U.S. States and Capitals, WonderMaps, and Permanent Markers.

{This post contains affiliate links.} Otherwise entitled: Learning and Practicing States and Capitals With WonderMaps and FUN. Or also: How to Be a Fun Teacher Instead of a Fuddy Duddy. I have smart friends. And you know what smart moms do? They listen to their smart friends. So I have to give credit where credit is due.. it was not my brilliant idea to LET my kids have the permanent markers for their maps. (Ordinarily I would have screamed: No, No, No! Everyone knows you use color pencils and pencils for maps. Silly rabbit.) But when I saw Mary letting

Supplementing the Mystery of History with Heritage History Classics

Those of you who know me in person or have read my blog for any length of time have probably had a chance to hear me go on and on about how much I love, LOVE, The Mystery of History. I’ve had the pleasure of introducing several of my IRL friends and online homeschool friends to it, and helping them see the MOH light. I’m crazy about the fact that I can teach my kids with one group text, I love that it’s a 4 year cyclic series, I ADORE the biblical perspective, and I’m happy that everything I have

Ten Free History Resources

Y’all know I like free!! Whether you need to DIY your history this year or whether you just want to supplement your curriculum, here’s a list of free history resources for all ages. Learn Out Loud – Free history audio and video, both online and for download. Examples include: The Gettysburg Address, Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine, and Greek myths. Gutenberg – Free children’s history books at Gutenberg, arranged by category. Heritage History – yes, they have cd libraries and curriculum but they also have a free online library. Ben’s Guide