from the past. For kids especially, history doesn’t have to be about reading boring textbooks or memorizing rote facts, …

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Homeschool Free Blank Timeline Template Printable

My oldest is enrolled in an online charter school, so while he does his school work at home with us, he’s not technically homeschooled in the traditional sense of the word. The school provides great tutoring and accommodations to assist with his dyslexia, so we keep him there. Anyway, for his summer reading project he had to …

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On This Day in History: California Gold Rush

The discovery of the small gold nugget was made at Sutter’s Mill in Northern California. This discovery was one of the main events that led to the California Gold Rush in 1849. The news of the gold led to an influx of more than 300,000 people from across the country. These gold-seekers were called “The ’49-ers”, …

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