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Free MLK Day, Civil Rights Movement Materials

Several years ago, we studied the Civil Rights Movement. I made a number of packets for the kids (which are free here on the blog) as we studied this period in US history. Not only did we talk about the historic events — what led to the Civil Rights Movement, what were the key events during the Civil Rights era, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott… but we also talked...

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Civil Rights Movement: School Integration, Sit-Ins and Selma

Every year since 1976, every U.S. president has designated February as black history month. We have just about finished up our unit on the Civil Rights Movement and I have a couple more posts to share with you. Last week, we learned about the challenges young blacks faced when they attended all-white schools in the late 1950s and early 1960s. We first learned about the Little Rock Nine.  Then, the...

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Civil Rights Movement Lessons (Free Packet)

This is a packet I made for the kids to explore some of the deep, underlying issues of the Civil Rights Movement.  Here are some of the topics we are exploring: What are rights? What’s the difference between a right and a privilege? What does it mean to be treated fairly? What groups do you belong to? Have you ever judged anyone by what they look like (by their clothes?...

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Free Civil Rights Packet: Timeline of Events Leading to the Civil Rights Movement

Yesterday I shared the Civil Rights books we’ll be using in our Civil Rights Movement unit.  Before we go into a lot of depth about the events of the 1950s and 1960s, I wanted to make sure the kids really understood some of the history leading up to this period. I created a photo timeline of events to help my kids review (and/or understand) the events leading to the Civil...

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Civil Rights Books for Elementary

This semester we are doing a unit on the Civil Rights Movement.   I came up with a long list of books that we can read with this unit.  Most of them I found at our local library. I thought I would share the list I compiled in case someone else might find it useful:   Civil Rights Movement Books you may want to read with your students: Elementary (these...

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Conference

Thanks so much for stopping by to see me at the Homeschool Conference! And welcome, if you happened upon this page! I’m Liesl;  you can read more about our family and how we got started on this homeschool adventure on our About Page. I was so excited to get to do a workshop session and have a table during the conference. Below I want to share some resources with you....

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Food Chain, Food Web, Energy Pyramid Activities (Biology Packet)

We have a Biology Packet that covers the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings (ie. ecology!). I have added several new activities to this packet.   These include interactive notebook pages on the food chain, food web and the energy pyramid. Also, I created a new Biology Bundle of 3! Details about that are below. First, let me explain what new activities were added.  In addition...

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Homeschool Planning for Next Year (Free Planning Pages)

Homeschool Vision Planner (This 30+ page pdf is currently FREE to download!) For many of us the school year is coming to a close and we’re thinking about next year.  We’re tossing around ideas and trying to determine just what subjects and units we’ll be covering next fall. I thought I would share the process I go through… and also will share the planning pages that I’ve been using the...

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History through Literature – Book Lists for Units on China, Middle Ages, American Revolution and More!

When we are doing history units, I’ve always tried to bring in a rich selection of literature. Historical fiction is a powerful way to make readers feel more connected to that period. A book like Johnny Tremain (affiliate link) has a rich cast of memorable characters that helps the period, in this case the American Revolutionary period, come to life. We have brought in a wide selection of books for...

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Long E Words e, ee, ea, e-e, ie, ei, y, ey Activities and Games

Long-e Spellings: e, ee, ea, e-e, ie, ei, y and ey Spelling Word Sort Activities and Games Our family has used All About Spelling (affiliate link) for many years. It lays out various spelling rules in a really clear, easy to follow manner.  I’ve found that the kids also enjoy doing activities and games to help reinforce what they have learned. (Find out more about why we love the AAS program...

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Creating Your Homeschool Curriculum: Grades 2-3, Resource Guide

How to Create Your Own Homeschool Curriculum: Gr. 2-3 One of the things I hear a lot about our blog is that there is so much to take in, it can be overwhelming.  That is especially true if you are a new homeschooler, just starting out.  I’ve dragged my feet about creating a resource like this is because so much of what we covered is not “grade” or “age” specific....

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50+ Homeschool Freebies!

Happy Labor Day! This is a post you definitely don’t want to miss. It has links to dozens of freebies in science, history, language arts, math, PreK, German and Spanish!! Today is a holiday that honors the hard work of men and women across America. This blog has been my labor of love for more than seven years! It started as a way for me to document our homeschool journey...

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Starting to Homeschool – Where to Start!

Over on Facebook, a reader said, “trying to figure out how to homeschool my 7th grade daughter any advice would help…” For those who are new on their homeschool journey and/or new to our blog I’ll share some resources with you that will hopefully help you as you embark on your own journey to find curriculum, resources, and to make this educational adventure an amazing one for your family!! I...