Archive for the ‘Social Studies’ Category

A Beka 8th Grade History Worksheets


07 Jan

America, Land I Love

 

If you’re using A Beka’s 8th grade history book, America, Land I Love, and are looking for worksheets, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve created a page and uploaded the files I’ve created for the book. These are like the sections at the end of each chapter, but done as worksheets for easy reference. There are the Review sheets for each chapter, which list the important places, people, and dates. I’ve also included a Terms section for each chapter, so the definition and information for each set of chapter terms can be filled in. You can find these files on the A Beka – America, Land I Love page.

Beyond the Mask – On DVD and Amazon Streaming


12 Oct

If you were interested in Beyond the Mask, and never went to see it in the theater, then you can see it now. Netflix offers it in their DVD options, and Amazon has the DVD for sale, as well as offering it for rent on Amazon Instant Video. The DVD from Netflix for us is on its way, and I can’t wait to see it!

In case you missed the original post here is the trailer:

Let us know what you think!

A Movie by Homeschoolers – Beyond the Mask


13 Apr

 

Beyond the Mask

Have you heard about this movie?

 

This is a movie by homeschoolers, with a historical and Christian slant to it. It seems to have a Pirates of the Caribbean (Hey, what can I say? I’m a fan! Savvy?) action feel, but is a more family-oriented film. This is already in theaters, will only be shown in certain places on certain dates, and tickets can only be purchased online.

I highly doubt my family will be as excited about this movie as I am, but I can’t wait till it’s out on DVD or online for private viewing (and then I’ll make them watch it anyway! Haha!) It really looks like a great movie for the theater though. It’s a shame they don’t have a 10:30pm showing.

Check out more information about this great movie (I’ll leave that up to them, since my intent was more to make you aware of it, not give details regarding it, seeing as how I haven’t actually seen it yet), and get your tickets here:

http://www.beyondthemaskmovie.com/home

Oh, and if you’ve already seen it, or plan to go, I’d love to hear your comments on it!

 

 

Timeline Puzzle


12 Feb

Complete Puzzle

We’re studying The Revolutionary War for American history right now (as is obvious by a previous post I made), and I wanted my son to remember various events in order, and the people associated with these events. For some reason the idea of doing a puzzle came to mind.

 

Step 1 – Getting the Puzzle Pieces

At first I was going to fight with different pieces of paper and creating my own puzzle pieces (more…)

They walked right into that one…


30 Jan

footprints

There are colored footprints leaving a trail across my dining room/school room tile! Really, there are, and they were left there by the British!!

Say WHAT?

This is all about our recent history lessons regarding the steps that led to the Revolutionary War (more…)

Our Native American Unit


06 Aug

pueblo
Well, our Native American unit has come to a close this past week, and it was very interesting and a lot of fun. The best part? The projects! (more…)

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