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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mathematical Reasoning

In our homeschool we like to work on our deductive thinking skills by using Mind Benders from The Critical Thinking Company. Actually we like using Mind Benders because we think they are fun!! I guess that means we are improving our thinking while we are playing!! When I was offered Mathematical Reasoning from the same company I jumped at the chance.

We received Mathematical Reasoning Level F for 5th grade. Our first response to seeing this book was WOW! This 440 page book covers so much information and the pages are full of color and illustrations. It says it can be used as a Core Curriculum or a Supplemental Resource and it is very easy to teach either way. It covers Numbers & Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, and Data Analysis & Probability. Each section introduces a topic and is followed by appropriate practice and application. The teacher can learn right along with the student.

Level F is recommended for the 5th grade but upon completing the book your student will know some 6th grade skills. The activities are written to the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. It can be purchased for $42.99 but it is on sale right now for $37.99.
View samples of  Mathematical Reasoning workbook & Table of Contents.

I used this book with Amber (age 11) and Delaney (age 9). Delaney started at the front of the book and is working her way through it but with Amber we picked topics that she needs to work on. They both like that between all the Number & Operations lessons there are lessons on temperature, balance, graphs, and measurement. We really liked that the story problems and situations are all things that the girls can relate to. Math is not the favorite subject at our house but both of my girls liked this book. It really helps when the word problems are things they want to know about (keeping a bank record, grocery lists, and birthdays).

The Critical Thinking Company has been producing award-winning products for over 50 years. They teach standards-based reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history to help students achieve better grades and higher test scores. Students who practice critical thinking learn to apply it throughout their education & life.

Mission Statement:

The Critical Thinking Co.™ is committed to developing children's critical thinking skills for better grades, higher test scores, and success in life. We do not teach through drill and memorization or teach to the tests—we empower the mind!

"If we teach children everything we know, their knowledge is limited to ours. If we teach children to think, their knowledge is limitless." - Michael Baker, President

Members of the TOS Crew reviewed several items from The Critical Thinking Company. Sail on over to the Crew Blog and read about the other products.
Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew I received Mathematical Reasoning free of charge from The Critical Thinking Company to use with my children in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Amazing Science!

My girls love science experiments but I have to admit that there are some weeks we don't have time to fit them in. Sometimes it isn't really getting everything ready it is because I need to figure out the how and why it works so I can explain it to them. The last couple of weeks we have been doing a lot of experiments using the new Amazing Science! DVDs from Science and

Amazing Science! teaches fundamental principles of science through experiments. Every demonstration gives a complete list of materials and is viewed from multiple camera views. Every concept is explained in a step-by-step fashion making it easy to understand the science behind the experiment.

Amazing Science! volume one contains 23 experiments on 2 DVDs for $19.95.
Disk 1 Disk 2
1) Color Changing Milk 13) Floating Eggs
2) Egg in a Bottle 14) Keep Paper Dry Underwater
3) Exploring Air Pressure 15) Dry Ice Bubbles
4) Build a Lemon Battery 16) Balloon in a Candle Flame
5) Inverted Cup of Water 17) Ocean in a Bottle
6) Candle Suction Power 18) Build a Motor with Lights
7) Amazing Magnetic Force 19) Simple Lava Lamp
8) Lift an Ice Cube with String 20) Invisible Ink
9) Unburnable Money 21) Density Tower
10) Matchstick Speedboat 22) Soda Can Fizz
11) Reversing an Image with Water 23) Build a Motor #2

I watched the experiments with all three of my girls ages 7, 9, & 11. Jason Gibson does an excellent job in his presentation. There is a list of items needed at the beginning of each experiment and Jason explains exactly how and why the experiment works. We all learned from his teachings and even my 7 year old comprehended what was going on. We completed almost all of the experiments but of course my girls had a few favorites: Coloring Changing Milk, Lift an Ice Cube with String, Ocean in a Bottle, & Surface Tension of Water. Everyone who came over had to see how Amber could lift an ice cube with a string.
Surface Tension of Water
Science and offers quality science experiments and math tutorial courses! They believe that Math is a tool to explore our world and that all people, young or old, are fascinated by Science.
They aim to bring the very best Science and Math videos to tickle your curiosity and entice you to want to learn more about the world around you.

