Homeschooling Through the Holidays: A Christmas Carol FREE Unit Study

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In 1843, Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas or the novella more commonly known as A Christmas Carol. He wrote it in only six weeks, publishing it just six days before Christmas.  It has been a Christmas classic ever since and makes for a wonderful read aloud … Continue reading Homeschooling Through the Holidays: A Christmas Carol FREE Unit Study

Christmas Poetry Study for All Ages

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Studying poetry is a fun  way to build reading comprehension skills.  It lends itself well to developing the skills of visualization and understanding descriptive language.  Christmas poetry can inspire even the most reluctant learners due to the excitement around the holiday. Below are several poems with suggested discussion questions, concepts to study and/or activities to … Continue reading Christmas Poetry Study for All Ages

Homeschooling Through the Holidays: The History of Celebrating Christmas

Joseph and Mary looking at baby Jesus laying in a manger.

Have you ever wondered how it came to be that we celebrate Jesus's birthday?  From the earliest days, Christians have celebrated his resurrection, but when and how did we start to celebrate his birth? My oldest child and I love to study history.  Now that he is getting older, I thought it would be interesting … Continue reading Homeschooling Through the Holidays: The History of Celebrating Christmas