61 Ways to Teach It

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #145, 61 Ways to Teach It!, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network61 Ways to Teach It

In “61 Ways to Teach It,” Episode, #145, Meredith Curtis gives homeschooling parents 61 teaching methods that work! Get out of a teaching rut and try out some new methods. From tried-and-true to out-of-the box, these 61 ways to teach your children will bring life to your homeschool adventure. Try a new teaching method this week.

 

 

 


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Show Notes

There is not just one way to teach a subject

There are so many out-the-box and tried-and-true ways to teach

Not Just One Way to Teach

Teaching Method Fit What You are Trying to Teach

Teaching Method Fit Child’s Learning Style

Teaching Method Fit Parent’s Learning Style

Combine Several Methods for Multi-Sensory Exposure

Ways To Teach

  1. Reading Aloud
  2. Living Books
  3. Literature
  4. Great Books & Historical Documents
  5. Historical Fiction
  6. Biographies
  7. Picture Books
  8. Textbooks
  9. Magazines
  10. Cookbooks
  11. Memorizing
  12. Workbooks
  13. Lectures
  14. Discussions
  15. Group Discussions
  16. Asking Questions
  17. Answering Questions
  18. Narration
  19. Taking Notes
  20. Outline
  21. Write a Letter or Email
  22. Write a Summary
  23. Writing Report
  24. Retelling Stories
  25. Telling Stories
  26. Writing Stories
  27. Reciting Poems
  28. Writing Poems
  29. Writing Paragraphs
  30. Writing Essays
  31. Essay into Blog Post
  32. Write Like a Reporter
  33. Research
  34. Research Project
  35. Audios
  36. Movies
  37. Documentaries
  38. Live Classes Online
  39. Classes on Dvd
  40. Educational Songs
  41. Visual Aids
  42. Role-Playing
  43. Create a Radio Show
  44. Make a Movie
  45. Interview
  46. Host a News Show
  47. Mapping
  48. Timelines
  49. Drawing
  50. Illustrating
  51. Cartooning
  52. Experimenting
  53. Nature Walks
  54. Collections
  55. Experiment
  56. Projects
  57. Read a Book Aloud
  58. Give a Speech
  59. Creating a Website
  60. Start a Blog
  61. Teach Younger Children

 

Don’t limit yourself anymore—step out of the same-old-same-old today!

 

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How-to-Homeschool Books if you want to learn more about homeschooling or plan to homeschool 😊

Joyful and Successful Homeschooling by Meredith Curtis Unlocking the Mystery of Homeschooling High School by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette Quick & EZ Unit Study Fun by Meredith Curtis Seven R's of Homeschooling by Meredith Curtis

The following books give detailed instructions so you can have your own History Parties.

Let's Have Our Own Archaeological Dig by Meredith Curtis Let's Have Our Own Luau by Meredith Curtis Let's Have Our Own Medieval Banquet by Meredith Curtis Let's Have Our Own Olympic Games

These are just a few of our many resources that work well for all ages together!

Newspaper Reporting by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Geography by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Cookbook by Meredith Curtis HIS Story of the 20th Century by Meredith Curtis

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Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #130, Home is the Best Place to Raise Leaders, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #118, Add Humanities to Your Home School, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #113, 7 Ways to Save Big on Homeschool Curriculum, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network Finish Well Radio, Podcast #82, Homeschooling from Genesis, with Meredith Curtis and Steven Policastro, on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network


 

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Homeschool Socialization

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #144, Homeschool Socialization, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast NetworkHomeschool Socialization

In “Homeschool Socialization,” Episode, #144, Meredith Curtis shares how homeschooling in her home has included other families. From involvement in homeschool support groups, lessons, sports, and co-ops to History Days and ministry, there have always been other homeschooling families involved in our lives. Meredith gives practical tips and fun ways to spend time with other families and learn at the same time.

 

 

 


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Show Notes

People often ask me the famous question: “What about socialization?”

I always laugh! My family has way too much socialization! Just kidding.

Younger Years

Homeschooling at home building memories

Co-ops/support groups we were part of

Ballet, tennis, soccer, basketball

Church

Mixing with all ages

Making friends with peers

Opportunities to learn

Opportunities to serve

Middle School Help with Science

When the children hit middle/high school, we join “Friday classes” for the older kids.

We went as a family. I helped teach classes and later taught on my own

Kids took watercolor, fitness, choir, drama, and sciences

History Days

Friday classes was so big, I wanted something more intimate.

“History Days” was born.

Reading aloud, Listening to Diana Waring audios

Crafts, Sewing, Art Appreciation, Drama, Creating Radio Shows, Models

Timelines, Maps, Cooking & Baking

What we studied over the years: American History, British History, Geography, World History

NO homework—we did history together for the day!

