The “Back to Homeschool” events have already begun!
We’re savoring these summer days, but we know that many people are already preparing to start a new school year.
When do you officially resume teaching? (Did you ever stop?)
Our friend Sarah Avila invited us to join a wonderful group of bloggers and homeschool publishers who are hosting a $500 back-to-homeschool giveaway. Two people will win a $250 gift card to one of three top online stores: Rainbow Resource, Christianbook, or Timberdoodle.
Homeschool moms are notorious for giving educational resources to their children on birthdays and for Christmas. I’ve bought a few such items myself (with mixed responses from my sons depending upon what type of item I purchased.) I thought perhaps I could share with you a few of the gifts I’ve given over the years that my sons thoroughly enjoyed…. Continue reading 5 Gift Ideas for Homeschool Families
Back by popular demand, this special issue Southern Plate Suppers Magazine will quickly earn a favored spot among your cookbook collection. Not just recipes but full menus to help you get supper on the table no matter how busy your day is. Christy shares tips, tricks, and even her vintage dish collection! And she says you just have to try the chocolate meringue pudding…
Want one? Our dear friend Christy Jordan gave us three copies to share — so we’re hosting a little giveaway here and another on our Facebook Page. (Or you can buy one before they’re sold out @ http://bit.ly/southernplate.)
The winner of these giveaways will receive a print copy of Christy’s magazine, and our soon-to-be-released, gift-quality hardcover children’s book, I’d Rather Be your Mommy, a digital copy of I’d Rather Be your Mommy, and the BONUS PRINTS! ($40+ total value!)
GRAND PRIZE of $750+ value of Homeschool Resources including Philosophy Adventure, The Mystery of History, Creative Freewriting Adventure, Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal, North Star Geography, Embark, and more!
On June 15, 2015, Elisabeth Elliot went home to be with the Lord. Inspiring tributes to this humble hero abound. (See below for links to some of our favorites.) The impact of her life—lived faithfully for Christ—reaches across borders and generations.
We are pleased to announce that Keri Archer is the winner of our 5th Anniversary Giveaway!
June is a big month for us at Home School Adventure Co. We launched our company in June of 2010 and released Philosophy Adventure — Pre-Socratics in June of 2013. To celebrate, we hosted this giveaway valued at more than $500!
And these resources from Linda Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, who had this to say about Philosophy Adventure:
“In all my years of research, seldom have I picked up a book on philosophy and felt that I couldn’t put it down. That changed when I encountered Philosophy Adventure…. I highly recommend Philosophy Adventure to students and educators!”
You must specify whether you want The Mystery of History Audio Books with or without music.
1. With Music: Most find that the music adds flavor and feeling to the stories, as if you were listening to a movie with background music. Today’s students, who commonly multi-task all kinds of media, will likely enjoy the music.(Be sure to listen to the samples.)
2. Without Music: There are some students who will find it much easier to focus on the stories without music. It is an issue of learning style as well as preference. (Listen to the samples.)
The last two giveaway resources are from Bright Ideas Press
Philosophy Adventure is on the recommended reading list for Bright Idea Press’s Illuminations Year 6!
Illuminations Year 6 leads you through the main events of history from 1708 to the present age. Through exciting historical fiction and The Mystery of History, Volume IV, you will meet dozens of people, famous and infamous, who made an impact on world history: Jonathan Edwards, Catherine the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte, Joseph Stalin, Nelson Mandela, and many more.
Your Illuminations Year 6 plan integrates literature, copywork, U.S. geography, and spelling to the historical period you are enjoying. Choose among options for five science fields, Bible reading, vocabulary, several writing and grammar options, life skills studies for high school students, and a government elective. And once all of your curricula are selected, our powerful Illuminations scheduler software provides customized weekly planning.
We just returned from the Sandusky Teach Them Diligently Convention and posted a new giveaway that includes a print copy of The Mystery of History Volume 4, Illuminations 6, the complete print set of Philosophy Adventure, and more. We’ll be announcing the winner of the convention giveaway shortly.
Several years ago, my husband called to urge me to listen to an interview on Moody radio. Nancy Pearcey was speaking and he noted that her comments aligned with the concerns that had led me to begin writing Philosophy Adventure, a resource designed to help students 6th-12th grade cultivate and defend a biblical worldview by teaching them how to write skillfully, think critically, and speak articulately as they explore the history of ideas.
We’re working hard to awaken home educators to the impact of ideas. Needless to say, I am grateful for both my husband’s call and for Nancy’s faithfulness to her calling.
Philosophy Adventure™ is designed to help students 6th-12th grade cultivate and defend a biblical worldview by teaching them how to write skillfully, think critically, and speak articulately as they explore the history of ideas.
In this “Age of Tolerance,” Christians are in danger of forgetting (or never learning) what distinguishes a Christian worldview from other worldviews. The Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal is a powerful tool to strengthen critical thinking while cultivating a biblical worldview. A companion to Lewis’s classic work, the Journal can be used for independent study with teenagers or adults, or as a group study in families, homeschools, co-ops, classrooms, Sunday school, and small groups.
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November 29th is C. S. Lewis’s birthday and we’re celebrating with a special sale on our Mere Christianity Critical Analysis JournalAND we’re hosting a wonderful giveaway. How would you like to win a vintage set of The Chronicles of Narnia valued at $100?
More then a decade ago, long before I created the Mere Christianity Journal, I invested a stretch of time learning about and collecting vintage books. These are Macmillan Book Club editions with dust covers in various states of wear (two are protected by Mylar). This set comes from my personal collection.
It’s hard to put a value on vintage. Based upon a couple of current listings, it appears these books may be worth closer to $150-200. Whatever the value, they contain wonderful adventures written by one of Christianity’s finest apologists.
I don’t part with them lightly, but I am honored to sponsor this giveaway celebrating C. S. Lewis, and I’m confident these lovely books will find their way into a home where they will be well-loved.
To enter the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter below. To get the 30% OFF discount on the digital edition of the Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journalor FREE SHIPPING on the print edition use the code “lewis-birthday-2014” when you check out.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited by law. Must be at least 18 years of age. This giveaway is in no away associated with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. No purchase necessary for entry. Odds are determined by the number of entries. Selected winner will have 48 hours to respond to email notification to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn. Entry into this giveaway will subscribe you to the Home School Adventure Co. email list. You are free to unsubscribe at any time.