Science and also offers Chemistry DVDs, Physics DVDs, and several Math DVDs.

Jason Gibson has earned advanced degrees in Engineering and Physics, worked as a Rocket Scientist for NASA, and has a passion for teaching Science and Math.
Sail over to the TOS Crew Blog to read what other families thought of Amazing Science.
Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew I received Amazing Science! DVDs free of charge to use in our homeschool in exchange for my honest review.

Extra Activities in Our Homeschool

Wow! I haven't participated in the Blog Cruise in a long time. I keep forgetting about it & this one should have already been turned in. Maybe I should add it to my calendar so I have to do it. This week the Blog Cruise is about how extra activities get incorporated into our homeschool. My girls are very hands on learners so they make sure we get our activities done.

All three of my girls take piano lessons and I don't want to waste my money so I make sure that they practice at least 5 times a week. Amber is very musically inclined so I never even have to tell her to practice, she could practice hours everyday. If we are going out she is usually the first person ready & she will play the piano until everyone else is ready to go. Delaney & Alaina both like to practice and it is included on their daily work schedule so they know they have to practice. Amber also decided she wanted to play the ukulele so Delaney & Alaina decided they wanted to learn too. We purchased 3 ukuleles and there is a gentleman at church that is helping them a little but for the most part Amber has taught herself to play and then she shows her sisters. They are having a lot of fun with them and Amber & Delaney played for a rally at church only after playing for a couple of months. Amber has borrowed a flute from a friend at church and is teaching herself to play this instrument too. My girls don't have a problem getting music into their schooling.

Delaney & Amber playing Jesus Loves Me

I have my girls keep an art journal where they can write & draw whatever they want in their book. They like to draw so this gets done several times a week because it is fun for them. I don't grade the writing it is mainly just to get them to write. My oldest daughter did this for years and it is so neat to look at how her drawing and penmanship has improved over the years. Now that she is grown and is busy with work she still writes in her journal but she doesn't get as much drawing into it. My girls still love to color so they usually color pictures at night during our family read aloud time. They also like to do needlework and latch hook but we don't get a lot of painting done just because we don't always think about it. Paper crafting is another big one at our house. My girls love to make cards, scrapbook, and just cut out designs on our Cricut. They also like to make hair bows and create things with duct tape.

I guess one benefit of having girls is they like to be in the kitchen. They would rather make fun things than actual dinner but they do enjoy baking and making candy. They also know how to decorate cakes, cookies, and cupcakes which could fit into home ec. and art.  

For group sport activities all three of my girls play soccer and Amber even volunteered to be a referee this year. They will also get in a lot of swimming this summer because Alaina needs to get into swimming lessons so this will make sure we make it to the pool.

Amber is a very active person and is very self motivated. She will go out and help her dad with the vehicles. They have an old truck that they are working on and I think she is going to learn to change the oil soon.

What about your homeschool? How do you incorporate extra activities into your school? The Blog Cruise goes live 4/24/2012 so head on over and read what extra activities are getting done.

The Forgiven Duke Review & Giveaway

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: B&H Books (July 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1433673231
ISBN-13: 978-1433673238
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches

I don't usually read just for pleasure. Most of the books I read are for our family read alouds, school, or to educate myself. I decided to carve out of few hours of time to read The Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carie. This is the second book in the Forgotten Castle series and it was hard to put down. I could have read the whole book at once if I had enough hours at one time. I really enjoyed the adventures of Alexandria Featherstone and the Duke of St. Easton as they both learn to trust God with their lives.

About the Book:
Tethered by her impulsive promise to marry Lord John Lemon - the path of least resistance - Alexandria Featherstone sets off toward Iceland in search of her parents with a leaden heart. A glimpse of her guardian, the Duke of St. Easton - the path less traveled by - on Dublin’s shore still haunts her.

Will he come after her? Will he drag her back to London, quelling her mission to rescue her treasure-seeking parents, or might he decide to throw caution to the wind and choose Foy Pour Devoir: “Faith for Duty,” the St. Easton motto. The Featherstone motto Valens et Volens: “Willing and Able,” beats in her heart and thrums through her veins. She will find her parents and find their love, no matter the cost.

