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Unit Study Questions Answered

Wow.  Through my email, there were a lot of questions about unit studies from my original post.  I’m glad because it helps me to know what needs to be clarified or expounded upon.  I tried to combine all the questions into major themes which you’ll see below.  Please feel free to keep asking questions, and…

Project-Based Learning

I’ve had lots of questions about the projects we complete as part of our homeschool life.  I’ve even presented a workshop specifically concerning this topic, as well as including it as a topic in my most popular workshop “Creative Homeschooling”. I’ve been wanting to write a blog post about incorporating projects into your homeschool for…

Chemistry Project for Kids

This chemistry project for kids was one of the highlights of our school year for my children! This was our last official project of the school year.  Besides finishing up some math and grammar, we’re done!  WooHoo!!  We’re taking the next couple of weeks to tie up the loose ends, write report cards and pack…

Van Gogh Resources

Van Gogh Artist Study Resources Vincent Van Gogh Lesson Ideas Sunflowers Starry Night Almond Tree in Blossom Blossoming Almond Tree I chose the three paintings above for the purpose of learning to draw trees this spring as they begin to blossom. Books We Read Here’s the last art/nature project of the Van Gogh month.  After…

Westward Expansion Projects

Westward Expansion Projects

(This post contains affiliate links.) Westward Expansion Unit 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…

Homeschool Speaker

Homeschool Speaker

Homeschool Speaker & Workshop Teacher My passion is teaching!  I’ve known since first grade that I would be a teacher – and I’m so very thankful to the Lord for revealing His perfect will for me early on.  With a Master’s Degree in elementary education, I found myself teaching in a public school for five…

Product Reviews

Product Reviews

One of the services I offer at Our Journey Westward is product reviews.  Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing more than 200 products.  Some of those reviews have been shared on my blog (or elsewhere) and some of them have been private reviews. Besides the reviews I publish here on Our Journey…

About

About

About Our Homeschool I’m Cindy West, a busy homeschooling mom to three active and wonderful children.  We are very eclectic in what and how we learn, but identify most with the Charlotte Mason style of schooling.  Our school relies heavily on short academic lessons, good literature, nature study, living math, handicrafts, life as learning, free…

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