Finishing Strong - Homeschooling Middle & High School

Finishing Strong - Homeschooling Middle & High School

Homeschooling tweens or teens? Below you'll find some amazing posts about homeschooling middle and high school kids as a part of our Finishing Strong link up. This post contains affiliate links. Every week we host it along with Blog She Wrote, EvaVarga, and Starts at Eight.   Encourage your teen to capture the beauty of fall[Read More]

5 Powerful Historical Fiction Novels for Middle School Students

5 Powerful Historical Fiction Novels for Middle School Students

This month, for our Reading Adventure, my middle and high schooler are reading some powerful historical fiction novels. Another box filled in on our Reading Adventure Checklist! I learned years ago that adding quality historical fiction stories to our lessons made the subject come alive for the girls in a way that standard[Read More]

Civil War Hands-on Activities for Kids

Civil War Hands-on Activities for Kids

There are many ways to help children relate to the historical events they are studying -- we often use books, music, art, and of course hands-on activities.  Over the years we have found many projects and activities to help our kids to learn more about the American Civil War. Lasting from[Read More]

Focus on American Pioneers with These Clever Hands-On Activities

Focus on American Pioneers with These Clever Hands-On Activities

When it comes to studying history, there is no better way to make it come to life for kids than to add in hands-on history activities, no matter what time period you're studying. If you're currently learning about the American Pioneers, make sure to add some of these interactive ideas into your lesson[Read More]

Explore Medieval Times with 10 Hands-on History Activities

Explore Medieval Times with 10 Hands-on History Activities

The Medieval Period in European history is well know by children of all ages for castles, battles, arts, and architecture. The time between the fall of Rome and the beginning of the Renaissance offers families many opportunities to learn through literature, movies, and of course our favorite learning method --[Read More]

Experience Ancient History With These Hands-On Activities

Experience Ancient History With These Hands-On Activities

Ancient history is a fascinating time period to study. Pharaohs, mind-blowing architecture, mythology, language, warriors, breathtaking art, etc. Instead of just reading about these past civilizations, let your tweens/teens interact with history through hands-on activities. They'll not only learn more, but they'll find the subject of history much less boring. Plus,[Read More]