Get Geocaching


The following is a post from contributing writer Melissa Corkum. Who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt? Geocaching is basically a worldwide treasure hunt waiting to be discovered…by you! It’s a great way to explore new places in your community, teach basic orienteering, perseverance, and, sometimes, get in a good hike. Our family loves it […]

United States State Capitals Crossword Puzzle Printable

U.S. Capitals Crossword Puzzle

The following post is by Homeschool Classroom founder/owner, Angie of Many Little Blessings. One of my favorite things to study in upper elementary school was the state capitals.  As a child who both loved geography and remembering facts, state capitals seemed to be the perfect combination of the two.  Even after I memorized them all, […]

Free Resources for Teaching US Geography to Elementary Students

us geography resources homeschool

The following is a post from contributing author Dianna Kennedy. This article contains affiliate links – thank you for your support. Looking for help teaching US geography in your homeschool? You’ll want to bookmark this list of free resources to help you and your students learn more about our country. States Master Arranged by geographical […]

5 Fun and Easy Ways to Include Geography in Your Homeschool

5 ways to add geography to your homeschool day and have fun doing it

The following is a post from contributing writer Kris Bales of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. This post contains affiliate links. I ran into a future homeschool mom at a curriculum fair this summer. She was a homeschool grad who is planning to homeschool her own children someday. She was looking for something to help her get […]

10 Ways to Keep Learning During Summer Break

Fun supplemental learning ideas for summertime from

photo credit The following is a post from contributing writer Kris Bales from Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. This post contains affiliate links. Alternately titled, “All the things we would do over the summer if I could get my act together.” In total transparency, I want to say: We’re pretty lazy in the summer. We enjoy our […]

Our Top 25 Living History Books

Carlie Kercheval

The following post is written by Carlie the founder of So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler? and Managing Your Blessings. In our homeschool, living history is a favorite subject with all of our students (and teachers). Sure, we love all the subjects, but there is something about reading living history books aloud together that excites […]

10 Ways to Homeschool with Baseball

Baseball Dinner in a Basket

Written by contributor Jen @ Forever For Always No Matter What Soon, we will hear the crack of the bat as the major league baseball season gets under way around the country.  We love baseball at our house.  For the past several years we have taken baseball trips in the summer to different major league […]

Great Homeschooling Links : July 15, 2011

blog 2

Can you believe that July is almost half done already? I can’t!  It seems like this summer just flew by.  By the time that you’re reading this, we will have already started our new school year. How about you? When does your year start? Kidwash : Peanuts are Evil I rarely link to my own […]

Encouraging Independent Learning

independent reader

As a homeschooling family we have a pretty wide range of ways we homeschool.  I wouldn’t call us “traditional schoolers” yet I wouldn’t call us complete “unschoolers” either. Depending on the child we incorporate a variety of learning methods in our home.  We drill words, we go on nature walks, we read together, watch educational […]

Raising Children Who Feel at Home in the World


With globalization, international travel, and the internet it seems like the world is getting smaller.  Businesses are seeking out people who feel comfortable working with those of different cultures and backgrounds, and people willing to travel and live in other countries. Besides the world is just becoming a more complex place, and it is more […]

Autumn Equinox Is A Geography Bonanza

kulkulcan chichen itza

The first day of autumn is right around the corner! This year it falls on September 22, 2010 at 11:09 PM (Eastern).  It’s called the autumnal equinox, and this real life event is a great way to work a little astronomy and world culture into your homeschool lessons. There are two equinoxes during the year, […]