Navigating Electives: A Guide for Homeschooling High School Students

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Selecting the right electives can transform the high school experience for homeschoolers.Choosing electives can be both an exciting and daunting task for homeschooling high school students and their parents. Electives are not just filler courses; they are essential in shaping a well-rounded education, exploring interests, and preparing for future careers or college. In this post, we’ll explore how to make informed decisions when selecting electives.

Understanding the Role of Electives:

Electives play a crucial role in the high school curriculum. They provide students the chance to delve into subjects outside the core academic courses, helping them discover new passions, develop practical skills, and gain a broader perspective on the world. Whether it’s art, technology, or a foreign language, electives can significantly enhance a student’s educational experience.

1. Assessing Interests and Goals to Choose Electives:

The first step in choosing electives is to consider your child’s interests and long-term goals. Does your student show an inclination towards creative arts, sciences, or languages? Understanding these preferences is key. For instance, a student interested in a business career might benefit from courses like Entrepreneurship or Accounting 101, while a future scientist might prefer Genetics or a New Testament Survey for those inclined towards theology or religious studies.

2. Exploring Career Paths:

Electives can be a gateway to potential careers. Courses like Career Exploration or The Copywriting Experience offer practical insights into specific professions, helping students make informed decisions about their future. Encourage your student to try courses that align with their potential career interests.

3. Developing Essential Life Skills:

Some electives focus on life skills that are valuable regardless of career choice. Courses such as Economics or Political Literature & Comp not only provide academic knowledge but also teach critical thinking, financial literacy, and a better understanding of the world.

4. Balancing Academics and Personal Growth:

While aligning electives with academic and career goals is important, personal growth should not be overlooked. Encourage your student to choose at least one elective purely for personal interest or enjoyment, like Art 2 or Foreign Language Exploration. This balance ensures a well-rounded education and keeps learning enjoyable.

5. Utilizing Resources:

Take advantage of resources like True North Homeschool Academy, which offers a diverse range of electives tailored for homeschooling students. From Expedition Africa for younger students to Essay Extravaganza for aspiring writers, these courses are designed to meet various interests and academic needs.

Selecting the right electives can transform the high school experience for homeschoolers. It’s about striking a balance between academic rigor, personal interests, and future aspirations. By carefully considering their interests, career goals, and personal growth, homeschooling students can choose electives that enrich their education and prepare them for the future.

Remember, the journey through high school is as much about discovery as it is about education. Choose electives that inspire, challenge, and excite your student, and watch them thrive in their unique educational path.


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  10. The Copywriting Experience: Craft compelling content. Learn more
  11. New Testament Survey (Junior High): Explore the New Testament’s richness. Explore here
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Geography Just Around the Corner

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Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #188, Geography Just Around the Corner, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Geography Just Around the Corner

In this short little podcast “Geography Just Around the Corner,” Episode, #188, Meredith Curtis shows you how to take a walk around your neighborhood to notice all the geography there – landforms, flora, fauna, climate, and more. Children will open their eyes to new things and geography will become simple to understand.

 

 

 

 


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Show Notes

Whether you are teaching geography or not this year, whet your children’s appetite for geography by observing and exploring the geography all around you – right in your neighborhood!

Landforms

What landforms are in your neighborhood?

  • Mountains
  • Hills
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
  • Streams
  • Waterfalls
  • Islands
  • Desert
  • Grasslands
  • Forest
  • Rain Forest

Start with your backyard

Elevation

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Flora & Fauna

Plants & Animals are everywhere! Don’t’ forget the birds!

Binoculars

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Weather / Climate

Keep a weather chart

Find patterns

Extreme Weather

Fitting It All Together

How does it all fit together?

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US Geography Resources

Jr High US Geography

US Geography Junior High - Online Course at True North Homeschool Academy Travel God's World Geography by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Cookbook by Meredith Curtis
Travel God's World God Bless the USA Exploring States & Territories by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions Travel God's World God Bless the USA Cookbook by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette at Powerline Productions God Bless the USA State Capitals & Abbreviations by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions, Inc. Travel God's World God Bless the USA State Flags & Seals by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions

 

 


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Map God’s World the Fun Way

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Map God’s World the Fun Way

In “Mapping God’s World the Fun Way,” Episode, #187, Meredith Curtis shares out-of-the-box creative ways to map God’s amazing world. From using large outline maps and cooking/coloring in to map contests and mapping on the bathroom wall, who says mapping can’t be fun? Get back to basic mapping the world and have a blast!

