Westward Expansion Unit Study

Westward Expansion Unit Study

Westward Expansion Unit Study Our time spent learning about pioneers and the Westward Expansion was so full, fun and meaningful. As with most of our unit studies, this one was very literature-rich and included a healthy portion of project-based learning. What Did We Learn? I tried to pulled together a unit plan that was as…

Interest-Based Ocean Study

Interest-Based Ocean Study

(This post contains affiliate links.) Interest-Based Rabbit Trails After our early autumn trip to the beach, Eli was immensely interested in beach life.  When I found him pouring over one of our souvenir attraction maps, I knew it was wise to capitalize on his enthusiasm.  So…a quick, delight-directed ocean study started immediately. Map Skills: I…

Living Literature Top 10 Index

Living Literature Top 10 Index

We love living literature! If you’ve been around at all, you know I LOVE living literature!  It’s been such a blessing to our homeschool.  Need to know more about living literature?  Start with my Living Books post. Our Favorite Books Not too long ago, I pulled together a 10-day series (that turned into an 11-day…

Around the World: Mexico

Around the World: Mexico

(This post contains affiliate links.) Around the World: Mexico To see where all our “spine” learning comes from during this unit, be sure to check out our main resources for the Around the World Studies. Inspirational Books  Look What Came from Mexico Off We Go to Mexico Diego Rivera (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists) The Goat…

Winter Homeschooling

Winter Homeschooling

Winter: long days, anxious kids, homeschool monotony?  No way!  At least it doesn’t have to be that way.  There’s lots to do to keep your homeschool vibrant in the winter! This post rounds-up the the best of my winter learning ideas for you.  You really can enjoy the cold, gray days! Nature Study Fresh air,…

Around the World: China

Around the World: China

(This post contains affiliate links.) Around the World: China Be sure to see all the “spine” resources we are using throughout this unit study on the main Around the World post. Inspirational Books The Story about Ping The Five Chinese Brothers Three Pigs, One Wolf, Seven Magic Shapes Tikki Tikki Tembo Two of Everything Look…

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