American Civil War Books for Kids

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I love learning history without a textbook, and throughout elementary school and middle school gained a wealth of knowledge about the American Civil War. Nothing brings history to life quite like an intricate story, and characters with stories, backgrounds, thoughts, hopes, and fears. Informing and inspiring, here is a list of American Civil War books for kids! American Civil War Books The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale by Tricia Hakes Noble The bloodiest battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg, rages on. Eleven year old Gabe is a bugler for the … [Read more...]

How to Memorize the Periodic Table of the Elements (within a week)

How to Memorize the Periodic Table in a Week - with no flashcards, music, or courses

A few months ago, I barely even thought about the daunting Elements. This week, I memorized the periodic table of the elements using a mnemonic system called the Memory Palace. No flash cards, no money spent, no courses taken, no song, and no studying. Best part? It works great for long term memory!   After pulling a huge blank on a quiz that I actually studied on, I realized I needed to revamp my study habits. Rote memorization just wasn't working for me. As fate would have it, I came across this article on memory; and learned that the world … [Read more...]

7 Books Christians Should Read Before Graduating High School

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As I graduate high school this year, I look back to some of my favorite books, both fiction and non-fiction. Here’s a list of my life-changing must-reads that every Christian teen should read before graduating high school! A few more of my other favorites not on the list: The Kite Runner by Khaled Housseini The Kite Runner is full of some of my favorite themes; redemption, resilience, family, and sacrifice. This is more or less off-the-wall from the other books on this list, but it brings up some very powerful and important points about life in … [Read more...]

Living with Purpose: Thoughts Ending My Senior Year

Living with Purpose

I finally made it, and my Senior Year is coming to an end. Eight years of homeschool, and twelve jam-packed years of learning. I have grown (not in height, unfortunately) tremendously throughout the past four years, and through every rocky lesson I've endured, I don't think I would change much. Out of everything I have learned over the years, here are the top 10 life lessons that I have taken from the past 12 years. 1. True education is not memorizing for a test, nor studying directly from a textbook. Homeschooling has taught me how to love learning. I've … [Read more...]

Counted With the Stars (Cossette) Review

Counted with the Stars

Sold into slavery by her father and forsaken by the man she was supposed to marry, young Egyptian Kiya must serve a mistress who takes pleasure in her humiliation. When terrifying plagues strike Egypt, Kiya is in the middle of it all. Choosing to flee with the Hebrews, Kiya finds herself reliant on a strange God and drawn to a man who despises her people. With everything she's ever known swept away and now facing the trials of the desert, will she turn back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh? (from the back) Kiya is not your usual … [Read more...]