Why Unit Studies Work!

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...
Build a Shoebox Camera

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 to Design a “Stellar” Unit Study

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...
Introducing…Homeschool How-To Courses Online!

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...
Schooling In Our Right Minds

Schooling In Our Right Minds

On Facebook. On Pinterest. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve seen the tests and quizzes that purport to tell you whether or not you’re “in your right mind.” Maybe after a hard week of homeschooling, you’re not entirely sure. Or perhaps...
Einstein’s Challenge

Einstein’s Challenge

Here’s a fun challenge to keep your kids’ minds busy for a while! Let’s pretend that 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 in school, and...
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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