Tag Archives: History

First Day of {Home}School 2015-2016

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Clothesline Timeline – Showcasing the Span of History

Call me a nerd but History makes me happy and things like historical texts and documents send chills down my spine; so it should come as no surprise that I adore timelines. There’s something so centering and empowering about seeing … Continue reading

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Making Family Game Night Fun AND Educational {with a REVIEW of The Classical Historian Games}

Family Game Night used to be a highlight of our week; but somewhere along the way board games have taken a backseat to computer games like Minecraft and Jumpstart. Don’t get me wrong– I appreciate a good computer game for … Continue reading

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Pet Trilobites

Almost as good as a puppy! You can get the pattern to build your own trilobite here.

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Kimberella – Creature of the Precambrian

We purchased this awesome Giant Evolution Timeline awhile back and I have been itching to incorporate it into our curriculum somehow.  Up to this point we’ve been using it to learn more about the prehistoric toys my girls collect.  We’re huge fans … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Trilobites

Did your kids obsess over trilobites when learning about fossils??  My girls have been bit hard by the trilobite-bug.  They can’t get enough of them; and  the trilobite cookies we made only further whet their appetite.  So like any good homeschooling … Continue reading

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Try a Bite of Trilobite

The girls and I finished up learning about the Precambrian and are currently exploring the lively oceans of the Cambrian Period.  I don’t know what it is about trilobites but these little bug/crab-like creatures have totally captured my girls hearts … Continue reading

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An Out of this World Book

Continuing on with our prehistory lessons, we recently took some time reading Older Than the Stars by Karen C. Fox. Due to the author’s use of repetition my girls were able to recite large chunks of it from memory.  Their spontaneous and enthusiastic chiming in … Continue reading

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Your own personal…Big Bang

Today I read sections of the book Big Bang! The Tongue-Tickling Tale of a Speck That Became Spectacular to my girls.  The book is definitely geared for older children so we focused our time on the first few pages.  We read slowly and stopped often … Continue reading

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Searching for that “Perfect” Timeline

I’m a member of quite a few homeschooling message boards and forums and one thing that keeps coming up-at least for those attempting a classical approach- are timelines.  I won’t be starting World History with my girls for at least … Continue reading

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