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40 maps that explain the world By Max Fisher By Max Fisher August 12, 2013 Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. [Additional read: How Ukraine became Ukraine and 40 more maps that explain the world] Click to enlarge. An Old-Fashioned Education Online Classes Project-Based Homeschooling Master Class “The class can help move you from reading, thinking, and talking about PBH to actively doing it.” This class lasts six weeks and costs $125. We are currently enrolling the Fall session and it will run from September 8-October 17. In this six-week class, we drill down deeper into the core ideas of mentoring and self-directed learning and help you put those ideas into immediate practice. Class description: Each week you’ll receive new material I’ve written specifically for this course along with simple assignments. I will be giving reading assignments, so please purchase a copy of the book before class begins or borrow a copy from your library or a friend. This class is not only for homeschoolers — it is for any parent or teacher who is interested in supporting children’s interests and helping them become active thinkers, learners, makers, and doers. This is a community-based class. The six focus areas of this class will be: • Documenting & journaling

The Monkey Cage The Baldwin Online Children's Literature Project...Bringing Yesterday's Classics to Today's Children The Baldwin Project currently offers four different comprehensive histories of ancient Rome, two of which have been republished through Yesterday's Classics. Although they all cover the same basic period, there are important differences in their styles, and in the audiences to whom they are directed. The most basic introduction to Rome, readily accessible to grammar school children, is Haaren and Poland's Famous Men of Rome. Mary Macgregor's The Story of Rome is also written at a level that is accessible to older grammar or middle school students, but it takes a different approach. H. Unlike the other books that are directed toward younger students, Charles Morris's Historical Tales: Roman was composed with older teens or young adults in mind. In addition to these comprehensive histories, the Baldwin Project offers many other books relating to Ancient Rome, including biographies, legends, adapted literature, historical fiction, mythology, and more at Books for Ancient Rome.

Home School San Diego - UNITED SCHOLAR ACADEMY HOMESCHOOL COOPERATIVE The Monkey Cage Home - Secular Charlotte Mason Delight Directed 7th Grade: End of Year Review It is with great sadness, and equal joy, that I have to announce that we are leaving Korea. I thought we had another year of exploring to do. However, Jay was selected for job at a schoolhouse in Oklahoma. So our time is cut short here, but we are thankful to be heading back close to family and friends again. As I sort through our stuff, which has grown since we arrived, I started organizing our notebooks and books. You may remember that I decided to create a sort-of transcript for Raven’s 7th grade year. I posted a mid-year update where I shared how our plans had changed, and what was working for her. And so now, before our life gets hectic, I want to share a year-end review. What do unschoolers learn in a year? A lot of people are curious as to what unschoolers do all year and what breadth and depth of knowledge they cover. Of course I’m going to give you a general answer – I can’t speak for any unschooling family or situation except our own. Language Arts Animal Science Mathematics

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