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Pilgrim’s Progress — The Swamp of Despond

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The Swamp of Despond by John Bunyan audio The Swamp of Despond by John Bunyan read-along text Now I saw in my dream, that just as they had ended this talk, they drew near to a very miry swamp, which was in the midst of the plain; and they, not paying attention, fell suddenly into […]

The Ron Paul Curriculum has two different phonics courses

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The Ron Paul Curriculum has two different phonics courses. 1. Kindergarten Introduction to Phonics taught by Cheryl Page This free kindergarten phonics program is an introduction to phonics curriculum. It’s not a complete phonics curriculum. Each lesson is video-based, with instructions for the mothers on how to teach basic phonics to their children. All the […]

The Scottish Chiefs and a Battle Against Nation-Building

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Here we have a thirteenth-century Scotland overrun by tyrants — English soldiers doing the bidding of their King Edward who was bent on nation-building and greed. Here we have a freedom-minded people who acknowledge none but the laws of God and […]

Don’t Overwhelm the Young Ones

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Don’t Overwhelm the Young Ones by Ron Paul Here is a great article on The Homeschool Mom site. It warns against this: “Too Much, Too Fast, and for Too Long.” It was written by Jeanne Falconer. This is good advice: “Rethink […]

Homeschool Basics Ebook Free Plus Ebook of Your Choice

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Homeschool Basics: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style FREE for 3 Days This 43-page ebook is an excerpt from the book Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn The ebook lays out a suggested course of study and guidelines for teaching children below age ten. You can purchase […]

Apply logic to history — Critical Thinking in United States History

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. The 4-Volume Critical Thinking in United States History Series teaches students how to apply logic to history by analyzing and evaluating primary sources and questioning how to discern the reliability of historical texts. I consider this curriculum to be one of […]

Words to brighten up your September

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

• adumbrate = to give an incomplete or faint outline or indication of something; to give a vague indication or warning of something to come • allegation = an assertion, especially relating to wrongdoing or misconduct on somebody’s part, that has yet to be proved or supported by evidence • apophasis = the rhetorical device […]

Economics, United States History, and Government for your high school student

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. A Basic History of the United States, 6 Volumes by Clarence B. Carson, first published 1983-2004 by American Textbook Committee, now published by Boundary Stone For your highschoolers I recommend Clarence B. Carson’s A Basic History of the United States. The […]

Even a cricket can be a friend

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. A Pocketful of Cricket by Rebecca Caudill (illustrated by Evaline Ness) is my new favorite children’s read-aloud. On his way home with the cows one evening, six-year-old Jay catches a cricket and makes it his friend. A Pocketful of Cricket was […]

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