 

 

 

 


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Show Notes

God’s Word tells us that the earth belongs to Him and all the people who live in it (Psalm 24:1) and Jesus told us to make disciples of all nations starting right where we are and moving across the entire world (Matthew 28:19 and Acts 1:8). Best of all, He loves all the people in the entire world so much that He sent Jesus so anyone who believes in Him will have everlasting life! (John 3:16). That’s exciting!

As a homeschool mom, I want to teach my children about the world God made and loves. If God calls them to go to Calcutta to share the Gospel, I want them to know where it is!

Little Ones Map Continents & Oceans

Start with blank outline maps of the entire world. Give children crayons or let them dictate names of the continents and the oceans.

Puzzles

Older Children Landform Map

Here are some of the Basic Landforms Children Should be able to Map by the time they are starting high school:

  • Andes Mountains
  • Amazon River
  • Patagonian Desert
  • Argentinean Pampas
  • Amazon Rain Forest
  • Nile River
  • Congo River
  • Sahara Desert
  • Kalahari Desert
  • Congo Rain Forest
  • Ganges River
  • Yangtze River
  • Tigris River
  • Euphrates River
  • Jordan River
  • Arabian Desert
  • Gobi Desert
  • Manchurian Plain
  • Mongolian Plain
  • Kazakh Steppe
  • Himalaya Mountains
  • Daintree River
  • Great Victoria Desert
  • Australian Savanna
  • Daintree Rain Forest
  • Great Dividing Range
  • Mississippi River
  • Great Basin Desert
  • Canadian Prairies
  • American Great Plains
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • Danube River
  • Rhine River
  • Great Hungarian Plain
  • Alps
  • Caucasus Mountains
  • Ring of Fire

Political Map Fun

Continue with Outline Maps – Filling in

Map Contests

Compare Political Maps from Different Time Periods – Overlay maps are great for this

Geography Cookbook & An Outline Map

Geographical Fiction

Seterra Online Quiz Game

Mapping the Bathroom Wall

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US Geography Resources

Jr High US Geography

US Geography Junior High - Online Course at True North Homeschool Academy Travel God's World Geography by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Cookbook by Meredith Curtis
Travel God's World God Bless the USA Exploring States & Territories by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions Travel God's World God Bless the USA Cookbook by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette at Powerline Productions God Bless the USA State Capitals & Abbreviations by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions, Inc. Travel God's World God Bless the USA State Flags & Seals by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions

 

 


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Math Success in High School

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Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #186, Math Success in High School, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Math Success in High School

In “Math Success in High School,” Episode, #186, Meredith Curtis talks about that subject that many homeschool moms dread – MATH! High school success is easier than you think. You need confidence, a game plan, good study habits, and sometimes help from outside the home. You will be encouraged from this podcast and have a workable plan to move forward.

 

 

 

 


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Show Notes

If you don’t like Math, don’t tune me out.

4 Reasons Students Do Poorly in Math

  1. They think they can’t do it
  2. They have poor study habits when it comes to Math
  3. They do it in spurts rather than consistently
  4. Moms are afraid of Math and pass on the fear

What’s Great about Math?

  • Concrete – right or wrong
  • Incremental
  • Teaches Problem-Solving
  • Exercise for the Brain
  • Exercise for our Logic Muscle

Why Kids Can Be Confident in Math

  • Each child is fearfully and wonderfully made
  • Each child can do ALL THINGS through Christ who gives us strength
  • Negative Voices in the Head can be Silenced
  • Study Habits & Game Plan are Key in Conqueroring Math

Game Plan & Study Habits

  • Do Math first thing (or as soon as you are awake) 4-5 times a week
  • Lead from Success to Success to Success
  • Learn each concept well before moving on (fractions, decimals, borrowing, order of operation, making 10)
  • Memorize Multiplication Tables
  • Memorize Basic Formulas

My Experience with Math

  • Early years to High school
  • Challenges & What I Did
  • Getting Help

Get Help!

