Taking a Sunday Drive Thru The Gospels

​Taking A Sunday Drive Thru The Gospels – A Review of Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels” from Drive Thru History® What Is It? Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels” is a DVD set and accompanying study guide from Drive Thru History® which tells the story of the life of Jesus in a way you have never experienced. It is wonderful for children and adults and perfect to be shared together as a family. Will It Enhance Your Homeschool? Absolutely. If your children love unit studies, Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels”, with it’s study guide can be the keystone of a unit study on theRead More →

The Ocean & Deep Dark Holes | A Quick Science Unit Study Let’s start the week off with a bit of mystery and fun. Take a look at how deep and dark the hole that is our water-filled ocean goes… You could use this as a fun aside, or the start of a unit study on oceans or marine life, or simply a “Hey, Kids! Come over here and look at this utterly cool thing!” This is great for any age kid, and homeschooling moms too!     Ocean Art Activity And art always goes better with music to go with it. You could putRead More →

A Review of the “Walking with the Waodani” by Stacy Farrell Overall, this unit study is fantastic. We were lucky to have the opportunity to review “Walking with the Waodani” from the Home School Adventure Co. There were some moments during our readings that go down as those moments you remember of your kids forever. The material is designed to accommodate a wide range of learning styles and an even wider range of ages. There are reading comprehension questions, as well as questions which stimulate further conversation and investigation. How We Used The Material: We sat in our living room each afternoon and spent an hourRead More →

My kids are learning to map. They are not memorizing states or capitals, but learning how the world is shaped and how settlements and historical events relate directly to the surrounding geography. We start with a blank piece of paper and they free-hand draw the general area they are studying. And then they fill in the major mountain ranges, rivers, and cities (historical and contemporary). Once they have a number of maps of areas located in a general geographic area, we lay them out and relate them to each other and to a broader event. I adapt a book written by Ellen J Mchenry thatRead More →

It is not surprising that your children will more strongly learn concepts and stories if you revisit them at a different angle, and at a later time. But it was very surprising to me how successful and rewarding the process could be. Yesterday, the kids and I spent some time with Ellen McHenry’s book: Mapping the World With Art. The kids drew their own maps of Greece. This book is great as it walks you through the process step by step, until at the end of the book you can sit down and pretty much draw the whole world with a blank piece of (reallyRead More →