Creating a Student Binder for The Mystery of History

The Mystery of History curriculum makes a great read-aloud for the entire family but this year my seventh grader is working through volume 4 on her own. That meant that she not only needed a history binder but also a checklist to follow so she knew exactly what to do each day. Keep reading to see how I set up The Mystery of History student binder and grab your FREE download of my volume 4 student checklist. (This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.) The … [Read more...]

7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2017-2018

It's time for another homeschool year. Here are my 7th grade homeschool curriculum choices for the 2017-2018 school year. Curious about what I'm using in other grades this year? I have a 1st grader, 3rd grader and 5th grader as well. (This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.) 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices LifePac Bible 6 LifePac Bible contains 10 units that the student works through independently. My daughter did the first 4 units last year. She … [Read more...]

The Mystery of History Curriculum Review

I never liked history when I was in school but homeschooling has given me a whole new appreciation and love for history. It started with  the first curriculum I purchased for my oldest daughter years ago. That curriculum taught history through a biblical worldview. My daughter and I began to see God's hand throughout history and we both got excited to see the unfolding of God's plan to redeem His people. Since then I've been on the hunt for a curriculum that is not only grounded in a biblical … [Read more...]

My Favorite Homeschool Curriculums

I've used a lot of homeschool curriculums over the years. There are numerous ones that my kids and I have enjoyed but there are a few that stand out as our favorites. Keep on reading to discover my seven favorite homeschool curriculums and then leave a comment and share your favorites. (This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.) Math U See I started using Math U See my first year of homeschooling when my oldest child was in first grade. I used it with her all the … [Read more...]

The Mystery of History with Multiple Ages

Homeschooling multiple ages can be a challenge but The Mystery of History makes teaching history to my four elementary age children simple! If you aren't familiar with The Mystery of History curriculum it's a chronological, multi-age history curriculum with a Christian worldview. They have four volumes, each volume covering a different time period. We are doing Volume II: The Early Church and the Middle Ages this year. You can learn more about the curriculum on their website. {This post … [Read more...]

Mystery of History II Lesson Planner

This year we are trying out a new history curriculum. After hearing great things about The Mystery of History, I decided to give it a try. I wanted to incorporate The Story of the World (SOTW) since I had several volumes already. I created a lesson planner for The Mystery of History Volume II to help me stay organized this year. It includes a column for coordinating chapters in SOTW along with a blank space for notes on which activities I want to do with the kids. I also included a section to … [Read more...]