  • Tutoring
  • Online Classes
  • Tutoring & Online Classes both Available at True North Homeschool Academy
  • Leanne – Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Algebra II

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Online Math Classes 

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8th Grade Math and PreAlgebra with Leanne Benjamin at True North Homeschool Academy Algebra I with Leanne Benjamin at True North Homeschool Academy Algebra 2 with Leanne Benjamin at True North Homeschool Academy

 


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Travel to Learn US Geography

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Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #185, Travel To Learn US Geography, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Travel to Learn US Geography

In “Travel to Learn US Geography,” Episode, #185, Meredith Curtis shares ways to teach US geography as if you were on a road trip through each US state and territory highlighting natural wonders, historic landmarks, and interesting people and places. Learn to use mapping, road mapping,  sightseeing, drone videos, cooking, baking, and research to discover our beautiful country. Grab your road map, pack your suitcase, and don’t forget your camera—we’ll see lots of beautiful places! Traveling, even from your family room, is a great way to learn geography the fun way!

 

 

 


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Show Notes

Hi! I love to travel. If only I could pack up the minivan and travel from state to state for a year or two.

Country Overview

  • How USA grew
  • Regions: Landforms, Climate
  • Farming

Road Trip & Packing

  • If we were going.
  • Why it’s their favorite class.

Regional Overview

  • Maps – colorful and fun
  • Mapping
  • Food, culture, music, landmarks, natural wonders, rivers, lakes

Take a Tour

  • State Description
  • Places to See
  • Food, crops, resources, fun things to do

Research

  • Statehood, flower, bird, fun facts
  • Copy flag – make it beautiful

Road Mapping

  • Lost skill with GPS
  • Where roads go and how they meander
  • g. Interstate highways (S to N even) (W to E odd)

Cooking & Baking

  • I dish or meal from each region
  • Kids LOVE this!

In Class Online

US Geography course at True North Homeschool Academy

Use God Bless the USA Exploring States & Territories

God Bless the USA State Capitals & Abbreviations

Travel God's World God Bless the USA Exploring States & Territories by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions God Bless the USA State Capitals & Abbreviations by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions, Inc.
  • Videos (esp Drone, travel, adventure)
  • Games
  • Questions: “What do you notice about this state flag (seal, capitol, coin, stamp)
  • Photo of Map Shape: “Give me the capital and abbreviation)

US Geography Online Class

Jr High US Geography

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Travel God's World God Bless the USA State Stamps & Coins by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions Travel God's World God Bless the USA State Sorting Mats by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions National Parks Fact Cards by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World God Bless the USA National Parks Memory Game by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions

More Online Classes with Laura, Meredith, and Leanne

Check out all the great classes at True North Homeschool Academy!

Science Exploration A for K-3rd Grade at True North Homeschool Academy Science Exploration B for 4th-6th Grade at True North Homeschool Academy True North Homeschool Academy High School Computer Science Class Healthy Living for Teens Class with Meredith Curtis at True North Homeschool Academy
World History of the 20th Century for High School with Meredith Curtis at True North Homeschool Academy 8th Grade Math and PreAlgebra with Leanne Benjamin at True North Homeschool Academy Algebra I with Leanne Benjamin at True North Homeschool Academy Algebra 2 with Leanne Benjamin at True North Homeschool Academy

 


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Essential Computer Skills for Teens

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Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #184, Computer Science Online, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Essential Computer Skills for Teens

In “Computer Science Online ,” Episode, #184, Laura Nolette & Meredith Curtis discuss Laura’s Introduction to Computer Science course online at True North Homeschooling Academy and the essential computer skills for teens. Laura, a 30+ year veteran and continuing student of the IT world, offers some insight into why students need a computer science class and what they can learn in this one. Meredith and Laura talk about the computer related challenges they have helped homeschool students overcome as they learn online.

 

 

 


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Show Notes

What Students Need to Know About Computer Science

  • Basic history of computers
  • What computers do
  • How they work
  • How they think
  • What’s in a computer
  • What works with a computer
  • What is computer programming or game design
  • The internet – How it works how it was built
  • Internet safety
  • How can you use the internet to make money?
  • Office application
  • How to make apps work
  • How to find work on your computer
  • How to organize your computer
  • How to customize or personalize your computer

Teaching Computer Science Online

  • Learn What They Need Now
  • Learn What They Will Need in the Future
  • Start with the Basics
  • Using the internet to learn
  • Using the internet to share or submit documents
  • Compare & Learn To Use Different Systems
  • Microsoft Office 365 – including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Google Chromebook – including Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
  • MacBook or iMac – inclkluding Apple Pages, Numbers, and Keynote

Teacher Experience

  • Been around computers since childhood
  • Worked as a IT professional for over 30 years
  • Involved in the beginnings of the internet
  • Siblings are all IT professionals
  • Taking more classes still

