Homeschool Update!

It’s only fair to share…I recently recorded a new episode of the Savvy Homeschool Moms podcast with my cohost (episode not ready for publish yet, but I’m aiming to have it out soon!)…and one of the things we talked about was what our curriculum and resources look like for the year…so I thought it might also be a good thing […]

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 5

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 5

It’s only fair to share…  (Volume 1, episode 5 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) View on Amazon Prime Indy in the Classroom Link Setting: India and China Topics: Discussion of major world religious beliefs, God, spirituality, Chinese culture, traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture. Historical characters this episode:  Jiddu Krishnamurti, Annie Besant, Yen Fu This episode was a lot deeper than any other […]

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 4

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 4

It’s only fair to share…  (Volume 1, episode 4 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) View on Amazon Prime Indy in the Classroom Link Setting: Russia and Greece Topics: Russian Cossacks,  Russian writers, Ancient Greece, Aristotle, Philosophy Historical characters this episode: Leo Tolstoy–Russian author   I seriously loved both parts of this episode. I think it may be my favorite so far. […]

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 3

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 3

It’s only fair to share…  (Volume 1, episode 3 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) View on Amazon Prime Indy in the Classroom Link Setting: Vienna, Austria, and Florence, Italy Topics: love, Italian opera, Renaissance art, Galileo and Da Vinci Historical characters this episode: Giacomo Puccini– Italian opera composer Sigmund Freud— Austrian neurologist, father of psychoanalysis Carl Jung—Austrian psychiatrist/psychotherapist, founder of analytic psychology […]

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 2

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 2

It’s only fair to share…  (Volume 1, episode 2 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) View on Amazon Prime Indy in the Classroom Link Setting: British East Africa (now Kenya), and Paris, France Topics: hunting in Africa, early 1900s art scene in Paris Historical characters this episode: Teddy Roosevelt, Norman Rockwell, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, George Braque, Henri Rousseau This […]

This week on Facebook

It’s only fair to share…Here are the links and info I shared on Facebook this past week… Hoodamath.com This site has free online math games, some of which are based on already existing popular games, like Angry Birds, but it gives them an educational twist! Here is a fun video that explains the science of “baffling balloon behavior”. And while […]

Children’s period games

It’s only fair to share…So I recently thought of another idea to sprinkle into our learning…games and toys children played at the time we are studying about. So far I’m having a hard time finding much. I know there must be info out there…just a matter of finding it. If anyone knows of any good resources on historical info on […]

Science, art, music timelines?

It’s only fair to share…I’ve decided that I’d like to integrate as much of our studies as I can, around our history lessons…so I am in search of some good resources for science, art and music timelines…Any suggestions? What I envision is sticking with our history books as our “spine” (for my daughter, that is the “History of US” series […]

Weekly Challenges, anyone?

It’s only fair to share…I’m still pursuing the educational aspects and project ideas for Minecraft, as mentioned in one of my latest posts… But at the same time I’m also pursuing ways to use Lego in our homeschooling… So far, my Googling is primarily turning up things about Lego Robotics. Something that we don’t own, which is particularly expensive, and […]

Minecraft for homeschoolers?

It’s only fair to share…Have you heard about Minecraft? My kids are ALLLLL about this game right now. I just found this article that has me on fire to make this game a part of our homeschooling. There’s also links to other articles on that page…lots of great info! Here’s another. How about this one: The Minecraft Teacher! So now […]