HUGE Homeschool Sale Coming Soon and $150 Giveaway Now!

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The 2015 Build Your Bundle Sale is almost here! To celebrate the upcoming sale, they are doing a pre-sale giveaway for 3 bundles of your choice AND offering you a special coupon code.

Enter to win 3 bundles of your choice!

Enter this giveaway for a chance to win any 3 of 19 individual bundles. We cannot tell you what products are in the bundles just yet, but just know, THEY TOTALLY ROCK!

There are several individual bundles, priced starting at $10. The 2015 Build Your Bundle Sale will consist of the following bundles, plus, of course, the BUILD YOUR OWN OPTIONS!! These bundles are full of products from popular publishers!

  • Preschool-Kindergarten
  • 1st-3rd grade (2 bundles!)
  • 4th-6th grade (2 bundles!)
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Charlotte Mason
  • Notebooking
  • Copywork
  • Unit Studies
  • Just for Boys
  • Just for Girls
  • Character Bundle
  • Just for Moms (2 bundles!)
  • Fine Arts
  • Special Needs Bundle
  • Non-Faith Based/Secular Bundle

Grab a Coupon Code

You can receive a coupon code, just for giving us your email address! Refer friends for additional savings.  Enter your email address to get a coupon code you can use when the 2015 Build Your Bundle Sale starts!

 

The Build Your Bundle Sale is ONE-WEEK ONLY – May 25th – June 1st 2015.

Don’t miss the BIGGEST homeschooling sale of the year. When you enter the giveaway OR enter your email for a coupon code, we will be sure to send you a reminder email so you do not forget.

Not sure why you should participate in a HUGE bundle sale like this? Read what Marcy at Ben and Me has to say by clicking on the image below.

3 Reasons to Buy eBooks plus How to Organize Them

May Dates in History

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May Dates in History

May is a month rich with opportunities to incorporate history into everyday living and learning. Take a look at some of the significant May dates in history and grab free printables to help you commemorate each one.

On May 2, 1611, the First King James Version of the Bible was published. Practice handwriting skills with this copywork passage from John 1:1-14.

On May 5, 1961, Freedom 7, launched by a Redstone rocket, carried the first American, Alan Shepard, into space. Let’s celebrate with a free fill-in all about the history of rockets and a geography-themed decoding puzzle.

On May 8, 1945, America and Britain celebrated V-E Day, the day commemorating the end of World War II in Europe. See if you can locate key cities from the war in Europe on this printable map.

On May 15, 1919, the Winnipeg General Strike in Manitoba, Canada, began. While the strike in Manitoba did not deal with the issue of child labor, we’re going to take this opportunity to talk about the problem of child labor we face today. *This worksheet is designed for older children only; parents or teachers are encouraged to preview the worksheet first before sharing it with children.

On May 16, 1929, the first Academy Awards were given in Hollywood, California. Have fun awarding your own awards to the movies you, your family, and your friends choose and practice taking a survey. A printable for younger kids and older kids are both provided.

On May 20, 1570, cartographer Abraham Ortelius issued the first modern atlas. See how well you do recognizing old place names with our Maps Then and Now fill in.

On May 23, 1873, the North-West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was established by the Canadian Parliament. In this worksheet, you’ll get to meet Renee. She has wanted to ride a horse on patrol with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for her entire life! It’s all she’s ever wanted to do. But, she has a problem. She just discovered that she’s allergic to horses! How will she ever join the Royal Canadian Mounted Police now? What Renee is about to discover is that there are lots of ways you can be a part of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) without being a policewoman on horseback. Learn more about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with today’s worksheet.

On May 27, 1999, the first Canadian to board the International Space Station, Julie Payette, joined the shuttle mission. We’re going to practice math and geography skills, along with a little history, as we explore other historic long journeys and compare them to the journey of Julie Payette.

On May 27, 1961, President Kennedy announced the goal of the United States to reach the moon. To celebrate, we’re going to play Race to Space! This fun printable game can be played by two players. Just print, play, and enjoy!

On May 28, 585 BC, a nearly total solar eclipse happened during the Battle of Eclipse between the armies of Lydia and Media. Can you imagine what the men fighting must have thought when the sky suddenly darkened? This moment was recorded and became a key date in predicting eclipses. Try this science-themed writing prompt to help expand your knowledge of what happened.