A Co-op Is Born

We added friends

  • The homeschool friend whose mom started working and wanted some time with other people
  • The homeschool friend whose mom couldn’t teach physics
  • The mom who was struggling

Adding more families

  • What didn’t work anymore: Listening to Audios, laid back schedule
  • What continued: reading aloud, hands-on fun, timelines, maps
  • Memories

Which was better?

Not really sure; both were perfect for us in the season we were in.

So Many Options

  • Umbrella Schools records only
  • Umbrella Schools 2-3 days per week (great when both parents work)
  • Online schools
  • Online classes
  • Support groups
  • Co-ops
  • Enrichment Classes
  • Core Classes

Lessons Learned

If you are not careful, other people can be the primary influence in your children. Not everyone agrees with my definition of “wholesome” or “Christian”

Don’t Forget: You can’t HOMEschool is you are never home.

We want to give our children “the best of the best” but what they need most is peaceful days with us.

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How-to-Homeschool Books if you want to learn more about homeschooling or plan to homeschool 😊

Joyful and Successful Homeschooling by Meredith Curtis Unlocking the Mystery of Homeschooling High School by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette Quick & EZ Unit Study Fun by Meredith Curtis Seven R's of Homeschooling by Meredith Curtis

The following books give detailed instructions so you can have your own History Parties.

Let's Have Our Own Archaeological Dig by Meredith Curtis Let's Have Our Own Luau by Meredith Curtis Let's Have Our Own Medieval Banquet by Meredith Curtis Let's Have Our Own Olympic Games

These are just a few of our many resources that work well for all ages together!

Newspaper Reporting by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Geography by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Cookbook by Meredith Curtis HIS Story of the 20th Century by Meredith Curtis

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A Special Thank You to Our Network Sponsor:  Courageous Movie

 

From the Kendrick Brothers, creators of the No. 1 box-office movie WAR ROOM and OVERCOMER, comes the remastered re-release of COURAGEOUS Legacy, in theaters September 24. Celebrating 10 years of impact on families and fathers, this updated version of the film includes new scenes and an enhanced look and sound.

Filled with action-packed drama, COURAGEOUS Legacy will once again have viewers laughing, crying, and cheering as they are challenged and inspired by everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children. Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That’s courageous.

Check out the trailer here!


Travel to Learn Geography

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #143, Travel to Learn Geography, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast NetworkTravel to Learn Geography

In “Travel to Learn Geography,” Episode, #143, Meredith Curtis shares how traveling to other states and countries have taught her so much about their culture, natural resources, farming, businesses,  landforms, and religion. Meredith shares how to start with travel locally, statewide, and beyond your borders. Best of all, Meredith gives practical tips and fun ways to travel right from your family room.

 

 

 


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Show Notes

I love to travel! Trains, cars, planes, boats—even buses. The thrill of adventure gets me every time.

Netherlands: bikes, tall, cheese, read the street signs in Dutch, but not understand a word of English, canals, canal houses, Corrie ten Boom house

Rome: Jail cell of Paul, 3-layers of churches, the art in the Vatican, the magnificence of the Colosseum, that’s where Nero fiddled while Rome burned.

London: Tube, cathedrals, museums, Rosetta Stone, mummies, Gutenberg Bibles, rose gardens, tea at the Orangery

Start Where You Are/Travel Locally

I live in Florida. Smack dab in the center.

Farms (pick-your-own places—chat with owners)

Museums

Sunday Drives (Lake Mary, Pembroke Pines, 46 to I-95)

Explores

What is in your city?

Travel Statewide

Beaches, Tide Pools, Sand Dunes, Grasses, Life everywhere!

Birds, Alligators, Flowers, Blue Skies

Coral Reefs down in the Keys

Rolling hills in the panhandle

Lake Okeechobee, St. John’s River—Boating, too!

Parks, Forests, Wilderness Areas, Wet Walks, Swamps, Airboats

Cities, Heritage Neighborhoods, Local Museums

St. Augustine, Theme Parks, NASA

What is in Your State?

Across the USA

So much to see!

