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Books History and Geography Language Arts

The Accidental Book: Civil Rights Then and Now: A Timeline of the Fight for Equality in America

What began as an attempt to write a series of lesson plans for the WooJr.com ended with a full-on book for children and parents who are interested in learning and discussing about racism in this county. This two-year journey has taken me on a heartbreaking trip through hurt, anger, sadness, and often hopelessness and I […]

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Homeschooling

Sixth-Grade Recap

We’ve had a pretty busy sixth-grade year of homeschooling and it’s not over yet. I’ll explain more in my next post, but we won’t be done with sixth-grade until mid-October. However, we are starting a few 7th Grade activities, so I wanted to recap the year. “The only true law is that which leads to […]

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History and Geography Homeschooling

10 Black Women Pioneers You Should Know

Looking for a different activity for your children this Black History Month? I recently wrote a lesson for WooJr, an amazing resource for educators and parents alike, that takes a look at a very different group of women in history. Titled “10 Black Women Pioneers to Know for Black History Month” this lesson provides an […]

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STEM

Challenging Ourselves to Challenge Our Children

Sometimes we forget to challenge our children when we homeschool. Unlike the more common form of schooling, homeschooling affords us the opportunity to take things slowly. We can reassess methods as necessary, and because we have more time to do so, we do not have to rush to get through the material. It is much […]

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Books Language Arts

14 Recommendations to Use for Read Alouds

Read Alouds are all the rage in homeschooling circles, but the truth is that reading aloud to your children should be a priority even if your children attend school outside of the home. Many write off picture books because they believe that they are too easy/young for older children. However, when I was teaching High […]

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History and Geography

First Americans on Amazon Prime

First Americans are those many people call Native Americans. We say First Americans because they were the first inhabitants of the land now known as America. The term is less confusing because anyone who is born here is actually Native American. First Americans is a less ambiguous term and pays homage to the fact that […]