December 26, 2008, Newsletter Issue #260: Homeschool History in the Car

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We often spend more time in our cars than we'd like to admit. So, why not make the best of that time and turn it into school time? It's called carschooling and here are a couple of ideas for fun car activities that will reinforce your history lessons:

Identifying geography is a classic and naming license plates is also fun. For each place or state you name, try merging them. Name one historic event, person or place that corresponds with the place you named. So, if you found a Massachusetts license plate, you could talk about Plymouth Rock or the Boston Tea Party.

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The new 2006-2007 Sonlight catalog is hot off the presses! In addition to new educational resources, we've also made some significant improvements to our curriculum, such as expanded flexibility in Reader choices for Levels K through 2.

The catalog also provides several articles with helpful homeschool tips. For example, check out the "Top Ten Goals" article (pp. 146-147) which can help you think through your personal philosophy when it comes to homeschooling. And "Why we use certain books that some homeschoolers won't touch" (pp. 144-145), that gets into some pretty important issues about the content of books. And you won’t want to miss “27 Reasons NOT to Buy Sonlight”—a perennial favorite (beginning on page 148).

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Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.

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