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Homeschooling Links

Guest Hollow Biology!: GH has taken the free CK-12 biology curriculum and tweaked it to be a comfortable fit for those who lean heavily creationist. Guest Hollow has also worked it up into a weekly schedule for you and matched biology labs with online resources, or the labs in the Home Biology text, as well […]

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The artist and the maker

“It is the artist who, more than other men, is able to create something out of nothing. A whole artistic work is immeasurably more than the sum of its parts. But here is the will of God, a flash of the will that can, Existent behind all laws, that made them, and lo, they are! […]

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Nature Study, Advice from Comstock

Previously Ms Comstock explained what the study of nature might be expected to do for the child. Now she explains the benefits to the teacher (or parent): WHAT NATURE-STUDY SHOULD DO FOR THE TEACHER During many years, I have been watching teachers in our public schools in their conscientious and ceaseless work; and so far […]

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Learning Is Hard Work

“Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham: “People’s minds are not “especially well-suited to thinking….Thinking is slow, effortful, and uncertain.” This means we tend to automatically rely on past habits and memories to guide our actions, and are less likely to think deliberately and deeply. To further complicate matters, struggle and confusion are usually necessary for deep and […]

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Books for your Kindle Collections

1.99 Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroads, by Dee Brown (Author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) 2.99 for Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale FREE: A Noble LIfe, by Dina Maria Mulock Craik: Amazon Review: The last Earl of Cairnforth is born severely disabled, just days after the […]

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