Monthly Archives: October 2011

Historical Eras

[This is a document I prepared for homeschool.] There is no single correct way of dividing the story of humanity into significant phases. History can be subdivided into different periods (or ages, or eras) depending on which aspect of human … Continue reading

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Teaching History

When we began the homeschooling process, my plan was to start the story of humanity as far back as we could go, and then work toward the present. We first watched videos number 4, 1 and 2, in that order, … Continue reading

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Davy Crockett’s Last Song

The last song ever written by Davy Crockett has recently been uncovered in the attic of a relative of Susanna Hannig, a survivor of the Alamo.  Mrs. Hannig, whose first husband Almeron Dickinson died in that battle, was one of … Continue reading

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Prehistoric Humans

[This document was prepared for homeschool.] History is the record of human events since the beginning of writing. According to the evidence found so far, the first writing took place about 3,200 BC in Mesopotamia. Prehistory, or the prehistoric era, is … Continue reading

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Human Evolution

[This was prepared for homeschool.] Humans are classified as: Animals (we reproduce sexually, and we depend on other organisms for our food) Vertebrates (we have a spine) Mammals (we’re warm-blooded, have hair, and our females provide milk for their young) … Continue reading

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The Linnaean Classification System

[This was prepared for homeschool.] The Linnaean Classification System is a naming scheme used by scientists to identify living things, and to sort them according to their relationships to each other. The Linnaean Classification System, which is also known as the … Continue reading

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In The Beginning…

[For homeschool, we started both science and history with a series of videos called Origins, which dealt with the origins of the universe, of our planet, and of life on Earth.  The series was produced by Nova, and was narrated … Continue reading

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