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Drive Thru History DVDs Review

Drive Thru History is a series that makes exploring the history of Western Civilization meaningful and totally entertaining at the same time. My kids roll around the floor laughing at the outtakes and bloopers. David Stotts, a Christian, has spent the last 14 years in professional video and media production. His career in documentary production has taken him to 27 countries ... Read More »

Teaching with Movies: Middle Ages

I created a Pinterest board list of movies about the Middle Ages.   Many of the videos are free online. Please read the disclaimer first. Remember not all movies are historically accurate. The ones that are historically accurate are noted so. The BBC did a good documentary series which is listed close to the top of the Pinterest board. Check it out. ... Read More »

7 Simple Steps to Make a Lapbook

See the FREE blue booklet printables at the bottom of this post. My boys and I made this Wright Brothers Lapbook. This is a  simple and easy lapbook we completed in a few hours. This tutorial will walk you step by step how to make an easy lapbook. The simplest lapbook includes one main image in the center and surrounded by ... Read More »

Learning American History Through Movies & Free Timeline

Movie Homeschooling I could not find a chronological list of movies of American History so I made the one below. First I created a timeline from 1630 to 2000 into 12 eras and listed the most important people and events.  (You can download a 8.5×11 printable version below. ) Then I found period movies for each time period listed below (I will ... Read More »

Utilizing the TV, DVR, or Roku in Homeschool

Since we started using DVR  educational television has become a major part of our school day. Over the years we have tried to control the TV by various means (even getting rid of it) without much success. When the TiVo DVR (digital video recorder) become available I recognized it is a fantastic resource for doing unit studies. Now there are many ... Read More »

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