On May 31, 1859, Big Ben rang out in London, England, for the first time. See how much you know about British history by matching the British monarch to the events of his/her reign.

On May 31, 1911, the hull of the RMS Titanic was launched. This writing printable will help you write a Titanic acrostic, brainstorm a list of words, and write a story about the Titanic.

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Bonnie Rose Hudson works with both SchoolhouseTeachers.com and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine® as a curriculum creator and as the Executive Editor of SchoolhouseTeachers.com. Her heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. She would love for you to stop by her author’s blog WriteBonnieRose.com for resources to help teach your children about missions and the persecuted Church, free history and writing printables, and to discover how you can write for the homeschool market.

HUGE Giveaway — Spanish, History, Science, Philosophy and Lapbooks!

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Take a peek at this month’s giveaway!

Are you in the midst of choosing curriculum for your next school year? Well, we have something in lots of different subjects and for all ages this month!

I am so excited to share this month’s giveaway! There are prizes for geography/history, philosophy, science, lapbooking, and Spanish! Such a great package! Be sure to enter and don’t forget to grab all of the freebies!

April Great Homeschool Giveaway

 

Welcome to the April Edition of Great Homeschool Giveaways!

Each month, Homeschool Giveaways and Ben and Me, along with a host of homeschool blogging friends, are bringing the homeschool community GREAT GIVEAWAYS and FREEBIES!

Here’s how it works:

There will be 5 INDIVIDUAL WINNERS (one from each sponsor) and . . . One GRAND PRIZE WINNER, who will be awarded every prize in the giveaway, a value of over $1,000!

Many of the sponsors are also providing GREAT FREEBIES for everyone! This month our generous sponsors include  State History by A Helping Hand,  A Journey Through Learning, Home School Adventure Co., Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network, and Excelerate SPANISH!

Here’s what you could win (and don’t forget to grab your freebies!):

 

State History Giveaway

State History Bundle ($62.85 value)

Fifty States Under God An overview of all fifty states in order of statehood.

State History Student Booket Available for each state; winner may choose the state.

Master Lesson Plans Generic guide for all states.

This giveaway includes the following: Fifty States Under God (an overview of all fifty states in order of statehood), State History Student Booklet (available for each state; winner may choose the state), and Master Lesson Plan (generic guide for all states).  This course is taught from a Christian perspective.

Grab Your State History Freebie!

Hawaii Study

Free printable download of the entire Hawaii section of the Fifty States Under God book.

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Excelerate SPANISH Giveaway

Excelerate SPANISH ($139 Value)

Excelerate SPANISH ($139 value)

Excelerate SPANISH- Whole Curriculum- 4 DVDs featuring Total Physical Response lessons with action sequences, skits, and stories to help you master Spanish! 1 Lesson Book, 1 Workbook, and 1 Answer Key complete the set. This is foreign language you’ll love, use, and remember!

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CREATION SCIENCE GIVEAWAY

Creation Science Online Class Bundle ($179.85 value)

Creation Science Kids Class ($59.95) Grades 5-8

  •  6-audio sessions for the students with special guests one per week
  • A personalized work – notebook specifically for this event with 72 pages!
  • Activities and experiment ideas
  • Handouts for every class including slides that follow along with the audio
  • Web links and additional suggestions.

Creation Astronomy Kids Class ($59.95) Grades 5-8

  • Six Classes Accompanies Creation Science A Study Guide to Creation Gerwitz/Whitlock
  • Bonus Handouts: 1-Audio + 6 Handouts – including 72+ page Creation Astronomy Activity Pack $12.95 value
  • Class 1 : The Heavens Declare the Glory of God’s Creation ~ 2 audios plus 2 handouts
  • Class 2: The Solar System – 2 audio plus 2 handouts
  • Class 3: The Big Bang and the Speed of Light ~ 1 audio plus 5 handouts
  • Class 4: The Constellations Part 1 ~ 1 audio plus 5 handouts
  • Class 5: The Constellations Part 2 ~ 2 audios plus 3 handouts
  • Class 6: Astronomers and Space Travel ~ 1 audio plus 3 handouts