The powerful yet wing-clipped Duke of St. Easton has never known the challenge that has become his life since hearing his ward’s name. Alexandria Featherstone will be the life or the death of him. Only time and God’s plan will reveal just how much this man can endure for the prize of love.
 Jamie Carie discovered her heart was filled with songs and poetry as her relationship with God grew. She started out by writing lyrics for her brother's band in high school. After getting married & deciding to homeschool she wrote skits, poems, plays and short stories for school and church. Jamie loves to write late at night when the house is quiet and the darkness seems alive. Jamie and her husband have been married for 21 years and live in Indianapolis with their three sons and a giant dog name Leo.

If she could only say one thing to her readers it would be, Live the dreams God has destined you for!”

I have a copy of The Forgiven Duke to giveaway to one of my lucky readers.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

God's Great Covenant New Testament 1

Every evening before bed we have family devotions and every morning when we get up we all spend some quiet time alone reading the bible and in prayer. We also study the bible during our school day. Sometimes we use a curriculum and other times we will just study a certain subject or book of the bible. The curriculum I like best are the ones that only deal with bible facts without man made wisdom included.
We have been using God's Great Covenant New Testament 1 from Classical Academic Press in our school the last couple of months. This 352 page book is recommended for children 4th grade and up. There are 36 weekly chapters, divided into 4 units. Each chapter contains:
  • A memory page that includes a weekly memory verse, key facts chart, fulfillment of prophecy section
  • A thought-provoking “Think About It” question that encourages children to consider how to relate to God in their own lives
  • A worksheet and quiz

  • Unit reviews that contain a memory verse worksheet, devotional guide, and a fun short story of life in Simon’s world

  • In God's Great Covenant students learn about Jesus, the Messiah and King, as He is born and fulfills all God's promises. Jesus came as a suffering Savior, who would die for our sins. Students are taught the Gospels by studying four names of Jesus:
    • Son of Man
    • God's Servant
    • The Messiah
    • Son of God
    The introduction teaches the students about the historical, cultural, and geographical setting of the New Testament.

    The Teacher's Edition contains the entire student text, answers keys, and additional information to expand the historical, geographical, cultural, and theological concepts taught in the student book.

    The God's Great covenant, New Testament 1 audio files are read by Christopher Perrin. There are thirty-two stories from the Gospels lasting more than three hours. The audio file is MP3 format and can be played on most popular music players or burned on a CD.

    I have been using this curriculum with  Alaina (age 7), Delaney (age 9), & Amber (age 11). I would read the text then we would all look up bible references and discuss our topic. Amber & Delaney would then complete the worksheets. The text is basically bible stories written in a conversational way but all of the bible references are listed below. I really like that there are so many charts throughout the book when comparing the gospels, events and their prophesies, eternal life & death, and many more. Another favorite of ours are all the maps that are included, by the time this text is finished the students should be very familiar with where Jesus traveled. The introduction is very detailed and compares the Old & New Covenant, and covers the historical, political, geographical setting of the New Testament.
    The teacher's book contains the entire student text with tons of notes to the teacher. Each note is numbered with the corresponding number included in the student text. There is also blank lines to make your own notes. This makes teaching very easy on the adult.

    The audio files are very easy to listen to. We enjoyed listening to the stories from them but we did not use this with the curriculum. I find it better to read the text to them so we can stop and discuss what we are reading. I think this would be great to listen to while running errands and then complete the worksheets when you get back home.

    Classical Academic Press produces educational materials to revive the classical education. They offer Latin and logic to engage both students and teachers. We have used The Art of Argument and Latin for Children in the past and have loved them both.

    I received the complete set of God's Great Covenant, New Testament 1 and it is available for $56.95. You can view a sample of the student text and purchase it for $26.95. The teacher edition is available for $29.95. You can listen to a sample of the audio files and purchase it for $9.95.

    Sail over to the TOS Crew blog to read what other Crew members thought of God's Great Covenant.
    Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew I received God's Great Covenant free of charge from Classical Academic Success to use with my children in exchange for my honest review.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    Christian Kids Explore Chemistry

    Years ago I purchased The Mystery of History Volume 1 from Bright Ideas Press. I used this with my older kids and then again with my younger kids and they all loved it. So when the Crew is offered anything from Bright Ideas Press I want to be on that list. I have reviewed Hands on Geography and Wonder Maps in the past & this time we received Christian Kids Explore Chemistry.

