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Highlight on High School History

In March 2019, I hosted the Highlight on High School History week. During that week, I invited some dear friends who are experts in their fields - history! You can find those webinars in my online product, High School Solution. A great resource for helping you plan high school courses! 

I think I retained almost NOTHING from my own public school education. I couldn't have told you within 100 years when the civil war occurred. I was so ill-prepared by my high school economics class that I failed economics in college. Now that my children are grown, they love history -they read about it for fun,can you believe it? Despite my lack of preparation, I realize that I was actually successful in homeschooling high school history. How? Let me show you!

These are required classes for high school history. I suggest covering the core social sciences classes that high schools normally provide and colleges may require.

These are the Usual Graduation and College Requirements
1 Year of World History
1 Year of American History
1 Semester of Government
1 Semester of Economics 

There are no rules about what time periods you need to include or how deep into each subject you need to go. Read more: Social Sciences and High School History.

Embrace the homeschool freedom to adapt to different learning styles. There are a million great ways to homeschool. The best way is the one that fits your child's unique learning styles. Use what you know about your student and learning styles, consider the subjects that colleges want, and then embrace the freedom of home education to tailor the pace, content, and curriculum that best first your child. While some families prefer textbooks, they don't fit all families.

Assess Learning Styles and Methods to Teach History
Ideas beyond textbooks
Hands-on
Literature-based
Video-based
Gifted and advanced
Fast and easy
Delight directed 

You can include other classes on your transcript as social sciences or electives. Whether you require other classes or your student is just learning for fun, unique classes show the uniqueness of your child. 

High school history is only one of the 10 essentials of homeschooling high school. Plan all your high school courses with confidence! Learn "The 10 Essentials for Homeschooling High School" to discover the 10 critical courses your teen should complete before graduation, all in this free handy guide. Click here to download.

I thought you might like to know more about the three classes I mentioned above, that are included in my High School Solution online product. I hope they inspire you to explore all areas of high school history!  

Teaching High School Social Studies with Confidence by Ray and Charlene Notgrass of Notgrass History

Why do we need to know about history? Why should we study other cultures? How does the Bible relate to our understanding of social studies? How can parents teach with confidence? Ray and Charlene answer these questions and highlight some of the important people, events, and ideas that have shaped our world. Find out how to make high school much more rewarding than simply fulfilling requirements.

Ray and Charlene Notgrass are followers of Jesus and veteran homeschooling parents. They met at Middle Tennessee State University in the political science department. After graduating they were married in 1974. Ray went on to earn master's degrees in history and New Testament. Ray and Charlene are lifelong history lovers and began writing homeschool curriculum in 1999. Through their company, Notgrass History, they have written and published curriculum for students in elementary, middle school, and high school. They enjoy classic literature, traveling together, and spending time with their children and grandchildren.

​ Raising Global-minded Children with a Heart for the World by Sarita Holzmann of Sonlight Curriculum
High School History Requirements and Solutions by Lee Binz, The HomeScholar

What is the difference between history and social sciences? In this workshop, I'm going to help you understand how to teach high school history, no matter how much you know (or don't know) about the subject. It's your job to figure out what your state law requires and what colleges want. Then you somehow need to find a way to make sure it happens. Let's talk about why this is an important cornerstone of homeschooling. I'll explain the core requirements. We'll go over curriculum options, including how to incorporate delight directed learning. We'll talk about how to document your student's knowledge with tests. I'll show you how to describe your successes with carefully crafted class titles, and course descriptions. Please join me, and let me explain it easily for you.

The Gold Care Club includes a monthly members-only workshops on critical high school topics, that allows plenty of time to get your questions answered. This month only you are invited to join me for this monthly club benefit at no charge or obligation. Come and check out this great benefit of the Gold Care Club! Gold Care Club membership includes more than just a monthly workshop - though the continuing education is important. It also includes personalized support by phone or email, 5 recorded how-to training classes each month, arranged as quick start, beginner, intermediate, advanced, and encouragement. It also has special monthly features to support and instruct parents homeschooling high school: Ebook of the Month, Schedule of the Month, Course Description of the Month, Resource Pack of the Month, Convention Workshop of the Month and more! Click here for "no-more-tears" coaching and encouragement

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