Creation Anatomy Kids Class ($59.95) Grades 5-8 

  • Six Classes Accompanies Creation Science A Study Guide to Creation Gerwitz/Whitlock
  • Bonus Handouts: 1-Audio + 6 Handouts – including 72+ page Creation Astronomy Activity Pack $12.95 value
  • Class 1 : The Heavens Declare the Glory of God’s Creation ~ 2 audios plus 2 handouts
  • Class 2: The Solar System – 2 audio plus 2 handouts
  • Class 3: The Big Bang and the Speed of Light ~ 1 audio plus 5 handouts
  • Class 4: The Constellations Part 1 ~ 1 audio plus 5 handouts
  • Class 5: The Constellations Part 2 ~ 2 audios plus 3 handouts
  • Class 6: Astronomers and Space Travel ~ 1 audio plus 3 handouts

 

Grab Your Ultimate Homeschool Radio Show Freebie

Missing Link: Found (Instant Download)

The first in the series of mystery novels that is getting international attention! Join the Murphys as they face a deadly illness, mistaken identity, rare coins, and a startling discovery that could have devastating results!

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PHILOSOPHY ADVENTURE GIVEAWAY

Home School Adventure Co.  ($70 value)

Philosophy Adventure Reader with Digital Student Workbook and Teacher Resources ($69.95)

DO YOU NEED to teach advanced writing and speaking skills?
DO YOU WANT your students equipped to discern truth as ungodly messages bombard them?
DO YOU WONDER how to cover all they need academically as well as practically?

Philosophy Adventure may be your solution! 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.

Grab Your Home School Adventure Co. Freebie!

Thales Unit Study

This FREE Unit Study includes: Thales lesson, notebooking page, freewriting assignment, and memory cards.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.With “Thales — The Father of Western Philosophy” your middle and high school students can explore the first unit of Philosophy Adventure absolutely FREE.

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A Journey Through Learning Giveaway

A Journey Through Learning ($72 value)

Lapbook Bundle

Science – Plants Print Lapbook ($18) Learn all about plants in this 3-folder colorful lapbook! Are plants alive? Why do we need them? What do plants need to survive? What are the parts of a plant? What is photosynthesis?

Math – Daily Helpers Print Lapbook  ($18) The Math Daily Helper is a 3 folder lapbook used alongside your child’s math program. Your child can use it for review of Second Grade math skills and also as a reference during math when he/she runs into an area of struggle.

Math Measurement Print Lapbook ($18) Have hands-on fun learning about measurement!! Makes a great supplement to math.

History – Titanic Print Lapbook  ($18) 

Winners will receive the entire AJTL Bundle!

Grab Your AJTL Freebie!

Overview of the 17th Century

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April Dates in History

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April Dates in History

April is overflowing with significant dates in history, and April 2015 is extra special for several reasons. April 9, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, signaling the end of the Civil War. April 19, 2015, is the 240th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the beginning of America’s War of Independence. Don’t miss these history freebies, including a very special Civil War freebie that is only available for a LIMITED time!

On April 1, 1973, Project Tiger was established with the goal of preserving a tiger population in India. It was launched from Corbett National Park and included nine tiger reserves. Here is a fun printable board game that you can use to teach little ones about tigers.

April 3, 1783, is the birthday of the American author Washington Irving. Learn more about this author and his works with a free notebooking page and timeline quiz.

On April 6, 1250, the Ayyubids of Egypt captured King Louis IX of France in the Battle of Fariskur in the Seventh Crusade. See what you know about King Louix IX and the Seventh Crusade with a fun crossword puzzle.

On April 8, 1609, Samuel de Champlain and twelve survivors prepared to return to France after surviving scurvy thanks to the help of the Algonkian people. This worksheet is a fun way to teach little ones about Vitamin C.

On April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, marking the end of the American Civil War. I am offering a very special notebooking unit to commemorate the 150th anniversary of this date. The unit includes 50+ pages and information about more than 300 battles. This is a great project for middle and high school students.

On April 10, 837, Halley’s comet came closer to the Earth than ever before or since. Sharpen your math and science skills with this Halley’s comet printable.

On April 12, 1606, the Union Flag was adopted as the flag of Great Britain and has since inspired many flag designs. See if you can correctly identify the flags of these British territories.

April 12, 1867, is the birthday of Samuel Zwemer, missionary to Arabia and founder of the Arabian Mission. Learn more about him and his world with this fill-in and map activities.

On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere made his famous ride! Enjoy the printable Paul Revere’s Ride board game or American Revolution notebooking pages.

