Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Introduction


As a homeschooling mom, I'm always looking for ways to creatively enhance my kids' educational experience.  We are currently using Sonlight Core G as a curriculum base, but I throw in a lot of other things as I find them, including internet videos.  My hope is that my efforts to weed through the resources on the internet will help other homeschoolers who are using Story of the World for their history curriculum.

I've also found that I need to be very careful about my children and YouTube.  They may be watching material that is fun, educational and completely innocent, but the videos titles and stills that pop up around it are not.  I have nothing to worry about when I send them to my blog to watch videos for their schoolwork!

I'm starting by posting links for Volume 2 since that is where I am with my kids, but I have done the research for Volume 1.  It just needs to be posted.  Feel free to contact me if you need the list I've compiled for Creation through the Fall of Rome.

Please preview the clips before showing them to your children, respectfully keeping in mind that different families have different standards for media exposure.

14 comments:

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    1. I deleted your comment because it contained your e-mail address. Unfortunately, the e-mail I sent to that address bounced back to me. :/

      Thanks so much for your kind comments! Unfortunately, my list for Volume 1 is really scattered right now. My goal is to compile it and post it to this blog over the summer. Let me know if you need it sooner. I work well with deadlines!

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  2. Hi Lori - I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your links to Vol. 1 if you could. I also don't mind my email addy being here - as it's not my home email, just a hotmail site.

    No rush - I plan to use Vol. 1 this fall.

    Thanks so much - and awesome work!!! :)

    seekingfaithfulness@hotmail.com

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    1. First thirteen chapters are posted! I'll keep working on them as I have time. You'll also find a few other fun web links along the way.

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  3. I'm so glad this is useful to you! I'll be hard at work this summer getting Vol. 1 links up.

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  4. Thank you for this... it is very helpful! I would enjoy the volume 1 video links as well. I hope all is well with your family. This blog is a true blessing!

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    1. First thirteen chapters of Volume 1 are now posted! So glad you're finding this useful.

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  5. I am looking forward to the Vol 1 links too, as my girls are up to chapter 16, and breaking over the summer to catch up on projects and such :D

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    1. The first thirteen chapters are posted. I haven't been as productive as I had planned this summer, but I keep plugging away. :)

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  6. thank you. next fall we are beginning our first year homeschooling; and beginning with volume two. So this blog will definitely be visited by us each week. Thanks for doing the research.

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  7. I love what you've done here, and I would love to see what you have for Creation through the Fall of Rome!
    My email is homeschoolersresources@gmail.com, and it's a public email so it's fine to leave on here.
    Thank you so much! =)

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    1. You can access the Volume 1 links by clicking on "SOTW 1 - Ancient Times" just under the title at the top of the page. I'm making progress, but not very quickly since my own kids are in Volume 3 right now.

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  8. Starting Volume 2 and stumbled across your blog.
    A huge and heart felt THANK YOU!

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  9. I just found this link. I would love to have access to this resource as well but for Volume 1. Thanks soo much! My email address is glug.glug.glug.aah@gmail.com.

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