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Science and History Projects — one of the best parts of homeschooling

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Throughout our homeschooling years, from 1975-2001, science and history projects were a big part of our curriculum. It was the fun part of homeschooling and served to make the learning stick. Here are photos of some of our projects. An early project on robots Our primitive attempt at costuming The Great Exhibition of 1851 The […]

Martin Luther dies

Friday, October 20th, 2017

February 18, 1546 — Martin Luther dies in Eisleben of a heart attack.

Literature of Egypt — New Ebook from Trivium Pursuit

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Ancient History from Primary Sources: Literature of Egypt by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn This ebook is an expanded excerpt from Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn. We have selected seventeen pieces of Egyptian literature which are commonly considered to be culturally important, yet not inappropriate for students ages […]

The Breedlove Papers — John Bunyan’s Trial — a man’s religious views, or lack of them, are matters between his conscience and his God, and are not the business of the Crown, the Parliament, or even of this Court

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

The Breedlove Papers by Howard V. Pendley III, pastor of the Bedford Baptist Church in Bedford, Virginia One of the most significant finds related to the legal history of England in the years immediately following the Commonwealth Period was the discovery, among the papers of one Thomas Breedlove, of nearly a thousand verbatim accounts of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grandpa Reads Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. “…’The captain don’t like passengers snooping’ around his ship!’ someone yelled behind us. We spun around and saw a sailor who wore an off-white long-sleeved shirt, a dingy orange vest, and a dark blue knit cap. He had a black scraggly […]

The finest historical fiction

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. I want to tell you about a book I read to my children many years ago. Allen French is the author, and I consider it one of my very favorites. It’s called The Colonials: Being a narrative of events chiefly connected […]

Ancient history excerpts — Remedies for head-ache and for wounds on the head

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Pausanias (c. A.D. 143-176) Description of Greece 2.28.1 The serpents of Corinth The serpents, including a peculiar kind of a yellowish color, are considered sacred to Asclepius, and are tame with men. These are peculiar to Epidauria, and I have noticed that other lands have their peculiar animals. For in Libyaonly are to be found […]

A serpent of unprecedented length — interesting excerpts from Ancient Literature

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Aulus Gellius (c. 125 – after 180 AD) — A Roman whose only book, Attic Nights, is a compilation of notes on grammar, geometry, philosophy, history and many other subjects. Attic Nights Book 7, Chapter 3 An account, taken from the works of Tubero, of a serpent of unprecedented length. 1  Tubero in his Histories […]


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