On April 19, 1775, the Battles of Lexington and Concord were fought, marking the beginning of the American Revolution. This month marks the 240th anniversary of the start of this struggle. Learn more about this time with copywork of “The Concord Hymn” by Ralph Waldo Emerson and the inscription on the Concord Battle Monument.

April 23, 1564, is William Shakespeare’s birthday and the inspiration for Talk Like Shakespeare Day! Today’s printable challenges you to talk like Shakespeare as much as possible! There is also a fun word search of many of the playwright’s famous works. I hope you enjoyeth it!

On April 26, 1755, the University of Moscow held its opening ceremony. See if you can match these famous University of Moscow alumni to what made them famous.

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Bonnie Rose Hudson works with both SchoolhouseTeachers.com and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine® as a curriculum creator and as the Executive Editor of SchoolhouseTeachers.com. Her heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. She would love for you to stop by her author’s blog WriteBonnieRose.com for resources to help teach your children about missions and the persecuted Church, free history and writing printables, and to discover how you can write for the homeschool market.

March Great Homeschool Giveaway — 6 Winners, $930 in Prizes!

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March Great Homeschool Giveaway

Welcome to the March Edition of Great Homeschool Giveaways!

Each month, Homeschool Giveaways and Ben and Me, along with a host of homeschool blogging friends, are bringing the homeschool community GREAT GIVEAWAYS and FREEBIES!

Here’s how it works:

There will be 5 INDIVIDUAL WINNERS (one from each sponsor) and . . . One GRAND PRIZE WINNER, who will be awarded every prize in the giveaway, a value of over $930!

The sponsors are also providing GREAT FREEBIES for everyone! This month our generous sponsors include  Math Mammoth,  A Journey Through Learning, Apologia, Home School Adventure Co., and the National Center for Biblical Parenting.

Here’s what you could win (and don’t forget to grab your freebies!):

 Math Mammoth Giveaway

Math Mammoth ($167 value)

Math Mammoth Light Blue Series CD (grades 1-7(A)

Math Mammoth Light Blue Series constitutes a full elementary mathematics curriculum for grades 1-7A.

Some of the main features of the curriculum are:

  • It is mastery oriented, concentrating fairly long on one topic, with fairly few topics per grade;
  • It focuses on conceptual understanding.
  • Visual models and exercises are used a lot.
  • Mental math and number sense are emphasized.
  • The curriculum is nearly self-teaching for many children, since the explanations of concepts are found in the student worktext. Thus it requires fairly little preparation time from the teacher.
  • The curriculum meets and exceeds the Common Core Standards.

Winners will each receive Math Mammoth Light Blue Series CD.

Grab Your Math Mammoth Freebies!

GIFT of over 350 free worksheets and sample pages from Math Mammoth books (scroll to the bottom of the page to find your freebies).

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Family Toolbox Giveaway

National Center for Biblical Parenting ($100 value)

Family Toolbox ($100)

The Family Toolbox Parent and Teen Program has 8 lessons, teaching 16 Life Success Principles. Each lesson has a 1-2 minute scene of a family living life and experiencing common challenges in their relationships. A discussion guide prompts dialogue between parents and an 8-minute teaching session featuring Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne MIller, RN, BSN gives practical tools to use right away.

Grab Your NCBP Freebie

The Family Challenge eBook and other free stuff.

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Home School Adventure Giveaway

Home School Adventure Co.  ($51 value)

Creative Freewriting Adventure ($22)

Bring joy and excitement into your student’s writing with these simple-to-execute (yet significant) writing exercises. No prep required. Just grab a pen and paper, set a timer, and have fun!

The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions ($29)

The Wise Woman enchants readers while it contrasts the ugliness of pride, selfishness and conceit with the beauty of humility, sacrifice, and compassion.

By offering students 16 to 24 literary analysis questions per chapter, this 160-page spiral bound edition teaches critical thinking in a way that is engaging and transformational.

Grab Your Home School Adventure Co. Freebie!

Thales Unit Study

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 Apologia Giveaway

Apologia ($66 Value)

Elementary Science Curriculum

Exploring Creation with Astronomy

Exploring Creation with Botany

Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology

Exploring Creation with Zoology 1

Exploring Creation with Zoology 2

Exploring Creation with Zoology 3

Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics

Winners will receive one Elementary Science Curriculum of their choice (Textbook and Journal)

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A Journey Through Learning Giveaway

A Journey Through Learning ($81 value)

Lapbook Bundle

Easter Learning Lapbook ($18)  Easter will be more exciting and educational with this colorful, hands-on tool of learning called a lapbook. Your child will learn all about Easter, the history of Easter and the traditions of Easter.

