Winter Olympics Resources Round Up

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  The 2014 Winter Olympics, being held in Sochi, Russia, are just around the corner. From geography to sports science, ancient Greek history to foreign language, the Olympic games are a great time to take a break from the daily grind and homeschool in a fun, hands-on way. Today, members of the Crew are sharing resources they have gathered together for exactly that.   Marcy @ Ben and Me — O is for Olympics (A Collection of Resources for Homeschool) Amy @ Homeschool Encouragement – Winter Olympics: Ultimate Homeschool Resource List Kemi @ Homemaking Organized – Incorporating the 2104 Winter Olympics into Continue reading

Modern Witnesses: Meeting today’s heroes of faith (Part Three)

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I’ve been blessed to share with you this month the stories of several persecuted Christians from around the world. Today, I’d like to share with you a few final stories from Exploring with Jake. Farshid Fathi Farshid lives in Iran. He was arrested on the day after Christmas in 2010, and he has been in jail ever since. He is a Christian and was sentenced to jail because of his faith in Jesus. He has been treated very badly, and he misses his family very much. But he hasn’t given up. He keeps on loving God and telling others about Continue reading

Modern Witnesses: Meeting today’s heroes of faith (Part Two)

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Last week, I introduced you to Jake, the character whose voice I blog through each week. Jake discovered the stories of many persecuted Christians this past year. Today, I’d like to share a few more of their stories with you. An Unidentified Woman in Nigeria It happened in June, 2006. A woman in Nigeria met with a group of kids and told them how Jesus had lived with men long ago, and how he had died to pay for all the things every one of us has done wrong, including them. And, she explained how Jesus came back to life, Continue reading

Modern Witnesses: Meeting today’s heroes of faith (Part One)

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About two years ago, I joined the world of bloggers, only I did it with a secret identity. I wasn’t sure I had enough interesting things to talk about on my own, but Jake—now there was a boy who had a lot to say. Jake was a character I had created for a children’s series I am writing (it’s not published yet, but I have hope). Jake loves adventure and exploring, but he can only do so much with his weekly allowance—and his mom wasn’t crazy about the idea of taking a trip to Mongolia. So Jake explores the world Continue reading

A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World (Carole P. Roman Book Reviews)

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Award-winning author, Carole P. Roman, shares her love of culture and history in her latest non-fiction series for kids. This innovative series introduces children from Pre-K to age 8 to different countries and cultures around the world. Carole P. Roman with Away We Go Media gave Schoolhouse Review Crew members the wonderful privilege of reviewing four of the books in the If You Were Me series:   If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico If You Were Me and Lived in…France If You Were Me and Lived in…South Korea If You Were Me and Lived in…Norway   These 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ softcover Continue reading

News ~ Knowledge ~ Wisdom (God’s World News Review)

News * Knowledge * Wisdom Critical thinking, with a Biblical foundation. This is the hallmark of God’s World News.God’s World News provides practice for critical thinking using real-world events.  God’s World News delivers current news on economics, science, religion, history, media at a level appropriate for Pre-Kindergarten through High School. Each issue of God’s World News is packed with age-appropriate stories, activities, puzzles and full color pictures. Starting in News Current, the 5th-6th grade level, vocabulary practice and comprehension quizzes are included. From Pre-K through Middle School a MAP- IT! world wall map is included in the September issue. In Continue reading

Play to win the most powerful job in the world! (The Presidential Game Review)

Many homeschool families love to have fun and play games as they learn. The Presidential Game is designed to for both. Teach your children the ins and outs of politics as you race to be declared President. Played in teams of Democrats and Republicans, players have to decide whether to campaign or go fundraising. As each state is visited candidates have a chance to earn votes or money for their campaign. Red and blue dots keep track of which states have been won by each party. Aimed at ages 11 and up, The Presidential Game is suitable for kids and Continue reading

Gospel Planting Adventures! (Seed Sowers Book Review)

Members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew have been reading a book authored by one of their own.  Seed Sowers: Gospel Planting Adventures is the brainchild of Gwen Toliver.   In additional to homeschooling her own family, since 2010 she has been serving with Wycliffe Associates where she’s been surrounded by retired missionaries and Bible translators from every corner of the globe.  According to Gwen “ Most of them possess this amazing wealth of spiritual knowledge and mission field experience that [would] be lost if it’s not recorded for future generations. Only a few had written or told their stories.”  Thus began Continue reading

The Homegrown Preschooler and Global Art (Gryphon House Book Reviews)

Gryphon House publishes and distributes high quality books and resources for educators, parents, and caregivers of young children.  Among their titles, you will find many award winners.  There are hundreds of free activities on their website that you can enjoy with your children.  It is just a sampling of the fantastic resources this company offers. The Schoolhouse Review Crew had the opportunity to review two products from Gryphon House.  224 pages, paperback Pre-K $29.95 Early childhood experts and homeschooling veterans, Kathy Lee and Lesli Richards authored, The Homegrown Preschooler.  This book provides parents with 200+ easy activities, recipes, and organizational tips to facilitate Continue reading

Saving Western Civilization One Student at a Time (Memoria Press Geography and Latin Reviews)

  Memoria Press has been “Saving Western Civilization One Student At a Time” since 1994.  Offering homeschooled students top-quality classical materials in all subjects, Memoria Press has become a staple in homeschool schoolrooms everywhere.  For this review, Memoria Press offered the Review Crew two products from which to choose: Prima Latina and Geography I.   Prima Latina is recommended for 2nd-4th graders, costs $90.90, and includes the following components: Student Book Teacher Manual Pronunciation CD Instructional DVDs Flashcards Intended as a lead-in course for Latina Christiana, Prima Latina includes nine hours of instruction, four hymns from Lingua Angelica, and 25 lessons with Continue reading