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When mapmaking was equal parts art and utility

Some have the ability to recall precise swathes of knowledge from their schooling. I am not one of those individuals.

While I can recollect misdeeds, mishaps and the occasional bout of corporate punishment, there are very few specific bits of knowledge I can remember being imparted some 40-plus years after I began elementary school. 249 more words


Our way of learning

Recently on a Facebook homeschooling support group for my state this question was asked:

I decided to piece together my curriculum because that is what I believed would be best for us as we are on a tight budget and the kids are at different levels than they maybe in public schools.

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Definition: Ambush

The word ambush can be thought of as a sneak attack. Perhaps you are jumping out from behind a bush to ambush someone. Watch the following video for a quick definition:


Oct. 21

Grade 6:  Finishing up the fur trade.  Quiz on chapter 5 Friday.

Grade 7:  Writing assignment due Friday on the fur trade.  Worth 15 points.  Students are working on this in class. 14 more words

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