Death of a King Lapbook ($18)  This lapbook starts with why Jesus was here on earth, goes through the betrayal of Judas, Jesus’ arrest, Pontius Pilate, Jesus praying in the Garden of Getheseme, The Last Supper, what happened when Jesus was on His way to his crucifixion, Jesus’ crucifixion, body preparation back in Jesus’ time, and then Jesus’ resurrection.

Amphibians Coloring Lapbook ($18)  This lapbook is a coloring lapbook. Your student colors in the graphics and images instead of the images and graphics already provided in color. What is an amphibian?, What defenses do they have in order to survive?, What about the amazing world of tadpoles?, Are there differences between frogs and toads?, What are salamanders?, What are caecilians and do we ever see them? Your child will learn the answers to these questions and so much more with our colorful and lively Amphibians Lapbook with Study Guide! 3 folders

Elements of Literature Lapbook ($14)  This 2 folder lapbook provides a hands-on place for your student to record information about the elements of literature! Booklets include Theme, Point of View, Protagonist, Antagonist, Climax, Plot, Conflict Major and Minor Characters, Setting, Resolution, and much more.

Wildlife Adventures Dolphin Unit Study ($13) a 68 page study with bible, science, history, language arts with creative writing, phonics, spelling & vocabulary. Learn about dolphins in ancient Greece and enjoy a geography study of that area. Writing prompts, and hands on creative activities are built right in to this unit. There is a 3 day lesson plan for multiple ages which can be spread out over the week or used once per week for a month.

Winners will receive the entire AJTL Bundle!

Grab Your AJTL Freebie!

Overcoming Dyslexia – Freebie Pack of Worksheets

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Bring History to Life with March Dates in History

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Bring History to Life with March Dates in History

I hope you’ve been enjoying our monthly roundups of teaching resources that bring history to life. It’s time for a roundup of teaching resources for March dates in history, and I hope you’ll like what we’ve found. These worksheets will take you from Dr. Seuss’ birthday to Madagascar, from the founding of Chicago to the discovery of Uranus, and beyond!

On March 2, 1904, Theodor Seuss Geisel, a/k/a Dr. Seuss, was born. Celebrate his birthday with some fun circus birthday party placemats and a fish matching game.

March 6, 1806, is the birthday of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Enjoy a free poem fill-in from one of her most famous sonnets.

On March 12, 1773, Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable founded the settlement now known as Chicago. See if you can put these fourteen historic facts about Chicago in their proper order with this Chicago history timeline quiz.

On March 13, 1781, William Herschel discovered Uranus and became the first astronomer to discover a planet by using a telescope. Test your knowledge of the seventh planet and the year it was discovered with this fun combo pack of worksheets.

James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, was born March 16, 1751. Celebrate his birthday with Presidential Copywork from his inaugural address.

Why is March 25, 1751, called Old New Year’s Day? See what you and your students can learn about the Gregorian calendar and when it was adopted by Great Britain and her colonies. Then come have fun with a Free Calendar Scramble.

March 26, 1971, celebrates Bangladesh Independence Day. Try your hand at matching the flags with the nations who held influence over Bangladesh prior to its independence. For more great resources on Bangladesh, check out my book Asia: Its People and History and the free bonus content you’ll find here.

March 27, 1945, is known as Myanmar (Burma) Resistance Day and celebrates the day Burma joined the Allies in World War II. Learn a little bit more about the land and its people with this Burma drawing and writing activity.

Denton True Young, remembered by baseball fans as Cy Young, was born March 29, 1867. Enjoy some baseball-themed writing prompts and notebooking pages to celebrate!

March 29, 1947, is Madagascar Commemoration Day and honors those who fell in a 1947 rebellion against the French. Try some notebooking questions about the baobab trees and leaping lemurs of Madagascar!

Bonnie Rose Hudson3

Bonnie Rose Hudson works with both SchoolhouseTeachers.com and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine® as a curriculum creator and as the Executive Editor of SchoolhouseTeachers.com. Her heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. She would love for you to stop by her author’s blog WriteBonnieRose.com for resources to help teach your children about missions and the persecuted Church, free history and writing printables, and to discover how you can write for the homeschool market.