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

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 was written in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This book uses those titles – assigning one title of Mary to each state. Each title, from “Our Lady of the …

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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 extraordinary talents. The book is set in 18th Century Milan, Italy and focuses on their relationships with their father, as well as their struggle to follow the paths they believe …

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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 all benefit from two new books that give the visual learner (like me) plenty to geek out over: The Great Adventure Catholic Bible and The Church Rocks! Begin at the …

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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. Maria and Emilia Salvini are two gifted teens growing up in 18th-century Milan. In one way, they have been extremely blessed in that their father believed in educating girls. Her …

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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 is inspiring for every Catholic no matter one’s age. In 1979, Archbishop Fulton Sheen gave an interview in which he said that an eleven year old Chinese girl had been …

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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 copies of old newspapers. Or so you would think. But a consortium of librarians and archivists are preserving the Catholic news from the last century. As newspapers age, their pages …

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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 people, even after a lot of chocolate and no alarm clocks for a week])  We are so behind on school that I almost skipped our January Month of Service.  Almost.  I’m …

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Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook is designed to look like a very thorough student notebook. It emphasizes “the important stuff” – the key points students should remember about American History from pre-history to 2015. From a homeschool perspective, I think that this book offers a great basic text …

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The Story of Civilization – Volume 1

Children should not just read about history, they should live it. In The Story of Civilization, the ancient stories that have shaped humanity come alive like never before. Author Phillip Campbell uses his historical expertise and story-telling ability together in tandem to present the content in a fresh and thrilling way. The Story of Civilization reflects a …

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