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by Julie - Staff
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Week 21 (including Dangerous Journey/Pilgrim's Progress)
Replies: 6
Views: 5550

Re: RTR - Week 21 (including Dangerous Journey/Pilgrim's Progress)

As we begin Dangerous Journey, here's a 1-minute video about author John Bunyan. The widespread influence and popularity of his Pilgrim's Progress is quite amazing to hear about!

From from the Museum of the Bible:
https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/minutes/432
by Julie - Staff
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Audible or Spotify?
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: Audible or Spotify?

I had not heard of audiobooks on Spotify. I took a look (since I listen to a lot of audiobooks), and some reviewers said there was no specific category for audiobooks, so they could be hard to find. It doesn't sound like they have a lot. Audible has a lot :) So does my library!
by Julie - Staff
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Career Assessment Tests
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Career Assessment Tests

Hi again Rhonda :) Since no one has had a chance to reply with this kind of experience, I just had one little thing we used. My son did his 10th grade research paper on careers in the medical field, which he was leaning towards at the time. One of the books he used is helpful in both seeing the rang...
by Julie - Staff
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Audio CD's for US to 1877
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Audio CD's for US to 1877

I'd like to have suggestions from anyone who has heard a particularly good version of any of the required books for this year: Red Badge of Courage, Billy Budd, Huckleberry Finn, Scarlet Letter, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, 101 Great American Poems, etc. I thought the Red Badge of Courage by...
by Julie - Staff
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: US to 1877 Quizzes and key?
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: US to 1877 Quizzes and key?

There are a lot of subjects to keep track of in high school, so I keep a list for myself. I'm not sure which answer key you are looking for, so here's the entire list: • The answer key to Easy Grammar Ultimate 11 is in the back of the book, since we use the Teacher's Edition. • The answer key to Ear...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Alternative to "M" stories for ECC
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Alternative to "M" stories for ECC

If you are mostly wanting to avoid stories about people called to plant churches, then I wonder if stories of people with different ministries would work? I am not sure there are many stories in print about the day-to-day lives of nondescript (though worthy and valuable) people, but there are storie...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: CLEP US History I- details
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: CLEP US History I- details

Update: 8/22 clarified and corrected a few points! (1) Here are some details about the content of the exams from their website, under " Key CLEP Facts " https://clep.collegeboard.org/earn-college-credit/clep-basics: Students take CLEP exams on a computer at official CLEP test centers. CLEP exams con...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Chrono List, Order for the Timeline
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Chrono List, Order for the Timeline

Hi Theresa, We don't have a list available but basically, the timeline figures are printed in the order they're used. It can help to just cut the next one out as you go along, without worrying too much about how it will look all together. The Teacher's Manual will let you know each time a new piece ...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Anyone use a homeschool planner?
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Anyone use a homeschool planner?

There have been conversations over the years about using everything from online planners to paper printouts: https://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=3238#p14947 To cover all the things you are looking for, DIY might be your best option. Maybe start with something from Donna Young? She has ho...
by Julie - Staff
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: need high school parenting curriculum ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: need high school parenting curriculum ideas

This requirement is new to me. I hope someone comes up with some great suggestions! A few random thoughts I had this morning: (1) Be sure that requirement applies to homeschoolers. Since you are the one awarding the diploma in your school, you often have to meet only general legal requirements and n...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sign language as foreign language?
Replies: 12
Views: 3245

Additional threads on Sign Language

For more experiences with teaching sign language or ASL, check these threads: https://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=273&p=88597&hilit=sign#p88597 https://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2642&p=45798&hilit=sign#p45798 https://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4381&p=4998&hilit=...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Fast Facts
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: Fast Facts

I am a big fan of math facts drill. Even my public schooled kids were assigned math facts practice at home, and we would post a fact-of-the-day all over the house. Then when I tutored (at Kumon centers), drill was the foundational skill before anything else in math began. Even for kids using calcula...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Student Sheets
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Student Sheets

We stored ours in a magazine file. There are tons of ways to do it. This thread in the Archives has 3 pages! https://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8101 One thing I think is helpful to keep in mind: The SS arrive in the order they are used. It saves a lot of effort finding a certain page if...
by Julie - Staff
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Choosing Math
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Choosing Math

Not much has been said about Singapore, so I thought I'd mention a couple of things I like about using Singapore Math. First, when you mentioned teacher guidance, I picture the 500-page teacher's manual that came with the first math program I got for my youngest, yikes! Too much teacher help can be ...
by Julie - Staff
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Where to find a good globe?
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Where to find a good globe?