Always keep learning

True North Homeschool Academy - Introductions to Computer Science

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Science Exploration A for K-3rd Grade at True North Homeschool Academy Science Exploration B for 4th-6th Grade at True North Homeschool Academy US Geography for Jr High with Meredith Curtis at True North Homeschool Academy Healthy Living for Teens Class with Meredith Curtis at True North Homeschool Academy
World History of the 20th Century for High School with Meredith Curtis at True North Homeschool Academy 8th Grade Math and PreAlgebra with Leanne Benjamin at True North Homeschool Academy Algebra I with Leanne Benjamin at True North Homeschool Academy Algebra 2 with Leanne Benjamin at True North Homeschool Academy

 


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Cozy Mystery English Online

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Cozy Mystery English Online

In “Cozy Mystery English Online,” Episode, #183, Laura Nolette & Meredith Curtis discuss Meredith’s Who Dun It high school English course online at True North Homeschooling Academy. Writing a novel in high school and creating Who Dun It high school English course has been a win-win for their teens. Who Dun It is fun in a co-op and online classes where students read and write cozy mysteries. This out-of-the-box high school English course is a blessing to many homeschool families who want to experience the adventure of clues, red herrings, plot twists, creating suspects, and leading their detective on a merry chase until the murderer is apprehended.

 

 

 


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Show Notes

Our experience with novel writing in high school and eventually writing a who-dun-it.

Writing a Cozy Mystery

  • Cozy -no gore, clean, focus on solving a puzzle
  • Create detective, sidekick, friends, and suspects (characterization)
  • Create a scene-by-scene plot
  • Suspect’s Motives
  • Clues/Red Herrings
  • Setting/Tone/Mood/Christian Worldview
  • Plot Twists
  • Logic – Wrapping It Up

Who Dun It At Home

  • Read “Golden Age” Mystery Novels & Short Stories
  • Discuss Novels & Short Stories
  • Write a Short Story first semester
  • Write Novel second semester
  • Create Well-Rounded Characters/Introduce to Family
  • Read Sections of Short Story & Novel Aloud to Family
  • Get Input from Family
  • Watch Cozy Mysteries & Discuss with Parents

Who Dun It? Murder Mystery Literature and Writing High School Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who Dun It in Homeschool Co-op

  • Read “Golden Age” Mystery Novels & Short Stories
  • Discuss Novels & Short Stories
  • Write a Short Story first semester
  • Write Novel second semester
  • Create Well-Rounded Characters/Introduce in Class
  • Read Sections of Short Story & Novel Aloud
  • Peer Review Writing Club Style
  • Watch Cozy Mysteries & Discuss

Who Dun It? Murder Mystery Literature & Composition Class at True North Homeschool Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who Dun It Online

  • Read “Golden Age” Mystery Novels & Short Stories
  • Discuss Novels & Short Stories
  • Write a Short Story first semester
  • Write Novel second semester
  • Create Well-Rounded Characters/Introduce in Class
  • Read Sections of Short Story & Novel Aloud
  • Peer Review Writing Club Style
  • Watch Cozy Mysteries & Discuss

Who Dun It at True North Homeschool Academy

Literature & Composition: Who Dun It

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Literature Resources

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American Literature & Research British Literature & Writing High School Class Foundations of Western Literature by Meredith Curtis Communications 101:Essays and Speeches High School Class

 


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Online Classes and Neurodiversity: Building Independence and Social Skills at Home

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223: Online Classes and Neurodiversity: Building Independence and Social Skills at Home

Guest Lindsay Leiviska talks to us about Online Classes and Neurodiversity. You can find Lindsay online at A Heart For All Students. Her podcast is also called “A Heart for All Students”. Lindsay’s tips will be helpful to those homeschooling a child with autism, ADHD, or any issue that can make learning a little more challenging for a student.