    I received the 2nd Edition of Christian Kids Explore Chemistry. This beginning Chemistry course is designed for children in the 4-8 grades. The 30 lessons are grouped into five units.
    1. The Basics of Chemistry
    2. Atoms and Molecules
    3. The Nature of Chemistry
    4. States of Matter
    5. Organic Chemistry
     Each unit starts by talking about what is covered in unit and gives a list of objectives, vocabulary words, and necessary materials. Then there is a the Review It section where questions are asked to see if the student is ready for the hands-on activity. The Hands-On Time is the fun stuff! They reinforce the concepts being taught. Coloring pages are included for each unit with a few extras in the glossary. Think About It is a thinking exercise to give advanced students a chance to respond to creative questions about the hands-on activity. The Unit Wrap Up at the end of each unit gives the student a chance to show what they have learned.

    The 2nd edition book comes with a Resource CD. The new CD includes Daily Lesson Plans, Materials Lists, Bonus Literature Study Guide, and All Reproducibles:
    • Coloring Pages
    • Unit Reviews
    • Follow-Up Questions for each lesson
    • Activity Charts
     I have been using Christian Kids Explore Chemistry with all three of my girls ages 7, 9, & 11. The older 2 are getting the most out of the curriculum but my 7 year old doesn't want to be left out. I will have her & maybe all three of them go through the book again in a couple of years. This book makes teaching Chemistry very easy. There is no need to be intimidated by this subject. All the supplies that are needed for the hands-on activities are common items that we either already had or can be purchased around town. (Even our small town!) Since this is a review item I read the text aloud but my older girls could very easily use this book on their own.

    I really like that the vocabulary words are listed at the beginning of each unit so we could discuss them before we read the lesson.  Of course my girls favorite part is the hand-on activities. They really helped them remember what the lesson was about and it gives them a chance to work together.

    The CD is a wonderful addition to this curriculum.
    With just a click of the mouse you can access the daily lesson plan for the entire book, find all the worksheets and coloring pages in one spot, and see a list of all the supplies needed throughout the curriculum. The Chemistry CD includes the Literature unit on A Piece of the Mountain, it is a biography about the spiritual life of Blaise Pascal. There is a catalog of all the items offered from Bright Ideas Press & a list of every way you can contact them.

    The new 2nd edition Christian Kids Explore Chemistry including the CD is $39.95. The complete table of contents, materials list by unit, sample pages, and Review It answer key can be seen on the website.
    Bright Ideas Press was founded by Bob and Maggie Hogan. They developed their own curriculum to use with their boys and once they saw it was working decided to publish it for others to use. They are probably most known for The Mystery of History series but they also have other resources in their store.

    Bright Ideas Press offered all four titles in the Christian Kids Explore series to the TOS Crew to review. Sail over to the Crew blog to read about Biology, Earth & Science for 3-6 grades and Chemistry & Physics for 4-8 grades.
    Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew I received Christian Kids Explore Chemistry from Bright Ideas Press free of charge to use with my children in exchange for my honest review.

    Friday, April 13, 2012

    From Head to Toe


    Math and
    Back in the fall we received the Earth Book from AIMS to review. The girls really enjoyed that book so when the Crew was offered another book from AIMS I knew we would like to try another one. This time we received From Head to Toe.

    This 288 page book is divided into 27 activities that go through all the bodies systems and sensory organs. It is filled with hands on activities. The student makes rubber band books which are folded pieces of paper and held together with a rubber band that tells about the topic being studied. You can make a two-chamber heart, a pair of lungs, connect bones to make a skeleton, act out the digestive system and many more.
    My girls are really enjoying this book because it has so many hands on activities. Each one we have done is very easy to understand and implement. They used items we either had around the house or could be purchased for very little cost any where. The rubber band books are very simple to put together but my girls love to color and read them. And the best part is that they are remembering what is being taught. I think this book can be used alone or if you already have a curriculum and would like a supplement this would be great for that too.

    From Head to Toe is recommended for children in Grades 5-9 and can be purchased for $24.95, that includes the book & the CD.

