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The Simplest Way to Add US Elections to Your Homeschool Day

As a homeschool mom, the idea of sticking one more item on the to-do list is daunting. While the upcoming election is worth a top spot in your homeschool, there is so much information to be covered. Elections, campaigns, political … Continue reading

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What to Do if Your Homeschooler Wants a Career in Politics

Every aspect of an American president’s life is examined prior to an election—including schooling. But being homeschooled would not rule out someone from running for political office, even the presidency. According to the US Constitution there are only 3 requirements … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Teach Civics in Your Homeschool

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 had been in plenty of history classes, and … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Talk with Your Children about the Elections

Has there been much election talk in your home? If you are a U.S. citizen, do you know how you'll vote on Tuesday? The mid-term elections are the perfect way to incorporate a little extra learning about government into your … Continue reading

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Sonlight, God, and Politics

You've probably heard the advice to avoid discussing religion and politics, especially if you want to steer clear of confrontation. At Sonlight we take a different approach--seek to understand different viewpoints and engage them intelligently and winsomely. Our recently revised … Continue reading

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Sonlight and the Common Core State Standards

Many organizations, companies, and curriculum providers are working to align themselves with the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Sonlight is not. Why is Sonlight not seeking to conform to the new Common Core? First, Sonlighters already succeed. The Common … Continue reading

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What You're Surprised to Learn in History

Tears sprang to his eyes as he imagined the situation. The price of food had skyrocketed. Corn, which used to be a few pennies, now cost more than $2,000 for the same amount! And the prices continued to climb. Hyperinflation. … Continue reading

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