How To Teach Shakespeare (Even When You Think You Aren't a Fan)

How To Teach Shakespeare (Even When You Think You Aren't a Fan)

I have always enjoyed classic literature, inspiring stories from history, and great works of art. Until recently, however, I did not consider myself a fan of Shakespeare. Perhaps my displeasure with Shakespeare can be traced back to my introduction to his famous writings. Maybe you even share my story: I vividly[Read More]

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #48

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #48

Welcome to Finishing Strong, the link up for all families homeschooling middle & high school students.  Whether you've been with us since the beginning or just found us this week, we're happy that[Read More]

Springtime Splendor: Mixed Media Art Workshop for Older Kids

Springtime Splendor: Mixed Media Art Workshop for Older Kids

Has spring sprung where you live yet? Here in Florida we seemed to have skipped spring and moved right on to summer! Luckily, with this new mixed media course, beginning in[Read More]

6 Women's History Books for Middle School Students

6 Women's History Books for Middle School Students

Do you include women's history as a part of your history curriculum? Contributions made by women is a passion of my teen, so I do what I can to make sure[Read More]

5 Handy Geography Websites for Middle School Students

5 Handy Geography Websites for Middle School Students

Remember those country reports we all created when we were in middle school? We were required to look up statistics like land area, languages spoken, population, etc. We also included maps[Read More]

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #47

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #47

Welcome to the Finishing Strong link up! Are you looking for tips, suggestions, and encouragement for homeschooling the middle & high school years?  If so, you have found a great source of[Read More]

How Creative Kids Are Exploring Career Options - With Book GIVEAWAY!

How Creative Kids Are Exploring Career Options - With Book GIVEAWAY!

Is it ever too early for kids to start exploring careers? I don’t think so. Now, I’m not suggesting that a child should know exactly what she wants "to be when she grows[Read More]

Celebrate Pi Day with Learning Activities

Celebrate Pi Day with Learning Activities

Every year, on March 14th (3.14), math-lovers rejoice and spend the day commemorating their favorite mathematical constant, Pi. This year, we all have the unique opportunity to celebrate the ultimate Pi Day.[Read More]

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #46

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #46

Happy Wednesday and thanks for joining us for the Finishing Strong link up! Spring is on the way - we hope you are adjusting to the time change and starting to[Read More]

6 Family History Activities for Middle School Kids - GIVEAWAY

6 Family History Activities for Middle School Kids - GIVEAWAY

Traditional history lessons introduce our children to important events, people, and dates in the history of a country or civilization. Why not bring the learning a little closer to home[Read More]

6 Pioneer Crafts for Teens to Make

6 Pioneer Crafts for Teens to Make

For many homeschooling families, crafts are a valuable part of history lessons. Hands-on activities are a wonderful way to bring history to life for kids because historical crafts give them a broader sense of how[Read More]

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #45

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #45

Welcome to another week of Finishing Strong.  We are thrilled that you are here. We are grateful for your continued support - you make this link up possible. When you read, share, and[Read More]

Homeschoolers Love to Learn at National Parks & Historic Sites

Homeschoolers Love to Learn at National Parks & Historic Sites

As a homeschooling family we are always looking for new opportunities to help our children explore and appreciate the world around them. As we plan our family travel we often[Read More]

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #44

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #44

Happy Wednesday and welcome to Finishing Strong. We are a link up that supports families as they homeschool their middle & high school children. Make sure to visit our co-hosts: Aspired Living, Blog, She Wrote, Education Possible, Eva[Read More]

Middle School Chemistry: Acids and Bases {FREE Printable}

Middle School Chemistry: Acids and Bases {FREE Printable}

One of our recent science lessons was on acids, bases and the pH scale. To help my kids grasp the difference between the two, and how to use the pH scale, we completed[Read More]

Teaching Kids Life Skills: Get your Middle School Kids Cooking

Teaching Kids Life Skills: Get your Middle School Kids Cooking

Cooking is one of those essential life skills kids need before they move out on their own. If your child already loves being in the kitchen, this is easy to accomplish. But what if your[Read More]