    AIMS Educational Foundation is a non profit foundation dedicated to giving kids a solid understanding of math and science. AIMS started in 1981 when 80 teachers came together because they wanted to give students a strong hands-on foundation in math and science. Teachers loved the first AIMS activity book and students learned more. They are a non-profit organization because they believe in educating the student instead of making money. The foundation was founded by Dr. Arthur Wiebe and is located on the campus of Fresno Pacific University.

    AIMS offers many K-9 math and science selections at their online store, some of them can be purchased in a PDF format. There are also Literature Links, Labs, Kits, & Components to help with the hands-on learning.

    The TOS Crew received several different math & science books from AIMS. Sail on over to see what other products were & how they were used.
    Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew I received From Head to Toe free of charge to use with my children in exchange for my honest review.

    Thursday, April 12, 2012

    Write with World

    I know learning to write is very important for our children to learn & it is easier to get them to write when it is about something they enjoy. My girls naturally like to write & Write with World has inspired them to write more & to notice more details around them to include in their writing.
    Write with WORLD is a brand new writing curriculum from the publisher's of God's World News and World Magazine. The Old Schoolhouse Crew received year one of this 2 year program recommended for middle-school students.

    Write with WORLD was developed by education and media professionals so you can teach writing with confidence. This curriculum will inspire and train your students to become proficient communicators who can exceed educational requirements and navigate today's growing media and conflicting worldviews.

    Write with WORLD exposes students to:
    • reading that develops discernment
    • contemporary subjects and professional guidance to pique interest
    • flexible exercises to build confidence and skill for using today's new media
    • a thoughtful and meaningful Christian worldview
    Year one consists of a teacher and student book. The student textbook consists of 16 key lessons divided into 4 units. They will learn concepts of comparative and critical reading, writing fundamentals, narratives, reporting, reviewing, critique and opinion. The teacher handbook explains the objectives, methodology, and evaluation for each unit. The complete student book is included in the teacher book along with guidance and teaching helps. The textbook in non-consumable and each student will need a notebook to record their work.
    • Unit 1 starts out with images and helps the child to carefully read them. They will learn to explain why they like the image, how it works, and if it persuades them to purchase the item.
    • Unit 2 uses the same process in unit 1 but this time with sentences. The student will learn the importance of well-defined subject and a strong action verb. Students should be able to explain why one sentence is better than another by the time they are done with this section.
    • Unit 3 helps your student to become better readers of paragraphs and learn to evaluate how one paragraph is better than another.
    • Unit 4 teaches the student why it is important to have a strong sentence & paragraph. They will also learn that an essay is full of enough details to tell a story just like the images they studied in unit 1. 
    Delaney and Amber are in the 5th & 6th grades and they have both been using Write with World. We are at the end of unit 1 and they absolutely love it! They both love to write so some days they have begged to do another lesson in the book. They each had a journal to write in & the pictures they found to write about were cut out and taped inside their notebook. There are vocabulary words throughout the text that are in bold print so we added those to the back of our journal along with the definitions, synonyms, & antonyms.

    The teacher's manual contains the complete text that is in the student book. This worked wonderful for us. I could read & explain what we were going to do & the girls could sit together and follow along. It made it very easy to discuss the pictures that we were describing. Another great thing is the World Wisdom section. Here is where a writers, editors, photojournalist, and publishers will give the student tips or suggestions on things they do to help them in their writing.

    Write with World curriculum will be ready to ship summer 2012, year one and two are $95.00 each or $165.00 if purchased together. Lesson one can be viewed here.

    Write with WORLD will teach your students to write with purpose while being connected to writing professionals. The timely and thoughtful assignments will encourage your student to discuss ideas and language with parents/teachers.

    Sail over to the TOS Crew blog to see what other members thought of Write with World.
    Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew I received year one of Write with World free of charge to use with my children in exchange for my honest review.

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    The 5 Love Languages of Children

    I spend most of my time with my kids. We enjoy learning, cooking, cleaning, reading, and playing together. It is so awesome to watch them grow and discover their own talents and interests. It amazes me that in some areas they act just alike and in others they are total opposites. Not only do they have different learning styles, interests, and talents they also have different love languages.

    I have been reading The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman, PhD. and Ross Campbell, MD. This 221 page book talks about the how we can show our children that we love them in a way they need to be loved. Children do their best when they feel loved but if your child has a different love language than you it can be hard. This book talks about all 5 love languages and how to discover your child's love language.

