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Field Trip: The Ramsey House, Knoxville

This year we've been studying early American history, including prehistory, Native American cultures, explorers, colonialism, and a little bit of the Revolutionary War. We homeschoolers love to bring things to life, to make them tangible to children. When I was planning our year out, I knew that I wanted to provide those "hands on" experiences,… Continue reading Field Trip: The Ramsey House, Knoxville

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10 Tips for Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

1. Start Early at Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure Don't let the snowy rooftops fool you. Hogsmeade offers far less shade than Diagon Alley, so you'll feel the scorching Florida temperatures more in Hogsmeade. Take advantage of the coolest part of the day here.     2. Ride The Forbidden Journey First When you arrive at Hogsmeade, cut… Continue reading 10 Tips for Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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10 Literary Terms to Carschool This Week

Before you turn on your audiobook on the way to dance/karate/piano/co-op/errands, quiz your kids on these literary devices. 1. Verbal Irony - Occurs when someone says one thing but means the opposite. Example: 2. Situational Irony - Occurs when what is expected to happen is different from what actually happens Example: In the short story… Continue reading 10 Literary Terms to Carschool This Week