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Helping Kids Remember History

As homeschoolers, we have all gone through periods where our children just don’t seem to be interested in their history lessons. History is full of long, unusual names of people and places that are hard to pronounce and even harder … Continue reading

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The Sonlight Approach to Teaching History: History as the Backbone

Have you ever wondered what you're doing here on the earth? Ever wondered how our country got to the state that it's in? Ever wondered why people in other countries live differently than you do? Well, I think the answers … Continue reading

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What Did Mary Know? A Christmas Devotional

I've listened to the Christmas carol, Mary, Did You Know, at least 30 times this season. I find it gorgeous, and I can't stop thinking about its central question: Mary did you know? Watch a beautiful a cappella rendition of … Continue reading

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12 Must-have Books for Kids Who Love History

To introduce students to the big picture of history and nurture your budding historian, the spines from various History / Bible / Literature programs are a wonderful starting point. A history spine is a reference book that is used for … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Step up Your History Game for a Budding Historian

My enthusiasm for the subject of art withered during art classes at a public high school in England. It took years to reinvigorate it. Now that I'm a homeschool dad, I think quite a lot about how to avoid smothering … Continue reading

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A Reluctant Homeschooler’s Story

the Holzmann family today Think back to 30 years ago. Does your life now look like you thought it would then? If you're like me, that question might make you laugh. But praise God for opportunities to grow and serve … Continue reading

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Teaching History from Multiple Perspectives for 30 Years

Since our founding 30 years ago, Sonlight has affirmed that children need to learn from multiple perspectives to truly understand history.  That’s why our homeschool curriculum is based on great books, sometimes called living books—not textbooks. With a Sonlight History … Continue reading

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