Tag Archive: History

Homeschooling Through Pregnancy or Chronic Illness

This week the four moms of many are talking about how to homeschool through pregnancy or a chronic illness. First take a big breath, close your eyes and ears to what the world (and other homeschooling moms or dads) say is important for your child’s education. Now turn to God’s Word and grab hold of…

Character Book List for Children

Many of you asked to see our list of ‘personal’  or ‘character’ books for the children. These are books that aren’t part of our ‘history’ or ‘science’ readings. These are biographies, historic accounts of brave deeds and the sovereignty of God and encouragement for becoming the young men and women God would have them to…

Homeschool Curriculum for 2011/2012

children wears valley school

We’ve simplified a lot this year. As we continue to grow in the Lord and pray for His wisdom we continue to realize how artificially complex education (even or perhaps especially home education) has become, perhaps this helps to justify the idea that parents aren’t capable of educating their own children and that it is…

Voices from the Past: American Heroines in their Own Words {Giveaway}

voices from the past

Audio resources are a valuable resource for our family. From books to lectures there is an abundance of information available and we find that every week we spend time listening and learning from others through audio. This collection from Western Conservatory offers something unique in today’s gender blurring society, examples of women who faced hardship…

4 Moms Teach History

Welcome to this weeks edition of 4 Moms, 35 Kids: How Moms of Many Manage.  This week we’re talking homeschooling and how we teach history. History is the story of God’s hand in time and space, it’s the best story ever told and who doesn’t love a good story? Although there may be those who…

The History Mystery Revealed

Kaitlin (13) as Abraham

More than two months ago I told you that we were “moving on” and leaving the tried and true history program that we’ve used and loved for more than 7 years. Well, we’ve had time to get a few months of the new program under our belt and I’ve finally gotten around to writing the…

Books We Don’t Read and More: 4 Moms Q & A

Welcome to this weeks edition of 4 Moms, 35 Kids: How Moms of Many Manage.  This week the 4 moms of many are answering reader questions. Be sure to visit the other Moms to read what questions they’re answering: KimC at Life in a Shoe Connie at Smockity Frocks Headmistress at The Common Room ♦…

Modesty: Not for the ‘Educated’?

If you are a child, please ask your parent’s permission before you read this post. As our family has been researching and seeking out different resources for teaching history and literature to our children, we’ve been hit with an interesting phenomenon. Why is it that while many Christians speak out against the immodesty that surrounds…

Navigating History Giveaway

Congratulations to Melinda for winning a subscription to Navigating History: Egypt. As the discussion about history  resources continues in our house and  here on Raising Olives, our family is going to be checking out this new resource from Western Conservatory. Read to the bottom of this post for an opportunity to win a subscription for…

Moving On: Part 2

When I posted that our family was moving away from Sonlight, you all offered a lot of  suggestions for history curriculum.  Now I have some follow up questions. Tapestry of Grace TOG has been our second choice curriculum for several years and we were actually able to borrow one of the years and use it…

Moving On

After 7 years of homeschooling with Sonlight, we’re moving on.   There are a number of reasons, but perhaps our family has simply outgrown Sonlight. This year began with us deciding that we didn’t like the main book that Sonlight used for history, ‘The Story of the World’.  (I mentioned this in my formal review of…

Current Favorites for Science, Bible and History

There are often things that I want to post about or recommend, but find that I don’t have time to get a full post together.  So here are some of our current favorite resources,  tools or blessings. ♥  Among the Pond People (and others in this series) – A delightful living science book with lovely,…