Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Quick Tip/Share Series: New Science Resource for All Kinds of Topics~

Here is an interesting site I just learned about. There is all kinds of topics covered here. The site is called Exploring Nature Educational Resource.

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When you have time be sure and take a look through it. I think you will be pleasantly surprised!
Many of the sections are free and the subscription they charge of 25.00 per year is quite reasonable for a home learning family .
Until Next Time!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Learning about Cells and DNA

For our Biology Course Outline, the first two weeks we are going over Characteristics of Life,Cells and Cell Processes. Here is some information I have gathered that we are using that is outside of our books we have.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Planning our New Year of Studies - Science

I am just about finished with our planning for Science. We are using two different programs for each teen this year ( we usually do). We are working a very different kind of science curriculum this year. Its Inquiry Based. And we are quite excited to get going on it.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Planning our New Year: Math and Economics

This area of planning wasn't too tricky for us this year.  I find certain subjects can be harder than others to cover and find just the right program. These two areas I found were not all that difficult for us.


Both Teens~
We had been using Teaching Textbooks and have found it to be great for the boys who really do better working a program that has both auditorial and visual instruction, so we are keeping with this program.


Older Teen:
My older teen's course is enttitled Economics II ( having done other resources for Economics in previous years I decided to make this an extension of those )  will be doing a course from the Teaching Company enttitled " Thinking Like and Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making". While also reading the following books; ( these he picked out on his own) "Capitalism and Freedom" by Milton Freedman and " The Case for Gold" by Ron Paul. And " The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism" by Robert P. Murphy, PHD.
My older teen is very interested in this area which is probably why he knew right away what books he would rather read.

Younger Teen:
He will be working Economics I and will be reading over a book entitled " What Ever Happened to Penny Candy " by Maybury and Williams. I really feel this is a great introduction to the world of economics and this will be our second time through this book ( having done this one with my older teen ).

Until next time~ !

Planning the New Year: World History & Government

I am finally finished with planning out our World History ( for the most part).

Our 10th grader
I created an outline that my teen can check off and work on throughout the year. I decided to keep it in outline form so that it can be more flexible working at his own pace on more or less work some days.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

World History Lapbook Resource~

I am still in full planning mode and am putting the finishing touches on our World History I outline for my  younger teen and will be sharing it very soon. But I quickly wanted to share this resource that can actually be used for any World History program.

I found out about this group a while ago, when we were using Story of the World History. It is called Hannah's Homeschool Helps and it is a yahoo group that shares lots of great resources. One in particular are lapbook folds that conincide with the Story of the World Volumes for history. Yes ALL 3 volumes.

 I realize this is a younger world history program, however, if one is planning on creating a lapbook for highschool you can very easily adapt these folds to reflect a higher level of understanding by using the folds and writing further deeper information on the specific topics.

And just another quick resource- here is a blog with videos that might be helpful too~ SOTW Video Links Blog.

I will be sharing my own Ancients and World History videos I am compiling as well so stay tuned for those~

You can download the zip files after you sign up for the yahoo group. Its that easy. Be sure and check these out if your working World History this year.

Until next time!

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