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B2HS: Build Your Own Timeline 101

 This is the 4th post in my Back to “Home” School blog series. So far this week, I’ve given advice to the new homeschooling mother, helped you to get your school materials organized, and given you tips to avoid burnout. … Continue reading

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Educational Gift Ideas – History/Geography Edition

This is the third article in the Educational Gift Ideas series – we’ve already talked about Language Arts and Science gift ideas. Today, I want to share some great History and Geography related gift ideas. Typically, this is a rather … Continue reading

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Unit Study: World War II

Teaching World War II can be intense. There is an overwhelming amount of material to cover! From the European war, to the Pacific Theater to the American Home Front; the Holocaust and Japanese Internment camps, Axis and Allies, and D-Day, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today we celebrate a great man – Martin Luther King Jr. It has been more than 50 years since his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, but his inspiring words live on today. It’s easy to think that the world has always … Continue reading

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Unit Study – The History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – I love the fall colors, the cooler temperatures, and of course, all that delicious food! We’ve all heard the story – the Pilgrims sailed to America on the Mayflower and landed on Plymouth … Continue reading

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New – History and Science Based Narration Cards

One of the staples of Build Your Library curriculum are the Narration Cards. Narration is really the foundation of my program. Narration builds thinking skills, writing skills, vocabulary, listening skills – it is such an important part of your child’s … Continue reading

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Self-Education, a happy side effect to homeschooling

One of the biggest benefits of homeschooling my children, by far, has been my self-education. I can honestly say that I’ve learned more in ten years of homeschooling than I ever learned in all my years in public schools. When … Continue reading

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Timelines and Book of Centuries

  (If you want to learn more about our exclusive timeline figures or how to create a Timeline of Life from the Big Bang through human history, read more here.)  I am passionate about history.  It’s my favorite subject to teach … Continue reading

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