We recently asked the veteran homeschool parents on our Home School in the Woods Facebook page this question: “If you had a gem of advice to share with new homeschoolers, what would it be?” We received several well-thought-out responses that were too good not to share!
Can you imagine traveling hundreds of treacherous miles in search of gold only to find nothing? Well, at one point in history, over 100,000 people did! In 1896, prospectors left their hometowns to pursue gold reportedly found in the Canadian Yukon Territory.
While most people today think of cheesecake as being a layer of soft, sweet cheese on top of a graham cracker crust, the first recipe to ever exist didn’t really look (or taste) anything like that. The first cheesecake recipe, believe it or not, came from ancient Rome and was first recorded in 160 BC!
Books! …A homeschooler’s true friend! Books are the life-blood of a homeschool family… They provide field trips to eras past or imagined worlds of the future! They bring you to countries across the globe and adventures a child may never get to experience in his or her lifetime.
Many can say they’ve heard this famous statement, “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness..." These words are from the Declaration of Independence.