Posted in History Religion

Learn About the Apparition of Our Lady of Good Hope

The Woman in the Trees is a story of the apparition, but also the story of a community and family dynamics. The pain and trials of these immigrants is tangible. Adele’s struggles to share the Good News are also realistically portrayed. This is a wonderful story for a family read aloud or for older children, teens, or adults to read on their own. It is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

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Posted in Book Reviews History

Thought-provoking Historical Fiction

Perilous Days is a middle-grade novel set in World War II. This story is about a young Catholic teen named Felix, who happens to be growing up in Hitler’s Germany.

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Posted in 6th grade 7th grade 8th grade Book Reviews High School History

Night of the Cossack – historical fiction for teens

Middle school and high school students searching for adventure or interested in Russian history will enjoy Night of the Cossack #historicalfiction #teens

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Mary and the 50 States
Posted in Geography History Religion Social Studies / History Uncategorized

Mary and the 50 States

Mary and the 50 States is a beautiful picture book by Brenda and George Nippert. For the 200th birthday of America in 1976, a litany…

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Posted in Book Reviews History

Beautiful Historic Fiction

Playing By Heart by Carmela Martino This beautifully written Young Adult novel centers around the strong faith of two sisters, Emilia and Maria, and their…

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New Books on Biblical and Church Timelines

When you’re interested in the study of history, there’s nothing like a timeline to help you get everything in order. Kids, parents, and teachers will…

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Posted in Book Reviews English History

Timeless Historical Catholic Fiction for Teens

Looking for some inspiring, enjoyable Catholic fiction for your teenage daughter? Playing by Heart by Carmela Martino may be just what you are looking for….

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32 Days: A Must-Read Story of Faith and Courage

32 Days: A Story of Faith and Courage (Pauline Kids) by Ellen Lucey Prozeller is meant for children ages 9 – 11, however its story…

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Posted in High School History Religion

Digitization Project Preserving Century of Catholic Newspapers, Newsfeeds

Looking to do a research project with students on Catholic history? This could be a great resource! WASHINGTON (CNS) — Only pack rats would save…

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African Poverty
Posted in History Lesson Plans / Ideas Practical Tips Social Studies / History

Global Perspective in the Homeschool

2017 is bearing down on us.  Christmas holidaying is once again threatening to turn my kids into self-centered brats (threatening;  they’re still pretty amazingly caring…

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