Category Archives: Homeschool – History

First Day of Fifth Grade

First Day of Fifth Grade The “first” day of school is rather a misnomer around here. After all, we school year-round, so I consider the 4th grade school year to officially end on July 31st, followed by the “first” day … Continue reading

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History With Gramps

Years ago I picked up a stack of Time for Kids books on a variety of historical subjects. They have sat on my homeschool shelf and been mainly ignored. I pulled them out the other day, some 20, perhaps more, … Continue reading

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History, Art, Silliness, and Discussions on Canon

We are getting back into the swing of things after our winter holiday break. We finally completed Story of the World – Ancient Times and moved on to… Story of the World – The Middle Ages This book picks up … Continue reading

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Unschooling for Monday – Forget Columbus Day

Having read the first part of Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States and learned a few things about Christopher Columbus, and what a completely and total monster he truly was (rape and enslavement of women and girls, wholesale … Continue reading

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Unschooling for 8-25-14

We have had a busy day homeschooling today, despite it taking very little time. So far we have covered: The Family Under the Bridge – I read a chapter out of the book and Emily loves it. Every time we … Continue reading

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Dare to Disagree

Dare to Disagree Maybe it is the way I’m wired, but I recently realized that I actively hold myself back from disagreeing with others – especially teachers, authority figures and books. Worse, in past years, I’ve taken what I read … Continue reading

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The Truth and the Lies

I’m reading a very interesting book this week. It is written by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception in American History And I wanted to bring it up here because of the first … Continue reading

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Daily Conversations – The Butter Battle Book and Nuclear Weapons

My Dr. Seuss collection is far from complete, so the other day I ordered three more titles…   and and Okay, I’ll admit it, the last one was for me. The other night we cuddled up, all three of us … Continue reading

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Daily Conversations – Yertle the Turtle, Adolf Hitler, and Anne Frank

It started with a simple question and it ended with me crying. Yeah, that’s how we roll around here. Emily asked me the other day, “Mama, is Yertle the Turtle real?” This has been a recurring theme recently and is … Continue reading

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