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12 More Books from American History That Teach Empathy

Here is yet another collection of great titles taken from Sonlight Readers and Read-Alouds that teach empathy. When you read a book, you put yourself in the characters' shoes, seeing the world through their eyes, and experiencing their feelings. This … Continue reading

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Finally, an American History Curriculum for Kindergarten!

This post was originally published as Finally, a Kindergarten American History Curriculum! on Oaxacaborn blog. It is reposted here with permission of the author, Gina Munsey. Does an accurate American history curriculum for kindergarten actually exist? A good homeschool history … Continue reading

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12 Books from American History That Teach Empathy

When you think of teaching your kids empathy, person-to-person activities probably come to mind: volunteering in under-served communities taking mission trips compromising with siblings Would it surprise you to know that reading books is just as effective at developing compassion … Continue reading

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Introducing Sonlight's New Kindergarten Program: Exploring American History

NEW FOR 2020Sonlight's Kindergarten Program: Exploring American History For years the Sonlight team has thought about a kindergarten American history program for ages 5-6. But we couldn't find a quality textbook or spine (a book that runs through the entire program … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Teach Civics in Your Homeschool

Jessica, age 13, reads from American History 120. I was a sophomore in college when I first walked into a civics class. It was a class titled American Government, and I was not excited about it in the least. I … Continue reading

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12 Unexpected Books for Presidents’ Day

For Presidents' Day, you probably want to expose your homeschoolers to the holiday in some fashion so they know it's more than merely a time for retailers to put appliances on sale! For younger children, you can do simple crafts … Continue reading

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What To Do If Your Child Hates Homeschool History

While all kids have their favorite school subjects, it's especially sad to me when kids say they hate history. Unfortunately, I understand how it can happen. I, too, used to despise history because the method I encountered in public school … Continue reading

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