Everyday Homeschooling

Re-Energize Language Arts at Your House with Service Learning

Re-Energize Language Arts at Your House with Service Learning

Maggie has some great ideas for giving your student’s writing a boost with a combination of project-based learning and community service.

Philosophy at the Movies

Philosophy at the Movies

You can always start with the collected works of Plato, but these movies help introduce big philosophical ideas that may feel more accessible on the screen than on the page.

Teaching Literature-Based History without a Curriculum

Teaching Literature-Based History without a Curriculum

Truly, the biggest hurdle to cobbling my own history curriculum together has been organizing the resources in such a way that I know where they are, I remember all of the ideas that I had, and I don’t leave anything out. 

5 Ways to Get Excited about Teaching Math Beyond 5th Grade

5 Ways to Get Excited about Teaching Math Beyond 5th Grade

Don’t dread higher math! Get inspired with these resources that will give you confidence and ideas for middle and high school math in your homeschool.

Homeschool Transitions: Making the Shift from Middle to High School

Homeschool Transitions: Making the Shift from Middle to High School

The secret to transitioning to high school isn't so secret: Just keep doing what you've been doing, and trust that you've gotten to know your kid's academic abilities.

The Hero’s Journey: A Book and Movie List

The Hero’s Journey: A Book and Movie List

The hero’s journey is so prevalent in film and books that it makes a great jumping off point for a comparative literature study, and these texts are a great place to begin.

How We Created Our Homeschool's Studio Ghibli Literature Class (Without a Curriculum)

How We Created Our Homeschool's Studio Ghibli Literature Class (Without a Curriculum)

We used Studio Ghibli's film adaptations of beloved children's books for a high school introduction to comparative literature. Here's how we did it — and how you can, too, no curriculum required.

What to Stream in Your Homeschool This February (You Know, If You Want)

What to Stream in Your Homeschool This February (You Know, If You Want)

Documentaries for Black History Month, a saucy Jane Austen adaptation, ideas for family movie nights, and more stuff that might be fun to watch with your homeschoolers this month.