  • Swamps, Beachs, Farms, Lakes, Rolling hills in the South
  • Chesapeake Bay, Farms, Hills, Famous Cities in the Mid-Atlantic
  • Mountains, History, Famous Cities, Farms, Villages in New England
  • Plains, Great Lakes, Farm Belt, Rust Belt in Midwest
  • Cattle Ranching, Oil Rigs, Rugged Terrain in Southwest
  • Mountains, Arches, Ranches in West
  • Diverse from Arctic to Tropical in the Pacific

Travel to Other Countries

Start with our Territories: US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa

  • Caribbean
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Asia
  • Australia/New Zealand
  • Oceania (Polynesia in old books)
  • Antartica

Travel from Your Family Room

Books

Movies

Travel Videos

Travel Journal

Travel God’s World Geography

Travel God’s World Cookbook

Restaurants

Maps

Mapping

Photos

Travel With “Travel God’s World Series”

Travel God's World Cookbook by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Geography by Meredith Curtis Travel to London Unit Study by Meredith Curtis Travel the World Country Report Lapbook by Meredith Curtis

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Help! I’ve Got Issues

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #142, Help! I’ve Got Issues, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast NetworkHelp! I’ve Got Issues

In “Help! I’ve Got Issues,” Episode, #142, Meredith Curtis talks to moms like herself that are far from perfect.

Often, we carry a picture in our head of the ideal homeschooler who has a perfect family, perfect children, and a perfect homeschool life. But how do you homeschool when family, financial, health, or other issues arise?

Meredith will give practical suggestions to homeschool when you feel overwhelmed by life and aware of your own inadequacies. Success is not perfection. Come away refreshed and encouraged!

 

 

 


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Show Notes

Moving. Financial crises. Death. Sickness. Chronic illness. Personal flaws. Can you still homeschool.

Renew Your Mind

First renew your mind.

There are NO perfect families!

Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may [d]prove what the will of God is, that which is good and [e]acceptable and perfect (Romans 12:1-3 NASB).

Renew Your Mind

Worldly thinking: professionals need to educate my children

Lies: “I’m not smart enough”

Lies: “This is too hard”

What Does God Say?

And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me (II Corinthians 12:9 NASB).

God loves to show off in your life in the middle of weakness.

Position yourself for grace.

Read God’s Word. Thank Him. Be faithful. Be obedient. Watch God move.

Help! I’ve Got Issues – Financial Crisis

Pray & Fast for Finances.

Look for ways to save money: barter, used curriculum, borrow

Help! I’ve Got Issues – Health Issues

Focus on the Majors

Read aloud

Math every day

Learn together about injuries/sickness/chronic illness

Help! I’ve Got Issues – Learning Weakness

Disciple

Pray for a love of learning

Read literature

Learn with your child

Help! I’ve Got Issues – Character Flaws

Acknowledge and ask God to help you

Ask for forgiveness if you sin

RECEIVE forgiveness

Don’t focus on flaws; focus on JESUS!

Story of Tricia.

Help! I’ve Got Issues – Relationships

Love your husband and children. Receive their love. Homeschooling is a lifestyle of learning but part of that learning is communication, serving, and loving one another.

Go the distance! Godspeed!

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How-to-Homeschool Books if you want to learn more about homeschooling or plan to homeschool 😊

Joyful and Successful Homeschooling by Meredith Curtis Unlocking the Mystery of Homeschooling High School by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette Quick & EZ Unit Study Fun by Meredith Curtis Seven R's of Homeschooling by Meredith Curtis

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Flexible Scheduling Can Work for You!

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #141, Flexible Scheduling Can Work for You!, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast NetworkFlexible Scheduling Can Work for You!

In “Flexible Scheduling Can Work for You!,” Episode, #141, Meredith Curtis can help you if you feel overwhelmed by trying to get it all done. Is there a way to schedule that is flexible enough to deal with the interruptions every day brings? Can a free spirit live a scheduled life? Yes! If it’s flexible. Flexible scheduling brings order to the chaos while still leaving room to be spontaneous and fun!

 

 

 


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Show Notes

I sat down with another homeschool mom who confessed her kids hadn’t gotten any schoolwork done the whole year (it was November), the house was a constant mess, and she had all these homeschool dreams, but she was giving up.

She needed help!

We can be led by the moment or derailed by the interruptions of our day. It is hard to direct children who want to do their own thing when you are up all night with a sick baby.

Yet, you look at rigid moms who run a tight ship and you think, “That’s not me.”

Or you were on a rigid schedule at one time in your life and now it is IMPOSSIBLE to stay on a schedule. What can  you do?

I have help for everyone! A schedule is your servant, not your master, but it is a great servant.

Change the Template

Instead of thinking in hours (from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.), I have learned to think in blocks of time (between breakfast and lunch). It makes more sense as a mom.

Our days have these blocks of time:

  • Before Breakfast
  • Breakfast (short for some and long for others)
  • Between Breakfast and Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Between Lunch and Dinner
  • Dinner
  • After Dinner
  • Bedtime Ritual.

These things happened in your house every day. Your bedtime ritual might be a nightmareish showdown, but you have one. Breakfast may be on the run dashing to homeschool co-op, but your kids eat it.

Reality Check!

When we don’t have a plan, things fall into chaos.

When we don’t give direction to our children for the day, they slide into neutral, the easiest thing for their brains—TV, videos, internet, napping, eating.