This is the perfect time of year to find a globe. Even stores like Target and Walmart often carry globes during the back-to-school season. If you're heading to a larger town, then you might do a search for Teacher Supply Stores, as well.
by Julie - Staff
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 18-19
Replies: 15
Views: 73665

ADV Week 19 - The New England Primer

Some great views of old copies of the New England Primer,
highlighting the ways the Bible was a core part of education in Colonial America,
from the Museum of the Bible:
https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/minutes/653
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MFW w/Mystery of History?
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: MFW w/Mystery of History?

Anything is possible, especially for a homeschool parent! My Father's World leaves room for Book Basket, independent reading, and extra read-alouds, so adding more reading (like Dawn did) is do-able :) I just thought I'd mention a couple things from my very limited experience: (1) I think you'd need...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Rosetta Stone for Highschool Question
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Rosetta Stone for Highschool Question

This is from the Foreign Language page on the website, in case it is helpful: My Father's World recommends learning a foreign language with Rosetta Stone or another program. We prefer Rosetta Stone because of its excellent methodology and engaging, interactive format. We have written a Foreign Langu...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 29 & 30
Replies: 3
Views: 6068

Re: 1850-MOD - Week 30

"Martin Luther King Jr. used biblical language to inspire a generation to stand up to injustice and to hope for a better future."
from Museum of the Bible:

https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/minutes/654
(Scroll down underneath the video to read the transcript and see the exact verses mentioned.)
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MFW WHL for son -ADHD, Learning disability
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: MFW WHL for son -ADHD, Learning disability

1. Are the writing assignments scalable? How are the writing assignments guided? Are there explicit, step by step instructions? 2. Can the research paper be rescheduled? I want to do this with him but perhaps not at the beginning of the school year. However, I will talk with him about it! He may fe...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 7 & 8 (including the Civil War)
Replies: 6
Views: 32713

Re: 1850-MOD - Week 8 (Juneteenth)

Juneteenth = "The oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States!"

A Bible being presented to President Lincoln by African-Americans is a part of this history
and explained in this 1-minute video by the Museum of the Bible.

https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/minutes/645
by Julie - Staff
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 12, including Bird Study + State Sheets
Replies: 34
Views: 19677

ADV Week 12, Liberty Bell

Get a glimpse of the Liberty Bell - and of the reproduction at the Museum of the Bible!
The Bible - Leviticus 25:10 - is on both:
https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/minutes/644
by Julie - Staff
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Week 21 (including Dangerous Journey/Pilgrim's Progress)
Replies: 6
Views: 5550

Re: RTR - Week 21

Get a glimpse of the Magna Carta, guaranteeing the church will be free: https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/minutes/643 This 1-minute video goes on to give an interesting fact about the Bible: "Stephen Langton helped separate the Bible into chapters." This is the same guy who helped write the Magn...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Weeks 31 & 32 (including The Reformation)
Replies: 3
Views: 4307

Gutenberg Bible (RTR - Weeks 31)

Creating the Gutenberg Bible, 1-minute video from the Bible Museum website The video has some cool visuals of an early printing press and of a Latin Bible with hand-painted illustrations. A transcript of the facts in the nartative is underneath, if you scroll the bar on the right of the web page. ht...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Skipping kindergarten
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Skipping kindergarten

Hi and welcome! Generally, we recommend doing all subjects together as a family (up through 8th grade) except language arts and math. Family subjects are based on the oldest child's program, just as you have been doing. So, a family with children aged 5 and 6 at the start of the year would use 1st g...