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Creatively Homeschool High School with Out-of-the-Box Teens (an interview with Heather Woodie)

Homeschooling high school can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially if you have out-of-the-box, creative teens. Can you really leave behind convention and homeschool high school in unique, effective ways? And can your high schooler get into a top-tier university if you take this unconventional approach to education? Heather Woodie says that you can, and she encouraged …

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Unit Studies and Hands-On Learning (a video interview with Susan Evans)

Enthusiasm, creativity, unit studies, and hands-on learning: those are the words that come to mind when I think of longtime homeschool mom Susan Evans. Watch the video and leave inspired to try your own creative ideas in your homeschool! Be sure to check out the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video, …

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Adding Drama (Like We Need More Drama!): Have Fun Living Your Homeschool History Lessons!

Studying history in an engaging, delightful, and textbook-free way is a topic close to my heart. Today I’m delighted to bring you this guest post by Amy Pak from Home School in the Woods, a family-run history company known for its historical timeline figures and hands-on history studies. I hope this post inspires you to …

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Exploring Homeschool Science with Wonder and Hands-On Fun: a video interview with Dr. Kristin Moon

Enjoy homeschool science with wonder, curiosity, and hands-on exploration. Watch an interview with Dr. Kristin Moon: molecular geneticist and homeschool mom! I recently spoke with my friend Dr. Kristin Moon, a microbiologist, molecular geneticist, and veteran homeschool mom. We discussed how to encourage our child to love science from the early years all the way …

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Fun Winter and Snow Homeschool Ideas

Snowy Homeschool: picture books, art, and fun wintry activities to learn about snow in your homeschool

Winter days call for cups of hot cocoa and stacks of picture books. What could be better than enjoying picture books about snow in your homeschool? Pair these lovely read-alouds with some poetry, art, and other simple activities for a cozy, snowy homeschool day! Note: real snow is not required…which is a good thing for …

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My First Science Experiment: a fun, simple, hands-on project you can do at home to fascinate preschoolers and kindergartners with the scientific method!

My oldest son was 5 when he asked, “Daddy, can we do a science experiment?” My husband, a brilliant engineer and an awesome dad, was obviously delighted to oblige. John designed a simple experiment to explore with our son and daughter (then 5 and 3 years old) demonstrating the process of the scientific method at …

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Textbook-Free Science: all the resources you’ll need to learn about WEATHER in your homeschool!

Want to explore the topic of weather in your homeschool science? Here’s a complete textbook-free resource guide for your homeschool learners! All ages are sure to enjoy this homeschool science weather study! Our family keeps science pretty simple in the elementary years. We follow interests (in this case, my daughter’s curiosity about the weather). We …

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