If I am led by my “heart” I will eat candy and watch old TV shows or talk on the phone all day. Poof! The day is gone.

Psalm 90 verse 12 addresses this:

So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.

What Really Matters

I like to step back and thing about what really matters to me.

  • What do I want to run my days and weeks to look like?
  • What do I want to accomplish each week (chores, school work, free time, reading time)?
  • I want Jesus to be Lord of my homeschool. But what does that look like?

Ask yourself questions like these so you can determine what you want the days/weeks to look like. Be practical and realistic, not idealistic here.

Then examine yourself, your husband, and your children. What factors will play into this plan?

When my children were little, I discovered that we all worked best in the morning.

In addition, my parents raised me to work first, play second.

Now everyone will come up with their own values and priorities. What’s important is that you know what truly matters to you because if  you don’t take that into account, it will derail your plans.

Planning Blocks of Time

  • Think about when your family members get up and when you eat breakfast on average. How much time is there?
  • Think about eating breakfast. Is there time to read the Bible during breakfast and pray together afterward? Will that work or not?
  • Think about mornings. About how much time do you normally have between breakfast and lunch? Remember the real not ideal.
  • Lunch time. Does everyone talk? Is everyone on their phone? Can the phones be turned in and read poetry together or listen to audios during lunch? Or does everyone need that time to just eat and visit?
  • How long is there normally between lunch and dinner? When thinking about time, exclude time you need to prepare dinner?
  • After dinner. We are unable to commit to any schoolwork or chores after dinner, but some families are just revving up. What is your family like after dinner?

Now plug in subjects, chores, reading time, play time, screen time, and free time into the schedule.

Example from out house:

  • For us, we’ve always done math first thing five days a week. It’s like a good brain stretch.
  • My children do their “5 things” (brush teeth/hair; get dressed; make bed; straighten room; personal Quiet Time) before breakfast.
  • We like to read quietly after lunch while babies nap.
  • We do history and science all together, but everyone does spelling and grammar on their own.

Here is a sample weekly (M-F) schedule using Flexible Scheduling.

Monday Schedule Tuesday Schedule Wednesday Schedule Thursday Schedule Friday Schedule

Reality Check!

One thing I had to constantly remind myself was that to HOMEschool, I had to be at home quite a bit. I often overscheduled.

Moving Blocks of Time

That’s why I always schedule free time in. Then when things come up, I can move my schedule around.

Reality Check!

When the kids were older, there was a family schedule and then each teen had a schedule. I helped them make it, but really they made it. We would make a schedule at the beginning of the year and then tweak it after 3-4 weeks.

Tweaking Schedules

I cannot tell you how many schedules I have made that were unrealistic. No, I just can’t seem to get up at 5 a.m. for the spin class at the Y. No, I can’t get math work check in 20 minutes per day. No, I can’t fit ballet lessons, piano lessons, and tennis lessons. One or things will have to go.

Posting Schedules

I would always give each child a copy of the family schedule and their own personal one. Next, I hung all the schedules on the homeschool cabinet door. It made it easy to remember what they were working on. High school schedules were super complicated as they added co-op classes, sports, and ministry at church.

You can see some of our schedules below.

 

Week Schedule Week Schedule

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How-to-Homeschool Books if you want to learn more about homeschooling or plan to homeschool 😊

Joyful and Successful Homeschooling by Meredith Curtis Unlocking the Mystery of Homeschooling High School by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette Quick & EZ Unit Study Fun by Meredith Curtis Seven R's of Homeschooling by Meredith Curtis

The following books give detailed instructions so you can have your own History Parties.

Let's Have Our Own Archaeological Dig by Meredith Curtis Let's Have Our Own Luau by Meredith Curtis Let's Have Our Own Medieval Banquet by Meredith Curtis Let's Have Our Own Olympic Games

These are just a few of our many resources that work well for all ages together!

Newspaper Reporting by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Geography by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Cookbook by Meredith Curtis HIS Story of the 20th Century by Meredith Curtis

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Learn Geography in the Kitchen!

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #140, Learn Geography in the Kitchen!, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Learn Geography in the Kitchen!

In “Learn Geography in the Kitchen!” Episode, #140, Meredith Curtis introduces you to global cuisine that your children can cook, bake, and eat. Learning is more fun in the kitchen and that’s true of geography, too. You can travel from continent to continent learning about popular foods and places to visit. A springboard to a unit study or delight-directed rabbit trail is always a possibility!

 

 

 


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Show Notes

Your children can cook, bake, and eat their way across the world. Learning is more fun in the kitchen and that’s true of geography, too. You can travel from continent to continent learning about popular foods and places to visit.

Start by looking at a map of the continent and talking about some of the foods that are native to the region.

