Archive for History

New Giveaway by Memoria Press ~ Any Famous Men Set!

Memoria Press publishes many popular homeschooling titles including Latina Christiana, First Form Latin, Traditional Logic and the Famous series of books: Famous Men of Rome, Famous Men of Greece, Famous Men of the Middle Ages, and Famous Men of Modern Times.  They offer a free subscription to The Classical Teacher which is their magazine and catalog.

They are giving away any Famous Men set.  Check them out on the Memoria Press website.  Read all about it and enter to win on the Homeschool Giveaways page here.

Good Luck!

Free History Class

Homeschool Connections has a free Modern History Class available right now. I am going to check it out. Homeschool Connections has online classes in a variety of subjects. You can take live classes or you can take the archived classes. I believe the live classes are graded by the teacher while the recorded classes provide the information without the teacher grading.
Check it out here!

Sharing Homeschool Resources

Eight questions having to do with home schooling:
H/T to Allison at Totus Tuus Family and Catholic Homeschool
One homeschooling book you have enjoyed.
I couldn’t pick just one. 🙂
CHC’s A Year with God, Celebrating the Liturgical Year

Laura Berquist’s Design Your Own Classical Curriculum

Kimberly Hahn & Mary Hasson’s Catholic Education: Homeward Bound – for the Heaven not Harvard focus

One resource you wouldn’t be without.
The internet is, without a doubt, the most important tool in my homeschooling tool belt. There are public domain texts, great artworks, even textbooks available for free online. There are also homeschool support groups and homeschoolers from all over the world who are willing to share their homeschool journeys and encourage me in mine.

One resource you wish you never bought.
This one was easy for me: Math U See Algebra I. We had torrents of tears over this one.

One resource you enjoyed last year.
How about one for each student? I liked Exploring Creation with Anatomy and Physiologyfrom Apologia. It is a little on the saccharine side, but had fun experiments to do.
I also like Teaching Textbooks Algebra I which we took up half way through the the year after the Math U See fiasco.

One resource you will be using next year.
Systematic Mathematics Applying Mathematics My daughter used this several years ago and I found it was a very thorough math program. I will use it again with my son next year.

One resource you would like to buy.
A Kindle Fire for each child and one for mom, too.

One resource you wish existed.
I would like a faith formation program for my children that was neither too dry, nor too “fluffy.” Just good solid catechesis.

One homeschool catalog you enjoy reading.
I love the CHC catalog.
Tag six other homeschool bloggers!
Many have probably answered this questionnaire. If you haven’t please consider yourself tagged. I’ll look forward to your comment so I can come read your answers.

Free Catholic Lesson Plans

I have added a “widget” to my sidebar which includes free lessons plans from Maria Rioux and her husband Jean. They are homeschoolers and Maria runs the Yahoo group called the History Place. These plans are the result of their years of homeschooling and are a true gift to the Catholic Homeschooling community.


There is a local Greek festival in our area called Glendi. I thought it would be the perfect place to go with my dear son as he begins studying Ancient Greece in history. We went and enjoyed many different Greek foods, art done by local Greek artists, Greek music on the bouzouki, and a variety of Greek products in the vendor market.
My son loved the diples , the baklava, and the pastitsio or “Greek lasagna”.