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How Do You Teach State History So It's Not Boring?

How Do You Teach State History So It's Not Boring?
How do you teach State History so it's not boring? And do successful homeschoolers ever completely flop teaching something?Hi Lee, I would like to know if you can give any information on teaching Washington State History without making it boring. I have a book and an old version of switched on school house that isn't up to date, because it for 2000-01 school year. I want to make the study interesting not boring.~Homeschool Mom Hi there,I...
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Guest — Lita
* Explore your state capital's website or visit a local politician's office. * Play games: "Scrambled States of America", "Where ... Read More
Friday, 02 March 2012 13:22
Guest — Sarah Rachor
I recently discovered Studies Weekly. It is a weekly newspaper that makes state history fun. My son loves it. You can go to the... Read More
Monday, 23 January 2012 21:08
Guest — Nikki Rossiter
I would start with the history of your home town. A friend of mine took my kids and me on a History Tour of our little town of St... Read More
Thursday, 22 September 2011 06:41
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Science and Worldview

Science and Worldview
Unlike math and computer science, there are world view issues that come into play with science. Try to find a science program that works for your own beliefs. We used Apologia, and LOVED it, and I believe it was fabulous preparation for my sons. One of my boys went into engineering in college and was well prepared by Apologia. My other son was able to pass a CLEP exam in Biology after using Apologia, so I...
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Composer of the Week

One year I purchased a Costco 10-CD pack of great composers. Neat, because each CD was a different composer. My idea was to have a "composer of the week." We would just play a CD during lunch and maybe during math. I found portaits of the great composers on the web, that I would print. We read about them, sometimes online and sometimes from library books. Another idea for music appreciation is "How to Listen to...
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Homeschooling Curriculum - The Teaching Company on a Budget!

We never paid full price for a Teaching Company course, they were just MUCH too expensive for our budget. We used audio tapes primarily, and on sale they were $15-$35. You can also also find them at the library, though, so look their first. Some libraries don't list them under "teaching company" or "great courses" but instead list them under the course name "calculus made clear." It makes it harder to find that way. You can...
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The Teaching Company for Younger Students?

I have been asked whether The Teaching Company tapes could be used for younger students. In a nutshell, if a student is INTERESTED, then they may not be too young. The Teaching Company does have some high school level courses, but I never tried them. I'm sure those would be appropriate for many younger people (junior high level). In general, if a student is interested, I recommend feeding their interests.I don't recommend The Teaching Company religion...
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Guest — Doug van Orsow
It is hard to tell a Teaching Company course by its cover! Some are more appropriate than others for different reasons. My Teach... Read More
Saturday, 12 January 2008 17:05
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