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

Teaching the 1600s – 1800s with Magic Tree House Books

Blog Cover Post, text over picture of Magic Tree House books.

This post is part of our Teaching History with Magic Tree House Books series. This year we are using the Magic Tree House books as my 2nd grader's reading 'curriculum'. I have organized them to correlate with what we are learning in history and some times science.  Check out Teaching History with Magic Tree House … Continue reading Teaching the 1600s – 1800s with Magic Tree House Books