I also like to explore places that are beautiful and interesting. You can do all of this with Travel God’s World Cookbook: maps, flags, info about each continent, places to visit list, foods to try list, and recipes!

North America

Canada and the USA are huge countries that take up all the space in the third largest continent. Though Central America is considered part of North America, I’m going to talk about Central America separately.

Places to Visit

  • Niagara Falls
  • Rockies (in US and Canada)
  • Nortre-Dame Basilica
  • Grand Canyon
  • Pike’s Peak
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Kennedy Space Center

Foods to Try:

  • Maple Syrup
  • Tourtiere (beef and meat pie)
  • Poutine (fries covered in gravey and cheese curds)
  • Grits
  • Hamburgers
  • Fried Chicken
  • Apple Pie

Central America

Mexico, El Salvadore, Panama, Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras, Guatamala, and Nicaragua make up Central America.

Beautiful beaches, hot deserts, and majestic mountains make it a lovely place to explore.

Places to Visit:

  • Totihuacan (pyramids)
  • Guanajuato
  • Acapulco
  • Ruta de las Flores
  • Lake Ilopango (lake in a volcano crater)
  • Tazumal (Mayan ruins)
  • Snorkle off Caye Caulker Island
  • Rio Celeste Waterfall

Foods to Try:

  • Tamales
  • Tostados
  • Enchiladas
  • Pupasas
  • Yuca Frita
  • Tres Leches Cake

Caribbean

The Caribbean is filled with tropical islands like St. Lucia, Curacao, Bahamas, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Aruba, Barbados, Grenada, Anguilla, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

Places to Visit:

  • The Beaches
  • Historic Churches
  • Gardens
  • Plantation Museums

Foods to Try:

  • Conch
  • Mango Chutney
  • Coconut Rice
  • Breadfruit
  • Plantains
  • Sugar cakes
  • Pina Colada

South America

Twelve nations make up South America and each has its own flavor and food.

Places to Visit:

  • Angels Falls
  • Igauzu Falls
  • Christ the Redeemer Statue overlooking Rio De Janeiro
  • Amazon Rainforest
  • Cathedrals
  • Monestaries
  • Colonial Towns
  • Cachu Picchu (Inca ruins)
  • Galapogos Islands
  • Atacama Desert

Food to Try:

  • Black Beans
  • Arroz con Pollo
  • Cuy (Guinea Pig)
  • Alpaca
  • Cheesy Potatoes
  • Flan
  • Coffee

Europe

The second-smallest continent is jam-packed with countries! There is a so much to see and taste.

Places to Visit:

  • Big Ben
  • Westminster Cathedral
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Notre Dame
  • Charles Bridge/Prague Castle
  • Venice
  • Assisi
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Swiss Alps
  • Vatican
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Alhambra

Foods to Try:

  • Fish and Chips
  • Paella
  • Coq au Vin
  • Ratatouille
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage
  • Rye Bread
  • Fondue
  • Schnitzel
  • Gelato

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Africa

Exotic Africa is home to 54 countries! Wow! From deserts to savannahs to jungles, this continent has it all including majestic mountains.

Places to Visit:

  • Pyramids
  • Victoria Falls
  • Mouont Kilimanjara
  • Safari Animals at Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Gorillas & Chimpanzees at Virunga National Park
  • Kalahari Desert
  • Zanzibar
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritius

Food to Try:

  • Akara Balls
  • Kushari
  • Chicken Tagine
  • Bobotie
  • Curried Cabbage
  • Red Lentils with Yams
  • Tahini Dip
  • Puff Puff
  • Honey Cakes

Asia

Asia is BIG! From the    Hialayan Mountains to the tropical rainforests of Vietnam to the deserts of the Middle East, Asia is unique in its cultures and peoples.

Places to Visit:

  • Great Wall of China
  • Forbidden City
  • Mount Fuji
  • Taj Mahal
  • The Grand Palace Bangkok
  • Singapore
  • Dead Sea
  • Sea of Gallilee
  • Temple Mount in Jerusalem
  • Ephesus
  • Cappadocia

Foods to Try:

  • Hummus
  • Spicy Edamame
  • Chop Suey
  • Mongolian Beef
  • Boba Tea
  • Pineapple Cakes

Australia & Oceania

From the glaciers of New Zealand to the tropical rainforests of the Polynesia, Oceania is full of wonder and beauty. Australia is the smallest continent with New Zealand nearby. Oceania is made up of many tropical island nations.

