Browsing Category : History

BJU Press Distance Online Learning Review


Hi friends! This year we are trying BJU Press Distance Online Learning for our high school history curriculum for the first time. Check out the video to see our thoughts on this program! Watch my video of the BJU Press Distance Online Learning program here! So as I mentioned in the video, this is our first year trying out this…

Story of the World History Curriculum Review


Hi friends! As most of you know we’re trying out a new history curriculum this year. So today I’ll be sharing our review of the Story of the World homeschool history curriculum. The Story of the World is a classical based curriculum written by Susan Wise Bauer. It is considered a read-aloud style curriculum meant to be used with elementary…

Project Passport Ancient Egypt Review & Giveaway!


Hi friends! I’m excited to share with you the Homeschool in the Woods Project Passport review for their Ancient Egypt unit. We have used these units in the past and really enjoyed them and so I wanted to give you a review on how I prepare this unit for the school year, how we schedule it out, and what it…

The Silk Road Museum Tour 2015


Hi everyone! We had the pleasure of taking a tour of the Silk Road exhibit held by our local Museum of Nature & Science this past year. It was so cool! And it fit right in with our Expedition Earth world geography studies, so that was a win win! While we weren’t allowed to take any photographs, the exhibit had…

Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day homeschoolers! Today is a great day to learn about one of our nation’s most influential people. Martin Luther King Jr. Day usually means people get the day off. Except for us, we’re doing school today, and taking some time to reflect and remember on the life and influences of an amazing person in United…

2015 LEGO Americana


Good morning everyone! We had the pleasure of visiting our local shopping mall during the LEGO Americana Tour this year and wow, was it cool! I was absolutely amazed at these displays. And the designers and builders of these are to be commended because they were absolutely fabulous! If you weren’t able to attend on of the shows, I thought…

The Middle Ages Review & Update


Hi everyone! As you may recall, we decided to try the Homeschool in the Woods Middle Ages history unit this year. Since we’re a few months into our curriculum, I thought I’d do an update on how it was going so far. Right off the bat I have to say that our kids are really enjoying history this year. They’re…

Election Day Worksheets for Kids


Hi everyone! If you live in the United States, TOMORROW is Election Day! Even though it isn’t a Presidential election year, I thought I’d make some fun activities for you to do with your kids to include them in the voting process. I thought it would be fun to have my kiddos learn a bit about our election process by…

Homeschool in the Woods Review & Giveaway


I’m so excited to try a new history unit this year! While we’ve used Abeka in the past, and it’s been fine, I really wanted to have a little more fun this year and do something out of the box. Sometimes you’re just ready for a change!   After careful consideration we’ve chosen to go with the Homeschool in the…

Making History Fun!


Hello fellow students of life! Today I wanted to show you how we make our history lessons more fun, hands-on, and memorable!     It is my belief that when students are creating things themselves they tend to remember it better. And since history isn’t always the most exciting subject for some kids, we like to do things to make…