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History Five Events That Began the Renaissance (Or Ended the Middle Ages)
The Middle Ages (the favorite historical period of 9 out of 10 young history students!) is generally thought to occupy the years between the collapse of Rome and the beginning of the Renaissance—between, more or less, 400 and 1600 AD. Most of us were taught, in history class, that the Middle ...
History Bias, Compromise, and Teaching History to Children
In the fall of 2005, history professor Larry Schweikart was on the book-promotion circuit, talking up his “unbiased” history of America, A Patriot’s History of the United States. Schweikart wrote his book as a corrective: “I found bias, ranging from merely tolerable to exceptionally bad, in almost all of the ...
Teaching Techniques & Tips Five Logic-Stage Teaching Tips for History
Teaching logic-stage students history can be a challenge. You want to encourage students to own their history studies, rather than simply following your lead. How can you do this? Try the following five tips. These can also help you to make a simpler ...
Articles & Videos How to Teach Addition and Subtraction with Play Money
Hands-on math materials help children understand math concepts better and become more fluent at solving problems. Plus, they make math time a lot more engaging and more fun. Making your math lessons more hands-on doesn’t mean you have go out and buy a lot of specialized math manipulatives, though. In fact, ...
Teaching Techniques & Tips Maturity & The Real Child, Part II: Strategies for the Age-Grade Mismatch
If your child's maturity level doesn't happen to coincide with the (artificial) grade level that matches his age, what strategies can you use?
First, do your best to separate out the different “subjects” that make up the child’s curriculum and think of each of them separately.
Teaching Techniques & Tips Maturity & The Real Child, Part I: The Problem With Ages and Grades
On my Virginia farm, I raise livestock; lambs and kids born on the same date rarely clock in at the same size, wean themselves, or eat the same amount of hay and grain on any given day. Daffodils bloom, baby birds fly, and puppies stop chewing on chair ...
Teaching Techniques & Tips Why Do Six-Year-Olds Go to First Grade?
In contemporary education, “What grade are you in?” has become synonymous with “How old are you?” But the age grading system that shoves six-year-olds into first grade, seven-year-olds into second, and so on up isn’t remotely natural.
Nor is it based on sound educational ...
Well-Trained Mind Fourth Edition The Newest Edition of a Homeschool Classic
Susan Wise Bauer walks us through the differences between the 4th edition of The Well-Trained Mind and its previous versions. Text! Video! Bullet Points! Everything you need to navigate the extensively updated edition is right here.
Well-Trained Mind Fourth Edition Spelling Power
Grade level: 3-12
Publisher: Castlemoyle Books
Description: This one-volume spelling resource, recommended in earlier editions of The Well-Trained Mind, is designed for use in any grade (third and after). Rather than taking a workbook approach to spelling, Spelling Power ...