Places to Visit:

  • Lake Wakatipu
  • Waitomo Caves
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Bondi Beach
  • Outback
  • Kangeroo Island
  • Fiji
  • Sopoaga Waterfall, Samoa
  • Faarumai Waterfalls, Tahiti
  • Varirate National Park, Papua New Guinea

Foods to Try:

  • Kiwi Dip
  • Cheese & Bacon Roll
  • Dagwood Dog (similar to corn dogs)
  • Chicken Fafa
  • Emu
  • Crocodile
  • Kangeroo
  • Green Chicken Curry Pie
  • Kokoda (raw fish with citrus and coconut milk)
  • Mumu (leafy greens, root vegetables, meat, fruit, coconut milk cooked in a banana leaf-lined pit)
  • Palusami (taro leaves & onions in coconut milk)
  • Fairy Bread
  • Lamingtons

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Amazing History of Flight

In “Amazing History of Flight,” Episode, #139, Meredith Curtis introduces you to the amazing history of flight! Aviation history is thrilling. Meredith touches on some of the highlights and the men who risked their lives because they believed they could somehow fly. Unit study, delight-directed suggestions given too!

 

 

 


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Show Notes

Each time I fly, I’m overwhelmed by the miracle of flight—that we can soar through the air on a huge heavy plane!

Aviation history is thrilling. I want to dive into every detail! Instead, I’ll just touch on some of the highlights from early flight adventures. I’m hoping this will inspire your family to explore more!

Chinese Kites

A thousand years before Jesus was born, the Chinese people invented kites. They flew on their kites to spy on enemy troops.

Monk Oliver Breaks His Legs

A thousand years after Jesus’ birth, Benedictine Monk Oliver jumps from his Abbey with the aid of wings. After a very brief flight, he falls and breaks his legs.

Marco Polo Observes Humans Flying on Kites

When Marco Polo visited China, he was amazed to see huge kites carrying people!

Leonardo Designs Flying Machines

Leonardo Da Vinci draws a flying machine after studying bird wings.

Hezarfen Celebi Leaps & Lands

In Turkey, Hezarfen Celebi jumps from a tower and flies, landing in the market place of Scutari.

Model Hot Air Balloon

In Portugal, Father Bartolomeu de Gusmao creates a model of a hot air balloon. Then, he demonstrates how it works to King John V in 1709.

First Hot Air Balloon Rides

The Montgolfier brothers, Joseph and Jacques, create a hot air balloon in 1783. The have 3 successful flights: with human passengers, with animal passengers, and unmanned. The balloon is powered by burning wood.

The next year, the Montgolfier brothers fly in their hot air balloon with 6 passengers. Hot air balloons become popular!

Andre Parachutes Out of a Balloon

In 1787, Andre Jacques Garnerin leaps from a hot air balloon 2,000 feet in the air. Lucky for him, he is wearing a newly-invented parachute.

Sir George Cayley Builds a Glider

In 1799, Sir George Caylay of England created a design of a fixed-wing aircraft. 5 years later, he built and the first successful model glider.

In 1852, Sir George and his grandson George John Cayley completed a large glider that flew an adult.

Sir George Cayley was one of the first people to understand and identify weight, lift, drag, and thrust. He is considered the Father of Aviation.

Clement Flies a Steam-Powered Monoplane

In 1890, Clement Ader flew a steam-powered 1-wing plane a distance of 160 feet outside of Paris.

Otto Lilienthal

Otto Lilienthal enjoys several glider flights in the summer of 1891. These flights were observed to be safe and repeatable. People began to see gliding in a different light.

Over the next few years, he improved his designs. Unfortunately, he died in 1896 in a glider accident.

Zeppelin Airships

In 1900, the airship Zeppelin takes her first flight.

Wright Brothers

In 1892, the Orville and Wilbur Wright open a bicycle shop. However, their hearts are on flight. In 1900, the brothers took their first glider flight. In 1902, they modified their glider to make it more flyable.

On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers have the first successful powered, manned, heavier-than air flight. It lasts only 12 seconds.

Over the next few years, they modify their plane, improve their flying, and eventually start a business selling airplanes and training pilots. They sell their flights to Americans, British, French, Italian, and German buyers, and the US War Department.

Flying airplanes travels around the world with folks crossing the English Channel (Louis Bieriot), gaining speed (Glenn H. Curtiss wins speed tests), flying across North America (Cal Rodgers from NY to CA), and first night flight (Charles W. Hamilton).

First Helicopter

French inventor Paul Cornu flies the first helicopter in 1907. In 1939, Igor Sikorsky pilots a helicopter lifting off the ground 3 feet for 10 seconds. Later on, in the Vietnam War, helicopters will be the “work horse” of the USA Army.

World War I

The brand new airplanes are used in World War I for reconnaissance.

At first, enemy pilots just wave to each other. Soon, however, they begin to shoot at each other and throw grenades out of the planes on the enemy below. Dog fights become part of fighting in the air.

What is a dog fight?