    "By speaking your child's own love language, you can fill his "emotional tank" with love. When your child feels loved, he is much easier to discipline and train than when his "emotional tank" is running near empty."
    ~The 5 Love Languages of Children

    This paragraph taken from The 5 Love Languages of Children speaks volumes. I have had people ask me why I don't have to discipline my kids that much when they are always getting onto their kids. I had originally thought that because I am with my children all the time & could catch bad behavior before it got out of hand but now I am thinking that their love tank is being filled. I can look back at times when they were misbehaving more & those are the times that we were extra busy and not able to spend the amount of quality time that my kids are used to. 

    I think everyone involved in a child's life should read this book & one of my lucky readers can win one.

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012


    I hated history when I was in school but now it is my favorite subjects and my girls love it too. I think the difference is because we use real books to study our history instead of a textbook. We are also very flexible in what we are learning and how long we spend on each time period. There have been people and events that we have wanted to learn more about & there have been some that we just wanted to hurry through. When the TOS Crew was offered study guides from TruthQuest History I knew it would fit right in with us and we all love it.

    TruthQuest History is a literature based history study that teaches the lovestory of mankind. You will focus on God's unchanging existence, power, love, truth, and plan for civilization. God is the prime force of the universe and you will have convincing proof of His reality and the superiority of His truths through the Big 2 Beliefs (Who is God, and who, then, is mankind?). History is about God first and then about the people and how they respond. 

    The 8 chronological history guides introduce each new topic with a commentary to address the issues before engaging in the "living books". Along with the topic-specific books each guide refers to books in three types:
    1. Spines~ offer thorough, narrative coverage of this era's history and can be used with, or instead of the topic books.
    2. Insight~ books that explore key issues/events which expose spiritual truths.
    3. Snapshot~ books which give a quick peek at an era.
    ThinkWrite exercises are located throughout the guides to help your kids think deeply and focus their seeking and synthesizing. There isn't any worksheets, memorizing dates, or writing out answers to multiple questions. You can just enjoy and discuss great living books. If you think you need more TruthQuest suggests gathering as a family or with other families to give oral reports, put on skits, eat historical food, publish a newspaper, sculpt, or build with legos. TruthQuest also offers a Map/Timeline/Report Package and Notebook pages from A Journey Through Learning.

    The Crew was offered several different TruthQuest History study guides. We received a PDF of Age of Revolution I: America/Europe, 1600-1800. This study guide can be purchased for $29.95 or the PDF can be purchased for $24.95. It is recommended for grades 5-8, you can see the complete table of contents, and view a sample of this guide.
    I used the study guide with all three of my girls ages 7, 9, & 11. They are big into Indians right now so we started the guide in section #5 Jamestown. We have 8 filled bookshelves in our house and Kindles with a large selection of books so we already own several that are listed in the study guide. We also went to our local library to see what we could find off the list. There were quite a few that they did not have but since we found others on the same topic we grabbed some of them. We ended up with books from several different reading levels. I chose the ones I wanted to read aloud & then the girls chose some on about the same topic to read on their own. Then we would discuss what we had learned. My girls are very detailed and they want to make sure I have all the new facts they have learned. They also like to become the people we have been reading about sometimes they will keep the role playing going for days and will even assign me a person and tell me what I should say.

    I really like that study guide is so flexible. You can use any book that goes with the topic because there isn't a set book to use as the core. The reading suggestions for each topic is very extensive and you can choose what and how many you would like to read. This has put some order into our history read alouds. I will definitely be ordering more TruthQuest guides in the future. I think I will order the printed book instead of the PDF, for just a couple of dollars more the book would be cheaper than ink to print it.

    Michelle MillerBachelor of Arts
    summa cum laude

    Michelle is a veteran homeschooler, author, columnist, speaker, consultant, and the founder/operator of a large library used by area homeschooled youth. TruthQuest History was born from her own yearning to teach deep truth through history to her children, and from her work with the many families who learn through her library. Michelle and her husband, John, have four children: two adult sons and two youngsters still at home in Michigan; they also have five cute grandsons!

    Members of the TOS Crew received several different time periods from TruthQuest History. Sail over to the TOS Blog to read what others thought about their product. 
    Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew I received Age of Revolution I PDF from TruthQuest History free of charge to use with my children in exchange for my honest review.
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