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Our Curriculum Choices – Year 11

Our Curriculum Choices Year 11 - Sensible Homeschool

I say it every year and I’ll say it again…. I can’t believe another school year is ending! Where does the time go?!

Over our last decade of homeschooling, I’ve learned just how fast summer flies by, too. So even though the door is still swinging shut on this past school year, it’s time to think ahead and start planning next year’s homeschooling adventures!

A Day in Our Homeschooling Life

A Day in Our Homeschooling Life

I recently found this never-published post of mine from four years ago. In the Covid blur of early 2020, it got lost in the shuffle. But, better late than never, right? 

My three homeschooled kids are currently in 9th, 6th, and 2nd grade. It’s been fun to look back at this glimpse into our lives four years ago when Oldest was in 5th grade, Middle was in 2nd grade, and Youngest was still a preschooler! 

I’ve always loved “Day in the Life” posts – especially when I was a new homeschooler trying to figure out what those crazy homeschool people do all day. 

Kids Are Always Learning (Even on a Holiday)

Kids Are Always Learning (Even on a Holiday)

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned in over a decade of homeschooling, it’s that learning can happen anytime, anywhere, and in many different ways

We definitely don’t need to be in a classroom. And it doesn’t even have to be a school day! 

In past posts, I’ve shown how kids are always learning – on weekends, on vacations, and even when they’re bored, sick, or having a bad day. This past New Year’s break I was reminded, yet again, that kids are always learning… even on a holiday!

Economics Board Games for Kids

Economics Board Games for Kids

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Board games are an awesome supplement for a lot of school subjects, but they’re an especially great way to teach and learn economics. Buying and selling, bartering and trading, and money in general are easy themes to work into fun board game formats. 

So far in this Board Games for Kids series, we’ve looked at great games for teaching US History, US Geography, World History, World Geography, and Government/Civics. Now I’ll share some great ideas for board games for Economics for the K-8th grade age range.

Government & Civics Board Games for Kids

government and civics board games for kids

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Board games are an excellent way to supplement learning in many school subjects. So far in this Board Games for Kids series, we’ve covered…

In this post, you’ll find board game ideas that can help you teach government and civics concepts to K-8th grade students. In this age range, civics covers everything from community roles and citizenship to countries/cultures, voting, elections, government types, and founding documents like the US Constitution. 

World History Board Games for Kids

World History Board Games for Kids

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World history is apparently a theme that board game makers love. There are so many great choices for games to supplement world history lessons in classrooms and homeschools!

This list includes a lot of different types of games: trivia games, card games, themed board games, cooperative games, and strategy games. And all the games on this list are aimed at the elementary or junior high age range. (If you’re looking for world history games for high schoolers, check out the video links at the end of this post)

US Geography Board Games for Kids

US Geography Board Games for Kids

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In this series of Games for Kids posts, I’ve been sharing some of the best educational games for the elementary and junior high age group.

(If you missed the US History Board Games for Kids post, you can check that out here.)

Our homeschool has benefited so much from using board games to supplement our other school work. We use games to teach new things, to review what we’ve learned, and just to make things more fun.

US History Board Games for Kids

US History Board Games for Kids

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One of the best ways I’ve found to get my kids interested in history (or any other subject, for that matter), has been by playing board games. 

“Gameschooling” is becoming more popular lately, and I can see why! Kids retain content so much better when they’re engaged and having fun learning!