Engaging American Revolution Resources for High Schoolers

Engaging American Revolution Resources for High Schoolers

From the time we started homeschooling, history has always been my favorite subject to teach. Our method is simple, conversational, Socratic, and revolves around great literature and engaging documentaries. The purpose of education is never to provide our kids with spoon-fed answers. Instead, we must teach them how to seek out answers on their own and to always question what they read, hear, and see. This is why we never learn history from just one curriculum, book, or author, and I stress the importance of looking at original sources. Always research facts, quotes, and especially statistics to verify their truthfulness. This post…

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4 Reasons We Love These Historical Audio Stories

G.A. Henty is one of my favorite authors. Over a period of 39 years, he wrote a total of 122 works of historical fiction! We have read dozens of his stories throughout our 10 years of homeschooling, and even some more than once. Of course, the best way to learn history is to throw yourself in head first and immerse yourself in the world of whoever you are studying. One fun way to do that is to include movies or audio books. Honestly, I am not a big fan of unabridged audio books, so we have used them sparingly. I guess my…

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2015 in Review: Top 10 Most Popular Posts

It is always fun to look back through my stats to see what posts have been the most popular. Statistics really tell a blogger a lot about their beloved readers. Seeing what posts have been loved, retweeted and pinned by you makes me love you even more. My tribe of nerdy, Doctor Who loving, book fanatic friends. Here are Milk and Cookie’s 10 most popular posts from 2015. How to Raise a Boy Who Loves to Read Getting boys interested in books can be quite a challenge and one of the top questions that I receive from readers and friends is,…

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Win a History Timeline Gift Basket

This giveaway is now over. Congratulations to Amber Y in Pennsylvania! Every year around this time, the bloggers of iHomeschool Network come together to bless other homeschoolers by hosting a massive gift basket giveaway. Each blogger creates her own basket and gives it away on her own blog. This year we have 34 participants! Be sure to visit them all! My gift basket this year is full of resources to help you get started with using timelines in your homeschool. Commanders from DK Publishing. Read more about this book and view my pictures here in my post about our person of the week wall.…

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Timeline Resources for Homeschooling History

Before I get started talking about timelines, I want to let you know that soon you’ll have a chance to win almost every single one of these books, plus a basket full of resources to help you incorporate history timelines into your homeschool. Subscribe to my blog or follow me on social media to be notified of the giveaway next month! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Keeping a history timeline has been one of my favorite aspects of homeschooling. We have had a timeline in some form or another for…

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DK’s Timelines of History and Military History

DK Publishing and homeschooling go together like peanut butter and chocolate. I love them. I love adopting all these little gems into my library. Coming soon, you’ll have a chance to win both of these books, plus a basket full of resources to help you with incorporating history timelines into your homeschool. Timelines of History Timelines of History is very similar to Timelines of Science, which I shared with you in Unique Approach to Science. One thing that you have to remember with most history books is that evolution and millions-of-years are often mentioned in the first few pages. This book is no…

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