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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Learn about Innovative Librarian who Created First Bookmobile

For many years, Mary Lemist Titcomb was an unheralded part of U.S. History. Sharlee Glenn is working to change that. In Library on Wheels, she shares the remarkable story of this brave woman who worked hard to make sure everyone had access to books. Born in 1852, Mary grew up in a time when farm …

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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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Erin’s Ring

Erin’s Ring by Laura H. Pearl Waterford, MI: Bezalel Books, 2014 Erin’s Ring by Laura H. Pearl is a delightful Catholic young adult novel. Molly McCormick is the new girl in Dover, New Hampshire. An 8th grader, she is the oldest of six children with one more on the way. Her father is a pilot …

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The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister

The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister by Nonna Bannister with Denise George and Carolyn Tomlin Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers 2009 The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister was recommended to me by a friend who knows that I enjoy history. At first glance, one might think …

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Stanford University Online Middle and High School

This school may be enrolled in on a per-class basis or as a full course of study. From their course catalog:   The Stanford University Online High School (OHS) creates a worldwide learning community of diverse, intellectually passionate students and teachers. Through vibrant seminars, the rigorous curriculum challenges students to reason analytically, think creatively,and argue …

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Classically Catholic Memory

Divided into Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta Years, Classically Catholic Memory offers memory work in the areas of Religion, Latin, History, Science, Math, Geography, a historical timeline, as well as “Great Words” (poems, historical documents, and speeches).   Religion:  Each year provides various Catechism questions and answers and passages from Scripture. Latin:  Each year provides …

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