A dog fight is a battle in the air conducted at close range. The fights often took the form of a dance between the pilots in the air with swooping and swirling and turning and dodging. Pilots learned to fly their planes in all different directions to avoid a hit.

Learn more about World War I heroes on this podcast: 7 Amazing World War I Heroes

Boeing is Born

In 1916, Boeing is founded by William Edward Boeing, an aviation pioneer. The company designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes. Later on, they will design, manufacture, and sell missiles, rockets, and satellites.

USS Langley

The USS Langley is the first American aircraft carrier, commissioned in 1926.

Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh flies across the Atlantic Ocean by himself in 1927 on the Spirit of St. Louis from New York to Paris.

Amelia Earnhart

Amelia Earnhart is the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Toy Airplanes

Model Airplanes become popular in the 1930s as little boys dream of growing up to be pilots.  At the end of the century, remote control planes become popular with kids, and even more popular with dads.

Airship Crashes in New Jersey

German airships Zeppelins are a popular form of transportation until one crashes in New Jersey in 1937 and burst into flames.

Commercial Airlines

Just like the Wright brothers started a business selling planes and giving pilot lessons, other folks start businesses flying passengers in planes. The first commercial airline companies are founded in 1920:  KLM ( Netherlands) and Qauntas (Australia). Finnair (Finland) is founded in 1923.

Early European airlines are spacious and comfortable. Passenger cabins are luxurious. In America, Pan Am and Northwest Airways are the only airlines with international flights in the 1930s.

World War II

In 1941, US fighter pilots fly across the Pacific together, the Tuskagee Airmen (first black fighter squadron) is formed, and there is a surprise fighter pilot attack on the naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The USA enters World War II immediately. Airplanes play a huge role in the battles of World War II, ending in an Allied victory!

Learn more by listening to this podcast: Pearl Harbor 12.7.41

Golden Age of Flying

Jet airliners were introduced in the 1950s and good-bye to noisy propellers. Though plane tickets are expensive, you will be treated like royalty once you are on the airplane with unlimited food, drinks, and snacks. Magazines, newspapers, pillows, and blankets are provided to passengers. To get on your airplane, you have to walk across the tarmac and climb up stairs.

The flight crew (pilots and flight attendants) operates the airplane and takes care of the passengers. planes have three pilots: the captain, the first officer, and a navigator. The ground crew takes care of everything at the airport with flight dispatchers, baggage handlers, ramp agents, aerospace engineers, gate agents, ticket agents, reservation agents, and crew schedulers.

What Happens Next

From jumbo jets to rockets with the Concorde flying faster than the speed of sound, flight has continued to advance throughout the 20th Century and on to the 21st.

This brief history of aviation is a great jumping off point for a unit study. Here are some suggestions:

  • Pilots
  • Aviation Pioneers
  • Airline Companies
  • Aviation Manufacturers
  • Airports
  • Fligth Careers

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My Favorite Founding Mothers & Fathers

In “My Favorite Founding Mothers & Fathers,” Episode, #138, Meredith Curtis introduces you to the Christian Freedom Fighters of old. The American Revolution was won by freedom-loving patriots who resisted tyranny after decades of patient negotiating. They worked hard, loved their families, read their Bibles, went to church, and poured their lives into a cause bigger than themselves. Are you ready to meet a few of these amazing men and women?

 

 

 


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Show Notes

The American Revolution was won by freedom-loving patriots who resisted tyranny after decades of patient negotiating. They worked hard, loved their families, read their Bibles went to church, and poured their lives into a cause bigger than themselves. Let’s meet just a few of these amazing men and women.

First the Founding Mothers.

Abigail Adams

Wife of Founding Father John Adams, Abigail influenced her husband with wise counsel throughout his political career through letters and conversations. She took an active role in politics at her husband’s side.

Martha Washington

She was married to Founding Father George Washington. Though she was very shy, Martha was a lovely hostess and homemaker. She visited her husband during the Revolutionary War and served at his side in politics. First First Lady!

Eliza Lucas Pinckney

A botanist, Eliza experimented with growing indigo in South Carolina and shared her research with other farmers. Eliza’s husband and sons were all involved in the American Revolution.

Mary Ludwig Hays

Molly Pitcher brought water to the soldiers and fought beside her husband in the Battle of Monmouth.

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton

Deeply devoted to Jesus and married to Alexander Hamilton who she helped with his political writings, Mrs. Hamilton spend the remaining years of her life after Alexander died, directing an orphanage.

Dolley Madison

A bubbly extrovert, Dolley married the shy James Madison and helped to make her husband popular. She saved artwork and furnishings when the British burned the White House down during the War of 1812.

Now for the Founding Fathers.

