Language Arts

New iPhone/iPad App Teaches Vocabulary Using Latin and Greek Root Words

Posted in Language Arts, Teaching on September 27, 2017

In-app screenshot of Wordcraft

The most engaging way to increase your child’s vocabulary is to tap into the tremendous power of Latin and Greek root words. Learning just a few of these roots can lead to hundreds of new words. There are lots of books and workbooks on the subject, but now there is a fast-paced iPhone/iPad game called Wordcraft that Read More »

Free Harvard Online Shakespeare Course - The Merchant of Venice

Posted in High School, Home School Creative Commons Resources, Literature on May 10, 2017

character of Shylock in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

Once again, my wonderful connection, Jenny, from HarvardX Communications reached out to me with a great course idea for high school homeschoolers. This is a new course that could be a good fit for high school students interested in Shakespeare. Shylock’s Bond is a new online course taught by Harvard’s Stephen Greenblatt, Cogan University Professor of the Humanities. Read More »

Free World Literature Course - Past, Present, and Future of World Literature

Posted in Creative Commons, High School, Home School Creative Commons Resources, Literature on March 14, 2017

Map of the World

HarvardX is aware of Homeschool Base's mission to connect the homeschool community to high-quality educational resources. We are excited about this post because the HarvardX communications staff directly reached out to us with the news that one of their most popular courses has been relaunched in an updated version. An updated version of the popular Read More »

Homeschooling Ideas: Educational Scrapbooking Projects

Posted in Homeschooling, Language Arts on November 3, 2016

Scrapbooking Makes Any Craft Lover's Project Fun, Beautiful and Easily Preserved Scrapbooking - for some, it is an amusing past time. For others, an obsession. And for people like me, sitting down to work on a scrapbook layout is like taking on a mission. As a homeschooling mom always looking for new ideas and projects, Read More »

305 Creative Writing Prompts For Homeschoolers

Posted in Language Arts, Resources on October 13, 2016

Creative Writing Prompts

I just finished writing 36 pages containing 305 creative writing prompts especially created for Homeschool Base! Do your kids enjoy creative writing? Sometimes it is tough to assign a ‘creative writing assignment.’ Thinking of new ideas for creative writing prompts can become time-consuming, especially if you aren’t necessarily… creative? No worries, that is why I Read More »

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