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Carnival of Homeschooling: The History Edition

 

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History is our theme at The Homeschool Post this month.  We’re sharing our ideas for bringing history to life for our kids through books, educational shows, field trips, time lines, and more.

Since it’s our turn again to host the Carnival of Homeschooling, I thought I would feature some history-related posts from our own writing team:

Dan from HomeschoolDad.com shares his educational experiences in London with his family as they visit historical locations in this post: A Boring Month in London.

Melissa at Not a Stepford Life shares her hands-on history lessons in this post Homeschooling Hazards.

Misty shares Three Ways to Bring History to Life for Your Kids on her blog, Joy in the Journey.

I’ve shared a few posts about our history studies on my blog Embracing Destiny: Bringing History to Life with Little House on the Prairie and The Prairie Primer, Surprised by History, and Living Books and History.

We received some great entries for the Carnival of Homeschooling this week, so grab your favorite cuppa and enjoy . . .

Are we spending enough time on mathNotes from a Homeschooled Mom wants to know how much time other homeschoolers spend on math.

Check out this tutorial on chalk pastel art in the style of Edgar Degas in this post from Learning Curve.

Homeschool High School History and Social Studies Credits from 7 Sisters Homeschool.

Explore the digestive system with Solagratiamom and gain a fun and messy hands-on understanding of how the digestive system works!

5 Senses Models and Activities from Solagratiamom explores the 5 senses through hands-on activities. Join her as she takes her class on an adventure of shaking, blindfolding, feeling, squishing, popping and foaming fun – including some great models!

If you are looking for a soft way to introduce English Grammar to your children that is engaging for them and makes English Grammar not so scary, then you will want to check out these recommendations from Solagratiamom in Fun Ways to Jump Start for Essentials of English Grammar.

Annie Kate from Tea Time with Annie Kate has found that older homeschooled students need attention too, and sometimes that attention involves tweaking homeschool plans and practices.

Henry, the Carnival of Homeschooling founder at Why Homeschool, shares a report from his daughter who recently attended a youth conference.

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I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.


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Carnival of Homeschooling: The Building Character Edition

 

The Homeschool Post is happy to host this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling.  We’re continuing our month-long focus on building character in our children.  Homeschooling is about more than just academics — it is a lifestyle of learning with an emphasis on strong character.  How do you encourage your children to make good choices and to think critically?  In a culture sadly lacking in good role models, how do we point out positive examples of good character?

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Cindy at Our Journey Westward shares a simple way to teach your children about positive character traits by making a Fruit of the Spirit tree craft.  She has a 10-Day series devoted to teaching values.

Machelle at Kingdom Life and Blessings shares a beautiful testimony of building character in her post Disaster Relief and Home Education.

Would you like to see some character-building and discipleship resources in action?  Victoria at Homemaking with Heart shows what they are using in their homeschool and shares her thoughts on the topic of discipleship.

In case you missed it, our team writer Renee wrote an excellent post, The Parenting Road to Good Character.  It’s a great reminder that we are to teach by example.

You can read a 5-Day series on Discipling our Daughters, as well as a post about Purposeful Homeschooling on Embracing Destiny.

There are so many great homeschool blogs around the web.  Here are just a few for your reading enjoyment:

The importance of competition and comparison for homeschooled teens at Tea Time with Annie Kate.

Science Reference Books to Have on Hand is a handy-dandy list from Nerd Family.

A Net in Time shares a day in the life of learning without the use of books (at least directly). She says, “We had bugs and dirt and decomposition and discovery. It was the best day ever!”

You can find free Revolutionary War activities for a unit study from Funtastic Unit Studies.  These are also made to complement the Our America history series book The Revolutionary War Adventure by Susan Kilbride.

Finally, Carnival founder Henry Cate shares I am Grateful for Homeschooling at Why Homeschool.

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I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.


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Carnival of Homeschooling: Reaping What You Sow

Carnival of Homeschooling October 2013

Welcome to The Homeschool Post’s edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling: Reaping What You Sow.