Patrick Henry

Fiery speaker, governor of Virginia, US Representative, and father of 17 children, Patrick was a devout follower of Jesus Christ. He is considered the Father of the Bill of Rights and is remembered for his persuasive “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech.

George Washington

Remembered as General Washington and President Washington, yet his favorite roles were as husband, father, grandfather, and farmer at his beloved Mt. Vernon. He experienced God’s incredible protection in battle.

John Hancock

A business owner who became involved with Sam Adams and then the Sons of Liberty. He served in the First Continental Congress and as President of the Second Continental Congress. He served as governor of Massachusetts for nine terms, but is remembered best for his fancy signature at the bottom of the Declaration of Independence.

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams was a fire ball with strong opinions about liberty. He served in the First Continental Congress, helped to draft the Articles of Confederation, and served in Massachusetts as President of MA Senate, Lt. Governor, and Governor.

John Quincy Adams

John served his famous father during the American Revolution starting at age 14. He spent his entire life serving the brand new USA as Minister to the Netherlands, Senator, Secretary of State, and President. After his term as President, he served as a Representative in the US Congress until his death.

Richard Henry Lee

On July 2, 1776, Richard Henry Lee challenged the Second Continental Congress to declare itself free from England. He served in the House of Burgesses in Virginia, was the first President of the USA under the Articles of Confederation, and championed the Bill of Rights as a US Senator from Virginia.

 

I hope I have whet your appetite to learn more about these and other American Revolution heroes.

God bless you and God bless the USA.

 

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In “30 Creative Gift Ideas Dad Will Love this Father’s Day,” Episode, #137, Meredith Curtis acknowledges that homeschool dads are amazing. Sometimes it can be hard to think of creative ways to let Dad know how much we appreciate him. Don’t worry Meredith has 30 different ideas—there’s one that will work for your father. You will love these ideas! And so will Dad!

 

 

 


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Show Notes

Homeschool dads are the best! They work so hard and sacrifice so much for their wives and children. Father’s Day is a great time to let Dad know how much he means to you. Here are some fun creative ideas. One of these will make his day!

Rent His Dream Car

Get Tickets to a Game

Hire Someone to Mow the Lawn for a Month

Make 7 Favorite Desserts: one for Each Night of the Week

Go Fishing or Hunting Together

Go To A Car Show

Get Him an Introductory Flight Lesson

Go Sky Diving

Interview Dad about His Childhood and watch the Videos together

Invent New Cereals (Add ingredients to plain cereals and see who comes up with the best cereal)

Make Dad a Playlist of Dad songs

Go Bowling

Play Horseshoes in the Back Yard

Binge-Watch Marvel Movies

Go-Karting or Bumper Cars or Bumper Boats

Paintball or Airsoft

Go Boating or Deep Sea Fishing

Hiking or Kayaking

Give Dad a Backrub

Golf or Miniature Golf

Wash the Car & Detail the Inside

Serve Him Breakfast in Bed

Do His Chores for a Week

Go to an Escape Room

Rock Climb

Tell Dad Jokes or Watch Video of Dad Jokes

Your Love & Respect

 

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Show Notes

How to we instill virtues through habits and patterns?

Model

Scripture Memorization

Role playing/training

Correction

Try, fail, redo, try, succeed, rejoice

Proactive opportunities

Reward

Humility

God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble.

A teachable heart starts with humility. “I have something to learn and you have something valuable to teach me.”

How to model humility and maintain authority.

Obedience/Honor

Obey immediately, completely, and cheerfully

How children treat parents is how they will respond to God

Obedience Game

Holidays (Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, others)

Thank parents/spouse for what they do

Hard Work

The Lord commends hard work and declares that all hard work brings a profit.

Idle hands are the devil’s workshop

How screen time sucks our children’s drive and ambition out

Schoolwork

Chores

Reward hard work

Diligence/Faithfulness

But when the Son of Man returns, will he find faith (faithfulness) on the earth?

He who is faithful in little is faithful in much

Do your best in everything. Whatever you do work at it with all your heart as if working for the Lord

Schoolwork, making bed, clearing plate from table, putting away what you get out, chores

Teach the joy of completion with easy tasks with occasional challenges

Reward faithfulness & diligence with praise and awards

Greeting

Greet one another.

Greeting communicates love and value. Place high value on others

Manners/etiquette

Teach to greet if shy

Greet when you arrive and when others arrive

Always say goodby and “thank you for having me”

Service

You are not the center of the universe

J.O.Y.

Joy of giving and serving

Notice needs

Play the “Let’s discover needs” game

Serve in small ways and grow

Help carry diaper bag/help carry others’ diaper bags/bring in groceries/carry boxes

Bear your own burden and help others bear their burdens

Talk about how fun it was to serve

DON’T complain—complaining saps the joy out of serving!

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