World War II

Nella Last was a housewife, married to a shop-fitter and joiner. Their younger son, Cliff, was in the Army and the older son, Arthur, was a tax inspector and therefore exempted from conscription. Both were now living away from home. The Lasts lived in Barrow-in-Furness – a shipbuilding town. During the Blitz, it became a […]

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The Siege of Leningrad

The siege of Leningrad was a prolonged military blockade (1941-1944) undertaken from the south by the Army Group North of Nazi Germany against the Soviet city of Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) on the Eastern Front in World War II. The Diary of Lena Mukhina: A Girl’s Life in the Siege of Leningrad is a first-hand testimony of a courageous […]

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The Diary of Samuel Pepys

“In 1660 Samuel Pepys, an increasingly-important 26 year-old civil servant in London, began writing his diary. He stopped a decade later.This site contains the full text of his diary, along with several letters sent or received by Pepys, plus thousands of pages of further information about the people, places and things in his world.”>>CLICK HERE […]

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Cows Unit Study

 PLUS Members: Click here for an outline of unit studies for an ENTIRE year of preschool Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.  And on that farm he had some cows… Here is an outline of my Cows lesson plan:PICTURE BOOKS: (links given are for reference only; these books are often found at your local library)- Click […]

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Cooking Up A Curriculum

Cooking Up a Curriculum By Jen Holmstrom Most of us didn’t take a cooking class until we were in high school and there was an option to take Home Economics. But as homeschoolers, we can determine to introduce these skills much earlier. Something as simple and useful as cooking skills can be introduced as early as 3-5. […]

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Mom AND Teacher: 5 Tips to Maintaining a Positive Relationship with Your Child(ren)

You do all the hard work of finding the right curriculum, planning your day, and trying to make this as painless as possible… and yet the pushback is inevitable. You and your child dread that subject everyday and you wonder how you’ll ever stay on track. If this sounds familiar, then this talk is for […]

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Parent and Child Mental Health and Homeschooling

Due to COVID, many parents and children found themselves experiencing anxiety, sadness, frustration and anger with the transition to homeschooling. However, many parents are now encouraged and want to explore their options to homeschooling but may feel apprehensive or nervous in navigating this option.I’m a post-doctoral psychologist, neuropsychology expert, and a homeschool mom. Working and […]

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Pandemic Parenting That Will Brighten Your Days and Energize Your Homeschool

This will always be the year the world shut down. It’s historic, but can also feel a little annoying and heavy from time to time. Since society has changed pace lately, this is the perfect time to improve our family relationships and increase our energy and fun times. This class will talk about 3 Plans and 3 Focuses used […]

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Educating the Mind, the Heart, the Body, and the Soul

There is so much more to education than just the curriculum you choose. I want to show you how to educate the whole person and give them skills to become responsible and independent adults. Bookmark

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Help Your Dyslexic Child Become an Empowered, Independent Learner

Your child avoids reading and is a terrible speller.  Is he dyslexic?  And if so, what can you do to help?  Join Jill Stowell, Dyslexia Remediation Specialist to learn:·      What dyslexia is·      Simple strategies for supporting your dyslexic learner, and·      Resources for removing the “disability” part of dyslexia while […]

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