Be sure to listen to the previous episodes 125 and 126 where Lindsay explains how to modify online curriculum for special needs students

These are the topics Lindsay covers in this episode

1. The Why Behind Online or Digital Classes

  • Screen-based learning can give them the independence they need to learn more effectively
  • Support your child by “removing the audience” and giving them agency
  • Outsourcing classes can alleviate stress on the parent-child relationship

2. At What Age?

  • Completely dependent on the child
  • Consider anxiety level
  • Consider executive functioning level

3. Asynchronous vs Synchronous

  • Again, completely dependent on the child’s executive function and anxiety level

4. How much support from parents?

5. Social Time

  • Use online platforms like Outschool for social time

Bonus Tip: Allow Gaming as a way to createrelationships

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A Heart for all Students

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20th Century World History Fun Online

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20th Century World History Fun Online

In “20th Century World History Fun Online,” Episode, #181, Laura Nolette & Meredith Curtis talk about Meredith’s 20th Century World History Class online at True North Homeschooling Academy. First, they talk about history co-oping and how they ended up leading a co-op and teaching online. They discuss history labs (design an amusement park, diaromas, acting out battles, radio shows, commercials) and how they add depth and fun to history studies.

 

 

 


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Our experience  history co-oping and teaching online

History Classes In Person – Co-op

  • All ages together for history lab
  • Separate classes for discussing history material
  • Archaeological Dig
  • “Olympic Games”
  • Quill Pens & Berry Ink
  • Tin Punching
  • Act Out Stagecoach Robbery
  • Underground Railroad Game (similar to capture the flag)

History Labs in the 20th Century

  • Games through the Century
  • DIY Miniature Gold
  • Diaroma of Battlefield – Trench Warfare
  • War II Poster
  • Listen to Music from each Decade
  • Radio Show – Truthful Reporting from Vietnam
  • Create an Airplane Company & Make Commercial
  • Plan a Trip on Route 66
  • Design an Amusement Park
  • Mapping
  • Family Trees
  • Much more!

Why Teaching the 20th Century Is Needed

  • So much of history is being rewritten
  • 20th Century impacts 21st Century
  • Socialism/Communism needs to be understood
  • Wars/Terrorism/Civil Rights Movement/Eugenics/
  • Set them up for success in the more formal years

World History 20th Century

  • Online classes at True North Homeschool Academy
  • 2 Classes – Middle School & High School
  • Textbook & Workbook at Home
  • Powerpoint, Videos, Project Sharing, and Discussion online

Benefits of Online History Fun

  • Teen LIKE history
  • Teens learn with other teens
  • Just one hour a week for 15 weeks/semester
  • Pleasant, wholesome atmosphere

20th Century World History at True North Homeschool Academy

  • World History of the 20th Century for High Schoolers

World History - 20th Century Class at True North Homeschool Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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20th Century Modern History for Jr. High at True North Homeschool Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HIS Story of the 20th Century by Meredith Curtis HIS Story of the 20th Century: High School Workbook by Meredith Curtis HIS Story of the 20th Century Middle School Workbook HIS Story of the 20th Century Cookbook by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette

 


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Science Fun Online

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Science Fun Online

In “Science Fun Online,” Episode, #181, Laura Nolette & Meredith Curtis talk about Laura’s science class Science Exploration at True North Homeschooling Academy. First, they talk about homeschool co-oping and how they ended up leading a co-op and teaching online. What takes the intimidation out of learning science? Is hands-on science fun possible online? How do children respond and learn science online? Laura and Meredith answer these questions and more!

 

 

 


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Our experience  homeschooling, co-oping, and teaching online

Science Classes In Person

  • All ages together for labs, experiments, and projects
  • Trebuchet -physics
  • Potato gun – physics
  • Volcano – earth science
  • Games, crafts, more!

Goal of Teaching Science in Elementary

  • Children learn that science is fun!
  • Children learn that science is interesting!
  • Integrating all ages for labs, experiments, and projects.
  • Set them up for success in the more formal years

Science ExplorationFrom Stars to Shining Seas by Laura Nolette and Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions, Inc.

  • Online classes at True North Homeschool Academy
  • 2 Age Groups
  • Hands-on Science
  • Textbook this Year: From Seas to Shining Stars

Benefits of Online Science Fun

  • Children LIKE science rather than being intimidated by it
  • Children enjoy learning
  • Pleasant, wholesome atmosphere

Science Exploration at True North Homeschool Academy

  • Science Exploration A for K-3

Science Exploration A for K-3rd Grade at True North Homeschool Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Science Exploration B for 4-6

Science Exploration B for 4th-6th Grade at True North Homeschool Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From Stars to Shining Seas by Laura Nolette and Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions, Inc. Little Lambs Exploring the Heavens Lapbook by Laura Nolette and Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions, Inc. My Creation Week Lapbook by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette at Powerline Productions, inc. Healthy Living for Christian Teens by Meredith Curtis

 


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