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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!

How to Homeschool Kindergarten: Curriculum Ideas & Lessons Learned

How to Homeschool Kindergarten: Curriculum Ideas and Lessons Learned

One of my new favorite t-shirts says, “Hold on. Let me overthink this.” It’s perfect for me.

"Let me overthink this" pink t-shirt

I’ve always been a Type-A, planner-loving, I-prefer-my-ducks-in-a-row momma. I tend to over-analyze and over-complicate most things – especially when it comes to our homeschool. 

Thankfully, over a decade of homeschooling has mellowed me out a little bit. I’ve seen firsthand how powerful spontaneous teachable moments can be. I’ve witnessed my kids retain more from playing made-up games than from carefully crafted lesson plans. I’ve realized that it’s less about finding the “right” curriculum and more about nurturing relationships and encouraging a love of learning.

Our Curriculum Choices – Year 10

Our Curriculum Choices Year 10

If time flies when you’re having fun, then we must be having a blast! 

It seems like just yesterday I was wondering if this crazy idea called “homeschooling” would work for our family. Now we’re ten years into our home educating journey and my oldest is starting high school! 

Each year I’ve shared Our Curriculum Choices and plans for the year. Read on to find out what homeschool resources we’ll be using this coming year with our 9th, 6th, and 2nd graders.

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) Core Writing Curriculum Review

IEW Core Writing Curriculum Review

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Writing is one of those subjects that puts fear in the hearts of homeschooling parents everywhere. After all, it’s been enshrined as one of the historic “3 R’s” so we’d better not mess it up, right?

Even if we aren’t aiming to raise the next Dickens or Tolkien, at the very least we want our kids to be able to write a professional cover letter or a college application essay.

Our Homeschooling Family’s Experience with Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

Our Homeschooling Family's Experience with Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

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We started using Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) products four years ago when my oldest son was in 4th grade. Since then, there hasn’t been a year we haven’t used at least one IEW product! 

Up until now, I haven’t had a chance to collect my thoughts and share about our IEW experiences. But that’s about to change! 

If you’re searching for a high quality language arts or writing curriculum, or if you’re wondering if IEW is the right choice for your family, you’re in the right place so read on!