Celebrating Great Women in History in March
Every March, people around the world celebrate the bravery, determination, leadership, and accomplishments of important women who have shaped history during Women’s History Month. These women come from all walks of life, races, ages, and religions, and have overcome major obstacles to achieve their goals. Each day, they inspire people both young and old to […]
Activities to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!
Has it been a long winter in your homeschool? Do you need something fun and exciting to shake up your routine? Then Dr. Seuss Day on March 2 is a date to mark on your calendar. Nothing breaks up the doldrums like a chance to eat Green Eggs and Ham, dress up like a Fox […]
How to Plan (and Hack) Your Homeschool Schedule
For new homeschooling families, creating a schedule can seem daunting. Where do you begin? How detailed should you make your plans? How structured does your day need to be? Before you become overwhelmed with all the potential options, here are some suggestions to help you hack your homeschool schedule. Reject the “Typical” School Day Initially, […]
Learn About and Celebrate Black History Month in February!
February is designated as Black History Month in the United States. This special time gives people across the country the opportunity to showcase and celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black and African Americans. Why Was February Chosen for Black History Month? On September 9th, 1915, Carter G. Woodson, an alumnus of the University […]
Why Do We Study History and Social Studies?
Whether you are a homeschool parent or providing after school enrichment for your children, you are no stranger to the common question, “Why do I have to study history?” A main tenet of education is that children grasp and retain concepts better when they feel that what they are learning is relevant. Students may believe […]
Engage Your Child’s Curiosity With Inquiry-Based Learning
Everyone has different reasons for homeschooling, but a common thread is a desire to inspire children to love learning and become lifelong learners. “Inquiry-based learning,” or IBL, is one of the best ways of achieving this goal. Its child-directed, investigative core is why methods such as Montessori and unschooling are so popular. Continue reading to […]