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Why Unit Studies Work!

Since I just launched a new Homeschool How-To for parents and since God and nature graciously provided a timely object lesson this week, this might be a really good time to think through why unit studies work so well if your goal is to turn your children into lifetime...

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Build a Shoebox Camera

Photo credit: Candi L   On Monday, I put up a longer-than-usual blog post explaining, step by step, how to use current events or topics of interest as a springboard to build multi-disciplinary unit studies you can do with students of all ages. In fact, it's how I...

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How to Design a “Stellar” Unit Study

Unit Studies are an EXCELLENT way to teach hands-on. For parents who are intrigued by the "unschooling" approach, but aren't quiiiiite confident enough to take the plunge, they can be a not-too-scary way to test the waters. So how do you put together a truly "stellar"...

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Introducing…Homeschool How-To Courses Online!

When I introduced my state history curriculum, Discover Texas, back in 1999, I just wanted to help parents avoid burnout by providing them with a tool to teach state history, geography, and government as an interactive learning adventure. It didn't occur to me until...

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Solution to the Einstein Challenge

Here's the solution to last Friday's puzzle. 🙂 As you remember, 5 students live in 5 houses on the same street. Each house is a different color. Each student plays a different sport, has a different favorite class, and keeps a different sort of pet. No two are the...

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FREE EBOOK:How to Encourage Creativity in Your Child

FREE EBOOK:How to Encourage Creativity in Your Child

How to Encourage Creativity in Your Child is the 3rd ebook in our Homeschool Parents' How-To Series


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