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Richele McFarlin

How to Make the Most of History Quest: Early Times & Middle Times

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Narrative history is a great way to introduce elementary-age students to the distant events and not-so-familiar people of the ancient world. In this article, Lindsey Sodano, content editor of History Quest: Early Times and co-author of the companion History Quest: Early Times Study Guide, offers five ways to make the most of your read-aloud experience. Read More

How to Choose the Right Homeschool Science Curriculum

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Please enjoy this article written by the author of Science Shepherd, Scott Hardin, MD

A little over ten years ago, our family entered the dreaded search for a suitable higher-level homeschool science program. As a physician, I had strong convictions about what made a science course “right”, and, although there are a lot of solid programs available, I did not find one that was as straightforward as I think works most effectively for most students. So, I wrote one. We’ve now been homeschooling for over 20 years, and that science program has grown into Science Shepherd. Obviously, writing a curriculum can’t be the solution for every family, and Science Shepherd curriculum won’t be the solution for every family either. So how can you find the right science curriculum for your homeschool? In no particular order, here are three questions to consider as you start (and continue) that process. Read More

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Learn From The Past. Explore The Future.

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Helping your kids learn from the past and explore the future is a tall order sometimes, isn’t it? 

Raise your hand if:

  • Your best ideas come in the shower.
  • Your kids feel like they know they are right, but no one will believe them? 
  • People in your family get grumpy when doing difficult science or math problems? 

Guess what! Your family has something in common with three very famous scientists!  Read More

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