Stuff We Like :: 7.22.16

home|school|life's Friday roundup of the best homeschool links, reads, tools, and other fun stuff has lots of ideas and resources.

around the web

Girl problems in academia and in economics.

It’s a bit long, but I think this piece on the benefits and problems of technology for children was really well balanced.

I want to live in a secret library apartment.

Hard but important: How to talk to kids about racial violence

Relevant to my life: Group scavenger hunts before Pokemon Go


at home | school | life

in the magazine: Thank you so much for all the lovely letters about the summer issue! 

on the blog: I will never pass up an opportunity to nerd out about Mary Queen of Scots. (I totally think she schemed against Elizabeth—but I also kind of think that might have been Elizabeth's plan all along.)

on the podcast: In our new episode, we’re talking about curriculum and how we decide what to teach.

in the classroom: The fall schedule is going up, and it looks amazing!


reading list

on my night table: Burr (almost finished!), Scotland Under Mary Stuart: An Account of Everyday Life, The Making of the American Essay, Neverwhere, The Blue Flower, Day of Infamy: The Classic Account of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor

on my 14-year-old’s night table: Summers at Castle Auburn, A House Like a Lotus, The Rest of Us Just Live Here

on my 8-year-old’s night table: The Way Things Work

together: The Rattle Bag (still my all-time favorite poetry compilation), The House of Hades


at home

watching: I convinced the kids to watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but they were not impressed. (“It’s like it’s being weird just to be weird!”)

eating: I bought some new plates, and I love them.

listening: Nothing to Prove by Geek Girls and the Double Clicks (I dare you not to tear up a little watching this video)