It is October! Time for harvesting the fields before winter sets.

As homeschoolers, our ‘harvest’ has yet to come. Our children are still growing and learning. We still have storms that threaten to do damage to our hard labors. We wanted to take this month to offer encouragement to our readers. The time you spend sowing now, will bring in a great harvest.

Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

Changes

Sometimes changes need to take place in our homeschool. Michele shares a personal look at one homeschool mom coming to grip with that reality in her post “Coming to Grips with My Homeschool Reality” on her blog “The Holistic Homeschooler”.

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Stephanie said “I never planned on homeschooling. I always just thought my kids would be like me and go to a Catholic school. My oldest child, however, was very special. A heart of gold but always seeing the world his way. It didn’t take long for us to start hearing about problems from the teachers because he wasn’t conforming to the standard. Let me share with you the reason why I homeschooled him and why I am so glad I did!” She shares her reasons in “10 Reasons to Homeschool an ADHD Child” on her blog Harrington Harmonies.

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Jes is new to blogging, but sharing her heart beautifully in her post “It’s My Job“. She shares why she brought her daughters home.

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Healthy

Julie Bogart {one of our Awards Sponsors!} is sharing how to treat our children with the love and sympathy they deserve. It’s possible to bring clarity and support to another with kindness. No sternness required, no assumption of nefarious motives. Her post “What healthy looks like” can be found on her blog “A Brave Writer’s Life in Brief.

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Homeschooling in Buffalo contributor, Liz, shares her experience of mom being proven wrong in “When Defiance Turns Into An Experiment“. This extended experiment ending with an unexpected result.

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Jennifer wants to help you incorporate nutrition education into your typical homeschool day. Her post “Nutrition is A Worthy Elective” can be found on the Time4Learning Community Blog.

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Great Peace Academy’s Renée, is participating in the iHomeschool Network Autumn Hopscotch with her 10 Days of Meal Planning. Her post, “How I Stock Up with Canning“, is perfect for this time of year. Canning doesn’t have to be overwhelming or complicated.

Support

Lori, from LoriCamper.com, gives many reasons why she finds homeschool support groups important in her post “Homeschool Support Groups: Do You Need One?

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Henry Cate {the coordinator behind these carnivals!}, has been sharing the many reasons to homeschool periodically on his blog “Why Homeschool”. Today he shares his new reason “It is easier to see the doctor“.

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Shannon shared with us a post about A Season at Home. Sometimes you just have to let go of the groups and activities and hang out close to home.

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From Stephanie: “One of the biggest challenges I have faced in my 12 years of homeschooling experience has been learning to be flexible and enjoy homeschooling even when it doesn’t go my way. As a young mother I had big ideas about how homeschooling should be. But life taught me, and still is, how to accept and even appreciate the things I can’t control. I am really working on applying these strategies when things get crazy and knowing what to do on bad homeschool days.” She is sharing her post “What to do on bad homeschool days“.

Lessons

Government is a hot button topic these days, and Chris wants to help make sure our children understand the Bill of Rights. His said ” It is surprising to me how many adults do not know what the Bill of Rights contains. How it should guide our government. Why our forefathers put these protections in place for us. As homeschooling parents I feel that a study of these amendments will better educate our children on the power that we as citizens hold and how to best protect that power from abuse.” The first post in his series on the Bill of Rights can be found on his blog HomeSchoolVSPublicSchool.

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Robin, from Heart of Wisdom and one of our Team members, shares her post Apple Orchard Field Trip. It’s full of great links and ideas for your own Apple Unit Study.7615 by tww, on Pix-O-Sphere

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Family

SisterLisa, from our Team, shares how to use the principle of “reaping and sowing” in bestowing blessings on our families in her post “The Practice of Blessing“.

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Lisa B. shares her attempt to be the mom she always wanted to be on her post about finally saying “yes”. Her realization that over time she had gone from the mom she always wanted to be to the mom who does it the way people say you’re supposed to do it and it was making her family miserable.

 

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